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Preparing for the Conference

Please note that “How to Help MUN Delegates Become Prepared” has been posted with the author’s permission. Please do not distribute by any means without the author’s permission. MUNiSC officially adopts guidelines provides by Uday Rai Mehra.

MUNiSC follows a specific format for the resolution. Please download “MUNiSC Resolution Guidelines” to see the format.

During the Conference

There is a dress code that all delegates are required to follow. Students are required to dress in business attire during conference hours.

Men must wear a suit coat and tie. Men may remove their suit coat while seated; however, they must be wearing their suit coat before making any points of information or taking the floor for a speech.

Women are encouraged to also wear business suits; however, other formal business attire including a dress or skirt separates are permitted. Ladies should not wear low cut or sleeveless tops and should ensure that all skirts and dresses are a professional length. Hairstyles, makeup, and jewelry should also reflect the seriousness of the occasion.

  • Point of Clarification: questions regarding unclear wordings, definitions, and abbreviations on the resolution
  • Point of Information: questions regarding the content of the resolution
  • Requests for Follow-ups: further questions following the point of information
  • Point of Parliamentary Inquiry: questions regarding the procedural matter
  • Point of Information to the Chair: questions to the chair for clarification of procedure or a statement
  • Point of Personal Privilege: questions regarding the well-being of the delegates (ex. council’s physical environment, audibility)
  • Point of Order: questions asked to the chair regarding parliamentary procedure with which the chair has mistaken
  • Motion to Move into Previous Question: motion to move into next debate procedure
  • Motion to Suspend the Meeting: motion to extend the debate time
  • Motion to Divide the House: motion to restrict abstention privileges in voting procedures
Best Delegate Research

This link is a compilation of research links that are organized by topics. Topics include national security, human rights, and more.

 

AMUN Research

This link is also a compilation of research links, but it isn’t as organized. There are three main groups – links to UN organs and documents, links to UN bodies and organizations, and links outside of the UN.

 

BBC News World

The BBC is a news center that consistently demonstrates accuracy and easy readability. If delegates are looking for news articles, this source is one to consider.

 

UN News

What better place to go for information than the UN website itself? This part of the website is dedicated to world news, and its articles are generally more brief and concise.

 

CIA World Factbook

The CIA World Factbook has information on virtually every country in the world. The information includes facts such as literacy rates or the size of the country, and it includes descriptions of the countries background and history. When researching information on your delegation, this site will be helpful in providing what you might need to know.

 

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