Passes an international form of legislation
Non-binding except for those passed under Chapter VII of
the Security Council
*Resolution 82 demanded North Korea to halt its
invasion of the South and retreat to the 38th Parallel
*Resolution 1973 authorised military intervention in
Libya, leading to the implementation of a no-fly zone and a
freeze in all assets owned by the authorities
• Naming Code
-For example, A/64/1 = General Assembly, 64th
session, document no. 1
-What are the council abbreviations?
-More complicated ones also indicate subsidiary organs and
the nature of the document
what’s in a reso?
1) Administrative Lines
-Delegate who has drafted the bulk of the reso, and will be
in charge of reading it at the podium
-Front line of defense
-Delegates in favour of debating the resolution
-It does not indicate support or opposition
2) Preambulatory Clauses
-What makes the issue a cause for concern in the first
-Have there been previous resolutions/conventions on
this? [what is the purpose of this?]
• Alarmed by • Having studied
• Aware of • Noting with regret
• Believing • Noting with satisfaction
• Deeply disturbed • Observing
• Desiring • Referring
• Emphasizing • Taking into account
• Recalling • Taking note
• Guided by • Welcoming
3) Operative Clauses
-Lays out specific action to bring the issue to a closure
-In replacement of colloquial language like “We will do….”
or “We pledge to…”
• Affirms • Draws attention
• Authorizes • Encourages
• Calls for • Expresses its appreciation
• Condemns • Further invites
• Congratulates • Further recommends
• Considers • Takes note of
• Declares accordingly • Urges
Moderated Caucus: For you to zoom in onto a specific
aspect of the issue.
Un-Moderated Caucus: 2 purposes.
(1) Resolve and clarify countries’ stance, should the views in
council be complex, multi faceted and cannot be clarified
(2) Resolution Writing
Resolution Writing (Un-
2 ways to use your time during un-moderated caucus for the
purpose of writing a resolution:
• Combine resolutions with your allies. This will make your
resolution more comprehensive and resolute.
• Gather names on your signatory list. Most MUN councils
require 1/3 of the countries present to be on the signatory
list for the reso to be debated and considered in council.
Some steps to do this:
a) Show/tell another delegate about your resolution.
b) Ask: “Is the delegate of XXX in favour of debating this reso in council?”
c) If yes, add the name to the signatory/sponsor list. If no, move on.
WRITING A GOOD RESO [CSEC]
1) Countries’ Stance
-What are the viewpoints of others? [formation of blocs]
-How may I make compromises?
--Is it practical, realistic and/or sustainable?
-“A resolution is like a mini-skirt: Short and yet provides
- Be as specific as possible.
HOW IS A RESO PASSED?
1) Reading of Resolution 3) Amendments
2) General Debate -Non-friendly
4) Actual Voting Procedures
-Security Council veto
WHAT ELSE TO
TAKE NOTE OF
1) Support of NGOs
2) Conditional aid v.s. Non-conditional aid
-Specific monetary figures are NOT allowed
3) When do we start writing resolutions?
1) Purpose of a Resolution
2) Naming Code
3) APO format