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WarMUN Delegate Handbook 2010


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The Delegate Handbook for WarMUN 2010

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WarMUN Delegate Handbook 2010

  1. 1. Warwick Model United Nations Conference 2010 Delegate Guidebook |
  2. 2. Your Map of University of Warwick (Ignore the small numbers) 5 6 2 1) The Student Union - Xananas - CostCutters (Starbucks Machine) - The Dirty Duck 4 - The Bread Oven (M-F Only) - Curiositea 2) Library Cafe 3 1 3) Rootes Social - Costa - Bar Fusion 4) Arts Centre 5) Varsity 6) Tesco Students’ Union HQ houses Costcutter on the ground floor and Xanana’s on the first floor. Xanana’s is a proper restaurant, offering all you would expect of such a venue. Open Saturday 10:00 - Late, Sunday 12:00 - 21:30. And now after the Union’s multi-million pound renovation works, the university plays host to The Dirty Duck, the Union’s own pub with our very own Ale and a darn good burger. We’ve also gotten an all new Bread Oven and Curiositea. The library has more than just one of the UK’s largest collections of books, it has the Library Café with good prices and more filling food like jacket potatoes. Across the Piazza from the Union is the Rootes Social Building whose ground floor café, Costa serves light breakfast food, great paninis, muffins and the life. Above that is Fusion Bar with noodles, curry and other Far Eastern food. The Arts Centre also has a small café as well which is perfect for on-the-go sandwiches and coffee, as well as the classier Eat restaurant. And if all else fails, there’s always Varsity on the upper edge of campus, and if even that fails, you have Tesco which has your usual array of microwavables, nibbles etc.
  3. 3. Table of Contents Map of University of Warwick Campus ................................. 2 A Welcome from the Secretary-General ................................. 4 Who are we? ................................. 5 Conference Schedule ................................. 6 Agenda Items ................................. 7 Rules of Procedure ................................. 8 Information about the Hotel ............................... 16 Information about Coventry and Leamington ............................... 17 Important Things to Note ............................... 18 Special Thanks ............................... 19 Map of Central Coventry ............................... 19 3
  4. 4. A Word from the Secretary General Finn Kruger It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Warwick’s third annual Model United Nations crisis conference. WarMUN 2010 has been put together with a lot of hard work and dedication from the members of our Model United Nations Society and we are proud to present you with an experience like no other on the UK conference circuit. Now in its third year, WarMUN has estab- lished itself firmly in the UK conference calendar as the crisis con- ference to watch and looks forward to a successful future ahead. Many of you will have been to other Model UN conferences, but for all those whom WarMUN 2010 is to be their first ‘WarMUN experience’, be warned: It may be about the arctic cold, but the debates will be hot, passionate and challenging. At WarMUN, we do not aim to solve the world’s problems, rather, we aim to anticipate, highlight and envis- age a future where potential problems arise. Our capacity to predict can also sometimes be shocking. Last year, our planning anticipated a Middle Eastern Crisis, envisaging a scenario where Israel and Hamas would go to war. Which they did so, several months later, just prior to WarMUN 2009. This time, we look at two of the most pressing issues the world will face in the near future: Resources constraints and Climate Change. The Arctic promises one in abundant quantities and the other with terrifying consequences. Copenhagen was planned during the boom of an eco- nomic cycle and now the world is in the worst recession since 1929. Global leaders are now finding it difficult to commit to previously articulated promises to limit the adverse effects of climate change. At the same time, scientists have lied about the extent of the human impact on climate change and have allegedly manipulated data. Considering this and the rising demand for raw materials while existing sources dwindle, it is hard to argue against exploitation in the Arctic. The question really is, ‘Who should benefit?’ The native Inuit peoples in Canada or native inhabitants of northern Norway and Greenland? Should the five countries bordering the Arctic and their big multinational corporations harvest the wealth, or should distribution be global? Keeping to the law of the sea, no one owns large parts of Arctic waters, therefore is it left to the UN to claim the grave and great responsibility for the coordination of the extraction and distri- bution of its precious resources. I implore you to take the opportunity to think across disciplines and multilaterally as Presidents, Ministers and Ambassadors. Model UN endeavors to find solutions to pressing issues, and although at WarMUN we aim to create a crisis situation, we believe that there can never be a situation, a tension, a conflict, that cannot be solved, or mitigated by diplomacy and goodwill. We hope you will gain a unique perspective on the issue of the future of the Arctic, and through your debates and negotiations, gain an insight into the difficulties faced by the people in the positions you enact. Finn Kruger 4
