RULES OF PROCEDURES
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO PASMUN PROCEDURES:
The THIMUN Foundation has decided to explore a new procedure, and has asked PASMUN to test it out next February. To enhance consensus building in the lobbying process and reduce competition in lobbying that is not part of the THIMUN philosophy, PASMUN will modify procedures so that:
- Every resolution to be debated will have THREE main submitters, all of whom will be expected to make main submitter speeches.
- Under this new format, main submitter speeches will be one minute each, with two consecutive yields, and no yield after the third main submitter (ie. in lobbying they decide who the first main submitter to speak should be, then he/she yields to the second, then he/she yields to the third. The third may not yield.)
- To avoid excessive repetition, in lobbying main submitters would divide portions of the resolution to speak on, and points of information to each main submitter should generally focus on the relevant portions of each, with some room for a little flexibility at the chair's discretion.