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Ch.03 Rules of Parliamentary Procedure · Crisis

Standard Model United Nations Rules of Procedure


The crisis is an emergency that occurs during the Conference, which is relevant to the topic under discussion and requires immediate disposal by delegates. The crisis is usually related to the topic(s) of the Committee, such as natural disasters, social unrest, diplomatic accidents, etc.

The crisis can occur at any time during the Conference. It may be released by Dais, Press Center, Secretary-General of the Conference, etc.

Once the crisis has been released, delegates may raise a motion to postpone the debate on the current issue. With the motion passed, the Committee will enter the crisis. 

During the crisis, all rules governing debate as mentioned above still apply,  and delegates should proceed