Policies

Delegates are expected to be actively engaged in the debate, participating in discussions and the drafting of working papers and resolutions. Delegates will be evaluated in both formal and informal debate, based on how they communicate with others and represent the interests of their character. Furthermore, delegates will be evaluated on the quality of their working papers and draft resolutions, but will not be evaluated on how many of those documents they are sponsors of. Similarly, working papers and draft resolutions will not be evaluated on the basis of their length, such as the number of the pages or operative clauses. We recommend delegates think about quality over quantity when drafting documents for the committee.

We expect that over the course of the simulation in your committee, there will be a thoughtful and well-rounded discussion altogether. However, in order to achieve such an aim, all delegates will have to be participating in the debate. In terms of evaluation, delegates who speak more than others are not necessarily at an advantage. Nevertheless, a certain level of participation is expected from each delegate. After all, in order to adequately express a character’s position, delegates will need to make the most of committee time, which includes being actively involved in the committee discussions.

Throughout the conference and particularly in committee session, including formal and informal debate, delegates are expected to show respect to others and display integrity. Situations in the committee room may get tense at times, given that unanimous agreement is not always possible. However, it is of utmost importance that respect be shown and maintained at all times, that includes showing due respect for the point of view of others even if there is disagreement. Furthermore, ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated, nor will public shaming of other individuals. Professional language is to be used at all times, meaning that cussing of any sort is an offense and will be treated as such.

It is important to give credit to other delegates who have contributed wherever due, including on working papers and draft resolutions. Removing delegates as sponsors or preventing those who have contributed from becoming sponsors is frowned upon and shows a lack of professionalism.

Delegates are welcome and encouraged to speak with members of the dais on any such issues that impedes their performance or that may be impeding the performance of others. The importance of communication and cooperation cannot be stressed enough. Every member of the committee must play their part in ensuring that the simulation is an enjoyable and memorable experience.