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Rules of Procedure

RULES OF PROCEDURE
OF THE GLOBAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
RULES OF PROCEDURE


I. AGENDA
REGULAR SESSIONS


Provisional agenda


Rule 1

The provisional agenda for the Global Model United Nations (GMUN) conference shall be drawn up by the GMUN Secretary-General and communicated to all delegations at least two months before the opening of the conference. 

Rule 2


The provisional agenda of the conference shall include:
(a) Reports on the theme selected for each conference; and,
(b) All items which the GMUN Secretary-General deems it necessary to put before the GMUN General Assembly.

Adoption of the agenda


Rule 3


At each conference the provisional agenda shall be submitted to the GMUN General Assembly for approval during the opening session.


II. DELEGATIONS

 
Composition


Rule 4


The delegation of a Member shall consist of not more than six representatives.


III. PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENTS


Elections


Rule 5


Unless the GMUN General Assembly decides otherwise, the GMUN General Assembly shall elect a President and five Vice-Presidents at least three months before the opening of the conference over which they are to preside. In the election of the President of the GMUN General Assembly and the Vice-Presidents consideration shall be given to distribute these offices to the extent possible among the following regions to ensure the representative character of the GMUN General Committee: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Europe and other States. The terms of office shall begin on the date they are elected and shall end when new officials presiding over the GMUN General Assembly are elected for the next conference. Should a member cease to belong to the GMUN General Committee before his or her term of office expires, a by-election shall be held separately to elect a new member for the unexpired term.


Acting President


Rule 6


If the President finds it necessary to be absent during a meeting or any part thereof, he or she shall designate one of the Vice-Presidents to take his place.


Rule 7


A Vice-President acting as President shall have the same powers and duties as the President.


General powers of the President


Rule 8


In addition to exercising the powers conferred upon him or her elsewhere by these rules, the President shall declare the opening and closing of each plenary meeting of the session, direct the discussions in plenary meeting, ensure observance of these rules, accord the right to speak, put questions and announce decisions. He shall rule on points of order and, subject to these rules, shall have complete control of the proceedings at any meeting and over the maintenance of order thereat. The President may, in the course of the discussion of an item, propose to the GMUN General Assembly the limitation of the time to be allowed to speakers, the limitation of the number of times each representative may speak, the closure of the list of speakers or the closure of the debate. He may also propose the suspension or the adjournment of the meeting or the adjournment of the debate on the item under discussion.


Rule 9


The President, in the exercise of his or her functions, remains under the authority of the GMUN General Assembly.


The President shall not vote


Rule 10


The President, or a Vice-President acting as President, shall not vote but shall designate another member of his or her delegation to vote in his place.


IV. GMUN GENERAL COMMITTEE


Composition


Rule 11


The GMUN General Committee shall comprise the President of the GMUN General Assembly, who shall preside, and the five Vice-Presidents and the Chairpersons of the its Main Committees (i.e., First, Second, Third and Fourth). No two members of the GMUN General Committee shall be members of the same delegation, and it shall be so constituted as to ensure its representative character. Chairpersons of other committees upon which all Members have the right to be represented and which are established by the GMUN General Assembly to meet during the conference shall be entitled to attend meetings of the GMUN General Committee and may participate without vote in the discussions.


Substitute members


Rule 12


If a Vice-President of the GMUN General Assembly finds it necessary to be absent during a meeting of the GMUN General Committee, he may designate a member of his or her delegation to take his or her place. The Chairperson of a Main Committee shall, in case of absence, designate the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee to take his or her place. A Vice-Chairperson shall not have the right to vote if he or she is of the same delegation as another member of the GMUN General Committee.


Functions


Rule 13


The GMUN General Committee shall, prior to the conference, consider the provisional agenda and make recommendations to the GMUN General Assembly with regard to each item proposed.


Rule 14


The GMUN General Committee shall assist the President and the GMUN General Assembly in drawing up the agenda for each plenary meeting, in determining the priority of its items and in coordinating the proceedings of all committees of the Assembly. It shall assist the President in the general conduct of the work of the GMUN General Assembly which falls within the competence of the President. It shall not, however, decide any political question.


Rule 15


The GMUN General Committee shall meet to review the progress of the GMUN General Assembly and its committees and to make recommendations for furthering such progress. It shall also meet at such other times as the President deems necessary or upon the request of any other of its members.


Revision of the form of resolutions


Rule 16


The GMUN General Committee may revise the resolutions adopted by the GMUN General Assembly, changing their form but not their substance. Any such changes shall be reported to the GMUN General Assembly for its consideration.


