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 #78

Repeal "Fight the Axis of Evil"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: #1

Proposed by: New western america

Description: UN Resolution #1: Fight the Axis of Evil (Category: International Security; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: While there is much fear surrounding the issue of global terrorism, the answer is most definitely not for UN members to build massive numbers of weapons.

Four reasons:

Member nations should not be forced to have a large military budget, especially when so many are struggling to pay for domestic costs like healthcare and education.

The "Axis of Evil" could be use to label any country as an excuse for other countries to invade.

Terrorist organizations are just that, organizations, not armies, and therefore large forces are not necessary to eliminate them.

Finally, massive mobilization of troops and building of weapons only serves to bring about fear in the minds of the people.

The best way to combat global terrorism is through intelligence; perhaps a new resolution regarding this should be brought to the floor.

Votes For: 13,343 (83%)
Votes Against: 2,722 (17%)

Implemented: Sat Oct 23 2004

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #79

Reformed Literacy Initiative

A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
 

Category: Social Justice

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Powerhungry chipmunks

Description: The United Nations

RECALLS “UN Educational Committee” implemented April 9th, 2004 and “Free Education” implemented August 9th, 2003;

NOTES the paramount importance of literacy and communication skills for nations’ citizens in learning improving and bettering their lives;

IDENTIFIES member nations as responsible for the literacy and education of their respective citizens;

DECLARES, as a right for all, the opportunity to learn how to read and write in the official language(s) of a nation and extend this right to all citizens with in member nations;

ENACTS the following to ensure this right be maintained:

1.Literacy, and the attainment thereof, is established as the critical priority in the secular education granted by member nations, in accordance with “free education”, to its citizens;

2.Member nations are to take measures to increase both the skills of teachers of young children and the profitability of careers in teaching: such has tax cuts for educators, grants for teaching organizations, and loans to aspiring or studying teachers;

3.Children with a deficiency in literacy of any kind have at their disposal increased efforts and attention (with respect to a non-deficient child) of well-trained educators, proportional to the severity of the deficiency;

4.Education in literacy and in the norms of communication (an expanding vocabulary, syntax, writing conventions) of the official language(s) shall begin with the earliest stage of secular schooling granted by a member nation possible, and shall continue to be a substantial factor in students’ education throughout their education;

5.Adults who lack the ability to read and write (or are verifiably deficient at reading and writing) are given the opportunity to become literate (or more “adequately” literate) without fee or stipulation;

ENCOURAGES member nations to enact progressive reforms in their respective education systems, beyond the measures above, to enhance the general quality of education and the number of students who are successfully taught to read and write in the official language(s) of that member nation;

ENOURAGES EQUALLY non-governmental groups who, through charitable funds and donations and local literacy initiatives, also work to spread literacy amongst nations around the world;

SUPPORTS, through the good faith of member nations, the aspirations of member nations to increase literacy, and RESPECTS the right of nations to adapt small portions or this legislation to more appropriately apply to their individual literacy situations.

Votes For: 11,585 (78%)
Votes Against: 3,294 (22%)

Implemented: Tue Nov 2 2004

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #80

* REPEALED *

Rights of Minorities and Women

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Strong

Proposed by: Amsterdam junior

Description: The UN should recognize that all people are created equal. The matter of race, sex, religion or sexual preference should not make anyone less equal. These are inalienable rights of all UN nation citizens.

ARTICLE I- No one race or culture is better than another.

ARTICLE II- Males and Females should be treated as equals. Whether it be in the workplace or at home.

ARTICLE III- Not a single religion or belief is better or more right than another.

ARTICLE IV- One should have the right to express their love for a member of the same sex.

Votes For: 12,055 (63%)
Votes Against: 6,998 (37%)

Implemented: Sat Nov 20 2004

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #81

* REPEALED *

Definition of Marriage

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Vastiva

Description: Description: IN VIEW of the Universal Bill of Human Rights, and the Gay Rights resolution;

The UN HEREBY :

DEFINES marriage as the civil joining of a member of any nation with any other member of any nation, regardless of sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, color, or any other characteristic, with the exception of age;

RECOGNIZES age of the individual(s) as a just reason for not recognizing marriage, as per Article One of the Child Protection Act;

FURTHER RECOGNIZES all nation's right to expand this definition beyond species borders as the individual governments see fit.

Votes For: 11,904 (61%)
Votes Against: 7,473 (39%)

Implemented: Thu Nov 25 2004

HISTORICAL RESOLUTION #82

Stem Cell Research Funding

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Strong

Proposed by: Nykibo

Description: The use of Stem Cells is an amazing new breakthrough in the fields of science and medicine. Scientists know that these cells, harvested from human embryos, could eradicate many diseases, including Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. But while the list of diseases that Stem Cells could cure gets longer and longer, the amount of what little funding is present continues to dwindle. I admit, some people do insist that harvesting something from a human as if it was an experiment is immoral, but allowing millions of people to die each day is much worse. This is the best chance we have at beating these diseases. The one thing standing in the way of this is funding. Stem Cell Research is very costly, and without proper funding, this plane will never take off the ground. In this proposal, I ask that funding be provided to the scientists of all UN member nations, if they so desire to research Stem Cells and their benefits. I urge my fellow UN members to stand up to these diseases, and fund Stem Cell Research.

Votes For: 13,907 (73%)
Votes Against: 5,231 (27%)

Implemented: Tue Nov 30 2004

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