Rules 20 & 21: Speeches Speeches can be made in languages other than English, but must include appropriate translation… And the Content of speech translations cut into the must pertain to speaker’s subject under overallspeaki ng time! discussion
RULE 23: QUESTIONSQuestions must pertain tocontent of speaker’s speech Questions can be posed to a speaker if, and only if, they are accepted by the speaker
The delegation that is yielded to may accept or deny You may yield any the yieldremaining time froma speech to another delegation There are no double yields: the delegation that was yielded to may not yield to a second delegation
Rule 27: Right of Reply This rule can only be used if a speaker has insulted the national or If granted, the personal integrity of offended another delegation delegation shall respond to allegations, NOT return insultsNote: The right of reply should be submitted to the Chair in writing
Rule 28: Resolutions and Amendments Signatures Needed: • Resolution: 1/5 of body (No fewer than 5 sponsors) Any delegate can submit a resolution or amendment • Amendment: 1/10 of body (No fewer than 3 sponsors) See Process on next slide
Rule 28: Resolutions and Amendments (Cont) Working Paper (WP) Draft Resolution Voting Procedure (DR) • List of • WP with • Voting will take ideas, informal required place on draft resolution signatures amendment, and • No signatures • Amendments then the required can be DR, as amended submitted to any DR by any delegateNote: To encourage consensus building, the number of DRswill be limited.
Rule 31: Point of Order For example: If theUsed when a Chair states that mistake has voting will takebeen made in place on Draft the order of Resolution 2 before Draft Resolution procedure 1, you could call a point of order.
Rule 32: Point Of Parliamentary Inquiry Used when an explanation is needed on a procedural matter For example: If a delegate is confused on the difference between a substantive vs. procedural vote
Rule 33: Point of Personal Privilege For example: Used to inform the Chair of a A delegate circumstance that may cannot hear impair a delegates’ ability the speaker to participate in debate or the Chair Note: The ONLY point that may interrupt a speaker
Rule 45: Division of Resolutions and Amendments If motioned for, three votes will be taken to complete the process of dividing: • A vote on whether the resolution/amendment will be divided at all (procedural vote) •If passed, the chair will accept all proposed divisions (and move on) • A vote on each of the divided parts (substantive votes) •A final vote on all of the accepted parts as a single draft resolution (substantive vote)Note: Perambulatory clauses cannot be amended or divided out
Rule 46: Voting on Amendments There is no Amendments are voted on distinction in order of most between destructive to “friendly” least destructive, and via the Chair’s discretion “unfriendly” amendments Two If all sponsors of a DR agree with a contradictory submitted amendment, the DR may be amendments withdrawn and resubmitted at the cannot pass Chair’s discretion