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Teaching gc rules and procedures

Teaching gc rules and procedures

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Teaching gc rules and procedures

  1. 1. IES EL BURGO DE LAS ROZAS Global Classrooms Rules & Procedures By: Juetzinia Kazmer-Murillo
  2. 2. Our Topic of the Day is…. The “World Music Organization” wants to restrict certain types of music that they think are too mature for younger audiences/kids. You have been assigned to represent a particular genre of music. How do you want to proceed?
  3. 3. The Dais ● Chair – Oversees all aspects of the conference ● Director – Guides delegates through the Resolutions/Amendments process ● Rapporteur – Calls roll, keeps time, tallies votes ● Staff – Keeps notes, works the computer ● Helper – Passes notes for delegates
  4. 4. Points ● Point of Order ○ Used to tell the Chair that he/she has made an error in the running of the committee. ● Point of Inquiry ○ Used to ask the Chair a question about the rules of procedure. ● Point of Personal Privilege ○ Used to tell the Chair about a specific problem of the delegate (i.e. can’t hear, room is too hot, etc.) ● Point of Information ○ Used to ask a question of a speaker during formal debate.
  5. 5. Motions ➢When a country makes a motion, the Chair will ask: “Motion to […] is on the floor. Is there a second?” ➢ One country must second (express support for the motion) by raising their placard ➢If there is a second, then everyone must vote on the motion ➢ Vote in favor ➢ Vote against ➢ Abstain (when you do not want to vote for either side) ➢ To vote, raise your placard in the air ➢There must be a simple majority (50%) vote for the motion to pass
  6. 6. Roll Call ● Attendance! ● Stand up and say, “Delegation from ________ is present.”
  7. 7. ● SPEAKER’S LIST ○ AKA “Formal Debate” and is the default type of debate. This is when delegates give their OPENING SPEECH, which are opening remarks about their country’s position on the topic. ● SPEAKING TIME is typically 1 min 30 secs ○ A country may only be on the Speakers’ List once initially, BUT delegates may add their country to the end of the list again after they give their opening speech. Speaker’s List
  8. 8. ● Country that motions to open the Speaker’s List goes first; after that, goes in order. ○ “Honorable Chair, (country name) moves to open the Speakers’ List with a speaking time of 90 seconds.” ● How to add yourself to the Speakers List? ○ Raising your placard at the beginning of debate. ○ Passing a note to the Staff member stating your request. Speakers List
  9. 9. Yields ● What if you don’t speak for the whole 90 seconds?? YIELD your time. ○ To the Chair (ends your time) ○ To another delegate (this allows another delegate with similar views to speak) ○ To Points of Information (so other delegates can ask you questions)
  10. 10. ● MODERATED CAUCUS ○ Allows for a freer exchange of opinions than the Speakers’ List. Motion for an MC if you hear something in an opening speech that you want to debate or discuss more freely. ● SPEAKING TIME vs TOTAL TIME ○ (Country) motions to move into a Moderated Caucus with a total time of 10 minutes & a speaking time of 45 seconds .” ● Raise your placard and wait to be called on by the Chair ● Share your countries position and move the debate along! ● Motions can fail! Moderated Caucus
  11. 11. When MC Time Runs out… ● When time is up for the MC, go back to Speaker’s List ● After returning to the Speaker’s List, you no longer give your Opening Speech ● Speeches now have to adapt to what has been said in caucus ● You must follow the flow of debate by listening and taking notes as other delegates speak
  12. 12. ● UNMODERATED CAUCUS ○ Most informal type of debate. Delegates can move freely about the room and mingle to discuss ideas openly. ● Total Time ONLY ○ (Country) motions to move into an Unmoderated Caucus with a total time of ___ minutes.” ● Make blocs & form alliances! ● Also possible to extend Unmoderated Caucus Time during debate through a Motion. ○ Only 1 extension during the conference is allowed Unmoderated Caucus
  13. 13. Resolutions ● RESOLUTIONS ○ The final result of discussion and negotiation throughout the conference. They are written suggestions for actions to address a certain problem. ● SPONSORS vs SIGNATORIES ○ Sponsors: The principal authors of a resolution. ○ Signatories: Delegations that wish to see the resolution debated in the committee. ○ At least 20% of the committee must be a sponsor or a signatory of a draft resolution in order for it to be brought to a vote.
  14. 14. Resolutions: Heading ● Resolutions consist of 3 sections: ○ Heading ○ Preambulatory Clauses ○ Operative Clauses ● Heading: Name of the Body or Organization making the statement Name of the Committee that is meeting at the conference Topic: Sponsors: Signatories: Resolution Number: (assigned only to drafts chosen by the Chair)
  15. 15. Resolutions: Preambulatory Clauses ● Preambulatory Clauses ○ Describe the problem that the committee is trying to address. ○ The “WHY” section. ○ “Acknowledging, Believing, Concerned, Emphasizing, Fully Aware, Keeping in mind, Reiterating, Stressing, Welcoming” etc…
  16. 16. Resolutions: Operative Clauses ● Operative Clauses – Identify the actions and recommendations made in a resolution. The “WHAT” or the “TO DO” section. ○ “Adopts, Authorizes, Calls upon, Confirms, Declares, Directs, Encourages, Instructs, Recommends, Suggests, Urges” etc… ○ Remember the UN cannot force a country to do something, so these verbs can only be suggestions!
  17. 17. Amendments ● AMENDMENT – Written statement that adds, deletes, or revises an Operative Clause in a Draft Resolution ○ Friendly Amendment – all sponsors agree, no vote needed ○ Unfriendly Amendment – one or more sponsors don’t agree, vote needed ● Can be written by ANY country, not just the sponsors ● Be sure to specify which clause you wish to amend! ● Short Unmoderated Caucus to write amendments
  18. 18. Motioning into Voting Procedure ● When you have finished debating the two resolution drafts you may vote on them ● A country must motion to close the debate in order to move on to voting ○ Or if we have gotten to the end of the Speaker’s List ● “Honorable Chair, (Country Name) motions to end debate on the topic of […].” ○ At last 2/3 majority is needed to close debate
  19. 19. Voting Procedure ● Led by Rapporteur ● Can vote FOR, AGAINST, or ABSTAIN ● Vote on Amendments 1, Resolution 1, Amendments 2, Resolution 2 ● A 50% vote is needed for a Resolution to pass! ● It’s OK if both, one, or neither of the Resolutions pass.
  20. 20. Our Topic of the Day is…. The “World Music Organization” wants to restrict certain types of music that they think are too mature for younger audiences/kids. You have been assigned to represent a particular genre of music. How do you want to proceed?
  21. 21. ● MODERATED CAUCUS ○ Allows for a freer exchange of opinions than the Speakers’ List. Motion for an MC if you hear something in an opening speech that you want to debate or discuss more freely. ● SPEAKING TIME vs TOTAL TIME ○ (Country) motions to move into a Moderated Caucus with a total time of 10 minutes & a speaking time of 45 seconds .” ● Raise your placard and wait to be called on by the Chair ● Share your countries position and move the debate along! ● Motions can fail! Moderated Caucus
  22. 22. ¡Felicidades Delegates! Antonio Guterres and Ban Ki Moon congratulate you on a job well done!

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