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Model United NationsRules of Procedure Briefing : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Model United NationsRules of Procedure Briefing Lem Wheeles, General Assembly President

Rule Rationale : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Rule Rationale Maintain order Majority rules Minority rights protected Conduct business effectively

Procedures to Know : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedures to Know Resolutions and discussion Procedural motions Voting procedures

Resolutions and Discussion : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Resolutions and Discussion 1/4 members of committee must be co-sponsors or signatories on resolutions Raise placard to speak Only speak when recognized by chairperson

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions 15 Procedural motions (Rules 26-40) Motions used during consideration of resolutions and proposals Precedence of motions:Lower numbered motions have higher ranks

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions Adjourn meeting Suspend meeting Decision on competence

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions Question of Credentials Motion made and explained Questioned delegate replies Roll call vote (2/3 required) If vote passes, Secretariat takes action Point of Order Corrects violation of rules Use special placard Determined by chairperson Appeal of chairperson’s decision requires 2/3 vote

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions Right of Reply Used to reply to insult to nation’s dignity Use special placard Point of Information Used to ask question about matter under discussion Use special placard Addressed between speakers

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions Closure of debate Limit discussion List of speakers Postpone consideration

Procedural Motions : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Procedural Motions Adjourn debate Amend proposal Reconsider proposal Withdraw motion

Voting Procedures : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Voting Procedures Majority (50% plus one) of members present and voting Important questions require 2/3 vote Votes taken by raising placard Any delegate may request roll call vote, taken alphabetically by nation No talking; doors barred during voting procedures

Time for Practice : 

2004 Model UN of Alaska Time for Practice Sample resolution Practice Stop any time for questions

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