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AbstentionEdit

A vote neither in favour nor against (only on a whole resolution).

AcronymsEdit

A word made up of the initial letters of a different name or phrase, such as the World Health Organization or "WHO".

Ad hocEdit

Added on (e.g. time added on, or an issue added on, or an amendment added on).

AgainstEdit

A vote opposed to a resolution or amendment.

AmendmentsEdit

Alteration or change to a resolution

ClausesEdit

The parts into which a resolution is divided, each concerning one particular aspect of an issue.

Closed debateEdit

Debate where time in favour and against is separated

CommitteeEdit

Forum preparing a resolution for the General Assembly.

Co-submitterEdit

Co-author or co-signer of a resolution.

DelegateEdit

Representative of a country or organisation.

FloorEdit

When a delegate has the floor he/she has the right to speak in debate

HouseEdit

The forum, used to indicate the entire assembly (all members of the forum except for the chairpersons).

IGOEdit

Inter-governmental organisation

In favourEdit

A vote supporting a resolution or amendment.

In OrderEdit

If something is in order, it means it is ‘allowed’.

LobbyingEdit

To debate informally in the lobby (usually in the forum already)

Main submitterEdit

Author or main author of the resolution, who officially proposes it to the committee.

MergeEdit

To put two or more resolutions together to form one

MotionEdit

A proposal for the forum to do something.

NGOEdit

Non-Governmental Organisations

NMDEdit

Non Member Delegation

Object/ObjectionEdit

This is used when a delegate is against a motion.

Open DebateEdit

Debate where delegates may speak in favour or against at any time.

Operative ClauseEdit

These are the numbered clauses which take action.

Preambulatory ClauseEdit

These are the non-numbered clauses which define the issue and outline certain assumptions or references.

PlacardEdit

Wooden board or sheet of paper with the country/NGO’s name, used to be recognized during the debate.

ResolutionEdit

Proposal suggesting ways to deal with a certain issue.

SecondEdit

Used when a delegate supports a motion

SubmitEdit

To propose or suggest.

UNOEdit

United Nations Organisation

YieldEdit

To give (e.g. to yield the floor to the chair/another delegation)

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