Official Rules of Procedure for HeyMUN 2020Each delegation will be assigned a number of countries in at least one of our committees and then you will be able to place your delegates in those spots. Country assignments
Our committees are:
1. WHO A Fighting the Obesity Epidemic (beginners) - Fighting the obesity epidemic ( 2 committees)
2. WHO B Fighting the obesity epidemic 3. UN WOMEN A & B - (beginners) - Engaging boys and young men in gender equality (2 committees)
09:15-10:15 Opening ceremony - Remarks & Keynote Speaker
10:30-13:00 First committee session
14:00-16:30 Second committee session
16:45-18:15 Third committee session
18:15-18:30 Coffee/refreshments break
18:30-19:00 Closing ceremony
Country Matrix HeyMUN 2020
UN WOMEN - A & B
Australia Bangladesh Brazil Canada Chile China Cuba Congo Equatorial Guinea Estonia Germany Ghana Haiti Iraq Ireland Israel Japan Kenya Malaysia Namibia Nigeria Norway Peru Qatar Republic of Korea Russian Federation Saudi Arabia South Africa
Tunisia United Kingdom United States Total: 31
WHO - A & B
Brazil Botswana Congo China Colombia Denmark Estonia Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Germany Greece Iran India Italy Japan Libya Madagascar Mexico Nauru Netherlands Poland Qatar Russia South Africa Sudan Turkey UAE Uganda
USA UK Vietnam Venezuela
Top 20 Important Terms to Know in CommitteeBeginner's Guide
5 Stages of Committee Every Delegate Should Know
What will I need to bring to conference?
I recommend that you bring your research folder, your notes for working papers, extra pens, and extra notecards.
This is my first time participating in a Model UN simulation, what are some tips that could be beneficial?
This is your first time to participate in in a Model UN simulation, Quite naturally you will be quite nervous. You may think that people will be upset if they don't agree with what you say. However, once you realize that you are acting like your own country, you are acting as the country delegation, and not as yourself- it becomes very easy. Naturally, everyone else is doing the same! North Korea and South Korea are not going to agree on much, even if they are very close friends in person. Speak up if other countries positions do not align with your own. And the old Model UN secret fits quite nicely here: no-one has any idea what they are doing. You do not have to be an expert on how you say things- that’s what the Chair is for.
What if I don’t know what to do once I’m in my committee?
Points of inquiry are accepted, also if you are unsure of how to approach an issue and find it not suitable to interrupt debate, simply write a note labelled “Dais” with your country name underneath. The chair or co-chair will compose a reply as soon as they can. To help avoid this issue.
How does the chair decide what motions are dilatory?
Sometimes, debate gets bogged down with too many similar motions. Disagreements on speakers’ time, lengths of unmoderated caucuses and the like, can limit substantive debate. A motion that has been declared “dilatory” does not mean that it cannot be motioned later, it simply means that too many delegates already have motions that adequately cover the issue. Or, the motion is too ridiculous to be taken seriously. If there are any motions deliberately being made to halt or suspend debate, they will be recognized as dilatory- and if they are continued to be made, further action will be taken. Take the following example:
Chair: Are there any points or motions at this time? The chair recognizes China.
Mongolia: The nation of China motions for an unmoderated caucus of 10 minutes.
Chair: That motion is in order… are there any other points or motions at this time? Yes, Botswana?
Tuvalu: Botswana would like to motion for a 15-minute unmoderated caucus.
Chair: Thank you Botswana, that motion is in order… are there any other points of motions at this time? The chair recognizes The United States of America
United States of America: The United States motions for a 12-minute and forty-six second unmoderated caucus.
Chair: The chair recognizes this motion as dilatory. The chair will now proceed in order of most disruptive…
My partner didn’t do any research! Help!
Well I hope that you discover this issue before the conference! Your partner still may need some help during the conference if they have not researched their topic. Make sure they research before the conference, even if you have to tell them a bit about your country’s position on the topic in committee.
Can I leave the room during an unmoderated caucus?
There is a reason why the other name of an ‘unmoderated caucus’ is a ‘suspension of the rules,’ in effect, if you need to use the restroom or anything during this time- and know that you will be able to return before the end of the unmoderated caucus (try to write down the time you are required back!), by all means do. However, try to have at least one of your fellow delegates from your delegation present to speak to interested parties. Unmoderated caucuses tend to fragment the group into little groups. This doesn’t mean that you have to stay with any one country! Walk around and ask what their views on the issue are.
What if I cannot find any information on the topic and my country?
The topics are selected to be interesting to most if not all countries involved, if you have exhausted all avenues of research or have any questions, please ask your advisor from your school before the conference.
Who are these kids walking slips of paper around?
Notes will be passed around by helpers - these notes must be pertinent to discussion between Member States, and between delegations and the Dais. Please be kind to these volunteer helpers, and keep your notes on topic. Notes should be written on papers that aren’t too small. I recommend using note cards- or note-card sized slips of paper. Write clearly what Member State it is to and what Member State it is from on one side, or on the outside if folded.