General Assembly Proposals

The following are proposals for WA resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements can make a proposal, but it will only become a resolution (to be voted on by the entire WA) if it is approved by at least 6% of WA Regional Delegates.

As the WA currently has 1,221 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 74 approvals to achieve quorum.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: claptrapia_1440437121

Job Training Transaction Fee

A resolution to develop industry around the world.
 

Category: Advancement of Industry

Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs

Proposed by: Claptrapia

Description: Whereas, global trade leads to increasing prosperity and economic activity worldwide, and
Whereas, efficiencies gained through trade stresses lower-educated and lower-wage workers, and
Whereas, job training and education is essential to a competitive and economically independent workforce
Be it proposed that a 1/4 of 1% transaction assessment be levied by the importer and the exporter on all goods and services traded across borders. Each nation will keep the proceeds of the assessment to be dedicated towards job training, vocational education, and temporary unemployment assistance when needed.

Approvals: 10 (Vancouvia, South-East Antarctica, New Saylonda, The Brave Barili Cebu, Samogitias, Wintariu, The Deep Space Nation, Velantis, Allinburg, Sense makers)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 64 more approvals)

Voting Ends:

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: azerystan_1440443794

International Training

A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
 

Category: International Security

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Azerystan

Description: A modest proposal, to legalize International Military training exercises, by all members of the World Assembly, in the spirit of:

I. Promoting trust, and cooperation, among current allies.

II. Further advancement of WA members' defense forces.

III. Increase global security, overall.

Approvals: 10 (New Saylonda, Vancouvia, Flam, Aurorae Sinus, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Samogitias, Wintariu, Discorded Troll, Allinburg, Republic of Silicon Valley)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 64 more approvals)

Voting Ends:

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: imperium_anglorum_1440475887

Repeal "Military Freedom Act"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#132

Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #132: Military Freedom Act (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Concerned about the use of World Assembly resolutions to escape the duties of citizenship,

Applauding the protection of conscientious objectors and not blindly classifying such persons as ‘cowards’,

Supporting the World Assembly’s general stance against war and towards the maintenance of peace,

Regarding wartime conscription as originating fundamentally out of existential crises against the state,

Believing that the provisions set forth in this resolution provide large means of evasion for able-bodied personnel in military service, and,

Hoping that a suitable replacement which addresses these issues will be passed forthwith,

This august World Assembly:

  1. Applauds that the resolution prevents nations from punishing or penalising conscientious objectors for their status, recognising that they should not be forced to fight, and for allowing nations ‘to determine the veracity of a person’s claim of conscientious objector status’; but

  2. Challenges the definition of ‘combative military duties’ in II.(3).a, as ‘the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles’ explicitly falls under the definition, but is still not a ‘duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person’, since the movement of ammunition and war supplies from trucks to weapons is a time-consuming and labour-intensive part of modern warfare which does not require combat per se;

  3. Objects to the clause II.(1).b, in that ‘objection to a specific war shall be considered valid if … the objector is within two degrees of consanguinity of any citizen of the opposing nation’s military’, as:

    1. in the case of modern globalisation, this could allow large segments of the population to avoid military service, since immigration has left many populations in many nations, and it is quite likely that they will have joined their nation’s military in total war and

    2. the chance of encountering someone within two degrees of consanguinity on a battlefield are slim, due to the small number of persons within two degrees of consanguinity;

  4. Disputes the definition of a ‘war of aggression’ in II.(2).b, since it is not inconceivable that a nation did not directly approve a terrorist attack, but knew of it and allowed it to happen regardless, which justifies punitive actions as a result of gross negligent inaction;

  5. Disputes the requirement in III.(3).b that ‘nations must consider … the possibility that a person may develop objections during … military service’, since there is likely no manner in which this can be distinguished from either cowardice or post-traumatic stress disorder, the latter being a medical condition that must be resolved immediately and, for personal well-being, cannot be not confused with conscientious objection; and hence, this esteemed World Assembly;

