Beginning Delegates

The IMUNA conferences are beginner-friendly. No matter how experienced, or inexperienced, you estimate yourself to be when it comes to debating, we aim to create a safe environment for all to learn and have a good time. Nevertheless having a somewhat solid understanding of what goes on at a MUN is deemed to be very helpful. Especially when dealing with more complex situations.

Previously, to gain such knowledge, we would offer so-called Audio Guides. These usually came on a USB stick or CD and could be used to reiterate overall important aspects in a fun way. We have decided to release this audio guide for free on our website to allow everyone to learn and thereby open up to debating/mun-community for all those interested! Besides releasing our Audio Guide publicly, we have decided to release a somewhat older text-based version for those interested called the Instructional Guide. It can be downloaded for free as well from our Downloads page!

Please note that although we have made this Audio Guide publicly available, its copyright still applies. Meaning that anyone who, without the written consent of the IMUNA Foundation, copies, reproduces, transmits or distributes the sounds of the Audio Guide shall be subject to the remedies provided in the Dutch “Wetboek van Strafrecht” to the same extent as an infringer of copyright.

A special thanks to Dirk van Leeuwen, Laurens Verhoef, Roeland Kegel and Lara Jonkers for the writing, recording and composing of the Audio Guide.

1. Introduction

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2. Terms Indirectly Related To The Debate

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3. The Resolution

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4. The Lobbying Process

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5. Terms Directly Related To The Debate: The Speech And The Floor

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6. Interaction Between Delegates: Points And Motions

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7. Points In General

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8. Point Of Information

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9. Point Of Order

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10. Point Of Personal Privilege

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11. Point Of Parliamentary Inquiry

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12. Motions In General

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13. Motion To Go Into Time Against The Resolution

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14. Motion To Move To The Previous Question

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15. Motion To Extend Debate Time

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16. Motion To Call For A Division Of The House

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17. Motion To Table The Resolution

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18. Motion To Take A Resolution From The Table

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19. Motion To Appeal From The Decision Of The Chair

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20. Additional Debate Procedures: The Amendment

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21. Additional Debate Procedures: The Roll Call

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22. Additional Debate Procedures: The Voting Procedures

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23. Additional Debate Procedures: Rights To Explain Votes

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24. Additional Debate Procedures: The Policy Statement

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25. Additional Forums: The International Court of Justice

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26. Additional Forums: The North Atlantic Council

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