V. SECRETARIAT


Duties of the GMUN Secretary-General


Rule 17


The GMUN Secretary-General shall act in that capacity in all meetings of the GMUN General Assembly and its committees. He or she may designate a member of the Secretariat to act in his or her place at these meetings.

Rule 18


The GMUN Secretary-General shall provide and direct the staff required by the GMUN General Assembly and its Main committees.


Duties of the Secretariat


Rule 19


The Secretariat shall receive, translate, print and distribute documents, reports and resolutions of the GMUN General Assembly, its committees and its organs; interpret speeches made at the meetings; prepare, print and circulate the records of the session; have the custody and proper preservation of the documents in the archives of the GMUN General Assembly; distribute all documents of the Assembly to the delegations representing Member States in the conference, and, generally, perform all other work which the Assembly may require.


Notification under Article 12 of the Charter


Rule 20


In instances when the GMUN Security Council is simulated, the GMUN Secretary-General, with the consent of the GMUN Security Council, shall notify the GMUN General Assembly of any matters relative to the maintenance of international peace and security which are being dealt with by the GMUN Security Council.


VI. LANGUAGES


Official and working languages


Rule 21


English and French will be both the official and the working languages of the GMUN General Assembly and its committees. This rule is subject to change depending on the location of the conference.


Interpretation


Rule 22


Speeches made in one of these working languages of the GMUN General Assembly shall be interpreted into the other working language during Plenary and Main Committee meetings.


Languages of the Journal of the Global Model United Nations


Rule 23


During the sessions of the GMUN General Assembly, the Journal of the Global Model United Nations shall be published in the working languages of the Assembly.


Languages of resolutions and other documents


Rule 24


All resolutions and other documents shall be published in the working languages of the GMUN General Assembly.


VII. RECORDS


Records of meetings


Rule 25


The GMUN General Assembly shall decide upon the form of the records of the meetings of the Main Committees
Resolutions.


Rule 26


Resolutions adopted by the GMUN General Assembly shall be communicated by the GMUN Secretary-General to the delegations representing Member States within fifteen days after the close of the conference.


VIII. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MEETINGS OF THE GMUN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ITS COMMITTEES AND ITS SUBCOMMITTEES


General principles


Rule 27


The meetings of the GMUN General Assembly and its Main Committees shall be held in public unless the organ concerned decides that exceptional circumstances require that the meeting be held in private.


Private meetings


Rule 28


All decisions of the GMUN General Assembly taken at a private meeting shall be announced at the next public meeting of the Assembly. At the close of each private meeting of the Main Committees, the Chairperson may issue a communiqué through the GMUN Secretary-General.


IX. MINUTE OF SILENT PRAYER OR MEDITATION


Invitation to silent prayer or meditation


Rule 29


Immediately after the opening of the first plenary meeting and immediately preceding the closing of the final plenary meeting of each session of the GMUN General Assembly, the President shall invite the representatives to observe one minute of silence dedicated to prayer or meditation.


X. PLENARY MEETINGS
CONDUCT OF BUSINESS


Reference to committees


Rule 30


The GMUN General Assembly shall not, unless it decides otherwise, make a final decision upon any item on the agenda until it has received the report of a committee on that item.


Discussion of reports of Main Committees


Rule 31


Discussion of a report of a Main Committee in a plenary meeting of the GMUN General Assembly shall take place if at least one third of the members present and voting at the plenary meeting consider such a discussion to be necessary. Any proposal to this effect shall not be debated but shall be immediately put to the vote.


Quorum


Rule 32


The President may declare a meeting open and permit the debate to proceed when at least one third of the members of the GMUN General Assembly are present. The presence of a majority of the members shall be required for any decision to be taken. The members of the GMUN General Assembly are defined in terms of the number of delegations that are participating in the Global Model UN conference which may at times be less than the full membership of the United Nations. In those instances the required number for a quorum and a majority will be determined by the number of participating delegations.


Speeches


Rule 33


No representative may address the GMUN General Assembly without having previously obtained the permission of the President. The President shall call upon speakers in the order in which they signify their desire to speak. The President may call a speaker to order if his or her remarks are not relevant to the subject under
discussion.


Precedence


Rule 34


The Chairperson and the Rapporteur of a GMUN Main committee may be accorded precedence for the purpose of explaining the conclusions arrived at by their committee.


