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ABOUT TAJMUN

TED Antalya College aims to develop self-confidence and public speaking skills through Junior Model United Nations. After years of participating in conferences, the JMUN club members have decided to have their own conference, named TED Antalya Junior Model United Nations, TAJMUN for short. TAJMUN’19, will be the 1st JMUN conference to be held by TED Antalya College

 

ABOUT THE UN

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote and secure international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II with the aim of preventing another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN Charter was drafted at a conference between April and June 1945 in San Francisco, and was signed on 26 June 1945 at the conclusion of the conference; Roosevelt first coined the term United Nations to describe the Allied countries. "On New Year's Day 1942, President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, Maxim Litvinov, of the USSR, and T. V. Soong, of China, signed a short document which later came to be known as the United Nations Declaration and the next day the representatives of twenty-two other nations added their signatures." The term United Nations was first officially used when 26 governments signed this Declaration. One major change from the Atlantic Charter was the addition of a provision for religious freedom, which Stalin approved after Roosevelt insisted. By 1 March 1945, 21 additional states had signed. During the war, "the United Nations" became the official term for the Allies. To join, countries had to sign the Declaration and declare war on the Axis.

 

ORGANIZATION TEAM

 

Secretary General: Talya Eraybar

President of the General Assembly: Begüm Naz Kaputlu

DSG of External Relations: Deniz Ece Deliağa

DSGs of Internal Relations: Dila Kadıgil, Bade Derin Akgün

DSGs of Content : Ali Başar Çandır, Defne Yılmaz

Content Team: Bora Kırmızıgül, Kaan Ege Yılmaz

Head of Finance: Defne Yaşa

Head of IMP: Cem Evrandır

Heads of Media: Tuna Özen,Doğa Tamer Koç

Heads of External Relations: İpek Çalışkan

Head of Sponsorship: İpek Darıcı

Head of Certificates: Aslıhan Ünal

Head of Admins: Doğa Su Baydar

Head of Logistics: Zeynep Günbahar

Head of Student Officers: Ata Baran Evirgen

Head of Accommodation: İlay Gelgeç

Head of Invitations: Zeynep Sıla Vural

Head of Entertainment: Lal Varol

Head of Keynote Speakers: Taha Özel

Head of Advisors: Ceren Memiş

Head of Approval Panel: Çağla Mutluyazar

Head of Welcoming Team: Akın Avcıoğlu

Head of Security: Veli Kaan Sülek

Heads of Press: Melisa Koçak, Koray Kandak

Head of IT: Deniz Büyükkaplan

Head of Individuals: İrem Katırancı

 

RULES OF MUN PROCEDURE

 

Lobbying

During lobbying, delegates are split up into groups which are usually determined by the committee issues. Delegates split into these groups based on their country’s perspective on the issues, or which topic they have researched the most. In these groups, the main aim is to write a resolution to be debated upon during the conference. All topics will be debated, and therefore at least one resolution should be written for each topic.

 

Formal Debate

After the resolutions are submitted by the delegates to the chairboard, the resolutions will be debated upon throughout the sessions. Debates will be moderated by the chairs. When the delegate has finished giving their speech, they will yield the floor to the Chair.

 

1.Open Debate

During open debates, the delegates can make speeches in favor or against upon the issue/resolution.

 

2.Closed Debate

Closed debate is used during debating on amendments. During closed debates a time limit is set for both “for” and “against” speeches. Closed debates are usually shorter than open debates.

 

Amendments

Amendments are proposed changes to the resolution that is being debated. It can be submitted by delegates during the debate.The delegates can present their amendment by saying “Motion to entertain our amendment.” If the main submitter of the resolution accepts it as a “friendly amendment” it won’t be debated upon and necessary changes will be made on the resolution.

 

Points & Motions

 

Point of Information is a question that can be made to the delegate who is giving a speech or to the chair.

Point of Personal Privilege is used to state the discomfort of a delegate or when a delegate is not able to hear the speaker. This is the only point that can interrupt a speaker.

Point of Order is a point about the procedure. It should be addressed to the chairs.

Point of Information to the Chair is a point to ask a question directly to the chair.

Motion to Extend the Debating Time is used if the delegate wants to have further time for against or in favor speeches.

Motion to Move into Time Against/In Favor is used to end the debate time and move into against or in favor speeches.

