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Pronounced Pre-amb-bu-la-TOR-y, the Preambulatory Clauses (or Pream) come before the important section of your resolution and aim to outline and define the problem as your country sees it.

Perambulatory clauses are the clauses that start off the resolution and take no action. They will, for example, define the issue, recognize it as important, or take note of previous actions or decisions taken concerning the issue. Basically, they describe what the submitters consider the problem is and mention thoughts or assumptions concerning the problem.

Perambulatory clauses are not numbered, and must start with present form of perfect participles (e.g. believing, concerned) or with adjectives (e.g. concerned, alarmed). They end with a comma ( , ) and are separated by a blank line. Usually they are not really paid attention to during the formal debate as they only provide information and do not ask for action to be taken.

Preambulatory Clauses must start with certain phrases or words, a non-exhaustive list of which can be found in the following link:

Preambulatory Phrases

Following the Preambulatory Clauses are the Operative Clauses

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