BDMUN 2022 Rules Of Procedure

BDMUN follows HMUN Rules Of Procedure.

Please make note of the following:

1. If any delegate or observer is found to be behaving in an inappropriate manner, he/she can be barred from the session or for the complete conference by the Chairperson(s)/Secretary General whose decision on such matters is final and binding.

2. The Chairpersons also have sweeping powers bestowed upon him/her and his/her decision is final and binding in all matters concerning debate.

3. In case of any further dispute, a formal written request must be made to the Secretary-General at (and the Deputy Secretary General at The decision made by the Secretary-General in all matters will be final and binding.

Awards Policy

We at BDMUN are primarily concerned with providing each delegate an enjoyable and educational experience. We believe firmly that this conference is an opportunity for students to learn about international relations, public speaking, and the challenges of high-stakes diplomacy through first-hand experience. Above all else, we hope that delegates leave the conference as better informed global citizens who are better able to engage others in conversations about important world issues than when they first arrived. However, we also value the recognition of students and delegations that have contributed to the conference in exemplary ways. At Closing Ceremonies, the Secretariat will announce individual and delegation awards. Each committee Director, in consultation with his or her committee staff, will determine individual awards on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Ability to work with and persuade other delegates through in-depth explanations and convincing arguments;
  • Quality of position papers and attendance at all committee sessions;
  • Adherence to all BDMUN policies;
  • Exhibition of a desire to compromise, while adhering to the policies and interests of the assigned individual or country;
  • Ability to develop and convey pragmatic and actionable solutions, both orally and in written form;
  • Exhibition of an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the topic area(s); and,
  • Skill and effectiveness in caucusing, resolution-writing, and debate.

One Best Delegate, two Outstanding Delegates, two Honorable Mentions and two verbal mentions in each of the committees. The Secretariat will determine delegation awards on the basis of delegations’ overall performances.

Plagiarism Policy

The open exchange of ideas plays a crucial role in debate. However, it is important for all delegates to acknowledge clearly when they have relied upon or incorporated the work of others. It is expected that all materials submitted to the committee staff before and during the conference will be the delegates’ own work. Delegates should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from any information derived from sources through the proper citation of all quoted and paraphrased material. Delegates who are in any doubt should consult their faculty advisor, Director, and/or Under-Secretary-General before the work is prepared or submitted.

Any delegates suspected of committing an act of plagiarism will be subject to an investigation that is reported to faculty advisors and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including reduced consideration or ineligibility for awards, expulsion from the conference, and/or disqualification from future attendance at any Model United Nations conference. All materials submitted to the dais will be vetted through our sophisticated plagiarism program. Any suspicions regarding an infraction of the plagiarism policy should be brought to the immediate attention of the committee Director. Failure to report known instances of plagiarism may be subject to the same repercussions as directly committing plagiarism

Position Papers

Background of the Topic

  • In your country’s opinion, what are the main elements of the problem?
  • What are the roots of those elements?

Position taken by your delegation

  • What are your national interests in the situation?
  • What are your nation’s policies on the topic?
  • What steps would you like to see taken to deal with the problem and how can your nation contribute to the same?

Proposed Solutions

  • What does your nation believe needs to be done to solve the problem?
  • What do you predict will be the main opposition to your proposals?

Position papers should roughly adhere to the above form, with the Country, the Committee, and the Topic included at the top. Please limit your paper to one single-spaced typed page.

Precedence of Motions

Motions will be considered in the following order of preference. If a point or motion is on the floor, points or motions lower on this list are out of order.

  1. Parliamentary Points
    1. Points that may interrupt a speaker:
      1. Points of Personal Privilege (Rule 25)
      2. Points of Order (Rule 26)
    2. Points in order only when the floor is open, i.e. Points of Parliamentary Inquiry (Rule 27)
  2. Procedural motions that are not debatable:
    1. Adjournment of the Meeting (Rule 17)
    2. Suspension of the Meeting (Rule 17)
    3. Unmoderated Caucus (Rule 14)
    4. Moderated Caucus (Rule 15)
    5. Motion to change the speaking time (Rule 21)
    6. Introduction of a draft resolution g. Introduction of an amendment
  3. Procedural motions that are applicable to a resolution or amendment under consideration: reorder before division
    1. Closure of Debate (Rule 16)
    2. Postponement of Debate (Rule 18)
    3. Reordering Resolutions (Rule 33)
    4. Division of the Question (Rule 32)
  4. Substantive motions:
    1. Amendments (Rule 31)
    2. Resolution (Rules 29-30)
  5. Other procedural motions, e.g. Resumption of Debate (Rule 18)

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