Each Committee and Council has its specific rules regarding the statements during the respective formal meeting. This is an important moment to present your country’s position and priorities to the negotiation. You can prepare your statement in advance, check the specific rules below.

Check the rules for your Committees and Councils

UNGA Opening Plenary
UNGA Committees’ Formal Debate
UN Security Council
UN Human Rights Council
International Labour Organization

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2020 United General Assembly Committees have the opportunity to deliver a statement during the opening plenary. Attention to the specific rules:

From 28 August from 01 September delegates will be able to apply to deliver a statement in the Online Opening Plenary General Debate. Those interested, should fill in the Google Form, which will be available in our Social Media and Website, and submit their written statements. The Secretariat will select the best 15 statements to deliver their speeches online during the Opening Plenary.

The list with the selected delegates will be posted on FAMUN’s Instagram and Facebook on 03 September 2020.

The theme of the speech in the Opening Plenary is “Be the change: shaping our future together”. Speeches should have a maximum of 2 minutes for individual States for each statement. Each country can only make one statement during the Plenary. Speeches should be delivered in English.

The beginning of the speeches in the Opening Plenary General Debate should be as follows:

Ms. Luiza Stradiotto, Secretary-General of FAMUN 2020;

Ladies and Gentlemen Heads of State, Government and Delegations; Ladies and Gentlemen.

I would like to congratulate you, Ms. Juliana Magalhães, on your election as President of the General Assembly.

Ms. President….

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2020 United Nations General Assembly Committees also have the opportunity to make a statement during Committees’ Formal Debate. Delegates should express their intention to do so on their Position Papers.

This speech is about the topic designated to each Committee. The speech time is indicated in the Organization of Work of each Committee. Statements should be delivered in the language of your respective Committee.

The beginning of the speeches in the Committee Formal Debate should be as follows:
 
In Portuguese:

Obrigado(a), senhor/senhora Chair. Senhor/Senhora Chair,

Speaking order for each Committee will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted. Delegates who wish to make a statement on their Committees, but have not indicated that on their position papers, can include their names on the Speakers’ List prior to the beginning of the First Committee Session.
 

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2020 United Nations Security Council have the opportunity to deliver statements. Statements should be delivered in English and have a maximum of 5 minutes.

The format of Speakers’ List varies according to the UNSC meeting format. Therefore, Council members must choose wisely when deciding where and when to make a statement.
 
Open Debate Format

All Council Members are invited to deliver a statement in the formal meeting. After that, the private meeting will begin with further statements from Council Member States and Specialists.

Briefing Format

Council members may choose to make a statement during the formal meeting in the Council chamber or wait to make a statement during Informal Consultations of the Whole.

If a Council Member made a statement during the formal public meeting, it is not allowed to make another statement during Informal Consultations of the Whole nor are they allowed to ask questions to the briefer during the Q&A that follows the briefer’s comments in the more private meeting of the Council.

Only those Council Members that chose not make a statement during the formal public meeting can make a statement and ask questions to the briefer during Informal Consultations of the Whole.

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2020 United Nations Human Rights Council have the opportunity to deliver the following speeches:

First Formal Meeting of the Human Rights Council

After the Special Rapporteur delivers his/her statement, countries that were mentioned by the Special Rapporteur (the so-called concerned States) are given the opportunity to speak first if they wish to do so. These concerned States will be notified during trainings and by e-mail so that they can prepare a statement in advance.

General Discussion

Delegations can make general statements on the topic “Human rights and climate change”. Countries can also make statements on behalf of Political Groups, Regional Groups or Ad Hoc Groups. Speaking order will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted. Delegates who wish to make a statement, but have not indicated that on their position papers, can include their names prior to the beginning of the General Discussion session.

Speeches should have a maximum of 3 minutes for the political groups, regional groups and ad hoc groups and a maximum of 2 minutes for individual States for each statement.

The beginning of the speeches in the Council General Discussion should be as follows:

In English:

Thank you Mr./Madam President. 
Mr./Madam President…
 
In Portuguese:

Obrigado(a), senhor/senhora Presidente. 
Senhor/Senhora Presidente,
 

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2020 International Labour Organization have the opportunity to deliver an open statement. Statements should be delivered in English and have a maximum of 3 minutes.

The Opening statements are done in the following order:
i. Employer Vice-Chairperson;
ii. Worker Vice-Chairperson;
iii. Government spokesperson;
iv. Representatives of Regional groups;
v. Representatives of Political Groups; and
vi. Representative of Member States (Government representatives).

For worker and employer representatives, only the Vice-Chairs are allowed to deliver an open statement on behalf of their entire bloc. Vice-chairs will be elected during the official training sessions and worker and employer representatives will have some time to write down their opening statement as a bloc. 

For government representatives, they will choose their spokesperson during the official training and they will have some time to write downing their opening statement as a bloc, and also as regional and political groups. Government representatives can also deliver an individual statement on behalf of their countries. Speaking order will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted. Individual government delegates who wish to make a statement, but have not indicated that on their position papers, can include their names prior to the beginning of the Opening statements session.

The beginning of the speeches in the Opening statements session should be as follows:

Thank you Mr./Madam Chair. 

Mr./Madam Chair…