  5. 5. Who are we? The Executive Committee of WarMUN 2010 Finn Kruger - President of Model UN Society, Secretary-General Brian Tsui - Treasurer of Model UN Society, Director-General (Crisis), Matthew Cartwright - Exec Officer of Model UN Society, Director-General (Logistics), Jerrick Lim - Exec Officer of Model UN Society, President of the International Court of Justice, Jasmine Wilson - Vice-President of the International Court of Justice Queen of Getting Things Done Key Persons Markella Papadouli - Director United Nations Security Council Shahnaz Akhter - MUN Mother in Chief And Ladies and Gents behind the scenes without whom this conference would have been impossible: Aditi Singh, Andrew Heron, Anjulie Kalsia, Asen Geshakov, Bani Taneja, Belli Rodgers, Ben Guttman Kennedy, Daniel Zwolinski, Gareth Williams, Henna Kapadia, Karan Jay Modi, Karan Paintal, Laila Rob, Leo Boe, Lila Tennent, Michelle George, Mihir Parekh, Nelson Tai, Nikhil Ravichandar, Omar Al-maery, Praveen Krishnamurthy, Rebecca Massey, Roopak Khara, Sabine Saade, Surojit Chakraverti, Veronika Lipinska, Yusuf Ali Maghoo... and MANY more who’ve contributed their time and efforts to making this the best WarMUN yet. 5
  6. 6. Conference Schedule Friday 14:00 - 18:00 Check-in and Conference Registration at the Hotel Britannia 18:00 Buses Leaves Hotel 18:30 Champagne Reception for delegates 19:15 Opening Ceremony 20:00 Buses depart for Britannia Hotel 21:30 Pub Crawl in Coventry followed by club night at Kasbah Saturday 09:15 Coaches depart to campus 10:00 Committee Session I 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 Committee Session II 17:00 Committee Sessions end; delegates free to wander 19:00 Coaches depart from Hotel to Leamington Spa for Committee Dinners 19:30 Committee Dinners in Leamington Spa 21:30 1 Coach Departs for Hotel Britannia 21:30 Mumbai Bluu 01:00 Coaches depart to Hotel Britannia Sunday 09:15 Coaches depart to campus 10:00 Committee Session III 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 Committee Session IV 16:30 Committee Sessions end 17:00 Closing ceremony 6
  7. 7. Debate Information Agenda Topics Regular Model United Nations define specific topics for each of their committees. These topics often reflect the jurisdiction of that committee, such as environmental issues as discussed in the United Nations Environment Program. An evolving regional crisis is the centre-piece of WarMUN, and therefore descriptions for the various country committees have been left deliberately vague. The national cabinets will have no specific discussion topic - but it will quickly become clear what these committees will be discussing as the first news stories and intelligence reports reach them! For the Security Council, we have defined the topic as Climate Change and the Arctic Crisis. We recognise that this covers a number of issues, but we expect that the par- ticular aspects of this topic will be developed as the council engages in debate and works through the various aspects of the topic necessary to be covered in the resolu- tions to be passed by the committee. The ICJ will also play a role in the crisis after deciding its initial case of Georgia v Russian Federation and will be expected to offer persuasive legal opinion on the emerging crises that may arise. Awards Policy The WarMUN team will be giving out a number of awards following the conclusion of the conference: 1 Best Delegate Award in the UN Security Council + 2 Honourable Mentions 1 Best Delegate Award in the American Cabinet + Honourable Mention 1 Best Delegate Award in the Canadian Cabinet+ Honourable Mention 1 Best Delegate Award in the Danish Cabinet + Honourable Mention 1 Best Delegate Award in the Norwegian Cabinet + Honourable Mention 1 Best Delegate Award in the Russian Cabinet + Honourable Mention 1 Best Advocate Award & 1 Best Judge Award in the ICJ + Honourable Mention ‘Best Delegate Awards’ will be given to those delegates who have exhibited excellent participation in debate. They will have contributed productively and substantively to the course of debate and represented their particular nation or individual with distinc- tion. 7
  8. 8. Rules of Procedure Adapted from Harvard WorldMUN rules General 1. SCOPE: These rules for the General Assembly and the Security Council are self- sufficient, except for modifications provided by the Secretariat, and shall be consid- ered adopted in advance of session. No other rules of procedure are applicable. 2. LANGUAGE: English shall be the official and working language of the conference. 3. STATEMENTS BY THE SECRETARIAT: The Secretary-General or a member of the Sec- retariat designated by him may at any time make either oral or written statements to the committee. 4. DELEGATIONS: Each member state of the United Nations will be represented by one delegate and one vote on each committee, within the scope of states represented at the conference. 