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Rules of Procedure

  1. 1. Introduction of Rules of Procedures
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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>