MUN 101: Phrases

Kali ini, MUN 101 akan memberikan sejumlah frasa yang paling umum diucapkan selama konferensi MUN, yang pada umumnya dipakai di manapun konferensi MUN itu diadakan.

These are some of the commonly used phrases during MUN conferences, usually universally used wherever the conference is held.

“Decorum, delegates!”, or “Order! Order, delegates!”

Decorum merupakan bahasa Latin yang berarti sopan santun. Ketika chair mengetukkan gavel (palu sidang) dan mengatakan “Decorum”, berarti seluruh delegasi diharapkan dapat menjaga sopan santun dan ketertiban jalannya sidang. Hal yang sama ketika chair mengatakan “Order”.

Decorum is a Latin word meaning manners. When the chair knocks the gavel and says “Decorum”, it means that all delegates has to keep the manners and order of the session. It’s the same when the chair says “Order”.

“All those in favor?” often followed by “… please raise your placards.”

Kalimat ini diucapkan saat chair melakukan proses voting. Pada umumnya chair akan menggunakan pola kalimat demikian:

“We are going to vote on … . All those in favor (please raise your placards).”

Hal ini meminta delegasi untuk mengangkat placard mereka ketika mereka menyatakan setuju terhadap mosi yang dimaksud.

This phrase is used when the chair is to conduct a voting process. Commonly the chair will use this pattern of sentence:

“We are going to vote on … . All those in favor (please raise your placards).”

It requests the delegates to raise their placards when they are agree on certain motion being voted.

“Is there any motions on the floor?”

Hal ini diucapkan oleh chair ketika kesempatan untuk mengusulkan mosi telah dibuka. Jawaban yang diharapkan adalah mosi dari delegasi, misal:

“Is there any motions on the floor?”

“The Delegates of India would like to propose a moderated caucus for 10 minutes with 1 minute speaking time to discuss the presence of UN Peacekeeping force in Lebanon.”

“The motion is in order. Any other motions on the floor?”

Ketika chair mengatakan mosi tersebut bisa diajukan, chair biasanya akan mengatakan “the motion is in order.” Jika tidak, chair akan mengatakan “the motion is not in order”, atau seringkali menggunakan kata “I have to rule this dilatory.”

This phrase is used by the chair when the delegates are allowed to propose any motions. The expected response is on the form of motions from the Delegates, for example:

“Is there any motions on the floor?”

“The Delegates of India would like to propose a moderated caucus for 10 minutes with 1 minute speaking time to discuss the presence of UN Peacekeeping force in Lebanon.”

“The motion is in order. Any other motions on the floor?”

When the chair agrees that the motion may be proposed, the chair usually will say “the motion is in order”. If not, the chair will say “the motion is not in order”, or often use the phrase “I have to rule this dilatory.”


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