5. CREDENTIALS: The credentials of all delegations have been accepted upon registra- tion. Actions relating to the modification of rights, privileges, or credentials of any member may not be initiated without the written consent of the Secretary-General of the conference. Any representative to whose admission a member objects shall provi- sionally be seated with the same rights as other representatives, pending a decision from the Secretary-General. 6. PARTICIPATION OF NON-MEMBERS: Representatives of Accredited Observers shall have the same rights as those of full members, except that they may not sign or vote on resolutions or amendments. A representative of an organization which is not a member of the United Nations or an Accredited Observer may address a committee only with the prior approval of the Director. 7. GENERAL POWERS OF THE SECRETARIAT: The Director shall declare the opening and closing of each meeting and may propose the adoption of any procedural motion to which there is no significant objection. The Director, subject to these rules, shall have complete control of the proceedings at any meeting. The Moderator shall direct discussions, accord the right to speak, put questions, announce decisions, rule on points of order, and ensure and enforce the observance of these rules. The Moderator may temporarily transfer his or her duties to another member of the Committee staff. Committee staff members may also advise delegations on the possible course of debate. In the exercise of these functions, the Committee staff shall be at all times sub- ject to these rules and responsible to the Secretary-General. 8. APPEAL: Any decision of the Moderator or Director, with the exception of those that are explicitly stated to be unappealable, may be appealed immediately by a delegate. The Moderator or Director may speak briefly in defense of the ruling. The appeal shall then be put to a vote, and the decision of the Chair shall stand unless overruled by a majority of those members present and voting. The Director’s decision not to sign a resolution or amendment is never 8
  9. 9. appealable. A Yes vote indicates support of the Chair’s ruling; a No vote indicates opposition to that ruling. The Chair’s ruling shall stand unless overruled by a majority of No votes. 9. QUORUM: The Director may declare a Committee open and permit debate to pro- ceed when at least one quarter of the members of the Committee are present. A member of the Committee is a representative who is officially registered with the Con- ference. The presence of a majority of the members shall be required for the vote on any substantive motion. A quorum shall be assumed to be present unless specifically challenged and shown to be absent. 10. COURTESY: All delegates shall show courtesy and respect to the Committee staff and to other delegates. The Moderator shall immediately call to order any delegate who fails to comply with this rule. Debate 11. AGENDA: The first order of business for the Committee shall be the consideration of the Agenda. The only motion in order at this time will be in the form of “I move that Topic Area X be placed first on the Agenda” unless the agenda consists of only one topic in which case the agenda shall be treated as considered and debate will proceed. When the agenda requires consideration: • The motion requires a second and is debatable. • A Speakers’ list shall be established for and against the motion. • A motion to close debate will be in order after the Committee has heard two speak- ers for the motion and two against or all the speakers on one side and at least two on the opposite side. The Moderator shall recognize two speakers against the motion to close debate, and a vote of two-thirds is required for closure of debate on the agenda. • When debate is closed, the Committee shall move to an immediate vote on the motion; a simple majority is required for passage. • A motion to proceed to the second Topic Area is in order only after the Committee has adopted or rejected a resolution on the first Topic Area. A motion to proceed to the second agenda item after a resolution has failed requires a second and is debat- able to the extent of one speaker in favor and one against. This motion requires a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting to pass. • In the event of a crisis or emergency, the Secretary-General or Under Secretary- General may call upon a committee to table debate on the current topic area so that the more urgent matter may be attended to immediately. After a resolution has been passed on the crisis topic, the committee will return to debate on the tabled topic. If a resolution on the crisis topic fails, the committee may return to debate on the tabled topic area only at the discretion of 9
