Resolution Template

This is a Guide on Resolution layout for the NCHS-MOAS. The director and staff ask that all resolutions be submitted in this standardized format.

Sample Draft Resolution Template

Notes:

  • * Background Information (Preamble clauses), using the section headings "WHEREAS", "CONSIDERING", "HAVING SEEN", "RECALLING", "RECOGNIZING", etc.:
    • Each section is indented on the first line, and is a single-spaced paragraph followed by a semi-colon.
    • Each section may have multiple clauses (paragraphs)
    • Double space between sections.
    • The next to last clause includes an "and" after the semi-colon.
    • The last clause ends with a comma.
  • Operative Clauses (Resolves):
    • Operative clauses end with a period, with double space between resolves, but single space within each resolve (including sub-sections).
  • The following example is provided for illustrative purposes; resolutions need not include exactly these three types of sections, nor must there be five operative (resolve) clauses.
  • Note: use punctuation and spacing exactly as demonstrated in this template!
  • Note: Text should appear in Times New Roman font size 12.
  • Note: Titles should be in bold Times New Roman size 12.
  • Note: use full lines of text in all preamble and operative clauses.
  • Note: The Cosignature lines must appear on the same page as the last Resolve Clause.
  • Note: make "delegation" plural only if it is a joint resolution.
  • Also see the Resolution Evaluation Form and the Faculty Reviewer Guidelines for other suggestions and insights into this process.
  • A Sample Draft Resolution:

Establishing Sub-Regional Anti-Money Laundering Task Forces

General Committee Topic No. 4 of the Agenda

Draft Resolution Presented by the Delegation of Mexico

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN:

Article 2a. and 2e. of the Charter of the Organization of American States, which proclaims as two of its essential purposes "To strengthen the peace and security of the continent;" and "To seek the solution of political, juridical and economic problems that may arise among them";

AG/RES. 2098 XXXV-O/05) "Observations and Recommendations on the Annual Report of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission," which urges Member States to incorporate the provisions of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission's (CICAD's) Model Regulations concerning Laundering Offenses Connected to Illicit Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Offenses (Model Regulations);

CICAD's 2003-2004 Multi-Lateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) Hemispheric Report of Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control, which concludes that the number of convictions and seizures for money laundering is extremely low, due in part to legislative and operational deficiencies, and that anti-money laundering systems in the hemisphere require substantial improvement;

RECALLING:

That the Heads of State and Government at the First Summit of the Americas held in Miami, Florida (1994), stated that "...a broad coordinated hemispheric strategy to reduce drug use and production, including new enforcement methods that can disrupt drug trafficking and money laundering networks and prosecute those engaged in such activities, is required";

The Heads of State and Government at the Fourth Summit of Americas held in Mar del Plata, Argentina (2005) pledged: "...we commit to fight all forms of transnational crime, including illicit trafficking in drugs. We also commit to adhere to global anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing standards";

CONSIDERING:

That sub-regional organizations have successfully cooperated in resolving common problems, such as the dissemination of natural disaster information through the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID); and

That regional migration and the international nature of drug trafficking in the hemisphere increase the importance of consistency among neighboring states in anti-money laundering regulations and policies,

RESOLVES:

  1. To urge sub-regional organizations to create anti-money laundering task forces.
  2. To instruct CICAD's Anti-Money Laundering Unit (AMLU) to assist sub-regional or ganizations in establishing such task forces, and encourage these sub-regional anti-money laundering task forces to work in conjunction with the AMLU to oversee:
    1. the implementation of CICAD's Model Regulations in all member nations within each sub-region.
    2. the implementation of the four training courses provided by the AMLU in all Member States within the sub-region.
  3. To encourage the sub-regional anti-money laundering task forces to adopt measures to facilitate the free exchange of:
    1. anti-money laundering human resources from the fields of, but not limited to, law enforcement, banking, finance, and prosecution.
    2. anti-money laundering intelligence and technology, including, but not limited to, specific intelligence and law enforcement techniques.
  4. To urge sub-regional anti-money laundering task forces to report annually to CICAD's Experts Group to Control Money Laundering on:
    1. the progress achieved in the implementation of CICAD's Model Regulations in each region.
    2. the implementation and effectiveness of the AMLU's four training courses within each region.
  5. To request that sub-regional organizations provide funding for anti-money laundering task forces.

Approved for form and substance: _______________________________________

(Signature of Faculty Advisor)

Co-Signatories:

1. ____________________ _____________________

(Signature of Delegate) (Country Represented)

2. ____________________ _____________________

3. ____________________ _____________________

4. ____________________ _____________________

5. ____________________ _____________________


Contact Information

Dr. Stuart Voss
Distinguished Service Professor of History
Director North Country High School Model OAS
Office: Champlain Valley Hall 224
Phone: (518) 564-5214
E-mail: vosssf@plattsburgh.edu