BCNMUN ’13 had three forums with similar rules of procedure but distinct features.
The General Assembly
The GA is the main assembly of the United Nations and, as such, was one of the two main forums at BCNMUN ’13. The President of the General Assembly (PGA) also undertook the job of Deputy Secretary-General. The GA debated non-disarmament issues. Given the diverse character of the issues at hand, delegates were expected to research very different issues. The forum followed standard THIMUN Rules of Procedure, debates taking place regarding resolutions as a whole.
The Disarmament Commission
The second forum at BCNMUN will have a different theme each year. For BCNMUN ’13 this forum was the Disarmament Commission and, as such, debated Disarmament issues. The President of the DC served as rapporteur to the Secretary General. Given the specific character of the issues at hand delegates undertook thorough research on the issues chosen and became real disarmament experts. The forum followed standard THIMUN Rules of Procedure, debates taking place regarding resolutions as a whole.
The Security Council
The Security Council is the crème de la crème of the United Nations, allowed to use the strongest clauses and in charge of debating the major issues concerning peace and international security. The President of the Security Council served as rapporteur to the Secretary General. Given the small size of the forum (only 15 delegations) delegates spoke a lot and carried a heavy responsibility. The forum rules were adapted from IMUN and THIMUN Rules of Procedure (check the Rules of Procedure section) and debates will took place regarding each clause.