Main Rules and Procedures for CIMUN

PREPARATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

1. All Delegates must read the background papers

2. All Delegates must prepare individual clauses or full resolutions for their respective committees

3. Position papers are optional, yet recommended. 

4. Concerning the GA we highly urge experienced debaters to prepare clauses/resolutions (Note that we will have lobbying time for the GA on the final day)

5. In order to be part of CIMUN 2019 you are required to be 14 years old at the time of the CIMUN conference

 

DEBATE RULES 

The CIMUN team will explain specific rules if needed, but we urge delegates to research procedure.  The following link is very useful (note that only sections 4 & 5 are directly linked to what we will be using, yet the rest gives clear ideas into what MUN atmosphere is like): http://bestdelegate.com/mun-made-easy-how-to-get-started-with-model-united-nations/

 

SECRETARIAT

1. The Secretariat (Secretary General & Deputy-Secretary Generals) holds ultimate control over the Rules of Procedure

2. The Secretariat may intervene in debate if necessary, and shall assist chairs if required, and supervise the conference as a whole. 

 

CHAIRS

1. There will be a Head Chair for each committee, who holds absolute power over said committee. 

2. It is the responsibility of Chairs to control the debate and ensure the procedures are followed properly.

3. Chairs declare opening, closing, voting, and rights to converse for their committee.

4. Chairs may enforce Points and Motions, if deemed constructive, directing the committee towards consensus. 

5. Chairs are responsible to the Secretariat. 


LANGUAGE
1. English is the official and working language of the CIMUN conference, therefore, during any and all committee time English must be the default.

2. This includes note passing.  Staff should not pass notes in a language other than English. 


DRESS CODE

1. It is a requirement for all delegates, chairs, staff, and for the secretariat to adorn with formal western attire (with the exclusion of the social event).


USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES
1. Electronic devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops, may be used during the debate - if, and only if - their usage is productive and occurs during Unmoderated Caucuses. 

 

ATTENDANCE

1. The acting authority (the Secretariat for the General Assembly and ceremonies, and Chairs for their respective committees) will call in alphabetical order on all member states to verify attendance.  If in committee, and if a delegate responds with 'present and voting' rather than solely 'present' that delegate loses the right to abstain during that session.

2. If any delegations are late to their committee meetings, they will write explanatory notes to the acting chair.

 

Further rules concerning points, voting procedure, and other features of the debate will be clarified, if necessary, by the chairs. 

 

The above list was inspired from MuniMUN's page: http://munimun.org/rules-of-procedure/# 

 

Ad Hoc Procedure:  All special councils follow this procedure.  In CIMUN 2019, this will only be the Security Council.

The only different between normal procedures and Ad Hoc procedures, is that in a normal committee initial lobbying time will be used to create a resolution for the topic, which will then be debated on.  In Ad Hoc, individual clauses will be drafted during lobbying time, and before the conference, and will be debated individually to build up a resolution by the end of the debate.