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Report Writing and Amendments. What is a Report?. A report is another written form of decision making at the UN They are written by commissions and standing committees that report to the GA or ECOSOC

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what is a report
What is a Report?
  • A report is another written form of decision making at the UN
  • They are written by commissions and standing committees that report to the GA or ECOSOC
  • Reports will summarize the body’s discussion of the topic and will recommend specific resolutions and actions to the appropriate body
components of a report
Components of a Report
  • 6 Major Parts
    • Executive Summary
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Appendix (if necessary)
executive summary
Executive Summary
  • No more than one page
  • Outlines the major points of the report, focusing on the Commission’s findings and it’s recommendations to the Council
  • Contains all the critical information for the body hearing the report
chapter i
Chapter I
  • Entitled “Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention.”
  • Contains the text of draft resolutions recommended by the commission for adoption by the Council
chapter ii
Chapter II
  • Contains a brief account of the proceedings that the commission considers essential to tell the council
      • Focus on decision making process used to make recommendations
chapter iii
Chapter III
  • Not always necessary
  • Titled “Decisions adopted by the Commission at its 2012 session”
  • Contains those decisions adopted by the commission that do not require further action and that the commission takes in its own name
chapter iv
Chapter IV
  • Titled “Adoption of the report.”
  • Details the manner in which the Commission adopted the report, including the voting record
  • Can add further documents afterwards (i.e. graphs and charts, and other relevant data)
  • Sample Report courtesy of AMUN 2012

  • Friendly Amendments
    • Have to be signed by all the sponsors (writers) of a resolution
    • Are then automatically adopted into the resolution
  • Unfriendly Amendments
    • Must be submitted to the dais and brought to the floor for debate/vote
    • Must be voted on
    • If vote passes, then it goes into the resolution