Historical Resolutions

From the rise of civilization (November 13, 2002) up until a particularly brutal collision with reality (April 1, 2008), nations toiled under the banner of the World Assembly's predecessor, an organization that now Cannot Be Named, but sounded a lot like "United Stations." Although this grand institution is no longer, its incomparable volume of law shall stand forever.

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HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #16

* REPEALED *

Elimination of Bio Weapons

A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
 

Category: Global Disarmament

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Lovinia

Description: Biological weapons, if used during warfare or covertly, represent an enormous risk to the well-being of not just the target of said weapons, but potentially everyone on the planet. It is therefore imperative that nations eliminate these heinous weapons.

Votes For: 13,023 (71%)
Votes Against: 5,449 (29%)

Implemented: Sat May 31 2003

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #17

* REPEALED *

Required Basic Healthcare

A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
 

Category: Social Justice

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Austrivum

Description: WHEREAS this resolution will strengthen social justice among all members of the United Nations by requiring that all nations, current and future within the UN, have a basic healthcare plan to support and insure its citizens. Basic healthcare is not a luxury, but rather it is a moral imperative that should be incorporated into UN admissions and acceptance ratings/standards.
The following resolution requires that all UN nations meet the below four-point plan of providing healthcare to its citizens through all outlets available within their government, as long as the methods of providing the four-point plan are met without violating international, national and/or local law.

The four-point plan is as follows:
1) All families who are at or below the “poverty level” of US$5,005.50 per adult, and US$4,205.50 per child, must be covered by healthcare insurance, as long as one member of the family, age 22 or older, is employed.

2) All children, age 21 and younger, must be covered by healthcare insurance and be reimbursed up to at least 55%.

3) All seniors, age 67 and older, must be covered by healthcare and prescription drug insurance/coverage and be reimbursed up to at least 65% for healthcare matters, while up to at least 50% for required prescription dugs.

4) All people, ages 22 to 66, must be offered healthcare insurance and be reimbursed up to at least 30%. In addition, if the insured, in this category, has been employed for at least 240 days in the given year, they must be reimbursed by an additional 5%.

(*Note: Monetary figures were shown in US$ as a general currency; it must be converted accordingly and appropriately based on conversion rates.)

Though this is not a full strength plan, it is a necessary start, and a reasonable start, in order to be able to be achievable by all decent nations. Basic healthcare is a necessity, and the Democratic States of Austrivum encourage all nations to pass even larger, more inclusive healthcare packages within their own nation.
The exceptions to this resolution include:
1) A UN nation classified as a “third world country,” by the UN, does not have to implement this resolution until its status is upgraded.

2) A UN nation determined to be “at war” by the UN, is exempted from continuing the program, but must have a backup program/plan.

3) A nation whose economic situation is detrimental may plea to the UN for a reduced strength “Required Basic Healthcare” resolution. However, should the UN at any time deem a UN nation’s economy stable enough to support the full strength resolution, it must be implemented under order from the UN.

After this resolution’s passage, it must be instituted within three (3) months, otherwise face UN ejection, or plea one’s case for additional time, that cannot be in excess of an additional eighteen (18) months, to be granted only by and through the UN.

---The Democratic States of Austrivum

Votes For: 10,137 (59%)
Votes Against: 7,154 (41%)

Implemented: Thu Jun 5 2003

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #18

* REPEALED *

Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
 

Category: Environmental

Industry Affected: Automotive

Proposed by: Kibombwe

Description: We, the people of Kibombwe, propose that every nation should start developing hydrogen powered cars. We have polluted the air for too long -- it needs to stop. By passing this resolution we will be able to accompish these three things.

1. Less acid rain. Acid rain a problem that we feel should be stopped. It is especially a problem in the Northeast corner of the U.S.A. The Northeast is a place rich in historical buildings which acid rain damages. We passed a "PROTECT HISTORICAL SITES." This would only furthermore protect historical sites.

2. We wouldn't have to use as much oil. Oil is a nonrenewable resource that we only have so much of. By passing this resolution we would only prolong the time that we have oil on earth.

3. We would have cleaner air. Does anyone remember the days when "fresh air" was actually fresh? When it was a pure thing, without chemicals and other junk mixing in the air. With cleaner air, everyone would live longer, happier lives.

I hope that anyone and everyone who reads this agrees with us. PLEASE MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!!!

Votes For: 12,533 (79%)
Votes Against: 3,280 (21%)

Implemented: Mon Jun 16 2003

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #19

Religious Tolerance

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Athine

Description: Whereas,
Freedom of Religion does not exist
in all countries in the world.
Whereas,
Too many wars are started and fought
because of religious differences.
Whereas,
There is a need for more religious
tolerance on Earth.

Therefore be it resolved that the United
Nations support and promote a greater understanding
of all religions and promote more tolerance of
differences of religion.
Be it further resolved that the United Nations oppose
all wars fought in the name of God and religion.

Votes For: 12,297 (78%)
Votes Against: 3,380 (22%)

Implemented: Sat Jun 21 2003

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #20

* REPEALED *

'RBH' Replacement

A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
 

Category: Social Justice

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Austrivum

Description: WHEREAS the Democratic States of Austrivum, the original sponsor of “Required Basic Healthcare”, hereby submits a replacement document as expressed through its text as follows.
It is realized that the United Nations resolution “Require Basic Healthcare” promotes social justice through the statement “basic healthcare is not a luxury, but rather it is a moral imperative”, yet it inhibits the rights of national sovereignty by imposing fairly rigid guidelines.
This resolution requires the following steps to be taken:
1) The resolution “Required Basic Healthcare” is to be no longer enforced by the UN.

2) The resolution “Required Basic Healthcare” is to be re-classified as a “reference- document resolution”. A reference-document resolution is defined as: a prior, passed resolution that is no longer enforced by the UN, but rather, can be used at a nation’s discretion as a suggestion, kept on record by the UN, that will help nations formulate or adopt different, similar, or identical laws to be passed by each individual nation through their own government process(es).

3) The UN, through this replacement resolution, will support the right of healthcare to all people by adopting this declaration as follows:
The UN encourages all nations to provide healthcare to their children, for they are the future of their nations, and have the budding potential that should not be stunted by inaccessibility to healthcare. The working populace within each nation should be granted healthcare for supporting their nation’s economy. All seniors should be supported through healthcare as well, but also in prescription drug coverage, for as they age after many years of service to their nation, they will need, if they so desire, life strengthening, lengthening and encouraging medications. The needy, or poor, should not be scorned, but rather, assisted. The UN stands by the message of social justice in “Required Basic Healthcare”. However, “Required Basic Healthcare” will not be imposed upon UN nations, in order to maintain national sovereignty, but will be kept on record as a “reference-document resolution”. The UN encourages healthcare to be provided to all nations’ citizens, for each step, even the smallest ones that may be taken by some nations, improves the well being of the global community.

The Democratic States of Austrivum once again encourages all nations to design and enforce a comprehensive healthcare/prescription drug plan within their nation, especially once economically feasible by that nation. After this resolution’s passage it will take effect immediately.

---The Democratic States of Austrivum

Votes For: 9,151 (62%)
Votes Against: 5,564 (38%)

Implemented: Thu Jun 26 2003

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