CIS MUN Presentation

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CIS MUN
2014

POINTS TO NOTE






Never use any PERSONAL PRONOUNS
while addressing a delegate or addressing
your own self.
Never use words like ‘TERRORIST’ for
another country. Instead words like
‘EXTREMIST’ can be used.
Never use words like ‘UNDERDEVELOPED’
for any country. Instead use words like
‘DEVELOPING’.

FORMAL ROLL CALL


In the formal role call, the delegate
has to either choose to be ‘present’ or
to be ‘present and voting’.



By choosing present, the delegate at
the tome of voting, can either vote for
or against or even remain abstain
from voting.



By choosing present and voting, the
delegate has to vote at the time of
voting. They cannot remain abstain
from voting.

MOTIONS

There are nine motions:
1. Motion to Set the Agenda
2. Open the General Speaker’s List
(GSL)
3. Moderated caucus
4. Unmoderated caucus
5. Working Paper
6. Resolution
7. Adjourn
8. Table the topic
9. Entertainment

Motion to Set the
Agenda
The committee session starts by setting the agenda on a
particular topic. By setting the agenda the committee
decides which topic should be discussed first. To set the
agenda 2/3rd majority of votes are required.

Open the General Speaker’s List (GSL)

Delegates have to speak in general about the topic.
For example- What is it?
Its causes, etc.
They are given a certain time to speak and the remaining
time can be yielded by the delegate for comments,
questions, to another delegate or to the chair.

Moderated caucus
It is a formal debate on a particular sub topic suggested
by the delegate. The total time and each delegates time
has to be specified by the delegate who has proposed the
topic.
For example- Total time= 10 minutes
Each delegates time= 1minutes
If the topic is passed by 2/3rd of the committee the
delegate who proposed the topic speaks first.

Un moderated caucus
It is an informal debate for making the working paper and
resolution. In this case also, the total time for which the
un moderated caucus will be carried out has to be
specified.

Working Paper
It is a rough document containing all the points and
objectives which the authors and co-authors of the
working paper would like to be added in the resolution.

Resolution
It is a fair document made after making some
amendments in the working paper and adding some
more solutions.

Adjourn
In the motion to adjourn, the debate on that
particular topic is suspended for the next
committee session.

Table the topic
After the resolution is passed by the committee, the formal
debate ends and the motion to table the topic(end the
topic) is passed.

Entertainment
A delegate can ask another delegate or the chair and cochair to dance or sing or do anything.

POINTS

There are five points:
1.

Point of personal privilege

Point
3. Point
4. Point
5. Point
2.

to parliamentary inquiry
to clarification
to information
of order

Point of personal privilege
A delegate may raise a point of personal privilege in
order to inform the chairperson of a physical
discomfort he or she is experiencing, such as not
being able to hear another delegate’s speech.

Point to parliamentary inquiry
A point of parliamentary inquiry can be raised when the
floor is open (i.e. when no other delegate is speaking) in
order to ask the chair a question regarding the rules of
procedure.

Point to clarification
Point of clarification is raised when the delegate wishes
to clarify his doubt about the speech that has recently
been given by some other delegate.

Point of order
A point of order is used when a delegate feels that the
speaker has said something wrong and wants to
oppose his statement. If the delegates objection is in
order the speaker has to take his words back .

Point to information
A delegate raises a point of information during the
speech of a speaker in order to pose a question to a
speaker during a formal...
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