Algeria Model United Nations Rules of Procedures
It is extremely important to develop a thorough working knowledge of the rules,
including when they should be introduced, and in what capacity
The rules of procedure are enforced to facilitate the efficient workings of the committee, not to hinder them. Therefore, the Secretary General, Chairs and directors reserve the right to rule motions out of order which may be considered dilatory or disruptive to the committee proceedings. In this respect, one of the quickest ways for a delegate to
alienate him/herself within a committee is to be labeled as someone who attempts to disrupt committee proceedings with the introduction of redundant, inappropriate, or time-consuming motions.
Procedure is a vital aspect of Model UN. In committee, there are very specific guidelines that must be adhered to when one wants to make an action. While rules of procedure vary from conference to conference, the following document explains the parliamentary procedure at AMUN. Parliamentary procedure is the language through which you will communicate during the conference. The following guide is a “translation”
and explains each rule in a few different ways. First, the “context” describes what the function of the rule is.Second, the “when” explains the time that the rule is used. Third, a “comment” is provided if there is another part of the rule. And lastly, the “best used for” explains the best time for a rule to be used.
A motion is used in committee when a delegate wants to have an action passed that affects the entire committee. Like the name suggests, “motion,” as in “moving,” means that you are “moving” towards an action (this may help you remember).