  10. 10. Rules of Procedure Adapted from Harvard WorldMUN rules the Secretary-General or Under-Secretary General. • Comments are not in order during debate on the agenda, since deciding the Agenda is a procedural question. Motions to caucus are in order during debate on the Agenda. 12. DEBATE: After the Agenda has been determined, one continuously open Speakers’ list shall be established for the purpose of general debate. This Speakers’ list shall be followed for all debate on the Topic Area, except when superseded by procedural mo- tions, amendments, or the introduction of a resolution. Speakers may speak generally on the Topic Area being considered and may address any resolution currently on the floor. Once a resolution has been introduced, it remains on the floor and may be debated until it fails, the Committee postpones debate on it, or the Committee moves to the next Topic Area. 13. CAUCUSING: A motion to caucus is in order at any time when the floor is open, prior to closure of debate. The delegate must briefly explain its purpose and specify a time limit for the caucus, not to exceed twenty minutes. The motion shall immediately be put to a vote. A majority of members present and voting is required for passage. The Moderator may rule the motion out of order and his/her decision is not subject to appeal. 14. MODERATED CAUCUS: The purpose of the moderated caucus is to facilitate sub- stantive debate at critical junctures in the discussion. In a moderated caucus, the Mod- erator will temporarily depart from the Speaker’s List and call on delegates to speak at his/her discretion. A motion for a moderated caucus is in order at any time when the floor is open, prior to closure of debate. The delegate making the motion must briefly explain its purpose and specify a time limit for the caucus. Once raised, the motion will be voted on immediately, with voting by majority of the members present required for passage. 15. CLOSURE OF DEBATE: When the floor is open, a delegate may move to close debate on the substantive or procedural matter under discussion. The Moderator may, sub- ject to appeal, rule such a motion dilatory. When closure of debate is moved, the Mod- erator may recognize up to two speakers against the motion. No speaker in favor of the motion shall be recognized. Closure of debate requires the support of two-thirds of the members present and voting. If the Committee is in favor of closure, the Modera- tor shall declare the closure of the debate, and the resolution or amendment shall be brought to an immediate vote. If there are no speakers against the closure of debate, then the vote shall be bypassed and the caucus considered closed at the rule of the chair. 16. SUSPENSION OR ADJOURNMENT OF THE MEETING: Whenever the floor is open, a delegate may move the suspension of the meeting, to suspend all Committee func- tions until the next meeting, or the adjournment of the meeting, to suspend all Com- mittee functions for the duration of the Conference. The Moderator may rule such mo- tions out of order; these decisions shall 10
  11. 11. not be subject to appeal. Such motions shall not be debatable but shall be immedi- ately put to the vote and shall require a majority to pass. A motion to adjourn shall be out of order prior to the lapse of three-quarters of the time allotted for the last meet- ing of the Committee. 17. POSTPONEMENT AND RESUMPTION OF DEBATE: Whenever the floor is open, a delegate may move for the postponement of debate on a resolution or amendment currently on the floor. The motion shall require a two-thirds vote to pass and shall be debatable to the extent of one speaker in favor and one opposed. No debate or action shall be allowed on any resolution or amendment on which debate has been post- poned. A motion to resume debate on an amendment or resolution on which debate has been postponed shall require a majority to pass and shall be debatable to the extent of one speaker in favor and one opposed. Resumption of debate shall cancel the effects of postponement of debate. 18. RECONSIDERATION: A motion to reconsider is in order when a resolution or amendment has been adopted or rejected, and must be made by a member who voted with the majority on the substantive proposal. The Moderator shall recognize two speakers opposing the motion after which the motion shall be immediately put to a vote. A two-thirds majority of the members present and voting is required for recon- sideration. Speeches 19. SPEAKERS’ LIST: The Committee shall have at all times an open Speakers’ list for the Topic Area being discussed. Separate Speakers’ lists shall be established as needed for procedural motions and debate on amendments. A nation may add its name to the Speakers’ list by submitting a request in writing to the Chair, provided that nation is not already on the Speakers’ list. The names of the next several nations to speak shall always be posted for the convenience of the Committee. The Topic Area’s General Speakers’ list may never be closed. 20. SPEECHES: No delegate may address a session without having previously obtained the permission of the Moderator. The Moderator may call a speaker to order if his or her remarks are not relevant to the subject under discussion, or are offensive to any committee members or staff. 21. TIME LIMIT ON SPEECHES: The Moderator may limit the time allotted to each speaker. The minimum time limit shall be ten seconds. When a delegate exceeds his/her allotted time, the Moderator may call the speaker to order without delay, how- ever may operate his/her discretion in enforcing such time limits. 22. YIELDS: A delegate granted the right to speak on a substantive issue may yield in one of three ways: to another delegate, to questions, or to the Chair. • Yield to another delegate. His/her remaining time shall be given to that del- 11
