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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LON Assembly Flow of Debate and Rules of Procedures Roll Call Debate The Chairperson will announceeach country's name. After delegates hear their country,they should answer "present." Closing debate and voting Setting the Agenda When committee have more than one topic available, the body must set the agendato begin working on one of these issues. At this time a delegate typically makes a motion, stating "The country of [name] moves to place [topic A] first on the agenda, followed by [topic B] and then [topic C]." Once the motion has been made, three delegations must speak in favor of the motion, and three other delegations will speak against it. These speeches should alternate between those in favor and those opposed. Once these six speeches have been given, a vote is taken. Setting the agenda requires a simple majority vote. Formal Debate (a) During formal debate, the staff maintains a speakers listand delegates speak in the order they are listed. At thistime, delegates have an opportunity to share their views with the entire committee. Delegates make speeches, answer questions, and introduce and debate resolutions and amendments. Formal debate is important to the committee's work. 1a. When the session begins, speeches focus on stating country positions and offering recommendations for action.2a. After blocs have met, speeches focus on describing bloc positions to the entire body.3a. Delegates now make statements describing their draft resolutions to the committee.4a. Delegates try to garner more support through formal speeches and invite others to offer their ideas.5a. Delegates make statements supporting or disagreeing with specific draft resolutions.6a. Delegates present any amendments they have created. 1b. After several countries state their positions, the committee breaks for caucuses (often in blocs) to develop regional positions.2b. Writing begins as countries work together to compose draft resolutions.3b. Countries and groups meet to gather support for specific draft resolutions.4b. Delegates finalize draft resolutions.5b. Draft-resolution sponsors build greater support for their resolution and look to incorporate others ideas through friendly amendments. Informal Debate (b) Informal debate involves discussionoutside of the speakers 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. Once the speakers list is exhausted, the committeemoves to voting. Also, once a delegate feels that the countrys position is clear and that there are enough draft resolutions on the floor, he or she may make a motion to proceed into voting procedure by moving for the closure of debate. When closing is approved, the committee moves into voting procedure.
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