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 1,353 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 82 approvals to achieve quorum.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: alchemic_queendom_1397822846

Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#286

Proposed by: Alchemic Queendom

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #286: Reproductive Freedoms (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Noting that World Assembly Resolution #286, “Reproductive Freedoms”, creates a totally unrestricted right to obtain an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy,

Realizing that this includes a right to obtain very late term abortions, or abortions after a genetic test, for example for the presence of Down's syndrome,

Furthermore, reiterating its commitment to human equality,

Believing that one of the most important aspects of human equality is the abolition of gender-based discrimination,

Applauding previous World Assembly legislation attempting to address gender-based discrimination, while recognising that this is an unfinished project,

Acknowledging that in many cultures economic and social norms have led to prejudices against female children and to discrimination in favour of male children,

Understanding that a common means of expressing this prejudice is through sex-selective abortion, wherein an abortion is conducted only after a sex test of the foetus has confirmed it to be female,

Also aware of informal folk attitudes that may lead to a pregnancy being ascribed female characteristics even in the absence of definitive medical testing, leading to sex-selective abortion,

Arguing that sex-selective abortion has serious societal consequences, including fuelling further discriminatory attitudes and practices, and contributing to socioeconomic inequality,

Considering there to be a compelling interest in preventing sex-selective abortion,

Disgusted that Resolution #286 prohibits legislation to prevent sex-selective abortion,

Repulsed that this Resolution amounts to a World Assembly mandate for gendercide and does active harm by preventing efforts to address gender imbalances,

Emphasising that this repeal in no way represents an argument against the basic right to obtain an abortion,

Nonetheless, holding the issue of sex-selective abortion sufficiently important to merit reconsideration of the Resolution in question:

World Assembly Resolution #286 is struck out and rendered null and void.

Approvals: 95 (United State of Marsh, Drevace, Dubnia, Prussia-Austria-Hungary, Northern Union of Lenton, The Completly Oppressive States, Maoist People, Maltropia, Libertas Republia, United Martains, Nightvale Community, Flimxanthia, Santa Sangre, The United Federation of Galaxies, Benaras, Neoconstantius, Fandomia, Aawia, Jamanland, Voga, Jnania, Bad-Assistan, Nawala, At Sea, The North Polish Union, Confederacy of the American South, Hume Nation, Canovia, Christian Democrats, Swabatobia, Vanor-Al-Habarj, Shemiki, Fetch Priory, Jimmy Hart, Sparkdottir, Tir Tiandre, Ghant, Urlandal, Aedruvia, Tatooene, The Kingdom of Ancaria, Kuyklovenia, Northern Thermonia, The Devourers of Souls, The Godfather State, Liberonscien, Sorvalia, Holy Trek, Texan Nationalists, Marquette of Pacific, Tobys Great Britain, Urcea, Maynardian Diplomatic Mission to the WA, Tecrid, NewTexas, The Derrak Quadrant, Christian Isles, Eastern Equestria, Frostevilla, Hundred Acre Woods, The Eternal Kawaii, North America and Great Britain, Oilean Sneachta, Evil Grantica, Alexatian, Alexandria-Prussia, Freddland, Khin, Tasty Water, Wagafraga, Tiger Lock, Cognigotoapagawayiagan, Yann Yiing, Nibenese Cyrodiil, Sanctaria, Soviet Sovereignty, East Klent, Timmy City, Gradyana, Cervidas and Ibex, St Barnabas, Mariglenn, United Republic Of Swellvania, Jusian, One Peice, Rrzan, Nicer potlimitomaha, Isles of the United Armed Forces, Zaklen, Noctaurus, Britarvia, Soviet Refined states, Ahntong, Majouricus, The Sovereign Mxlsptlxtnxan Municipality)

Status: Quorum Reached: In Queue!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: mosktopia_1397842354

Protecting Migratory Animals

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

Category: Environmental

Industry Affected: All Businesses

Proposed by: Mosktopia

Description: The General Assembly:

