Motions

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Note that the following motin=ons are the general procedure and may differ from conference to conference and therefore, we highly advice you to read the cnference manual of each conference

 

Motion for the Adjournment of the Meeting

A Delegate may motion for the Adjournment of the meeting to suspend all committee activities until the next scheduled meeting time. The Chair may rule the Motion out of order without possibility of appeal or put it to vote.

 

Motion for the Adjournment of the Session

A Delegate may Motion for the Adjournment of the Session to suspend all committee activities for the duration of the conference. The Chair may rule the Motion out of order without possibility of appeal or put it to vote. In the event that a chair approves this, there should be two (2) speakers for and two (2) speakers against and the motion will require a 2/3 majority to pass.

 

Motion for a Moderated Caucus

A Delegate may Motion for a Moderated Caucus thereby suggesting a change from formal debate to moderated informal debate. A Delegate who moves for Moderated Caucus must suggest a time length of the caucus, speaking time and justification for the Motion. The Chair may suggest a more appropriate caucus length or speaking time or may rule the Moderated Caucus out of order without possibility of appeal. If the Motion passes, the committee will enter informal debate whereby the Chair will recognize Delegates who raise their placards to speak about the issue at hand.

 

Motion to Extend the Moderated Caucus

A Delegate may Motion to Extend the Moderated Caucus if he/she feels that additional time would benefit committee work. The Delegate moving for an Extension of the Moderated Caucus must suggest a length for the extension. The Chair may suggest a more appropriate caucus length or speaking time and put it to vote or may rule the Motion out of order without possibility of appeal.

 

Motion for an Un moderated Caucus

A Delegate may Motion for an unmoderated Caucus thereby suggesting a change from Formal to Informal debate. The Delegate who makes this motion must suggest a length and justification for the un moderated Caucus. The Chair may suggest a more appropriate caucus length and put it to vote or may rule the unmoderated Caucus out of order without possibility of appeal. Once the Motion has passed, the committee will depart from the Speaker’s List and Delegates will carry an informal discussion on the topic specified in the Motion.

 

Motion to Extend the Un moderated Caucus

A Delegate may Motion to Extend the Un moderated Caucus if he/she feels that additional time would benefit the work of the committee. The Delegate who moves for an Extension of

Un moderated Caucus must suggest a length for the extension. The Chair may suggest a more appropriate caucus length and put it to vote or may rule the Extension of the Un moderated Caucus out of order without the possibility of appeal.

 

Motion to Appeal

As laid out in section 2.1.2.3, should a Motion to Appeal be made, the Chair will have the right to defend his/her ruling. The Motion will then be put to a vote at the committee in question. A Chair can be overruled by a two-thirds (2/3) majority resulting from this vote

 

Motion to Table Debate

A Delegate may motion to Table Debate in order to end debate on a substantive issue without voting on any Draft Resolutions that may be on the floor. If the Chair rules the Motion in order, two (2) Delegates shall speak in favour and two (2) Delegates shall speak against before proceeding with a vote.

 

Motion to Close Debate

A Delegate may Motion to Close Debate in order to end debate on a substantive issue whereby the committee will enter voting procedure on all amendments and Draft Resolutions presented to the floor. If the Chair rules the Motion in order, there will be only two (2) Delegates speaking against the Motion. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote is required to pass the Motion to close debate.

 

Motion to Re-Open the Speakers List

In the event that a Speakers List has been closed and not exhausted, a Delegate may Motion to Reopen the Speaker’s List to allow for additional names to be placed on the List. If the Chair rules the Motion in order, there will be a simple majority vote required to pass.

 

Motion for no confidence

If a Delegate is clearly misrepresenting either deliberately or by lack of preparation his/her country, or is disruptive, Delegates may Motion for no confidence of the Delegate in question. The Chair may not rule the Motion out of order. If the Motion is in order, the Delegate in question will have two (2) minutes to explain his/her conduct and the delegate that proposed will also receive a minute to point his case and then 2 speeches will be given for or against and will be voted upon. A delegate that is censured will be prohibited from speaking for the remainder of the conference.

 

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