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Voting procedure


The period at the end of a committee session during which delegates vote on proposed amendments and draft resolutions. Nobody may ent
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Vet


The ability, held by China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States to prevent any draft resolution in the Security Council from passing by voting no. Vote
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Unmoderated Caucus


A type of caucus in which delegates leave their seats to mingle and speak freely. Enables the free sharing of ideas to an extent not possible in formal debate or even a moderated caucus. Frequently us [..]
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Sponsor


One of the writers of a draft resolution. A friendly amendment can only be created if all sponsors agree. Substantive
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Simple majority


50% plus one vote of the number of delegates in a committee. The amount needed to pass most votes. Speakers' List
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Secretary-General


The leader of a Model UN conference. Signatory
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Second


To agree with a motion being proposed. Many motions must be seconded before they can be brought to a vote. Secretariat
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Roll Call


The first order of business in a Model UN committee, during which the Rapporteur reads aloud the names of each member state in the committee. When a delegate's country's name is called, he o [..]
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Resolution


A document that has been passed by an organ of the UN that aims to address a particular problem or issue. Right of Reply
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Quorum


The minimum number of delegates needed to be present for a committee to meet. In the General Assembly, a quorum consists of one third of the members to begin debate, and a majority of members to pass [..]
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