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Posted by admin on December 18, 2017 in Articles

MODEL
UNITED NATIONS Purpose of Model United Nations
?Realistic role-playing
simulations of the actual United
Nations
?Study of issues of international
concern WHO IS THE UNITED NATIONS?Organization created after WWII to
promote peace & security
?Works to fight disease, poverty,
drug trafficking and to promote
respect for human rights, the
environment etc
?Set up Millennium Development
Goals in 2008io SYSTEMS OF THE UN Knowing your Country
?Study the perspectives of foreign
nations in the world that we
represent
?Chile
?Finland Advisor: Professor Ruby Libertus (
[email protected]);
 Head Delegates Oluchi Okoroafor
and Tammy Dang(
[email protected])(
[email protected]) PARLIAMENTARY
PROCEDURES MEMBERS OF A COMMITTEE
DELEGATES:
representatives of countries
e.g China, Brazil etc
CHAIR:
presides over a committee
and facilitates proceedings ORDER OF EVENTS
– Decorum: calls people to attention- Roll Call:
– attendance is taken
– must be in attendance to be able to
vote
– Response: Present/ Present and Voting
: Abstain
: Be early OPENING OF FLOOR TO
MOTIONS
Opening
the Speaker’s List
– A primary Speaker’s List may be opened at the Chair’s discretion.
– SAY: “Motion to open the Speaker’s List for the purpose of opening
speeches/setting the agenda.”
Setting the Speaking Time
– Requires two speakers for and two against with a 30-second speaking
time.
– SAY: “Motion to set the speaking time at 90 seconds.”
The Speaker’s List
– Once the Speaker’s List is open, debate to set the agenda begins. Motion to Set Agenda:
used to consider the topics presented in the
committee
e.g China moves to set the agenda topic to
Topic A
– Delegates must speak for and against the motion
– All delegates then vote on the motion
Setting the Topic
SAY:“Motion to set the agenda to Topic One,
Weapons of Mass Destruction” (If the motion fails,
Topic Two will be discussed first.) YIELDS
A…