  12. 12. Rules of Procedure Adapted from Harvard WorldMUN rules -egate, who may not, however, then yield back to the original delegate or to another delegate. • Yield to questions/points of information. Questioners shall be selected by the Mod- erator and limited to one question each. The Moderator shall have the right to call to order any delegate whose question is, in the opinion of the Moderator, rhetorical and leading and not designed to elicit information. Only the speaker’s answers to ques- tions shall be deducted from the speaker’s remaining time. • Yield to the chair. Such a yield should be made if the delegate does not wish his/her speech to be subject to comments. The moderator shall then move to the next speaker. Only one yield is allowed: a speaker who is yielded to may not yield at all. Yields are in order only on substantive speeches. A delegate must declare yields by the conclusion of his/her speech. 23. COMMENTS: If a substantive speech involves no yields, the Moderator may recog- nize delegates, other than the initial speaker, to comment for thirty seconds on the specific content of the speech just completed. Commentators may not yield. No com- ments shall be in order during debate on procedural motions. 24. RIGHT OF REPLY: A delegate whose personal or national integrity has been impugned by another delegate may request a Right of Reply. The Moderator’s decision whether to grant the Right of Reply is not appealable, and a delegate granted a Right of Reply will not address the committee except at the request of the Moderator. A Right of Reply to a Right of Reply is out of order. Points 25. POINTS OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE: Whenever a delegate experiences personal discomfort which impairs his/her ability to participate in the proceedings, he may rise to a Point of Personal Privilege to request that the discomfort be corrected. While a Point of Personal Privilege may interrupt a speaker, delegates should use this power with the utmost discretion. 26. POINTS OF ORDER: During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may rise to a Point of Order to complain of improper parliamentary procedure. The Point of Order shall be immediately decided by the Moderator in accordance with these rules of pro- cedure. The Moderator may rule out of order those points which are dilatory or improper; such a decision is unappealable. A representative rising to a Point of Order may not speak on the substance of the matter under discussion. A Point of Order may only interrupt a speaker when the speech itself is not following proper parliamentary procedure. 27. POINTS OF PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY: When the floor is open, a delegate may rise to a Point of Parliamentary Inquiry to ask the Moderator a question regarding the rules of procedure. A Point of Parliamentary Inquiry may 12
  13. 13. never interrupt a speaker. Points of Information do not exist. Delegates wishing to ask substantive questions should do so during a Caucus. Substantive 28. WORKING PAPERS: Delegates may propose working papers for committee consid- eration. Working papers are intended to aid the Committee in its discussion and formulation of resolutions and need not be written in resolution format. Working papers require the signature of the Director to be copied and distributed. 29. RESOLUTIONS: A resolution may be introduced when it receives the approval of the Director and is signed by 10 members of the General Assembly and 5 members of the Security Council (including one permanent member). Signing a resolution need not indicate support of the resolution, and the signer has no further rights or obliga- tions. There are no official sponsors of resolutions. 30. INTRODUCING RESOLUTIONS: Once a resolution has been approved as stipulated above and has been copied and distributed, a delegate may rise to introduce the reso- lution. The content of such an introduction shall be limited to summarizing the opera- tives of the resolution. Such an introduction shall be considered procedural in nature, and hence, yields and comments are out of order. A resolution shall remain on the floor until debate on that specific resolution is postponed or closed. There are no sponsors of resolutions. Debate on resolutions proceeds according to the Topic Area’s General Speakers’ list. 31. COMPETENCE: A motion to question the competence of the Committee to discuss a resolution or amendment is in order only immediately after the resolution has been introduced. The motion requires a majority to pass and is debatable to the extent of one speaker for and one against. 32. AMENDMENTS: Delegates may amend any resolution which has been introduced. An amendment must have the approval of the Director and the signatures of 5 mem- bers in the General Assembly or 2 members in the Security Council. There are no offi- cial sponsors to amendments. Amendments to amendments are out of order; how- ever, an amended part of a resolution may be further amended. There are no official sponsors of amendments. • An approved amendment may be introduced when the floor is open. General Debate shall be suspended and a Speakers’ list shall be established for and against the amend- ment. • A motion to close debate will be in order after the Committee has heard two speak- ers for the amendment and two against or all the speakers on one side and at least two on the opposite side. The moderator shall recognize one speaker against the motion to close debate, and a vote of two-thirds is required for closure if there are speakers against. If no speakers against present themselves, the vote shall be bypassed and debate will be closed on the 13