Aware that species diversity is an irreplaceable part of our natural world, and that nations are constantly deriving new medical, scientific, recreational, social and economic uses from our world's biodiversity;

Recognizing that all nations have a duty to protect and conserve the world's biodiversity for future generations;

Noting that conservation of migratory animals requires the concerted efforts of every nation with jurisdiction over any part of the animals' migratory path;

Resolved that nations can and should work together to conserve and protect migratory animal species;

Hereby enacts the following provisions:

1. Notes that, as used in this act, migration refers to the forseeable, seasonal movement of an animal from one area to another on a greater scale than its normal daily activities;

2. Directs each member nation to catalog the migratory animal species that:

  • inhabit the member nation's territory between periods of migration, or

  • pass through the member nation's territory during migration;

3. Mandates that, where a migratory animal species ranges or migrates across international borders, member nations must collaborate with other nations to preserve and protect the animal's habitat and migratory path;

4. Requires member nations to restrain individuals, businesses, and organizations within their jurisdiction from unreasonably degrading the integrity of migratory animal populations living in, or traveling through, the territory of any nation;

5. Urges member nations to exchange research data on migratory animal species with other nations;

6. Clarifies that, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, member nations may take reasonable actions to deter migratory animals from damaging or destroying property, or becoming pests. Furthermore, invasive migratory species are not covered by the protections of this act.

Approvals: 36 (Prussia-Austria-Hungary, Northern Union of Lenton, Gradyana, Cardoness, Thoeplois, The United Federation of Galaxies, Olivee, United Martains, At Sea, Etoile Arcture, Baharestan, Alexatian, Iquasia, Alexandria-Prussia, Capisaria, Topsail Empire, Robanza, United Republic Of Swellvania, Pewor, TBA Field Marshal, Nibenese Cyrodiil, Manchovia, Fetch Priory, Jenesia, Rrzan, Inventio, Hicdarr, Sablia, Paradystopia, The Sovereign Mxlsptlxtnxan Municipality, Afanis, SPQR123, Land of Minecraft, Jimmy Hart, Cervidas and Ibex, Khin)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 46 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 11 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: cognigotoapagawayiagan_1397917706

Freedom to Bear Firearms

A resolution to tighten or relax gun control laws.
 

Category: Gun Control

Decision: Relax

Proposed by: Cognigotoapagawayiagan

Description: The World Assembly,

REALIZING that guns are a very necessary element to self-defense,
NOTING that if it was mandatory to carry guns, public shootings and/or random acts of violence would cease to exist,
MANDATES that all member nations follow the following laws and principles on firearm freedoms and restrictions:

1. All sale of firearms to persons over the age of 21 is to be permitted after a brief criminal background check.
2. All school and university management and faculty shall be required and trained to carry a small firearm.
3. All bearers of firearms must be allowed to carry the firearm in all public places.
4. All bearers of firearms will be strictly forbidden to carry the firearm in all government buildings.
5. All owners of privately-owned businesses do not have the right to prohibit the bearing of firearms on the property.
6. All security guards and police must carry firearms.
7. Any governments of member nations do not have the authority to confiscate firearms legally sold to the owner UNLESS the owner is a tried and convicted criminal.
8. All persons between the ages of 10-21 shall be allowed to carry a small firearm on a properly listened shooting range with proper adult supervision.
9. All persons under the age of 21 seen carrying a firearm in public areas shall be prosecuted.
10. The non-lethal firing of firearms is to be permitted on private property as long as the owner allows it.

