In a General Assembly, delegates are expected to speak in the third person, referring to themselves as their nation instead of using the pronoun "I". To enter debate, delegates must motions to open debate, establish the secondary speakers list and to set an agenda that is presented and voted upon by the committee. While many nations may have certain controversial views on hot-button topics, delegates are expected to act in a respectful and professional manner, just as real United Nations delegates would.
Crisis delegates may only refer to themselves in the first person, as they are invariably individuals. This mode of Model United Nations already starts in the midst of the debate, allowing delegates much more freedom in choosing what to talk about. Crisis notes may only be passed when Committee is in session. They may either take the form of bullet points or letters, so long as they are not overly offensive or violent.
SAs allow delegates to speak in the first or third person, depending on who they represent (an individual or a group). Entering debate requires the committee to pass motions to open debate, then open the secondary speakers list, and finally set an agenda. Since SAs are often less diplomatically oriented than GAs, delegates may be more single-minded in achieving their goals. In an International Court of Justice, the same basic rules apply as in an SA; however, delegates must build their cases with evidence from their background guides.