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This is an introduction to basic forms of debate and rules of procedure used in Model United Nations simulations. Please note that some rules, particularly the majority needed to motion to suspend debate (moderated or unmoderated caucuses), differ between Model United Nations and Model Arab League or Model NATO. However the basic motions and debate structure are the same. This video was created and produced by Northeastern University's International Relations Council and the Digital Media Commons at Snell Library.

0:14 The Three Forms of Debate
0:18 Formal Debate
1:08 Moderated Caucus
2:05 Unmoderated Caucus

2:56 Precedence

3:40 Basic Points and Motions
3:43 Point of Personal Privilege
4:01 Point of Inquiry
4:20 Point of Order
4:39 Motion for a Moderated Caucus
5:03 Motion for an Unmoderated Caucus
5:28 Motion to Limit Debate
5:52 Motion to Introduce Draft Language
6:10 Motion to Close Debate

7:54 Voting
7:56 Motion to Adopt by Unanimous Consent
8:42 Placard Vote
9:10 Roll Call Vote

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