  14. 14. Rules of Procedure Adapted from Harvard WorldMUN rules rule of the Chair. • When debate is closed on the amendment, the Committee shall move to an immedi- ate vote. Once the Committee has acted upon the amendment, general debate according to the general Speakers’ list shall resume. • The Chair shall have the power to adopt amendment that make basic wording, spell- ing or grammatical changes with the consent of the committee if no objections are made. These shall be considered friendly amendments. Voting 33. DIVISION OF THE QUESTION: After debate on any resolution or amendment has been closed, a delegate may move that operative parts of the proposal be voted on separately. The only substantive vote on a motion to divide the question is the final vote on the resolution. • The Moderator shall, at that point, take any further motions to divide the question and then arrange them from most severe to least. • If an objection is made to a motion to divide the question, that motion shall be debated to the extent of two speakers for and two against, to be followed by an imme- diate vote on that motion. • If the motion passes, a simple majority being required for passage, the resolution shall be divided accordingly, and a separate vote shall be taken on each divided part to determine whether or not it is included in the final draft. • Those parts of the substantive proposal which are subsequently passed shall be recombined into the final resolution and shall be put to a (substantive) vote as a whole. If all the operative parts of the proposal are rejected, the proposal shall be con- sidered to have been rejected as a whole. 34. VOTING: Each country shall have one vote. Each vote may be an Aye, Nay, or Abstain. On procedural motions, members may not abstain. “Members present and voting” shall be defined as members casting an affirmative or negative vote. Members who abstain from voting on substantive matters are considered as not voting. All mat- ters shall be voted upon by placards, except in the case of a roll call vote. After the Moderator has announced the beginning of voting, no delegate shall interrupt the voting except on a Point of Personal Privilege or on a Point of Order in connection with the conduct of the voting. If a majority is required, ties fail. The substantive vote on whether or not a committee will pass a resolution requires a majority to pass. 35. ROLL CALL VOTING: After debate is closed on any resolution or amendment, any delegate may request a roll call vote. Such a motion may be made from the floor, sec- onded by 10 members of the General Assembly and 5 members of the Security Council (including one permanent member). A motion for a roll call vote is in order only for substantive motions. • In a roll call vote, the Moderator shall call the roll call in alphabetical order starting with a randomly selected member. 14
  15. 15. • In the first round, delegates may vote “Yes”, “No”, “Abstain”, or “Pass”. Delegates who do not pass may request the right to explain their votes. • A delegate who passes during the first sequence of the roll call must vote during the second sequence. This delegate may request the right to explain his or her vote. • The Moderator shall then call for changes of votes; no delegate may request a right of explanation if he or she did not request one in the previous two sequences. • All delegates who requested rights of explanation shall then be granted the right to explain their votes. • The Moderator shall then announce the outcome of the vote. 36. PRECEDENCE: Motions shall be considered in the following order of preference: 1. Parliamentary Points a. Points which may interrupt a speaker: Points of Personal Privilege (Rule 24) Points of Order (Rule 25) b. Points which are in order only when the floor is open: Points of Parliamentary Inquiry (Rule 26) 2. Procedural motions that are not debatable: a. Adjournment of the Meeting (Rule 15) b. Suspension of the Meeting (Rule 15) c. Caucusing (Rule 12) d. Moderated Caucus (Rule 13) 3. Procedural motions that are applicable to a resolution or amendment under consid- eration: a. Closure of Debate (Rule 14) b. Postponement of Debate (Rule 16) c. Competence (Rule 30—in order only after introduction of resolution or amend- ment) d. Division of the Question (Rule 32—in order only after debate has been closed) 4. Substantive motions: a. Amendments (Rule 31) b. Resolution (Rules 28-29) 5. Other procedural motions: a. Resumption of Debate (Rule 16) b. Reconsideration (Rule 17) 15
