Rules of Procedure


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UPMUNC 2017 Rules of Procedure – Short Form – Listed in Order of Precedence

 

Motion (to/for)

Function

Speeches

Vote

Rule

Point of Order

 

Addresses an error in procedure

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Suspend the Session

Initiates an informal consultation period of 15 minutes

 

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Simple Majority

 

Adjourn the Session

Dismisses delegates until next session

 

-

Qualified Majority

 

Close Debate

Initiates an immediate vote on a substantive matter

 

2 speakers against

Qualified Majority

 

Adopt by Acclamation

Passes a final draft document without voting procedure

Chair allows speakers against, if any

Consensus

 

Modify Speaking Time

Lengthens or shortens delegate speaking time

 

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Qualified Majority

 

Divide the Question

Allows individual clauses or segments of a draft document to be voted on separately

2 speakers for,

2 speakers against

Simple Majority

 

Introduce an Amendment

Allows addition, subtraction, or modification of clauses previously accepted by the Dias (requires 3 signatories)

 

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Introduce a Draft (Resolution or Report)

Focuses committee attention on a specific document that has been previously accepted by the Dais (requires 8 signatories)

 

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Issue a Press Statement

(Security Council only)

Allows the UNSC to make a public statement on any issue (faster and less formal than a resolution)

     

Chair allows speakers against, if any

Consensus

 

Vote by Roll Call

Initiates a careful counting of each vote by roll call (as opposed to voting by placard or acclamation)

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