FIU Model United Nations Collegiate team, and the Conference Secretariat, welcomes students from all over the world to the 31st iteration of the Florida International Model United Nations Conference (FIMUN). Moreover, for the past thirty one years, FIMUN has endeavored to provide the premier experience to the most competitive and brightest high school and middle school delegates in the South Florida Area.
FIMUN Rules of Procedure
- Point of Personal Privilege: Whenever a delegate experiences personal discomfort impairing his or her ability to participate in the proceedings, he or she may rise to a Point of Personal Privilege. A Point of Personal Privilege may interrupt a speaker only if the speaker is inaudible and delegates should use this power with the utmost discretion.
- Point of Parliamentary Inquiry: When the floor is open, a delegate may rise to a Point of Parliamentary Inquiry to ask the Moderator a question regarding the rules of procedure. A Point of Parliamentary Inquiry may never interrupt a speaker.
- Point of Order: During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may rise to a Point of Order to indicate an instance of improper parliamentary procedure. The Moderator in accordance with these rules of procedure will immediately decide the Point of Order.
- Unmoderated Caucus: A motion for an unmoderated caucus is in order at any time when the floor is open, prior to closure of debate. No need to specify a purpose is needed. The delegate making the motion must specify a time limit for the caucus.
- Moderated Caucus: The purpose of the moderated caucus is to facilitate substantive debate at critical junctures in the discussion. In a moderated caucus, the Moderator will temporarily depart from the Speakers’ List and call on delegates to speak at his or her discretion. A motion for a moderated caucus is in order at any time when the floor is open, prior to closure of debate.
- Suspension of the Meeting: Whenever the floor is open, a delegate may move for the suspension of the meeting (suspending all committee functions until the next meeting), or for the adjournment of the meeting (suspending all committee functions for the duration of the conference).