Similar to actual UN bodies, Model UN committees have lengthy agendas and many delegates who want to convey their country’s position. To help maintain order, Model UN conferences adopt the Rules of Procedure to govern the situations when a delegate may speak and what s/he may wish to address. Some conferences adopt a few simple rules, while others use lengthy and complex rules of procedure. Because each conference is independent and there is no governing body for Model UN or Rules of Procedure vary.
A few conferences adapt their Rules of Procedure directly to the United Nations rules while other use their own rules. Therefore, it is essential to familiarize yourself with rules of each specific conference you plan to attend.