Explanation GA Procedure

Explanation GA Procedure

General Rules

Before the GA

  1. Join the Zoom call at 8:50 and mute yourself
  2. Join your committee voice channel on discord

During GA

You can talk with your committee in the discord voice call while you’re in the zoom call.

Points

If you want to make a point, tell your chair. They will “raise their hand” on zoom. Once the (vice)president tells your committee to speak, unmute yourself. You may then speak.

Direct responses

If you want to use a direct response to a point made, tell your chair (via the voice channel on discord). He will inform the (vice)president. A Direct Response should refer to the core of the last point made and not just be on the same topic. The Direct Response can only be raised two times per round of debate. If a Direct Response is misused, it still counts as used.

Other

There is no dress code for the event, we encourage everyone to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and confident! 

GA Procedure

  1. The Chair of the General Assembly reads out the topic
  2. A representative of the proposing Committee delivers a defence speech from the “podium” for a maximum of three minutes
  3. Two delegates from other Committees deliver position speeches from the “podium” for a maximum of 1.5 minutes each
  4. A representative of the proposing Committee responds to the position speeches from the “floor” for a maximum of two minutes 
  5. The open debate begins
    1. The first round begins with up to six points from other Committees from the “floor” for a maximum of forty-five seconds per point
    2. A representative of the proposing Committee responds to the first round from the “floor” for a maximum of two minutes
    3. The second round begins with up to six points from other Committees from the floor for a maximum of forty-five seconds per point
    4. A representative of the proposing Committee responds to the second round from the “floor” for a maximum of two minutes
    5. The third round begins with up to six points from other Committees from the floor for a maximum of forty-five seconds per point
    6. A representative of the proposing Committee responds to the third round from the floor for a maximum of two minutes
    7. The fourth round begins with up to six points from other Committees from the floor for a maximum of forty-five seconds per point
    8. A representative of the proposing Committee responds to the fourth round from the floor for a maximum of two minutes
  6. One or two representatives of the proposing Committee delivers the summation speech from the podium for a maximum of three minutes
  7. There is a one minute break to confer for voting purposes
  8. All delegates submit their vote for the resolution
  9. The Chair of the General Assembly announces the results of the vote

Open answers on the procedure:

  • GA will primarily be held on zoom. Everyone will join the zoom call
  • Chairs and delegates can communicate on discord voice or written channels, while being muted on the zoom call
  • Getting point during open debate etc, is done by the chair raising their hand on zoom on behalf of the committee
  • Everyone is able to unmute themselves to speak
  • It’s encouraged to have your camera on, especially when delivering speeches and points
  • Direct responses will be done via chat directly to the board member in charge of logistics
  • Votes are counted by chairs speaking up and the total is announced by the board

Speeches

Defence speech

This speech is used by the proposing committee to explain the proposed resolution. It is used to explain the underlying goals and motives of the committee and to show how the current resolution is an efficient way to reach those goals. It is more factual and logical than emotional.

Position speech

After the defence speech, two committees will be recognised to deliver one position speech each. One of these will be in favour, and one against the proposed resolution. The speeches should support/disagree with the goals of the committee and/or the general direction of the resolution. They should not consist of a list of points.

Summation speech

The summation speech will consist of two main parts delivered by a member of the proposing committee. The first speaker will summarise the debate, while the rest of the time will be used to convince the Assembly to vote in favour of the proposed resolution.