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Resolutions. Resolution review. Final written results of the debate and negotiations Suggestions to address or resolve a specific problem or issue involved in the topic. Resolution or Draft Resolution ?.

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Resolution review
Resolutionreview

  • Final writtenresultsofthe debate andnegotiations

  • Suggestionstoaddressorresolve a specificproblemorissueinvolved in thetopic


Resolution or draft resolution
ResolutionorDraftResolution?

  • Resolution: a suggestionthat has beenpresentedtothecommittee, votedonandpassed

  • DraftResolution: a suggestionthat has beenwritten up by a sponsor andsigned by signatoriesbut has notyetbeenvotedonandagreedon


Resolution vocab review
ResolutionVocabReview

  • Sponsor

    • Mainauthorsofthedocumentwhoagreewitheverything in thedraftresolution

  • Signatory

    • Countrieswho may or may notagreewiththewholedraftresolutionbutwhowanttoseeitvotedon so they can talk aboutitandaddammendments


Vocabulary continued
VocabularyContinued

  • Ammendment

    • A proposedchangeto a draftresoltionduring debate overthedraftresolutions

  • Clauses

    • 2 necessarysectionsof a draftresolution


Structure of a resolution
Structureof a Resolution

  • Heading

    • CommitteeName

    • Sponsors

    • Signatories

    • Topic

  • PreambulatoryClauses (3-4)

  • Operative Clauses (3-4)


Writing a preambulatory clause
Writing a PreambulatoryClause

  • PreambulatoryClause: Thisclauseshouldtellthereasonsthecommitteeisaddressingthetopic. Itshouldalsohighlightanypastinternationalactionontheissue.

    • Must beginwithanunderlinedpresentparticiple (preambulatoryphrase) followed by a comma.


Preambulatory phrases
PreambulatoryPhrases

AffirmingExpecting

Alarmed by Fullyaware

ApprovingHavingconsidered

AwareofHavingexamined

BelievingHavingheard

ConsideringHavingstudied

DesiringObserving

EmphasizingSeeking


Example of preambulatory clause
ExampleofPreambulatoryClause

The General Assembly,

Remindingallnationsofthecelebrationofthe 50th anniversaryofthe Universal Declarationof Human Rights, whichrecognizestheinherentdignity, equalityandinalienable rightsofall global citizens,

ReaffirmingitsResolution 33/1996 of 25 July 1996, whichencouragesGovernmentstoworkwith UN bodiesaimed at approvingthecoordinationandeffectivenessofhumanitarianassistance,

Notingwithsatisfactionthepasteffortsofvariousrelevant UN bodiesandnongovernmentalorganizations,

Stressingthefactthatthe UN facessignificantfinancialobstaclesandis in needofreform, particularly in thehumanitarianrealm,


Preambulatory clauses
PreambulatoryClauses

  • Whatisthepurposeof a preambulatoryclause???

  • In ordertomake a newrecommendation, youhavetoprovethatyouhavethoughtabouttheissue, researchedwhattheissuewaslike in thepast so show thatyouunderstandthecontext.


Writing an operative clause
Writingan Operative Clause

  • Operative Clause: Thisclausemustidentifytheactionsorrecommendations made in a resolution. Theyshould be putinto a logicalorderwithone idea orproposalperclause. Theseclausesshould be numbered.

    • Eachoperativeclauseneedstobeginwith a verb in thepresent active tense andshouldendwith a semicolon

      • Ifyouneedtoexplain a clause more, youneedto use bulletedlistswithletters

    • Afterthelastoperativeclauseyou can FINALLY add a period


Operative phrases
Operative Phrases

AcceptsEncourages

Affirms Endorses

ApprovesExpressesitshope

Authorizes Notes

CallsuponProclaims

CondemnsRecommends

ConsidersRegrets

Deplores Requests

DesignatesSupports

Emphasizes Trusts


Example of operative clauses
Exampleof Operative Clauses

1. Encouragesallrelevant agencies ofthe UN tocollaborate more closelywithcountries at thegrassrootsleveltoenhancethecarrying out ofreliefefforts;

  • Urgesmemberstatestocomplywiththegoalsofthe UN DepartmentofHumanitarianAffairstostreamlineeffortsofhumanitarianaid; and

  • Callsuponstatestorespondquicklyandgenerouslytoconsolidatedappealsforhumanitarianassistance.


Sample resolution
SampleResolution

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Now it is your turn
Nowitisyourturn!!

  • Workwithyourdelegationtowrite a sampleresolutionthatyoumight sponsor at theconference.

  • First, think back towhatsomeofyourresolutionswerethatyouwroteabout in yourpaper.

  • Then, use thesameformatthatwejustdiscussedtowrite a formal resolutionpresentingyour ideas.

  • REMEMBER, thisis JUST practicetogetthehangofwritingresolutions. Whenwritingthem at theconference, youwillworkwithotherdelegationsandAmnesty International will NOT be abletowritethem.


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