Rules of Procedure

By Αικατερίνη Σταμάτη
Μαρ 13th, 2014
  1. Dress Code:

    a. Thursday 13/03/2014: Strictly Formalb. Friday 14/03/2014: Formal

    b. Saturday 15/03/2014: Formal (No jeans!!!)

B.     Motions and Points

During debate, delegates can suggest several actions, which are called ?points? and ?motions?. In general, these can never interrupt a speaker.If a delegate wishes to make a point, he/she is supposed to raise his/her placard and state his/her point. The delegate will then be recognised by the Chair, and the delegate will rise and state his/her point.

  • Point of order:

If a mistake is made during a debate, by the Chair or by a delegate it is in order for a delegate to use this point.

  • Point of information to the Chair:

This is a question from a delegate directed to the Chair, when something is unclear during debate, the delegate may use this point.

  • Point of information:

A point of information is basically a question. It is directed to the speaker who at that moment has the floor. Points of information are always questions concerning the contents of the debate.

  • Point of personal privilege:

This point is the only point that may interrupt a delegate or the Chair while they are speaking. You would make use it if there is an audibility problem, ie. if you cannot hear the speaker.

  • Point of parliamentary inquiry:

If some kind of confusion occurs and the delegate is not sure what to do next during the debate he may use this point. The delegate could, for example, ask whether it is in order to abstain on an amendment.

  • Motion to move (directly) into voting procedures:

Sometimes delegates feel that there is nothing to say about a resolution anymore, however debating time has not elapsed yet. Now the delegate may use this motion. If there are no objections the house will directly move into voting.

  • Motion to extend debating time:

This motion is used when a delegate feels that there is not been enough time to discuss a resolution. When debating time has elapsed delegates may use this motion. The Chair will then decide if this is in order or not.

  1. C.     Documents in MUN

Position Paper

Paper that summarizes your nation?s position on the issue. Prepared either before the conference.

Working Paper

It is edited during the conference. It?s a draft document that is similar to a resolution in format. It?s a document summarizing your recommended solutions.

Can be edited together with other delegates/nations.

Draft Resolution

Created during the conference. Numerous delegates combine their draft working papers and create a document that highlights all the solutions to the problem. This is called a draft resolution.

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