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Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Procedure
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Rules of Procedure
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Rules of Procedure

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  1. Introduction of Rules of Procedures
  2. 會議流程圖 Flow of Debate Setting the Agenda General Debate Voting Moderated Caucus Un-moderated Caucus Draft Resolution (1/5 signature required) (with a format) Amendment (1/8 signature required) Caucus Closure of Debate: 2/3 majority required Other Voting: Simple Majority General Speaker’s List
  3. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>Points of Personal Privilege (Rule 19) </li></ul><ul><li>Points of Order (Rule 20) </li></ul><ul><li>Points of Parliamentary Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>(Rule 21) </li></ul>
  4. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Yields (Rule 17) </li></ul><ul><li>Yield to another delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Yield to questions </li></ul><ul><li>Yield to Chair </li></ul><ul><li>There are no yields on yielded time </li></ul>
  5. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Motion </li></ul><ul><li>Motion to Put topic area X first on the Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Motion for a Moderated Caucus </li></ul><ul><li>Motion for an Un-moderated Caucus </li></ul><ul><li>Motion to Introduce Draft Resolution X </li></ul><ul><li>Motion to Suspend the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Motion to Close the Debate </li></ul>
  6. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Part A: Setting the Agenda (RULE 8 ) </li></ul><ul><li>1 . Consideration of the Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>A motion should be made to put a topic area first on the agenda. This motion requires a second. </li></ul><ul><li>2 . Drawing up a Speakers’ List </li></ul><ul><li>A Speakers List will be established for and against the motion. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Delegate gives a speech </li></ul><ul><li>4. Points or Motions </li></ul><ul><li>A motion to close the debate will be in order after the Committee has heard at least two speakers each for and against the motion. </li></ul>
  7. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>5. Closure of Debate </li></ul><ul><li>recognizes two speakers against “the motion to close debate” </li></ul><ul><li>requires two-thirds of majority to pass </li></ul><ul><li>6. Vote </li></ul><ul><li>Simple majority required </li></ul><ul><li>If the motion fails, the other topic area will automatically be placed first on the agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  8. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Part B: General Debate </li></ul><ul><li>1. Drawing up a Speaker’s List (Rule 9, 14) </li></ul><ul><li>This Speakers' List will be followed unless procedural motions , amendments , or the introduction of a resolution is made. </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker's may speak generally on the Topic Area, or address any resolution currently on the floor . </li></ul><ul><li>Q: What can you do if your country’s name is not on the list? </li></ul>
  9. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>2. Delegate gives a speech </li></ul><ul><li>The Director may limit the time allotted to each speaker. When a delegate exceeds the allotted time, the Director may call the speaker to order. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Yields </li></ul><ul><li>4. Points or Motions </li></ul>
  10. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Caucus (Rule 10) </li></ul><ul><li>A motion for a caucus is in order at any time when the floor is open, prior to closure of debate. </li></ul><ul><li>The delegate proposing the motion must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>briefly explain its purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specify a time limit for the caucus, not to exceed 15 mins for Moderated caucuses, and 20 mins for Un-moderated Caucuses. T he Director may suggest an alternative time limit as he/she sees fit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The motion will go into an immediate vote to pass. (simple majority required) </li></ul>
  11. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>MODERATED CAUCUS (Rule 11) </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the moderated caucus is to have a facilitated debate at critical junctures in the discussion . </li></ul><ul><li>In a moderated caucus, the Director will temporarily depart from the Speakers' List and call on delegates to speak at his or her discretion . </li></ul><ul><li>Once raised, the motion will be voted on immediately , with a majority of members </li></ul><ul><li>present and voting required for passage. </li></ul>
  12. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Introducing Draft Resolutions (Rule 24) </li></ul><ul><li>The delegate may only introduce the draft resolution by reading the operatives of the draft resolution. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Speakers’ List based on the General Speakers’ List </li></ul><ul><li>2. Delegate gives a speech </li></ul><ul><li>3. Yields </li></ul><ul><li>4. Points or Motions </li></ul>
  13. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Draft Resolution (Rule 23) </li></ul><ul><li>A draft resolution needs to be signed by one-fifth of the number of delegations present and voting at the beginning of the committee session. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be given to the Director. If it receives the approval of the Director the draft resolution will be introduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Signing a draft resolution does not mean support of the draft resolution. The signer has no other obligations. </li></ul><ul><li>The resolution requires a simple majority to members voting pass. </li></ul>
  14. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Introducing to Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce an amendment, it must be signed by one-eighth of the number of delegations present </li></ul><ul><li>Director’s approval. </li></ul><ul><li>Amendments may not be made to   </li></ul><ul><li>  amendments. </li></ul>
  15. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Amendments (Rule 25) </li></ul><ul><li>to refine or modify the draft resolution </li></ul><ul><li>delegates need to depart from the general speakers’ list </li></ul><ul><li>a new speakers’ list established for discussion the amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>Require 2 for and 2 against </li></ul><ul><li>Closure of debate needs two-thirds majority </li></ul><ul><li>The final vote on the amendment is procedural - all members present have to vote . </li></ul><ul><li>(Other than the final vote on the resolution, all other votes are procedural - all delegations are required to vote.) </li></ul>
  16. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Closure of the Debate (Rule 12) </li></ul><ul><li>Closure of debate requires the support of two-thirds of the delegations present . If the Committee is in favor of closure, the Moderator will declare the closure of the debate. </li></ul><ul><li>All resolutions and amendments on the floor will be brought to an immediate vote! </li></ul>
  17. Rules of Procedure <ul><li>Roll-Call Voting (Rule 26) </li></ul><ul><li>Any delegate may request a roll call vote after a debate </li></ul><ul><li>is closed on any resolution or amendment. The motion </li></ul><ul><li>may be made from the floor, seconded by 10 delegations. </li></ul><ul><li>A motion for a roll call vote is in order only for the passing of resolutions. </li></ul><ul><li>The Director will call countries in alphabetical order. </li></ul><ul><li>In the first sequence, delegations may vote Yes , No , </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain , or Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Those who reply pass may need to vote in the second sequence. </li></ul>

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