  6. Repeals the Military Freedom Act.

Approvals: 100 (Normlpeople, Tinfect, Aurorae Sinus, Central Nation, Wallenburg, Allinburg, Der Rheinbud mit Preussen, Haldasia, Imperial Eagle, Earldom of Lemongrab, Albarusija, Brislington, Kares, Conservative Republic of Murica, Principality of nurgle, Lacmhacarh, Samogitias, Pierconium, Diyel Grandiose, Baccalieu, NewTexas, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Madura, Separatist Peoples, Serbatijan Empire, Confederal American Republic, Ism, Kobomania, Soyghuristan, Timmii3, Nickel Empire, Jenesia, Maichuko, Brechalht, Himavat, The Federal Union of Novorossiya, Themightymanuel, The 20 Worlds, Neo Oztralya, Uplor, Butteration, States of Earth, DLI, The Greater States of Racoonia, Strathclyd, Venezias, Johannisa, The Holy Empire of Steel, Lesser Whiteside, Auricium, New Darlexia, Mixolidian, Estilo, Sparta Dominion, Wintariu, Turkharistan, Sobaira, Yulis, Communist Volkstrad, Vashtanaraada, The Arkam Asylum, Sphinxatopd, The Singaporean Federation, Wasabiton, The Archiepelago, Kurwa Republic, Kraeshia, The Deep Space Nation, Timmy City, Vikinghastan, Ten Cities, Nerodanus, New Namoria, Ethopolis, Gothic Empire, Ivanusia, Ectarlars, Spainard, Iron Dog, Architeuthis, Polandorus, Deropia, The Derrak Quadrant, Trevelland, Harenhime, Meriad, The Eternal Kawaii, Pianoforte, Vancouvia, Camainia, Republic of Silicon Valley, Europatis, PALERI, Casselli, Bettisia, Daneantis, Palsada, Knootoss, Sense makers, Brazistan and Irestani)

Status: Quorum Reached: In Queue!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: boltainia_1440510272

Allow LGBT Marriage and Unions

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Boltainia

Description: World Assmembly Members,

Proud that many nations allow LGBT rights in methods such as domestic partnerships, civil unions, and/or marriage.

Displeased at the fact that some nations still don't even allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to live together in a domestic partnership.

Ideally governments in NationStates would let their citizens to have the freedom to have relationships with others, regardless of the sexes of the people in question.

Hereby making it illegal for the governments of WA members to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions.

Approvals: 15 (Neo Oztralya, NovaTora, Folkvangr Anarchists, Wintariu, The Deep Space Nation, Vancouvia, O-J Island, Vashtanaraada, Discorded Troll, The 20 Worlds, Velantis, Allinburg, Caelradia, Nuevo Sealandia, Grishun)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 59 more approvals)

Voting Ends:

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: john_turner_1440703191

Repeal "Nuclear Disaster Response Act"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#60

Proposed by: John Turner

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #60: Nuclear Disaster Response Act (Category: International Security; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Lauding the goals of General Assembly Resolution #60 "Nuclear Disaster Response Act" to protect the environment and life forms from the adverse effects of nuclear contamination,

Believing it is the duty of the international community as a whole to provide assistance when possible to help contain and cleanse the area affected by a nuclear disaster,

However believing that General Assembly Resolution #60 "Nuclear Disaster Response Act" also possesses certain flaws and questionable definitions which necessitate a repeal and replace of this resolution,

Concerned clause 1(A) which defines a nuclear disaster as "as any event, brought about intentionally or accidentally, that results in the widespread expulsion of harmful concentrations of nuclear radiation" to be questionable as this would classify open atmosphere nuclear tests which are not presently banned by the World Assembly as a nuclear disaster, thus requiring the Nuclear Disaster Response Organization to intervene and provide cleanup and assistance to the nation conducting said test,

Believing clause 3 which states "mandates that all member nations report nuclear disasters to the NDRO, and any surrounding nations that may have been affected by the disaster" to be seriously questionable as it would require member nations to report all nuclear tests to the Nuclear Disaster Response Organization as well as their neighbours thus possibly compromising sensitive or classified data regarding those nuclear tests,

Firmly believing it is the duty of nations which are directly responsible for the cause of a nuclear disaster to take the lead role in the clean up and remediation of the environment.

Strongly suggesting the World Assembly pass a better defined resolution which will ensure the effects of a nuclear disaster cause as little damage as possible,

Hereby repeals GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION #60 "Nuclear Disaster Response Act".

Approvals: 11 (Alternate Universe 912, Aurorae Sinus, ATLANTARIV, Kurwa Republic, Normlpeople, Naval Monte, Camainia, North Campbell Nation, Komarin, Kraeshia, Brazistan and Irestani)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 63 more approvals)

Voting Ends:


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