|Point of Information||To question the speaker||none||none|
|Set agenda||To establish precedence of topics up for debate||none||Simple majority|
|Open (close) speakers' list||To open (close) the speakers' list on a specific topic. Must be approved by Chair. Speakers are added to the speakers' list by order of the Chair||none||Simple majority|
|Set (change) limit on speaker's time||To set (change) the amount of time a speaker may speak without further committee approval, as well as (optionally) the number of questions and/or follow-ups the speaker may receive||none||Simple majority|
|Allow the speaker to finish||To permit a speaker to continue speaking after the predetermined time limit has expired. Must be approved by Chair and speaker||none||Simple majority|
|Point of order||To correct an error in procedure||none||none|
|Point of parliamentary procedure||To inquire about procedures (cf. Point of inquiry)||none||none|
|Point of personal privilege||To point out a hindrance to debate||none||none|
|Decision of no action||To cause the committee to assume official positions that no action is to be taken at the time and that the topic should be removed from the agenda||2 pro and 2 con||Simple majority|
|Adopt by consent||To pass a resolution by consensus||none||none|
|Table debate||To postpone the debate for a period of time or indefinitely||1 pro and 1 con||Simple majority|
|Close debate||To end debate and go to a vote||2 pro and 2 con||Two-thirds majority|
|Moderated caucus||To break from speakers list, permitting delegates to speak individually in a Chair-moderated format||none||Simple majority|
|Unmoderated caucus||To temporarily suspend formal debate, permitting delegates to leave their seats and discuss matters without Chair oversight||none||Simple majority|
|Roll-call vote||To vote by roll-call and not by show of placards||none||none|
|Withdraw motion||To withdraw an active motion||none||none|
|Amend||To bring an amendment to the floor for debate. Must be proposed by a 10% quorum||none||Simple majority|
|Consideration of draft resolution||To bring a working paper to the floor for consideration as a draft resolution. Must be proposed by a 15% quorum listed as signatories on the working paper||none||Simple majority|
|Recess||To suspend debate and the session for a period of time||none||Simple majority|
|Adjourn||To end session||none||Simple majority|
MUNSA XXI’s crisis committees are intended to give delegates a fast paced and competitive environment to delegate in. The goal of a crisis committee is to force delegates to think on the spot and adapt to unexpected events in order to meaningfully address the crisis at hand. As specialized committees, the procedure of the crisis committees will differ from that of regular MUN committees. We strongly encourage any delegate who has not previously participated in a MUNSA crisis committee to review the information on this page in preparation for the conference.
While regular committees at MUNSA present two separate topics for delegates to debate, crisis committees are meant to address only a single topic. As such, debate over the initial crisis given to the delegates by the Chair will span all three days of the conference.
Instead of representing nation-states, crisis committee delegates will represent a single individual. In the regular Crisis Committees, delegates will represent modern figures, while in the Historical Crisis Committees, delegates will represent historical figures from the appropriate time period. As such, delegates will be permitted, though not required, to use personal pronouns when addressing the room.
Crisis committee delegates will not be required to write a position paper. Delegates are still encouraged to write a position paper if they believe that this will help them with their research; however, the Chair will not accept any position papers that delegates attempt to submit.
Debate in crisis committees will be done solely through moderated and unmoderated caucuses. In addition, crisis committee delegates will not write resolution papers during the conference. In addition, the following points and motions, as well as any points and motions that are directly related to these, will not be valid in crisis committees:
Action Orders are a crisis delegate’s way of taking action to influence the way that the crisis develops. Action Orders take the form of notes written to the Chair and can be sent to the Chair at any time during the session. Delegates will be expected to follow the following guidelines when creating Action Orders. If an Action Order fails to follow any of these guidelines, then it will likely be rejected by the Chair. If an action order meets these guidelines and is approved by the Chair, then it will be shortly announced to the rest of the committee.
Although crisis committees do not draft resolution papers, delegates will still have the opportunity to work with their fellow delegates towards solving the issue at hand by submitting Joint Action Orders. Joint Action Orders function similarly to regular Action Orders and follow similar guidelines:
Please keep in mind that the decision over whether or not to pass an action order is left up to the Chair’s discretion. If an action order that follows all of the previous guidelines is rejected by the Chair, then it is likely that the content of the action order influenced the crisis in a way that the Chair did not think was beneficial to the quality of the simulation.