Approvals: 16 (Cognigotoapagawayiagan, At Sea, Sparkdottir, Ghant, Topsail Empire, Evil Grantica, Drevace, Tryienne, Nibenese Cyrodiil, Fetch Priory, Jusian, Roski, Alcanso, SPQR123, Land of Minecraft, Jimmy Hart)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 66 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 23 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: eireann_fae_1398024399

Sexual Education Act

A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
 

Category: Education and Creativity

Area of Effect: Educational

Proposed by: Eireann Fae

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that individuals may engage in sexual activity before they understand the consequences of their actions,

DESIRING to help individuals understand the ramifications of sexual intercourse,

AWARE that simply preaching abstinence is entirely insufficient for ensuring the sexual health of individuals;

THE WORLD ASSEMBLY

CHARGES the Global Initiative for Basic Education (GIBE) with the following:

  • Researching the details and effects of sexual activity within each Member Nation's populace, including, but not limited to:

    • Sexually transmitted infections, including methods of prevention,

    • Reproductive function and methods of contraception,

    • Social and emotional consequences,

    • Local and international laws and rights pertaining to sexual activity;

  • Researching effective instructional techniques for sexual education relevant to each culture,

  • Creating and publishing freely an educational curriculum to advise students on the effects of sexual activity and related topics such as adoption and family planning,

  • Conducting epidemiological research and advising Member Nations on known or imminent threats to their populace due to sexual activity;

CLARIFIES that the GIBE need not study the particular details of the sexual activities of any individuals in particular, nor maintain records identifying any individual in any way,

MANDATES that Member Nations shall not prevent local units, such as families and communities, from implementing their own sexual education initiatives, so long as such initiatives comply with international law,

INSTRUCTS Member Nations to implement the curriculum created by GIBE to educate those members of their populace before they sexually mature unless they may be deemed incognisant of their species' sexuality, OR

ALLOWS Member Nations to create their own curriculum, so long as it meets standards set by GIBE, to educate their populace before they sexually mature.

Approvals: 13 (Hicdarr, Tryienne, TBA Field Marshal, Sablia, Spiritbw, Pining for the Fjords, Nibenese Cyrodiil, Paradystopia, The Sovereign Mxlsptlxtnxan Municipality, The United Federation of Galaxies, Land of Minecraft, Jimmy Hart, Our Lord and Savior Paul Bunyan)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 69 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 2 days 11 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: alchemic_queendom_1398077385

Banned Books Week

A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
 

Category: Education and Creativity

Area of Effect: Free Press

Proposed by: Alchemic Queendom

Description: The World Assembly,

Reaffirming its extant commitments to freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and freedom of reading and learning,

Believing that censorship constitutes not only a violation of the rights of the author, but also acts to deprive the world of its common intellectual bounty,

Wishing to promote civil defiance of censorship so as to stimulate intellectual progress and call into question repressive policies,

Hoping that the resources available to the World Assembly can be used to further this goal,

Has determined:

  1. For the purpose of interpreting their obligations under this resolution, nations shall extend the common definition of “books” to include all written media, and may at their discretion further include visual arts or other media, and shall consider “banned books” to be those that have been partially or wholly censored, not for plagiarism or academic fraud, nor for the depiction without educational, scientific or artistic merit of child sexual abuse, nor for infringement of intellectual property law, nor for violation of individual privacy rights, nor for revelation of officially classified material, but for political, cultural or moral dissent, while accepting that individual nations may at their discretion adopt a more expansive interpretation.

  2. The World Assembly and its constituent member nations will celebrate an annual Banned Books Week. While nations are encouraged to hold their own events concurrent with the World Assembly event, they may at their discretion move the timing of their own week to avoid conflict with other national holidays or celebrations.

  3. During the course of the Banned Book Week, the reading and discussion of banned books will be especially encouraged. The World Assembly will convene discussion panels on censorship, invite authors of banned books to present their work, and distribute available public domain versions of banned books. Individual nations must at minimum permit organization of such otherwise legal activities, and are also encouraged to engage in exchanges with other nations.

  4. The Universal Library will host an online archive of all available banned books in the public domain, and may further host with the copyright holder's permission banned books not in the public domain, except where the author of that work has expressly requested that the work not be hosted, or where the ULC Executive Committee has determined that hosting the work would pose a risk of persecution to the author. Individual nations are further required to permit access to the Universal Library Banned Books Archive, and are encouraged to establish their own similar exhibitions and archives.

Approvals: 2 (Manchovia, Jimmy Hart)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 80 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 2 days 23 hours

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