Speeches and Speakers’ List

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 delivering statements in Committees and Councils

UNGA Opening Plenary
UNGA Committees’ Formal Debate
UN Security Council
UN Human Rights Council
World Health Assembly

High School and University delegates assigned to FAMUN 2021 United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Human Rights Council have the opportunity to deliver a statement during the Opening Plenary General Debate.

Attention to the specific rules:
From
15 July to 27 August 2021, delegates will be able to apply to deliver a statement in the Opening Plenary. Those interested should fill in the Google Form (click here) 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 30 August 2021.
 
The
theme of the speech in the Opening Plenary is “Right to Development: Rise for All”. Speeches should have a maximum of 2 minutes 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. Lais Cavallin, Secretary-General of FAMUN 2021;
 
Ladies and Gentlemen Heads of State, Government and Delegations;
 
Ladies and Gentlemen.
 
I would like to congratulate you, Ms. Aline Salomão, on your election as President of the General Assembly.
 
Ms. President…

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2021 United Nations General Assembly Committees also have the opportunity to make a statement during the 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 (Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all).

Speeches should have a maximum of
2 minutes for individual States for each statement.

Statements should be delivered in Portuguese, which is the language of the UNGA Committees simulation.

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 2021 United Nations Security Council have the opportunity to deliver statements.

The language of statements is
English for High School Security Council, and Spanish for University Security Council.

Statements should have a maximum of
5 minutes.

Attention: Council members must 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.

The main difference is the following: Council Members who chose to make a statement during the formal public meeting
are 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 to make a statement during the formal public meeting can make a statement and ask questions to the briefer during Informal Consultations of the Whole.

Therefore, Council members
must choose wisely when deciding where and when to make a statement.

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2021 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 “Promoting, protecting and respecting women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights in humanitarian situations”.

Speeches should have a maximum of
2 minutes for individual States for each statement. Statements should be delivered in Portuguese, which is the language of the UNHRC simulation.

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

In Portuguese:

Obrigado(a), senhor/senhora Presidente.

Senhor/Senhora Presidente…


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.

In the World Health Assembly, delegates have the opportunity to make a statement during the Formal Meeting, which takes place after the Committee has completed its work on the resolution.

This speech is about the
draft resolution on the topic designated to the Committee (Immunization Agenda 2030).

Speeches should have a maximum of
2 minutes for individual States for each statement.

Statements should be delivered
in English, which is the language of the World Health Assembly simulation.

The beginning of the speeches in the Formal Meeting should be as follows:

In English:

Thank you, Mr./Madam Chair,

Mr./Madam Chair…


Speaking order will be determined prior to the beginning of the Formal Meeting.