Statements by the Secretariat


Rule 35


The GMUN Secretary-General, or a member of the Secretariat designated by him or her as his or her representative, may at any time make either oral or written statements to the GMUN General Assembly concerning any question under consideration by it.


Points of order


Rule 36


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may rise to a point of order, and the point of order shall be immediately decided by the President in accordance with the rules of procedure. A representative may appeal against the ruling of the President. The appeal shall be immediately put to the vote, and the President’s ruling shall stand unless overruled by a majority of the members present and voting. A representative rising to a point of order may not speak on the substance of the matter under discussion.


Time limit on speeches


Rule 37


The GMUN General Assembly may limit the time to be allowed to each speaker and the number of times each representative may speak on any question. Before a decision is taken, two representatives may speak in favour of, and two against, a proposal to set such limits. When the debate is limited and a representative exceeds his allotted time, the President shall call him or her to order without delay.


Closing of list of speakers, right of reply


Rule 38


During the course of a debate, the President may announce the list of speakers and, with the consent of the GMUN General Assembly, declare the list closed. He or she may, however, accord the right of reply to any member if a speech delivered after he or she has declared the list closed makes this desirable.


Adjournment of debate


Rule 39


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may move the adjournment of the debate on the item under discussion. In addition to the proposer of the motion, two representatives may speak in favour of, and two against, the motion, after which the motion shall be immediately put to the vote. The President may limit the time to be allowed to speakers under this rule.


Closure of debate


Rule 40


A representative may at any time move the closure of the debate on the item under discussion, whether or not any other representative has signified his or her wish to speak. Permission to speak on the closure of the debate shall be accorded only to two speakers opposing the closure, after which the motion shall be immediately put to the vote. If the GMUN General Assembly is in favour of the closure, the President shall declare the closure of the debate. The President may limit the time to be allowed to speakers under this rule.


Suspension or adjournment of the meeting


Rule 41


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may move the suspension or the adjournment of the meeting. Such motions shall not be debated but shall be immediately put to the vote. The President may limit the time to be allowed to the speaker moving the suspension or adjournment of the meeting.


Order of procedural motions


Rule 42


Subject to rule 38, the motions indicated below shall have precedence in the following order over all other proposals or motions before the meeting:


(a) To suspend the meeting;
(b) To adjourn the meeting;
(c) To adjourn the debate on the item under discussion;
(d) To close the debate on the item under discussion.


Proposals and amendments

Rule 43


Proposals and amendments shall normally be submitted in writing to the GMUN Secretary-General, who shall circulate copies to the delegations. As a general rule, no proposal shall be discussed or put to the vote at any meeting of the GMUN General Assembly unless copies of it have been circulated to all delegations not later than 12 hours before. The President may, however, permit the discussion and consideration of amendments, or of motions as to procedure, even though such amendments and motions have not been circulated or have only been circulated the same day.


Withdrawal of motions


Rule 44


A motion may be withdrawn by its proposer at any time before voting on it has commenced, provided that the motion has not been amended. A motion thus withdrawn may be reintroduced by any member.


VOTING


Voting rights


Rule 45


Each member of the GMUN General Assembly shall have one vote.


Two-thirds majority


Rule 46


Decisions of the GMUN General Assembly on important questions shall be made by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting. These questions shall include: recommendations with respect to the maintenance of international peace and security, the suspension of the rights and privileges of membership, the expulsion of Members, and budgetary questions.


Rule 47


Decisions of the GMUN General Assembly on amendments to proposals relating to important questions, and on parts of such proposals put to the vote separately, shall be made by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting.


Simple majority


Rule 48


Decisions of the GMUN General Assembly on questions other than those provided for in rule 46, including the determination of additional categories of questions to be decided by a two-thirds majority, shall be made by a majority of the members present and voting.


Meaning of the phrase “members present and voting”


Rule 49


For the purposes of these rules, the phrase “members present and voting” means members casting an affirmative or negative vote. Members which abstain from voting are considered as not voting.


Method of voting


Rule 50


(a) The GMUN General Assembly shall normally vote by show of hands or by standing, but any representative may request a roll-call. The roll-call shall be taken in the English alphabetical order of the names of the members, beginning with the member whose name is drawn by lot by the President. The name of each member shall be called and one of its representatives shall reply “yes”, “no” or “abstention”. The result of the voting shall be inserted in the record in the English alphabetical order of the names of the members.


