Since the inception of the Standard Model UN (MUN) Rules of Procedure (RP) in September 2017, more than 50 Model United Nations conferences in China have adopted its use. Several conferences have also adapted the Standard MUN Rules of Procedure to tailor to the various nature and functions of the Committees. We are pleased that the introduction of a standardized Rules of Procedure has eased the workload of having to draft and update many different sets of Rules of Procedure.
The Standard MUN Rules of Procedure was drafted with an ambition to minimize the differences across MUN conferences. The editorial team referred to several RP adopted by MUNs across Harvard, Yale, Vienna, Rome, Hague, etc., and eventually released the Standard MUN Rules of Procedure based on the commonly used Rules of Procedure within China. By having a Standard Rules of Procedure, participating delegates can now refer to one standardized version of Rules of Procedure to master, thus saving the trouble of studying and memorizing different sets of Rules of Procedure, therefore reducing disputes over certain points or motions, and easing the flow of conference procedures. The Standard MUN Rules of Procedure also provide comprehensive explanations to new procedures and a detailed committee simulation to allow all to integrate to the new system.
Over the past year, many have provided feedback on the usage, structure, content, and phrasing of the Standard MUN Rules of Procedure. As devoted members of the MUN sphere, we then uphold our responsibilities to update the Standard MUN Rules of Procedure. After months of collation and brainstorming, we have put together a revision of the Standard MUN Rules of Procedure. It consists structural realignment and more thoroughly explained procedures. A revised committee simulation is also attached, applying the revised Standard MUN Rules of Procedure in practice. The structural realignment will assist delegates to follow through the Rules of Procedure alongside with the progress of debate.
By taking into consideration the concerns of MUN Associations and the practicality of a standardized Rules of Procedure, it is our hope to gather the support of MUN Association across China to integrate its usage during conferences, and to benefit both MUN organizers and delegates. With the revised Standard MUN Rules of Procedure, we believe we can make a concerted effort to do away with our differences and eventually benefit all within the MUN circle.
Standard Model United Nations Rules of Procedure
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