This is when the person who submitted the resolution makes a speech explaining the resolution, and why you should vote for it. It is the very first speech of the day at WCDMUN!
These are like questions asked to the person at the podium. This is an opportunity for anyone in the committee to ask the speaker (the person making a speech) a question about the resolution. Points of information are usually quick about 10-20 seconds, and only ask a single question at a time. This is most important part of the Structure of debate at WCDMUN
Next the speaker will choose who they would like to speak next or “yield the floor to”. They pick another country who will make another speech explaining in more detail about the resolution and why you should vote for it. After the speaker will take more points of information. After every speech there is an option for points of information.
This is the longest section of the debate. The Chair will pick at random several delegates one after the other to make speech either "For" or "against" the resolution. These speeches are usually a little bit longer, about 2-3 minutes at the most. You can talk about why you think the resolution tackles the issue effectively or why you think it doesn’t. After each speech the chair will pick up to 3 people to ask you points of information.
These are changes to the resolution. So, if you think there is a problem with the resolution and you know how to fix it, simply write it on a piece of paper and give it to the Chair. Multiple amendments are debated for each resolution. Usually 5-10 minutes are spent on each amendment.
At WCDMUN the final speaker, before voting on the resolution, must speak against. So one final delegate will try to convince the committee why they shouldn't vote for this resolution.
And that's it, you are all done! Now you vote in favor or against the resolution and wait and see if it passes.