(b) When the GMUN General Assembly votes by mechanical means, a non-recorded vote shall replace a vote by show of hands or by standing and a recorded vote shall replace a roll-call vote. Any representative may request a recorded vote. In the case of a recorded vote, the GMUN General Assembly shall, unless a representative requests otherwise, dispense with the procedure of calling out the names of the members; nevertheless, the result of the voting shall be inserted in the record in the same manner as that of a roll-call vote.


Conduct during voting


Rule 51


After the President has announced the beginning of voting, no representative shall interrupt the voting except on a point of order in connection with the actual conduct of the voting. The President may permit members to explain their votes, either before or after the voting, except when the vote is taken by secret ballot. The President may limit the time to be allowed for such explanations. The President shall not permit the proposer of a proposal or of an amendment to explain his or her vote on his own proposal or amendment.


Division of proposals and amendments


Rule 52


A representative may move that parts of a proposal or of an amendment should be voted on separately. If objection is made to the request for division, the motion for division shall be voted upon. Permission to speak on the motion for division shall be given only to two speakers in favour and two speakers against. If the motion for division is carried, those parts of the proposal or of the amendment which are approved shall then be put to the vote as a whole. If all operative parts of the proposal or of the amendment have been rejected, the proposal or the amendment shall be considered to have been rejected as a whole.


Voting on amendments


Rule 53


When an amendment is moved to a proposal, the amendment shall be voted on first. When two or more amendments are moved to a proposal, the GMUN General Assembly shall first vote on the amendment furthest removed in substance from the original proposal and then on the amendment next furthest removed therefrom, and so on until all the amendments have been put to the vote. Where, however, the adoption of one amendment necessarily implies the rejection of another amendment, the latter amendment shall not be put to the vote. If one or more amendments are adopted, the amended proposal shall then be voted upon. A motion is considered an amendment to a proposal if it merely adds to, deletes from or revises part of the proposal. All amendments shall be submitted to the Chairperson in writing before being announced on the floor.


Voting on proposals


Rule 54


If two or more proposals relate to the same question, the GMUN General Assembly shall, unless it decides otherwise, vote on the proposals in the order in which they have been submitted. The GMUN General Assembly may, after each vote on a proposal, decide whether to vote on the next proposal. All proposals shall be submitted to the Chairperson in writing before being announced on the floor.


Elections


Rule 55


All elections for the GMUN General Committee and Main Committees shall be held by secret ballot.


Rule 56


When two or more elective places in the GMUN General Committee are to be filled at one time under the same conditions, those candidates obtaining in the first ballot the majority required shall be elected. If the number of candidates obtaining such majority is less than the number of persons or Members to be elected, there shall be additional ballots to fill the remaining places, the voting being restricted to the two candidates per elective place and the candidate obtaining the majority on the second shall be elected.


Equally divided votes


Rule 57


If a vote is equally divided on matters other than elections, the President shall decide if a second vote shall be taken and at what time. If a second vote is not taken or a second vote is taken and this vote also results in equality, the proposal shall be regarded as rejected.


XI. COMMITTEES
OFFICERS AND ORGANIZATION OF WORK


Categories of subjects


Rule 58


Items relating to the same category of subjects shall be referred to the committee or committees dealing with that category of subjects. Committees shall not introduce new items on their own initiative.


Main Committees

Rule 59


The Main Committees of the Global Model UN GMUN General Assembly are the following:


(a) Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee);
(b) Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee);
(c) Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee);
(d) Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee).


Election of officers and organization of work


Rule 60


(a) All the Main Committees shall, at least three months before the opening of the session, elect a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and a Rapporteur. These officers shall be elected on the basis of equitable geographical distribution, experience and personal competence. In addition, every attempt should be made to ensure that the officers are balanced by gender. The terms of office shall begin the date they are elected and shall end when a new officers are elected for the next conference. Should a member cease to belong to the Main Committee before its term of office expires, the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes shall be appointed to the position.


(b) Each Main Committee shall adopt its own priorities and meet as may be necessary to complete the consideration of the items referred to it.


Representation of Members


Rule 61


Each Member may be represented by one person on each Main Committee.


The Chairperson of a Main Committee shall not vote


Rule 62


The Chairperson of a Main Committee shall not vote, but another member of his or her delegation may vote in his or her place.


Absence of officers


Rule 63


If the Chairperson finds it necessary to be absent during a meeting or any part thereof, he or she shall designate the Vice-Chairperson to take his place. A Vice-Chairperson acting as Chairperson shall have the same powers and duties as the Chairperson. If any officer of the committee is unable to perform his or her functions, a new officer shall be elected for the term of the conference.


