MUN (Model United Nations) is a simulation of the real United Nations. A group of students from the same school band together to represent a country, or 'delegation', where individual students are 'delegates'.
The debate is conducted within two sets of bodies: the General Assembly and the Committees. The committees are usually composed of one delegate per delegation, so they are much smaller than the General Assembly. They focus on one particular group of issues, such as human rights or disarmament. The exception is the Security Council; here, there are only 15 countries represented and almost any topic could come up. The most common are those relating to international peace and security.
A resolution writing guide for HABSMUN 2020 can be found here.
Rules for resolutions and lobbying for HABSMUN 2020 can be found here here.
|Motion name||May interrupt a speaker||Requires a second||Can be overriden by a single objection||Discretion of the chair|
|Motion to extend debate time||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Motion to move to the previous question||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Motion to divide the house.||These will no longer be entertained because delegates cannot be forced to vote on the final resolution|
|Motion for a re-vote||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Point name||May interrupt a speaker||Requires a second||Can be overriden by a single objection||Discretion of the chair|
|Point of Personal Privilege||Yes||No||No||No|
|Point of Order||No||No||No||No|
|Point of Information to the Chair||No||No||No||No|
|Point of Information to the Speaker||No||No||No||Yes|
All delegates must be in appropriate dress when speaking, and all speakers should have their jackets on when speaking. Delegates are not permitted to dress in the attire of their delegation, although small pin badges are allowed.
All language should be appropriate to debate and parliamentary. Swearing and personal insults will not be tolerated at HASBMUN 2020 and will result in punishment. When saying something, we recommend that you consider "Is this diplomatic language?"