World Assembly Resolutions
Since the rise of the World Assembly from the ashes of its predecessor, the Bureaucracy That Cannot Be Named, WA member nations have worked tirelessly to improve the standard of the world. That, or tried to force other nations to be more like them. But that's just semantics.
Below is every World Assembly resolution ever passed.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 123
Reducing Problem Gambling
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
Description: The General Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING that the gambling industry is an important part of the economies of many World Assembly members, creating employment and generating significant income for national governments;
CONCERNED that some individuals may put their livelihoods at risk by gambling excessively in a hope to get rich quick or win back losses;
OBSERVING that there are many causes behind problem gambling, such as advertising, financial problems or peer pressure;
ACCEPTING that in most cases gambling is fun and entertaining if it is done sensibly and responsibly;
DESIRING to tackle problem gambling and promote responsible gambling:
DEFINES the following for the purpose of this resolution:
1. MANDATES member countries to:
2. MANDATES Operators which allow credit to be used as a form of payment to impose sensible deposit limits on customers accounts, where necessary;
3. FURTHER MANDATES member countries where gambling advertising is permitted to prohibit Operators from using advertising or marketing techniques to:
4. EMPHASISES that this resolution does not affect member countries choice of legalising or outlawing gambling;
Co-authored by Knootoss.
Votes For: 3,861 (59%)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 124
Essential Medication Act
A resolution to ban, legalize, or encourage recreational drugs.
Category: Recreational Drug Use
Proposed by: Mousebumples
Description: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:
UNDERSTANDS that each nation within this august body has its own individualized laws regarding recreational drug use inside its own borders.
RESPECTS the right of each nation to make such decisions due to the lack of international law on the subject.
REALIZES that some patients receive inadequate and/or substandard medical treatment due to the limitations of pharmacology and legal restrictions within their nation of residence.
BELIEVES that medical professionals should be able to prescribe evidence-based treatments for their patients use when standard courses of therapy prove to be ineffective or insufficient.
DEFINES medically essential drug (MED) as a medication or treatment that is necessary to improve management and/or treatment of a patients medical condition but is specially regulated and/or restricted within a given nation.
REQUIRES, at minimum, that member nations allow their citizens medicinal access and medicinal use of MEDs.
PERMITS member nations to implement any/all of the following restrictions on the medicinal access and use of MEDs within their sovereign borders:
CLARIFIES that nothing in this text limits a member state's ability to outlaw or legalize recreational use of MEDs or other drugs.
Votes For: 4,532 (71%)
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 40
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
Description: The Security Council,
Deeply Admiring the healthy competition, spirit, sportspersonship and sense of community that a well-organized sporting event can promote,
Noting with approval Starblaydia's vast sporting successes that at the time of this writing includes five World Cups, six Atlantian Oceania Confederation of Association Football (AOCAF) Cups, two U21 World Cups, five Cherry Cups and the first Quidditch World Cup,
Observing the World Cup Committee a body of nations that manages and organizes the biggest and most prestigious international sporting events in NationStates:
Celebrating the nominee for having at the time of this writing presided the World Cup Committee for fifteen world cups (also serving as the acting president during WC52-54) in an elected position that requires dedication and integrity,
Recognizing that Starblaydia drafted the current Constitution of the World Cup Committee which replaced all previous World Cup Committee rules, standardized the KPB Rankings system as the official international ranking system for sporting, in addition to creating a legal foundation for the (1) various branches of the World Cup Committee, (2) sanctioned events hosted by the World Cup Committee, (3) process to which proposals, repeals and amendments are voted on by the World Cup Committee,
Bearing in mind that the Starblaydi Football Association (SFA) has co-hosted two World Cup tournaments (WC20/40), with the latter being held while the SFA also hosted the corresponding Baptism of Fire and the Cup of Harmony,
Expressing its satisfaction with Starblaydias reestablishment of an Under-21 World Cup tournament that is now referred to as the Di Bradini Cup named after the Starblaydi former football player, manager and president of the World Cup Committee (during WC25-27),
Approving of the nominees demonstrated readiness to share its expertise with fledgling football associations that are considering playing at the international level,
Further Approving of the helpful advice that Starblaydia has provided to competition organizers on how their sports can achieve equivalent success to the World Cup,
Noting that without Starblaydias leadership, dedication, integrity and impartiality, the world would not be as united as it is today with the passions, spirit and sportspersonship of international sport,
Further Noting that the World Assembly sympathizes with these ideals and is honored to commemorate any nominee that devotes so much time and effort to them as Starblaydia has,
Hereby Commends Starblaydia.
Votes For: 3,254 (63%)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 125
Repeal "Missing Minors Database"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #120: Missing Minors Database (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The General Assembly,
APPLAUDING the intent of Missing Minors Database, and believing in the guaranteed safety of minors,
BUT ACKNOWLEDGING several flaws with the resolution, including that:
1. It does not count as "abduction" cases where abductors, with the purpose of harm, coerce or deceive minors into voluntarily attaching themselves to said abductor;
2. It requires alerts regarding all missing minors be broadcast in "all available media", leaving confusion and differing opinions regarding whether privately-owned media is affected, and it does not allow for limitation of more-frequent alerts to within a certain radius of where the minor was last seen;
3. Further, it requires that "all border crossings [and] transportation hubs" and "all...legal enforcement authorities," everywhere in the nation, be sent an overwhelming mass of notifications about every missing minor in the nation, including runaways;
4. It counts runaway minors as "abducted", ignoring the differences between cases in which a minor is forcibly taken against their will, and cases where a minor chooses to leave of their own volition;
5. It forces nations to expend law enforcement resources towards the locating and apprehension of said runaways, who may not wish to be found and may have good reasons for leaving their family's home, then does not attempt to address the issues behind the runaway's choice to leave the home;
6. It suggests that, upon a minor's return to their family, the case be considered "resolved" and no further action is pledged or required to ensure the minor's and community's continued safety, including possible prosecution of a minor's abductor;
7. It requires needless paperwork in cases in which a parent or guardian wishes to travel across international borders with a minor and without the other parent or guardian, and does not expound requirements in cases where a minor has more than two parents and/or legal guardians;
REALIZING that "Missing Minors Database", despite its laudable intent, is a highly flawed resolution,
The General Assembly hereby repeals "Missing Minors Database".
Co-authored by Quelesh
Votes For: 4,884 (81%)