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    KCL MUN Introduction to Rules of Procedure (11/10/2011) KCL MUN Introduction to Rules of Procedure (11/10/2011) Presentation Transcript

    • KCL Model United Nations Society
    • Today’s session
      Outline of goals
      Rules of procedure
      How to remember all of this?
      KCL MUN First Simulation - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    • I. Outline of goals
    • Outline of goals
      KCL MUN as an accessible society
      Concretely
      Select delegates of all levels for conferences
      Allow all delegates to debate on a high-level as soon as possible
      This session
      Rules of procedure
      Caucusing
      Next week’s session will introduce new delegates to resolution-writing
    • II. Rules of Procedure
    • II. Rules of Procedure
      Order of debate
      Opening of debate explained
      Cauci
      Motions
      Unmoderated Caucus explained
      Moderated Caucus explained
      Differences between moderated and unmoderated
      End of debate
      Tips
    • Order of debate
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Order of debate
      MODERATED CAUCUS
      • Formal discussion of topic
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Order of debate
      UNMODERATED CAUCUS
      • Alliances
      • Resolution writing
      MODERATED CAUCUS
      • Formal discussion of topic
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Order of debate
      VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS
      UNMODERATED CAUCUS
      • Alliances
      • Resolution writing
      MODERATED CAUCUS
      • Formal discussion of topic
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Order of debate
      Goal: Problems under discussion => resolution voted by the committee
      Designed to give all a voice and to allow both formal and informal debate to precede resolution-writing and voting
    • II. Rules of Procedure
      Order of debate
      Opening of debate explained
      Cauci
      Motions
      Unmoderated Caucus explained
      Moderated Caucus explained
      Differences between moderated and unmoderated
      End of debate
      Tips
    • Opening of debate explained
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Opening of debate explained
      What happens?
      Opening of debate
      Setting of speakers’ list
      Concretely:
      Roll Call (present or present and voting)
      Motion to set agenda
      Creation of a Speaker’s list
      Setting and time limit
    • Opening of debate explained
      Technical things to remember
      Speeches start by addressing the Chair and fellow delegates
      Speeches end by Yielding
      To the chair
      To points of information
      To another delegate
      Speaker’s list can be interrupted by points and motion
    • II. Rules of Procedure
      Order of debate
      Opening of debate explained
      Cauci
      Motions
      Unmoderated Caucus explained
      Moderated Caucus explained
      End of debate
      Tips
    • Cauci
      Caucus - A break in formal debate in which countries can more easily and informally discuss a topic. There are two types:
      moderated caucus - a type of caucus in which delegates remain seated and the Chair calls on them one at a time to speak for a short period of time, enabling a freer exchange of opinions than would be possible in formal debate.
      unmoderatedCaucus - A type of caucus in which delegates leave their seats to mingle and speak freely. Enables the free sharing of ideas to an extent not possible in formal debate or even a moderated caucus. Frequently used to sort countries into blocs and to write working papers and draft resolutions.
    • Cauci and Motions
      Motion - A request made by a delegate that the committee as a whole do something.
      Go into a caucus, to adjourn
      to introduce a draft resolution
      move into voting bloc
    • Cauci and Motions
      Motion - A request made by a delegate that the committee as a whole do something.
      Go into a caucus, to adjourn
      to introduce a draft resolution
      move into voting bloc
    • Cauci and Motions
      Motions to enter a caucus
      1)When no speaker is addressing the committee, raise your placard and ask the chair.
      2) Say for how long (5, 10,15 minutes..)
      3) Give a speaker’s time (30 seconds, 1 minute..)
      4)Say why (To discuss a specific point, to come up with a statement etc..)
      5) The chair will then proceed to a vote, simple majority wins.
    • Cauci and Motions
      Example: motion to enter a moderated caucus from the formal debate (success conditional upon vote)
      Type of caucus, time, speakers time, topic
      E.g. “Motion for an moderated caucus of 15 minutes, speaker time 30 seconds to discuss the clarity of this powerpoint”
      MODERATED CAUCUS
      • Formal discussion of topic
      Motion
      START OF THE DEBATE
      • Roll Call
      • Speakers list
    • Moderated Caucus
      i.e. Speakers’ list type of debate to discuss your country’s viewpoint on a particular topic within the speaking time allocated
    • Unmoderated caucus
      UnmoderatedCaucus
      This is an informal type of debate- you can stand up and go talk to you fellow delegates
      It is particularly useful once you know your fellow delegates’ agendas and you know who is on your side. Use it to form alliances and write resolutions!
    • II. Rules of Procedure
      Order of debate
      Opening of debate explained
      Cauci
      Motions
      Unmoderated Caucus explained
      Moderated Caucus explained
      End of debate
      Tips
    • End of debate
      Two possible options
      Adjourning
      Voting on resolutions and then adjourning
    • End of debate
      Motion to Adjourn:
      Ends the debate or discussion topic.
      Simple majority is needed, abstentions are counted as a ‘no’ vote.
    • II. Rules of Procedure
      Order of debate
      Opening of debate explained
      Cauci
      Motions
      Unmoderated Caucus explained
      Moderated Caucus explained
      End of debate
      Tips
    • Tips
      Points
      Voting
    • Tips
      Points
      Point of Personal Privilege:
      Cold, cannot hear etc..
      (Can interrupt a speaker)
      Point of Order
      Draw attention to chairman procedural error
      (Can be raised at any moment)
      Point of Parliamentary Inquiry:
      Question about the Rules of Procedure
      (Cannot interrupt a speaker)
    • Points of Information:
      Are the most important and most relevant points in any debate. They are general questions about what another delegate has said.
      Eg: What did you mean by...?
      What sources do you have for...?
      Why do you think that...?
    • Tips
      Voting:
      In general, votes can be in favor or against
      For resolutions and adjourning debate, delegates can abstain if they wish so BUT only if on the roll call they reported as present, not as present and voting!
      Different committees can have slightly different voting procedures (role call vote, P-5 vote, etc.)
    • I. How to remember all of this?
    • How to remember all of this?
      Easy metaphor: imagine that you live in the world’s strictest dictatorship, and you have to ask permission for everything you do (i.e. the chair is the dictator), but the dictator is perfectly democratic (because everything is put up for a vote)
      You ask to start the debate (opening of the speaker’s list)
      You ask to talk about a particular topic (moderated caucus)
      You ask to get some private time to discuss (unmoderated caucus)
      You ask to introduce an alternative (introducing resolutions)
      You ask to vote over an alternative (asking for vote)
      You ask to leave (adjourn debate)
    • How to remember all of this?
    • KCL Model United Nations Society