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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

    http://www.amun.org/uploads/CSD_Sample_Report.pdf


Amendments
Amendments

  • 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