Functions of the Chairperson


Rule 64


The Chairperson shall declare the opening and closing of each meeting of the committee, direct its discussions, ensure observance of these rules, accord the right to speak, put questions and announce decisions. He or she shall rule on points of order and, subject to these rules, shall have complete control of the proceedings at any meeting and over the maintenance of order thereat. The Chairperson may, in the course of the discussion of an item, propose to the committee the limitation of the time to be allowed to speakers, the limitation of the number of times each representative may speak, the closure of the list of speakers or the closure of the debate. He may also propose the suspension or the adjournment of the meeting or the adjournment of the debate on the item under discussion.


Rule 65


The Chairperson, in the exercise of his or her functions, remains under the authority of the committee.

CONDUCT OF BUSINESS


Quorum


Rule 66


The Chairperson may declare a meeting open and permit the debate to proceed when at least one quarter of the members of the committee are present. The presence of a majority of the members shall be required for any decision to be taken.


Speeches


Rule 67


No representative may address the committee without having previously obtained the permission of the Chairperson. The Chairperson shall call upon speakers in the order in which they signify their desire to speak. The Chairperson may call a speaker to order if his or her remarks are not relevant to the subject under discussion.

Precedence


Rule 68


The Chairperson and the Rapporteur of a committee may be accorded precedence for the purpose of
explaining the conclusions arrived at by their committee or subcommittee.


Statements by the Secretariat


Rule 69


The GMUN Secretary-General, or a member of the Secretariat designated by him or her as his or her representative, may at any time make either oral or written statements to any committee concerning any question under consideration by it.


Points of order


Rule 70


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may rise to a point of order, and the point of order shall be immediately decided by the Chairperson in accordance with the rules of procedure. A representative may appeal against the ruling of the Chairperson. The appeal shall be immediately put to the vote, and the Chairperson’s ruling shall stand unless overruled by a majority of the members present and voting. A representative rising to a point of order may not speak on the substance of the matter under discussion.


Time limit on speeches


Rule 71


The committee may limit the time to be allowed to each speaker and the number of times each representative may speak on any question. Before a decision is taken, two representatives may speak in favour of, and two against, a proposal to set such limits. When the debate is limited and a representative exceeds his allotted time, the Chairperson shall call him or her to order without delay.


Closing of list of speakers, right of reply


Rule 72


During the course of a debate, the Chairperson may announce the list of speakers and, with the consent of the committee, declare the list closed. He or she may, however, accord the right of reply to any member if a speech delivered after he or she has declared the list closed makes this desirable.


Adjournment of debate


Rule 73


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may move the adjournment of the debate on the item under discussion. In addition to the proposer of the motion, two representatives may speak in favour of, and two against, the motion, after which the motion shall be immediately put to the vote. The Chairperson may limit the time to be allowed to speakers under this rule.


Closure of debate


Rule 74


A representative may at any time move the closure of the debate on the item under discussion, whether or not any other representative has signified his or her wish to speak. Permission to speak on the closure of the debate shall be accorded only to two speakers opposing the closure, after which the motion shall be
immediately put to the vote. If the committee is in favour of the closure, the Chairperson shall declare the closure of the debate. The Chairperson may limit the time to be allowed to speakers under this rule.


Suspension or adjournment of the meeting


Rule 75


During the discussion of any matter, a representative may move the suspension or the adjournment of the meeting. Such motions shall not be debated but shall be immediately put to the vote. The Chairperson may limit the time to be allowed to the speaker moving the suspension or adjournment of the meeting.


Order of procedural motions


Rule 76
The motions indicated below shall have precedence in the following order over all other proposals or motions before the meeting:


(a) To suspend the meeting;
(b) To adjourn the meeting;
(c) To adjourn the debate on the item under discussion;
(d) To close the debate on the item under discussion.


Proposals and amendments


Rule 77


Proposals and amendments shall normally be submitted in writing to the GMUN Secretary-General, who shall circulate copies to the delegations. As a general rule, no proposal shall be discussed or put to the vote at any meeting of the committee unless copies of it have been circulated to all delegations not later than 1 hour before it is discussed or voted upon. The Chairperson may, however, permit the discussion and consideration of amendments, or of motions as to procedure, even though such amendments and motions have not been circulated or have only been circulated the same day.


Withdrawal of motions


Rule 78


A motion may be withdrawn by its proposer at any time before voting on it has commenced, provided that the motion has not been amended. A motion thus withdrawn may be reintroduced by any member.


