MUNOCC Rules and Regulations

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The MUNOCC runs on specific rules and regulations, which are specific to it as opposed to other MUNOCs operating under the Lebanese American University's Outreach. Naturally, any rule that opposes LAUO or MUNOC regulations are to be reviewed and corrected, as the MUNOCC's rules are specific only as long as the MUNOC rules are respected.

Purpose and Activities

The MUNOCC will engage Champville students more deeply in the LAU-MUN culture and in the MUN culture more generally, and will offer them many opportunities such as:

  • Attend presentations given by LAU MUN Mobile Ambassadors about UN related issues which will contribute to raise their awareness about tolerance, epidemics, education, environment, human rights and other related topics pertaining to the Millennium Development Goals
  • Attend a leadership workshop using experiential learning and self reflection techniques in order to strengthen their emotional intelligence, their team spirit, their communications, negotiations and conflict resolution skills
  • Participate in selected LAU outreach and civic engagement activities in order to build up their volunteering capacity and project management skills
  • Contribute by words and deeds to the “ Young Diplomat” publication
  • Participate in residential leadership camps (whenever held, under the auspices and direction of the LAU MUN program or the outreach and Civic Engagement unit)
  • Receive certificates honouring their commitment to and participation in MUN related activities or civic engagement and outreach activities of various natures . The certificates will be distributed in an Outreach and Civic Engagement ceremony held in the honour of the LAU MUN club members.
  • Learn about cultural diversities
  • Debate current issues in MUN-like conferences, occasionally with MUN delegates

On school relations

Coordination between the MUNOCC and the Outreach

The LAU MUN Outreach Division will work closely with Champville’s student or faculty advisor (currently student advisor Georges Sacre), to lay the structural foundation of the LAU-MUNOCC and to coordinate the various UN related activities, the awareness and skill building workshops and presentations as well as the civic engagement work that will be done throughout the year in the LAU.

Membership and Formation

Minimal amount of members

The club should be formed of at least 10 members, including a governing body made up of the club president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. Should the number of club members drops below 10, the LAU MUN Outreach may freeze the club.

Who can be a member

The LAU-MUN club membership is open to students from Seconde to Terminale, who are not simultaneously registered in the LAU MUN program. In other words, they might be LAUMUN alumni or prospective students but not students participating in the MUN conference.

Membership

Students who are interested in being part of the MUNOCC, if they meet the requirements for membership, fall in one of two categories:

Member since the start of the year

Delegates wishing to join the club need to meet with the then-current members of the club within the week before the LAU Outreach registration deadline for MUNOCs. They will leave their full name, their fathers' names, their (current) email addresses and their (preferrably mobile) phone numbers. Once they leave them with the secretary of the club, they will have until twenty-four hours before the registration deadline to withdraw them. Otherwise they will be official MUNOC delegates for the remainder of the year, even if they leave or are kicked out.

Member joining in the middle of the year

New delegates can join the club if they are not registered as members with LAU’s Outreach (that is, if they did not join the club with the start of the year) if, and only if:

  1. The President says they’re in, or
  2. The Club votes them in (majority speaks).

Two members of the governing body need to team up to reject a delegate’s application, unless the Club votes a delegate in, in which case they’re in and can only be kicked out via a “kicking-out” procedure.

Voting a Club member in

Delegates should only vote no if they have a fair reason to believe the delegate-to-be up for admission will be of nuisance to the Club or to its members (themself included). If they do not wish for the delegate-to-be to be admitted for a personal reason, or do not care about the outcome of the vote, they should simply abstain from voting. They will not be asked why they have voted no or abstained from voting. These rules need to be reminded to the members of the club before they vote.

The Governing Body

President

Role

The president shall:

  • Preside over all meetings, present a list of at least 2 activities one working week after the initiation of the club;
  • Alongside the activities proposal submitted at the beginning of every term, the Club will propose and organize additional activities during the year. These need to be sent to the advisor for approval;
  • Sign all correspondence along with secretary;
  • Oversee financial matters along with the treasurer;
  • Present a general report to the school’s advisor at the end of the program.

Conditions of function

The President MUST NECESSARILY:

  • Be at least as old as the eldest non-governing delegate in the club.
  • Have attended all the LAU MUN training sessions (it is better if the president has attended an actual MUN Simulation)

Vice President

Role

The Vice President shall:

  • Preside in the absence of the president;
  • Be responsible for any task assigned to him/her by the president;
  • Assist the president in all club function.

Conditions of function

The Vice President MUST NECESSARILY:

  • Be one grade lower than the president (in prevision for cases where the president is forced to be absent for schoolwork)

Secretary

Role

The secretary shall:

  • Maintain a list of all club members;
  • Keep minutes of all meetings;
  • Prepare and co-sign of all correspondence along with the president;
  • Keep all club related documents and submit them to the advisor upon request;
  • Keep the MUNOCC Wiki up-to-date;
  • Assist in any task assigned to him/her by the president.

Conditions of function

The Secretary:

  • Has to have attended over 70% of sessions in the previous term (if recurring)

Note that it is better for the Secretary not to be in Terminale. If the Secretary is good at Wiki Markup, they will find their duties easier to do.

Treasurer

Role

The Treasurer should:

  • Keep an accurate account of all receipts and expenditures of the club.

Conditions of function

The Treasurer does not need to be an active MUNOCC delegate, as long as they can be counted upon in case of need.

Additional Governing Body Members

Publicity

The Club could have a reporter and/or a photographer who take care of writing articles about or send pictures of the club’s activities, which the LAU Outreach would feature in the Young Diplomat or the Outreach's website.

Technicities

The Club could also have a Wiki manager (who would take care of and manage the MUNOCC Wiki - of course, they get an administrator account), and/or an equipment manager (who would take care of the electric/electronic equipment used in a session, i.e. projectors).