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lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014

GLOBAL CLASSROOMS MOTIONS

Motions

Description

What do you say?

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name)...

Interrupt speaker?

Vote required? If yes, what majority?

Motion to Open the Speakers List
Allows delegates to sign up for the Speakers List by raising their placards.
“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) moves to open the Speakers List.”
No
Yes, simple majority required
Motion to Set the Speaker’s Time
Specifies the time allowed for speeches during caucusing.

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) moves to set a speaker’s time of (x) (usually >2 minutes).
No
Yes, simple majority required
Motion to Suspend Debate
(for a moderated or unmoderated caucus)
Enters into informal debate. A specific time must be included.
“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) moves to suspend debate for the purpose of a moderated/unmoderated caucus for (x) minutes.”
No
Yes, simple majority required
Motion to Close Debate
Ends debate and moves into voting procedure.

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) motions to end debate on the topic of (x).”
No
Yes, 2/3 majority required
Adjourn Debate
Ends the meeting for a specific purpose (e.g. lunch, dinner, etc.)
“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) motions to adjourn the debate for the purpose of (x).”
No
Yes, simple majority required

Points

Description

What do you say?

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name)...

Interrupt speaker?

Vote required? If Yes, What majority?

Point of Personal Privilege
Addresses any personal discomfort (e.g. can’t hear, room is too hot...)
“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) has a point of personal privilege...”
Yes
No
Point of Order
Addresses a procedural matter. Doesn’t allow delegate to speak on the topic of debate.

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) has a point of order...”

Yes
No
Point of Inquiry
Addresses any clarification of parliamentary procedure.

“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) has a point of inquiry...”

No
No
Point of Information
Addresses other delegates to ask them questions about speeches and draft resolutions.
“Honorable Chair, (Country Name) has a point of information...”
No
No


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