VOTING


Voting rights


Rule 79


Each member of the committee shall have one vote.


Majority required


Rule 80


Decisions of committees shall be made by a majority of the members present and voting.


Meaning of the phrase “members present and voting”


Rule 81


For the purposes of these rules, the phrase “members present and voting” means members casting an affirmative or negative vote. Members which abstain from voting are considered as not voting.


Method of voting


Rule 82


(a) The committee shall normally vote by show of hands or by standing, but any representative may request a roll-call. The roll-call shall be taken in the English alphabetical order of the names of the members, beginning with the member whose name is drawn by lot by the Chairperson. The name of each member shall be called in any roll-call, and its representative shall reply “yes”, “no” or “abstention”. The result of the voting shall be inserted in the record in the English alphabetical order of the names of the members.


(b) When the committee votes by mechanical means, a non-recorded vote shall replace a vote by show of hands or by standing and a recorded vote shall replace a roll-call vote. Any representative may request a recorded vote. In the case of a recorded vote, the committee shall, unless a representative requests otherwise, dispense with the procedure of calling out the names of the members; nevertheless, the result of the voting shall be inserted in the record in the same manner as that of a roll-call vote.


Conduct during voting


Rule 83


After the Chairperson has announced the beginning of voting, no representative shall interrupt the voting except on a point of order in connection with the actual conduct of the voting. The Chairperson may permit members to explain their votes, either before or after the voting, except when the vote is taken by secret ballot. The Chairperson may limit the time to be allowed for such explanations. The Chairperson shall not permit the proposer of a proposal or of an amendment to explain his or her vote on his or her own proposal or amendment.


Division of proposals and amendments


Rule 84


A representative may move that parts of a proposal or of an amendment should be voted on separately. If objection is made to the request for division, the motion for division shall be voted upon. Permission to speak on the motion for division shall be given only to two speakers in favour and two speakers against. If the motion for division is carried, those parts of the proposal or of the amendment which are approved shall then be put to the vote as a whole. If all operative parts of the proposal or of the amendment have been rejected, the proposal or the amendment shall be considered to have been rejected as a whole.


Voting on amendments


Rule 85


When an amendment is moved to a proposal, the amendment shall be voted on first. When two or more amendments are moved to a proposal, the committee shall first vote on the amendment furthest removed
in substance from the original proposal and then on the amendment next furthest removed therefrom, and so on until all the amendments have been put to the vote. Where, however, the adoption of one amendment necessarily implies the rejection of another amendment, the latter amendment shall not be put to the vote. If one or more amendments are adopted, the amended proposal shall then be voted upon. A motion is considered an amendment to a proposal if it merely adds to, deletes from or revises part of the proposal.


Voting on proposals


Rule 86


If two or more proposals relate to the same question, the committee shall, unless it decides otherwise, vote on the proposals in the order in which they have been submitted. The committee may, after each vote on a proposal, decide whether to vote on the next proposal.


Equally divided votes


Rule 87


If a vote is equally divided on matters other than elections, the proposal shall be regarded as rejected.


GMUN Secretary-General
Appointment of the GMUN Secretary-General


Rule 88


The GMUN Secretary-General shall be appointed by the Global Model UN Executive Committee following a competitive process on the basis of equitable geographical distribution, Model UN leadership and experience and personal competence.


XII. ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUDGETARY QUESTIONS
GENERAL PROVISIONS


Financial implications of resolutions


Rule 89


No resolution in respect of which expenditures are anticipated by the GMUN Secretary-General shall be voted by the GMUN General Assembly until the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions described in Rules 91-93 has had an opportunity of stating the effect of the proposal upon the budget estimates of the United Nations.


Rule 90


The GMUN Secretary-General shall keep all committees informed of the detailed estimated cost of all resolutions which have been recommended by the committees for approval by the GMUN General Assembly.


ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE
AND BUDGETARY QUESTIONS


Appointment


Rule 91


The GMUN General Assembly shall appoint an Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions consisting of five members.


Composition


Rule 92


The members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, no two of whom shall be nationals of the same State shall be selected on the basis of broad geographical representation, personal qualifications and experience. The GMUN General Assembly shall appoint the members of the Advisory Committee on the first day of the conference.


Functions


Rule 93


The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions shall be responsible for examining the cost implications associated with resolutions being proposed and will make recommendations as to the financial viability of the proposal.


XIII. AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE


Method of amendment


Rule 94


These rules of procedure may be amended by a decision of the GMUN Executive Committee.

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