§ 9 - Points on the Agenda

  1. The chairperson opens the discussion for each point on the agenda.
  2. The General Assembly can combine motions or proposals on two or more topics for discussion or decision, if there is some factual connection.
  3. If so wished, the respective proposers will be included on the list of speakers to give their reasons for the individual motions or proposals and the presidium must be given an opportunity to offer its opinion.
  4. A list of speakers must be made for all proposals that come up for vote. The chairperson calls upon each speaker to a motion or proposal in the order of the list of speakers. The list of speakers is compiled in the order of the wish to speak being signalled. On the request of a participant and on invoking the rules of procedure to end a debate, the list of outstanding speakers is to be read out by the chairperson.
  5. The chairperson can speak on any point of procedure; in special cases the chairperson can give someone the floor out of turn, if this is likely to move the discussion forward.
  6. After ending the debate, the chairperson moves to vote on amendments and additions, then, subsequently, to vote on the respective, possibly revised, motion or proposal.
  7. Before every decision, opportunity is to be given to the pros and contras to state their case.
  8. The point on the agenda is closed after the vote.