MUNA-D9820-Adjudication-Criteria-2017.pdf

MUNA-D9820-Adjudication-Criteria-2017.pdf

Guidelines for how the Awards are Judged.

The intent of MUNA is to increase the knowledge of the United Nations and at the same time allow delegates to improve their skill and interpersonal skill. Judging will be undertaken by evaluating each delegation’s performance against the criteria listed below. All awards are for the team effort and not individual performance.

Feedback from the Secretary General, Debate Adjudicators, MUNA Committee, Counsellors and other Delegates all forms a part of the decision to determine the winners.


BEST OVERALL DELEGATION

Factors that are taken in consideration are:

  • Ability to represent their country – demonstrate knowledge of history, politics, policies, culture, demographics and act in accordance with that position
  • Demonstrated team work
  • Effective use of time
  • Actively being involved in proceedings, taking part in the debates and professional conduct by demonstrating correct and appropriate behaviour including proper decorum, attitude, ability to listen and compromise, tact, courtesy, general spirit and ability to work co-operatively with all participants in the process.
  • Adhere to the Rules of Debate at all times

The winning delegation have their names inscribed on the District 9820 MUNA Perpetual Shield and will receive book vouchers and certificates. They are also invited to represent District 9820 at National MUNA in Canberra and their school will hold the shield for the following 12 months.


BEST OVERALL DELEGATION (Runner-Up)

Factors that are taken in consideration for this award are the same as above.

The winning delegation will receive book vouchers and certificates.


DISTRICT 9820 PEACE SHIELD

The District 9820 Peace Shield is a perpetual trophy presented each year to the delegation participating in MUNA which makes the best contribution in influencing world peace.

So as to clearly distinguish the District 9820 Peace Shield from the debating prizes, which are intended to recognise the most competent debaters during the debating sessions and are judged accordingly, the following criteria will apply:

  • The judging of the District 9820 Peace Shield will be undertaken over the entire weekend, including the preparatory sessions on the Friday night, and by a separate panel of judges consisting of the Secretary General, Adjudicators, Bloc Counsellors and the Diplomatic Couriers.
  • The advancement of world peace will be considered to be demonstrated through the building of positions which allow the General Assembly to achieve the broadest possible base of support for the resolutions which it debates, or the broadest possible base for rejection of resolutions which are considered obstructive or harmful to world peace.

Delegations should demonstrate their influence in favour of world peace by:

  • Displaying negotiating skills to ensure that the resolutions which are debated advance world peace by advancing proposals that make them acceptable to a wider range of member countries and improve their implementation potential;
  • Displaying negotiating skill within and between blocs to ensure that the points most likely to generate consensus are put most strongly and are most fully developed;
  • Demonstrating a good understanding and appreciation of issues which impact on populations and the maintenance of peace and security around the world
  • Displaying their own skill in debates by advancing and developing such points at a substantive level – less attention will be paid to the style of delivery in judging the District 9820 Peace Shield.

The winning delegation have their names inscribed on the District 9820 MUNA Perpetual Shield and will receive book vouchers and certificates. The delegate's school will hold the shield for the following 12 months.


BEST DELEGATION COSTUME

Factors that are taken in consideration are:

  • How much effort and initiative undertaken in preparation of the costume?
  • Did the delegation maintain their ‘nationality’ throughout the assembly or only when they stood to speak?

The winning delegation will receive book vouchers and certificates.