Decision Making Stages During Conferences
Debate, Negotiation, and Taking Action are the three stages of Decision Making at the MMUN.
|MMUN Committee (Debate)||The Bureau will open the committee session and introduce the pre-set agenda, speaking time, and speaker’s list.|
|Meeting (Debate)||Delegates deliver a speech explaining their country’s position and solution on their committee’s topic. The order is pre-set when position papers are received. Delegates seeking to reply to a speech or be added to the speaker’s list may send a note to the Bureau.|
|Consultations (Negotiation)||Informal Consultations: Delegates will break up into working groups (beginning in their regional groups) within their committee to draft a resolution, and eventually merge to combine their resolution with the other working groups.
Formal Consultations: Delegates stay in their seats and the chair moderates a formal discussion. Time limits are set on both speaking time and general length. The delegate stands to speak and no formal addressing of the chair is required.
Formal Consultation for the Purpose of a Line-by-Line Review: the process in which draft resolutions are edited in a line-by-line review. The Chair will accept objections and specific changes from delegates. It has neither a general time limit nor a speaking time limit during the review.
|The Delegates will then choose a Closing Bureau (3 delegates) to represent committee and present the draft resolutions at the Closing ceremony.
The Closing Bureau will introduce final draft resolution(s) with the aim of adoption by consensus. If at least one Member State objects, then the draft resolution is put to a vote. Non-sponsors may have the chance to explain their position or vote before/after action is taken.
|MMUN Closing (Taking Action)||The resolution(s) are formally adopted by the entire General Assembly. The MMUN Executive Director will then ceremonially close the session.|