MUN-terminology Ad-hoc debate Administrative Staff Amendment Amendment to the first degree A debate that does not start with an entire resolution, but in which a resolution is built up clause by clause during the debate. This type of debate is used in the SC and CC The assistants of the Chair. They assist in voting procedures and passing notes. An amendment is an alteration to a specific part of the resolution. The intention of a proposed amendment should be to improve the resolution, thus helping the resolution to pass. Amendments are either of the first or the second degree. An amendment made to a resolution. Amendment to the second degree An amendment made to an amendment of the first degree. Chair Co-submitter Delegate Delegation Executive Staff General Assembly International Court of Justice Lobbying Main submitter Merging MUN-Director MUNA-Staff Operative Clause Policy Statement Point of Information Pre-Ambulatory clause President Resolution Secretary General Security Council United Nations The person who is in charge of the debate. The Chair decides who may speak, what is and what is not in order. The Chair’s decision is always final. A delegation that supports the resolution before the debate has started. A member of a delegation. A group of delegates representing a certain country or organization. Students in charge of the organization of the MUN- conference. The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative body of the UN. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the UN. It settles, in accordance with international law, the legal disputes between states and gives advisory opinions on legal questions. The negotiating, concerning resolutions, between delegates before the actual debate. The delegation submitting the resolution. The main submitter will read out the operative clauses at the start of a debate and will give the first speech. The process where several draft resolutions are put together and become one resolution, which can be discussed in the forum. The teachers accompanying the students from a school. These are the people who are responsible for the organization of the MUNA-conference. A clause in a resolution that tells the reader what the resolution proposes to do and what measures need to be taken. A brief but comprehensive definition of the issue, plus the relationship to the country’s national interest. A question to gain clarification, either to the speaker who has the floor or to the Chair, by a member of the house who has been duly recognized by the Chair. A clause in a resolution, which tells the reader what has gone before, why or on what basis the resolution was written. A clause in a resolution, which tells the reader what has gone before, why or on what basis the resolution was written. The proposal made by the delegates on how to deal with a certain issue. The ‘leader’ of the conference. The UN Charter gives the SC primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security and the Council alone has the power to back up its declarations with actions to ensure compliance with them. Organization set up after the Second World War, with the aim of achieving peace, justice and social progress. 17

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