Committee is split up into four main phases so try to go through every of them and say basic. This is a short and simple list that you can use:
-Speakers List. The speakers list is where delegates usually begin and is usually used to discuss opinions rather than foster debate. During these, it is necessary to define your countries opinion on the topics discussed in the background guide.
-Moderated Caucuses. Moderated caucuses usually immediately follow Speakers Lists, and encourage more back and forth debate. Speakers usually speak from their seats about a set topic and the speaking time is less than that of a Speakers List. During these, you should be arguing as to why your countries policy/your solutions should be carried forward with.
-Un-moderated Caucuses. Unmods are used to form blocks and write working papers. Most of the time, motions for unmods take place after a few moderated caucuses when clear opinions have already been stated. During these you should either be convincing others to work with your block, negotiating mergers, or writing your working papers.
-Voting. Voting procedure is typically the last portion of committee, and is invoked by a motion. Working papers become draft resolutions when introduced, and then, if passed, become resolutions.
3.Parliamentary Procedure explanation
First role should be that they are not allowed to use pronouns like I or my. Instead, they’ll be following Parliamentary Procedure. Since you will most likely be representing a nation, it is important to express beliefs on behalf of your nation. For example, “The United States is a strong supporter of the conservation of resources.” Parliamentary procedure also includes:
-Points of Inquiry: These are used if you have a question about an aspect of committee you don’t understand.
-Points of Personal Privilege. These are used if you experience some sort of discomfort such as the inability to hear a delegate, you would kindly bring this up to the chair.
-Points of Order.These are used if you believe there was a mistake made in the rules of procedure.
-Motions.Motions are used mainly to transition between stages of committee. For example, motions are used to move into a moderated caucus or to move into voting procedure. They can also be used to open and suspend debate and various other things that vary from conference to conference.
4.Enjoy your experience!
Don't forget to enjoy your time and make the most of it. Going to your first conference can be intimidating. More, if it’s your first time doing public speaking, you will most likely be very nervous. That doesn't mean you can’t enjoy yourself! There is nothing more rewarding than finishing your first conference with a bunch of information that will help improve you as a delegate but also increase your chances at success in the future. And that's the purpose of its all, I guess!
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