THE PRESIDIUM MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE 2017 STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASK ANY PARTICIPANT TO LEAVE THE CONFERENCE FOR VIOLATION OF RULES, REGULATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS.
THE SECRETARIAT OF PMUN CONFERENCE 2017 WILL SCRUPULOUSLY ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING CODE OF CONDUCT:
Delegates must wear their Conference Name Badges at all times: that is the only identification recognized by the PMUN organizing staff and other officials. Badges must be kept visible at all times.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DRINKING AND SMOKING
Any Delegate found in possession of alcohol or illegal substances will be summarily asked to leave the conference. Smoking is strictly prohibited.
DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The Presidium Schools and Conferences meticulously ensure that a proper learning environment is fostered throughout its campuses. Presidium and PMUN will not tolerate any instances of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or disability. If any delegate, staff or adviser believes they have encountered discrimination, which results in a hostile working environment or disparate treatment, they must immediately bring it to the attention of the Secretary-General of the conference, or a senior member of the Secretariat including the Teacher-In-Charges or Advisors.
The Senior Secretariat and the Executive Board of PMUN will investigate promptly and thoroughly. Based on the findings of the investigation, PMUN may take no action; or issue a verbal reprimand; or direct the offending individual to leave the conference; or take any other action that is deemed appropriate.
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. given by any Advisor or Conference Staff member, both inside and outside the committee sessions.
Adherence to the Conference Schedule is not liable to interpretation and it is each participant's individual responsibility to ensure the same.
LAPTOPS AND CELL PHONES POLICY
Delegates are NOT allowed to use cell phones during the conference. Use of Laptops will be allowed during the committees; however the use of Internet is not allowed at all times during the conference. Each committee's Executive Board will control the use of Internet by informing the Delegates about the specific timings when it is to be permitted.
The school will not be responsible for any lost or stolen property.
Delegates must respect the sanctity of meeting rooms. Furniture, fixtures should not be misused. Delegates found writing on tables or chairs shall be directed to leave the conference immediately. Delegates must not bring food inside the committee rooms.
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 Teacher/Faculty Member escorting each Delegation.
RULES OF PROCEDURE HANDBOOK
All participants of the conference are required to adhere to the attire given in the Code of Conduct for the duration of the conference.
GENERAL POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE STAFF
" The Executive Board will be responsible to the Secretariat and Advisors 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 Committee Staff is responsible to the Secretariat at all times.
" 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.