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  • 1. KCL Model United Nations Society
  • 2. Today’s session
    Outline of goals
    Rules of procedure
    How to remember all of this?
    KCL MUN First Simulation - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • 3. I. Outline of goals
  • 4. 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
  • 5. II. Rules of Procedure
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Order of debate
    START OF THE DEBATE
    • Roll Call
    • 8. Speakers list
  • Order of debate
    MODERATED CAUCUS
    • Formal discussion of topic
    START OF THE DEBATE
    • Roll Call
    • 9. Speakers list
  • Order of debate
    UNMODERATED CAUCUS
    • Alliances
    • 10. Resolution writing
    MODERATED CAUCUS
    • Formal discussion of topic
    START OF THE DEBATE
    • Roll Call
    • 11. Speakers list
  • Order of debate
    VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS
    UNMODERATED CAUCUS
    • Alliances
    • 12. Resolution writing
    MODERATED CAUCUS
    • Formal discussion of topic
    START OF THE DEBATE
    • Roll Call
    • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Opening of debate explained
    START OF THE DEBATE
    • Roll Call
    • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. II. Rules of Procedure
    Order of debate
    Opening of debate explained
    Cauci
    Motions
    Unmoderated Caucus explained
    Moderated Caucus explained
    End of debate
    Tips
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. 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
    • 24. 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
  • 25. 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!
  • 26. II. Rules of Procedure
    Order of debate
    Opening of debate explained
    Cauci
    Motions
    Unmoderated Caucus explained
    Moderated Caucus explained
    End of debate
    Tips
  • 27. End of debate
    Two possible options
    Adjourning
    Voting on resolutions and then adjourning
  • 28. End of debate
    Motion to Adjourn:
    Ends the debate or discussion topic.
    Simple majority is needed, abstentions are counted as a ‘no’ vote.
  • 29. II. Rules of Procedure
    Order of debate
    Opening of debate explained
    Cauci
    Motions
    Unmoderated Caucus explained
    Moderated Caucus explained
    End of debate
    Tips
  • 30. Tips
    Points
    Voting
  • 31. 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)
  • 32. 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...?
  • 33. 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.)
  • 34. I. How to remember all of this?
  • 35. 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)
  • 36. How to remember all of this?
  • 37. KCL Model United Nations Society