rules of procedure

Roll Call

The Chairperson will announce each delegates name. After delegates hear their name, they should answer "present."

Setting the Agenda

At the beginning of the first committee session, the Chairperson will read out loud the topic of the committee and deliver a short two to three minute speech regarding his own opinion on the topic. This will provide delegates with a more professional insight of the topic.


Formal Debate

Formal debate revolves around a speakers list. The Chair begins by asking all delegates interested in addressing the other members to raise their placards. The Chair then chooses delegates to be placed on the speaker's list. Each delegate may only be on the speaker's list once, but delegates may add their name to the end of the list after their speech.

  • When the session begins, speeches focus on stating the delegates positions and offering recommendations for action.
  • After blocs have met, speeches focus on describing bloc positions to the entire body.
  • Delegates now make statements describing their draft resolutions to the committee.
  • Delegates try to garner more support through formal speeches and invite others to offer their ideas.
  • Delegates make statements supporting or disagreeing with specific draft resolutions.
  • Delegates present any amendments they have created.

Informal Debate

Informal debate involves discussion outside of the speaker's list. During moderated caucuses, the Chair calls on delegates one-by-one so that each can address the committee in short speeches. During unmoderated caucuses, the committee breaks for a temporary recess so that delegates may meet with each other and discuss ideas.

Moderated Caucus

During a caucus, which is a temporary recess, the rules of procedure are suspended. To go to a moderated caucus, a delegate makes a motion to suspend debate and the committee votes. Caucusing helps to facilitate discussion, especially when there is a long speakers list. A moderated caucus is a mixture of both formal and informal debate. Anyone may speak if they raise their placard and are called on by the Chair.

Unmoderated Caucus

In an unmoderated caucus, delegates meet informally with one another and the committee staff to discuss and negotiate draft resolutions, amendments, and other issues.


2/3 majority is needed to pass a resolution. Abstentions are not allowed at Impact Summit 2020. Delegates states his vote by raising placard with his/her name.

Points and Motions

Point of Information- questions which are directly asked the speaker. The delegate must get recognition from the chair before proceeding with his question.

Point of Personal Privilege- if the delegate does not feel comfortable due to the room temperature or other similar circumstances, he raises this point to the chair

Point of Parliamentary Inquiry- This point is raised when a violation of the rules of procedure occurs by a chair or delegate

Motion To Extend the Question Time- if delegate feels that during the Impact Assembly more questions are necessary he can raise this motion. Whether this motion is approved by the chair depends on the time scheduled for each speaker.

Motion for a Roll Call Vote- Votes which are determined by the roll call, not by count

Motion To Approach the Chair- This motion can only be raised during the Impact Assembly if the delegate feels that a clarification or explanation of a certain issue is necessary from the chair

Motion for an Unmoderated Caucus During the Impact Assembly- This motion is raised when delegates feel that a certain discussion after the introduction of each resolution occurs is necessary. It is approved only if time allows.

Motion To Pause the Debate- This motion is raised when the lunch break is scheduled

Motion for a moderated Caucus: if a delegate raises this motion he must set the topic of the moderated Caucus and time which he wants to spend on discussing it

sample position paper

Position papers have to be submitted two weeks prior the conference

Committee: Impact 1

Topic: Equipment of Education Facilities 

Name: Peter Drew

Nationality: United States of America

Date: 10th of February 

Equipment of Education Facilities is a topic addressed by the United Nations as part of the 4th Sustainable Development Goal, Quality Education. In many less economically developed countries, schools lack the necessary equipment to facilitate good quality education. The issue is more complex than it seems and it has to be addressed with a caution, as many policies which are supposed to improve the situation, cannot be implemented in many countries due to lack of opportunity. As a result it is important to find a global solution which will establish a save space at schools with equipment that schools can use to deepen the school curriculum. 

Firstly it is important to mention that through Improving the equipment of education facilities we can build human security through resilience of youth. Human Security is needed nowadays to avoid the growing issues of poverty, ethnic violence, international terrorism, health pandemics, and sudden economic and financial downturns. To achieve human Sustainable Uses for Nuclear Energy security in each country, the development of a resilient youth is needed. The estimated homicide count of world increase in past 10 years by 6.1%. It happens because of the lack of education, thus affecting the aggression percentage in several developing countries. The Literate rate of the World Population is about 86% in 2016, increased by 4% every 5 years. The growth rate for the world GDP was about 3.6% in 2018. As observed in Canada, the better literacy shows better annual earnings in a country. We could see that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1% in 2016 (71 million young people) which are three times more likely to be unemployed that adults. The reason for this is that many young people do not get the education from their school that they require. 

In order to tackle this topic we have to find a solution that extends the common phrase “ensure more funding from the government”. Even though funding is an important part of our desired solution, it’s not everything. My proposal is simple however at the same time requires the change in thinking of people. We need to establish a clear model of education in less economically developed countries, which will be monitored by the UNDP and local government and which will require the same equipment at all schools. At the moment in many countries private schools have much more developed facilities than local schools. By creating one model, this would dismiss the gap and would offer to students the opportunity to develop their talents and abilities. As it would be monitored by UNDP, it would be possible to interconnect with local schools volunteers and investors which would help to cover the necessary costs. 

Moreover it’s essential to create a more functioning network of volunteers which would get in touch with certain schools in certain areas and help them achieve all their goals. Despite the fact that it already exists in many countries, we can establish an official adoption of schools program. The person who would adopt a local school in less economically developed country would have the obligation to support the students at that school and help them find sufficient sponsorship and investments. In order to be to dismiss the possibility of misusage of the money from the person who adopts certain school, the program would be monitored by the United Nations.

For the first time in history, the world has reached the record as the home for the largest generation of young people, for total 1.8 billion and close to 90% of them live in developing countries. This is the reason why we need to update the school system and ensure that all schools have the necessary equipment they need. I encourage all delegates to speak up and propose ideas which might change the lives of millions of people.