Under the rules governed by the host team of the Model United Nations IBA Karachi (MUNIK), all delegates and observers are to abide by the following articles and codes of conduct during the conference:-
This article applies to all delegates. Proper attire is necessary for the success of any MUN. It hopes to inculcate in delegates the attire appropriate for the corporate world. To this end, all delegates must wear the following during the committee sessions:
Must wear proper suits (with ties/bow ties), formal outfits of their respective countries and traditional clothes and neat shoes
Must wear formal dress clothes from suits to long shalwar kameez. Neither revealing clothing nor jeans are allowed inside the committee room.
It is essential for all delegates to understand that the task of the host team is to ensure the smooth running of the conference as well as the security of all the delegates. To this end, delegates must keep in mind that:
• The host team should be referred to on any issue that may arise.
• The host team is to be respected and cooperated with.
• Delegates must make sure that they know that by signing the waiver of liability, the host team is not responsible for any theft/ loss of personal possessions and damage.
• The host team has the power to send names of uncooperative or rude delegates to the organizing committee, which will overlook penalties if need be.
• Delegates are expected to behave according to the traditional rules of society and deviants may be found punishable.
• Any damage to the venue and its facilities must be borne by the delegate.
Kindly note that English is the only medium of conversation during the committee sessions besides the Supreme Court of Pakistan which is a bilingual committee at MUNIK VI.
The staff present in all committees includes the chair(s) as well as the assistant chair(s). The Committee Director/ Chair has the power to declare the commencement and ending of each meeting and may adopt any procedure of debate/motion to which there is no significant objection. This generally means that the committee director has the complete control over proceedings of each committee and may choose how he/she believes the committee be run. Committee Chairs are allowed to choose who has the right to speak on the floor as they please, make suggestions and observations and guides delegates throughout the conference. These steps are only aimed at strengthening the committee’s stride in the desired direction as well as to ensure that quality of debate is not compromised. Committee Chairs are allowed to, at any point of time, for any interval they choose, transfer their duties to the capable assistant chair(s) if the need arise. Keep in mind that the staff of each committee is responsible to the Secretary General.
Plagiarism is defined as:
Use of unfair or illegal means to transfer/copy/violate the rightful material(s) of any other delegate or body throughout the course of the debate. Delegates should note that all working papers, position papers and draft resolutions submitted to the committee must not be plagiarized to any extent from any previous UN document (however they may be used as citations), MUN, or website. If any delegate or groups of delegates are found to have plagiarized any content throughout the course of the debate, the committee dais is obliged to forward the case to the Secretary General who will be responsible for overlooking the course of action.
Students are requested to maintain good decent behavior throughout the conference, within the norms of society, and comply with the following:
• No arms/ ammunition is allowed at the venue or at social events. Students found in possession of such weapons will be immediately removed from the premises and handed over to the correct authorities.
• No illegal substances or alcohol is allowed at the venue or at social events and even being under the influence during these occasions is strictly prohibited.
• Smoking inside the venue and at social events is strictly not allowed. Smoking is only permissible in designated smoking areas on campus and outside social event venues.
• Delegates are representatives of their institution. Thus any violation of this article will be noted and the complaint sent to the organization/ institution whose image is being tarnished.
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