Motion to Move into Voting Procedure is used to end the debate time and move directly to the voting procedure.

 

Note-Passing

Note passing provides a way for the delegate to speak to other delegates/student officers during sessions. It should be in English and conference related. It is suspended during voting procedures.

 

Preambulatory Clauses

Affirming

Alarmed by

Approving

Bearing in mind

Believing

Confident

Contemplating

Convinced

Declaring

Deeply concerned

Deeply conscious

Deeply convinced

Deeply Disturbed

Deeply Regretting

Desiring

Emphasizing

Expecting

Emphasizing

Expecting

Expressing it’s appreciation

Fulfilling

Fully aware

Emphasizing

Expecting

Expressing it’s appreciation

Fulfilling

Fully aware

Further deploring

Further recalling

Guided by

Having adopted

Having considered

Having examined

Having received

Keeping in min

Noting with deep concern

Nothing with satisfaction

Noting further

Observing

Reaffirming

Realizing

Recalling

Recognizing

Referring

Seeking

Taking into consideration

Taking note

Viewing with appreciation

Welcoming

 

Operative Clauses

Accepts

Affirms

Approves

Authorizes

Calls

Calls upon

Condemns

Confirms

Congratulates

Considers

Declares accordingly

Deplores

Designates

Draws the attention

Emphasizes

Encourages

Endorses

Expresses its appreciation

Expresses its hope

Further invites

Deplores

Designates

Draws the attention

Emphasizes

Encourages

Endorses

Expresses its appreciation

Expresses its hope

Further invites

Further proclaims

Further reminds

Further recommends

Further requests

Further resolves

Has resolved

Notes

Proclaims

Reaffirms

Recommends

Regrets

Reminds

Requests

Solemnly affirms

Strongly condemns

Supports

Takes note of

Transmits

Trusts

 

A SAMPLE RESOLUTION

 

FORUM: SECURITY COUNCIL

 

QUESTION OF: The situation in North Korea

 

SUBMITTED BY: ___________________________________________

 

The Security Council,

 

Emphasizing the need for the United Nations and the international

community to support consolidation of mutual trust between the two parties,

 

Recalling Resolution 1927 of the United Nations Security Council

(UNSC), which tackle the explosion incident in Pyongyang on 5th June 2010,

 

Noting with deep concern the ongoing violence and consequent

deterioration of the humanitarian aid situation and humanitarian access to populations in need and calling upon both parties in Korean Peninsula to cease offensive actions immediately and to refrain from further violent attacks,

 

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence, and territorial integrity of the DPRK and creating a united society, and an era of peace and prosperity,

 

  1. Authorizes neutral surveillance team to survey inspection report of several national governments on the Cheonan naval ship incident, as well as the obligation clarification and negotiation of the incident, which:
    1. be directly responsible to the Security Council (UNSC) by reports every 10 days to the council about the incident,
    2. includes representatives of the Security Council,
    3. includes representatives of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the General Assembly (SPECPOL) and other relevant committees of the UN,
    4. includes professionals from International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other responsible UN agencies,

 

  1. Reiterates the demand stressed in previous resolution 1874 to DPRK to return to the Six Party Talks immediately without preconditions;

          

  1. Decides to remain actively seized on the matter.

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of TAJMUN is English. It should be used in all proceedings, both formal and informal including written notes between delegates.

ATTENDANCE

All delegates are counted upon to attend all committee sessions unless a case of emergency or an urgent health problem happens that will hinder them from attending. Delegates who do not attend two committee sessions will not be able to receive their certificate of participation.

DRESS CODE

All delegates are expected to attend TAJMUN in Western business attire. Female delegates may wear blouses, sweaters and shirts, dresses with appropriate necklines, formal skirts and dresses in appropiate length. Male delegates should wear suits and ties/bowties. Wearing a blazer is mandatory for all delegates while they’re delivering a speech. Delegates who do not adhere to the following dress code will be given an official warning, and continuous non-compliance will result in the delegate’s expulsion from the conference.

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is not tolerated in TAJMUN conference. Any delegate who will be deemed blameworthy for plagiarism will be expelled from the conference instantly.

ALCOHOL POLICY

The usage of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not allowed in TAJMUN and any against actions will be notified immediately to the advisors and the delegates will lose their right to receive a certificate of attendance.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Participation in social events won’t be allowed for those who are not a part of the conference, regardless of their relations to delegates.

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