  16. 16. Information about the Hotel Britannia Fairfax Street, Coventry CV1 5RP Offering high quality accommodation, facilities and services for affordable prices, Britannia Hotels runs 33 hotels nationally and is the largest privately owned hotel chain in the UK. The Britannia hotel Coventry is located next to the renowned Coventry Cathe- dral and is Coventry’s premier place to stay. It is a large hotel with some 200 tastefully decorated rooms. A number of conference suites, suitable of cater- ing for up to 600 delegates, are avail- able and regularly host private parties and functions. There are a number of varying types of rooms with different numbers of beds to suit the needs of each delegate. All rooms are equipped with a trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities and are comfortable and well- maintained. In terms of positioning, the Britannia Hotel enjoys an excellent location. In addi- tion to the Cathedral, Warwick Castle and the Royal Shakespeare Centre are both quickly accessible by bus or car. The hotel is just ten minutes walk to the railway station and WarMUN representatives will be positioned there and at the bus sta- tion to assist your arrival on the opening day of the conference. A flight service to Birmingham International Airport is also available. The hotel contains Bentley’s restaurant, whose appetising menu is popular with guests and locals alike. The accommodation cost includes ‘The Big Britannia Breakfast’, consisting of a tempting selection of hot and cold food, served daily in the restaurant. The Bar Rouge Café Bar is a further feature of the hotel. It serves bar meals and snacks throughout the day. 16
  17. 17. About the Area Coventry and Royal Leamington Spa Coventry is an oft overlooked city within the British Isles. Ninth largest by population, it is overshadowed by its larger brother Birmingham, as well its tragic past during the World War II. However, Coventry was the world’s first twinned city, when it twinned itself with Volgograd (Stalingrad) and Dresden – the two other cities most famously bombed during the War. Coventry’s most famous landmark is its cathedral, famous for being flattened by the Luftwaffe during the War. Coventry has since gained an international reputation as city of peace and reconciliation, holding an annual Peace Month, centred around its cathe- dral. However, try telling that to the football fans after a local derby, or anytime the two universities meet – the University of Coventry or our own University of Warwick. Also, more amusingly, Coventry is famous for the naked antics of Lady Godiva as a medieval form of protest to raised taxes. As far as we’re aware this hasn’t been recreated yet by Coventry students, but we wouldn’t put much past them… Royal Leamington Spa (or just Leam) is something that Uni of Warwick people can speak a lot more definitively on. It has a population of just 45,000 people, most of whom seem to be students. As such, it has a high bar/club ratio to person, for which we are most grateful (though it gets a tad repetitive at times!) The town is situated almost in the geographical centre of England, and is named after the river Leam which flows (and occasionally floods) through the town centre. Its Spa title was granted after the rediscovery of the healing properties of the spa water in 1784 (which had been known since Roman times), and the Royal prefix was granted by Queen Victoria in 1838. Before then, Leamington was only a small village, and as such Royal Leamington Spa is a relatively new town, heavily influenced by Victorian and Georgian architecture and design. And finally, Kenilworth. A town remembered for its ruined castle only requires a few words to be written about it. Good food, some pubs, no clubs, and few students. Great for a picnic, and a quiet evening out. 17
  18. 18. Important Things To Note Crucial numbers Finn Krüger – 07875850945 Brian Tsui – 07507176111 Jerrick Lim - 07595713773 Matthew Cartwright - 07534892551 WarMUN has truly been a group effort and this is only a selection of the people who are in a position to help - so any of these numbers can be called if you need assistance on any aspect of your stay at University of Warwick/Coventry, and we’ll be happy to oblige. Maybe not so much at 4am, but we’ll do it anyway! What if you are lost? Sadly, due to the campus nature of our university, and by extension our conference, the different places may seem initially confusing. We will be doing our best to limit this confusion, but in the unlikely situation that you should become lost or disorientated, don’t hesitate to ring one of the numbers above, and we will do our best to re-orientate you again! No doubt we were in similar situations in our first year too! Socials? Any questions about socials, just give one of the above numbers to ring, or come and say hi to one of us, as we’ll be round and about the conference. Special Thanks It goes without saying that this conference could not have happened without a huge number of people, and that if we included all of them this booklet would be at least twice as thick. Still, some names absolutely had to be mentioned... The University of Warwick The University of Warwick Students’ Union Allen & Overy Hotel Britannia Warwick TV PhotoSoc Central Timetabling Warwick Hospitality WarwickPrint Kasbah Banco Santander Amadeus Coaches And many, many others... 18
  19. 19. Map of Central Coventry Hotel Coach Station Train Station Addresses Hotel Britannia, Fairfax Street, Coventry CV1 5RP University of Warwick (Arts Centre), Coventry CV4 7AL Coventry Railway Station Station Square Eaton Road, Coventry, CV1 2GT
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