THE PRESIDIUM MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE 2020 STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASK ANY PARTICIPANT TO LEAVE THE CONFERENCE FOR VIOLATION OF RULES, REGULATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS.
THE SECRETARIAT OF PMUN CONFERENCE 2020 WILL SCRUPULOUSLY ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Delegates must put the flag of their Country as their Profile Picture on Zoom along with their Name followed by their country’s as their username. The camera should be turned on throughout the meeting. The mic should only be unmuted when the delegate speaks.
This should be kept in mind throughout the course of the Conference.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DRINKING AND SMOKING
Any Delegate found using Alcohol or illegal substances will be promptly kicked out of the meeting. Smoking is strictly prohibited as well.
NO PRE-WRITTEN RESOLUTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED
Delegates are encouraged to engage in thorough preparation concerning the topic(s) being considered by their respective committees and prepare their own documents regarding areas of concern, plans of action or of debate. However, working papers and draft resolutions are to be negotiated and written in a collaborative fashion by delegates only during the conference itself. No pre-written draft resolutions are permitted.
Delegates must scrupulously follow guidelines, directives, instructions etc. provided beforehand.
Adherence to the Conference Schedule is not liable to interpretation and it is each participant's individual responsibility to ensure the same.
Delegates must respect and maintain the decorum of the committee during formal as well as informal debate. Any kind of indiscipline or undiplomatic behaviour shall not be tolerated, and the Executive Board or the Senior Secretariat's decision in response to the same will be final and binding.
As a general rule, Delegates must be appropriately dressed in Western Business attire or ethnic dresses of their respective committees/countries. This is to be ensured by the secretariat.
GENERAL POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE STAFF
The Executive Board will be responsible to the Secretariat and Advisor during the conference.
The Chair will declare the opening and closing of each meeting and may propose the adoption of any procedural motion according to the Rules of Procedure.
The Chair will direct the flow of formal debate, accord the right to speak, announce decisions, rule on all points and motions and enforce the observance of these rules.
The Press Corps are free to publish any material that lies within the scope of this conference. It is advised to refrain from the publication of offensive and derogatory material, especially if targeted at a select group of persons.
An MUN is meant to be a simulation of the real United Nations. As such, the delegates are expected to act with utmost respect toward each other, as would any actual member of the diplomatic arena. Delegates are to note that during formal, as well as informal debate, they are to speak in third person, and the usage of personal pronouns such as Me, I, My, etc. is prohibited.
Another thing for a delegate to keep in mind is Diplomatic Courtesy. As a representative of a nation, any statement made formally or informally is taken as a statement of that nation itself, if taken on public record. At this point of time, no delegate can afford making any statement, which might be misinterpreted as offensive to another delegate or council member. Utmost respect is extended to the executive board, mutual respect extended to all the delegates and the International Press members, and appreciation for the Administration (Secretariat) of the Conference.