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.

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SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 43

Commend Tiago Silva

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
 

Category: Commendation

Nominee: Tiago Silva

Proposed by: The terran technate

Description: RECOGNIZING the new state of the flags of the world, being easier to fly and sewn with much more vivid detail,

SEEING The Friendship of Tiago Silva as the nation that performed this brave undertaking,

HONORING the contribution of materials and effort from the nation,

HEREBY commends The Friendship of Tiago Silva.

Votes For: 4,811 (70%)
Votes Against: 2,092 (30%)

Implemented: Mon Jan 17 2011

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 129

Repeal "Conscientious Objector Act"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#127

Proposed by: Diogenes epicurius

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #127: Conscientious Objector Act (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: RECOGNIZING that there are many religious, philosophical and ethical systems that forbid violence.

UNDERSTANDING that many individuals who object to violence are at risk for punishment from their government and fellow citizens for failing to perform in military duties.

RECOGNIZING that the rights of these individuals should be protected.

PRAISING the attention that GA Resolution #127 has brought to this issue.

CONCERNED that under the current language of the "Conscientious Objector Act," active military personnel may falsely develop "objections" when faced with performing as prescribed in a legal contract which includes combat duties.

CONCERNED that such an act creates a dangerous precedent in countries in adherence to international law of soldiers signing up for combat positions and then being able to break their contract when called upon to do their duty.

CONCERNED that such efforts could cripple nations of the World Assembly if they engage in combat with a state not in adherence to international law.

CONCERNED that such precedent threatens all contracts made with a government by proxy.

RESOLVES that General Assembly Resolution #127, "Conscientious Objector Act" should be repealed immediately.

REQUESTS that should the "Conscientious Objector Act" be repealed all member nations should do their utmost to abide by the rest of the motion until a better worded act may be presented to this Assembly.

Votes For: 5,747 (69%)
Votes Against: 2,598 (31%)

Implemented: Tue Jan 18 2011

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 130

Elections and Assistance Act

A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
 

Category: Furtherment of Democracy

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes

Description: RECOGNIZING that free and fair elections are vital to the preservation and success of democratic institutions,

ACKNOWLEDGING that nations transitioning from a non-democratic system of government to a democratic system of government face special challenges in both forming an electoral system and ensuring the legitimacy of elections themselves,

RESOLVED that all nations who choose to have elections should comply with certain common expectations of what constitutes a free and fair election,

The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:

Article I - Definitions

Sec. 1. "Public office" shall herein mean any office of a government that is subject to an election, whether that election be direct or indirect, popular or otherwise.

Sec. 2. A "plebiscite vote" shall herein mean any vote put forth for the public to decide on an issue where the public’s vote is binding.

Article II - Principles of Free and Fair Elections

Sec. 1. Where all direct elections are held for public office, a secret ballot shall be used, whereby no person’s vote shall be involuntarily disclosed to the public.

Sec. 2. In all elections for public office, the aggregate results of the elections shall be made publicly available and open to scrutiny.

Sec. 3. Nations are encouraged to establish an independent body or bodies to monitor and officiate all elections for public office.

Sec. 4. Nations are encouraged to use a vote-counting methodology that does not provide a disproportionate advantage to any candidate or groups of candidates.

Article III – Assistance

Sec. 1. To assist nations transitioning from a non-democratic to a democratic form of government, hereinafter "transitioning nations," the Organization for Electoral Assistance (OEA) is established.

Sec. 2. The OEA shall assist creating electoral systems in transitioning nations when called upon by those nations for that purpose.

Sec. 3. As an advisory body, the OEA shall not have any binding authority on creating electoral systems, but shall strive to promote democratic principles, including universal suffrage and voting accessibility.

Sec. 4. The OEA shall monitor elections and plebiscite votes in transitioning nations, when asked to do so and only in the capacity agreed upon by the transitioning nations in question, excepting the mandatory provisions in Sections 5, 6, and 7 of this Article.

Sec. 5. The OEA must have access to voting locations without undue interference, to monitor possible fraud, voter intimidation, ballot tempering, and other unfair and fraudulent activities. The OEA shall make publicly available any all reports of the previous to the press and relevant institutions.

Sec. 6. The OEA must be allowed to either observe and monitor the tallying of votes or be a party therein.

Sec. 7. If the OEA serves in an observational capacity, OEA vote counts shall be nonbinding; however they should be conferred reasonable consideration in electoral disputes. If the OEA serves as a party in vote tallying, OEA vote counts shall be binding.

Sec. 8. Member nations are encouraged to assist in monitoring non-member transitioning nations’ elections and plebiscite votes, per consensual terms and conditions.

Article IV – Clarifications

Sec. 1. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require elections in nations where no elections are currently held.

Sec. 2. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to deny the peoples' right to self-determination.

Votes For: 5,374 (67%)
Votes Against: 2,635 (33%)

Implemented: Sat Jan 22 2011

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 44

Commend Texas

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
 

Category: Commendation

Nominee: Texas

Proposed by: Travancore-cochin

Description: The Security Council,

ACKNOWLEDGING the existence of the region of Texas since the early days of NationStates;

RECALLING the fact that Texas is home to many nations that are/were authors of many World Assembly and NSUN resolutions;

PRAISING the region and its delegate for their active participation in the World Assembly, for having voted on 487 resolutions continuously and not missing a single resolution in over 2,700 days;

APPLAUDING the region for its creation of the NSSuite which includes the NSDossier, a highly effective tool for deriving demographic statistics over a wide range of variables; NSHistory, a repository of historical records of nations and regions; and NSStatistics, which provides vital information about internationally prevalent social conditions;

PRAISING the leaders of Texas for holding 'Texas Breakfasts' daily in furtherance of their close-knit relations;

NOTING that these leaders also hold weekly chat sessions, which serves as an example of their commitment to peace and dialogue;

FURTHER NOTING that the region has a democratic form of government in place, as laid out in its Constitution which allows for the election of all government officials, including the President of Texas;

APPRECIATING the region's conduct of diplomacy in a mature manner, as evidenced by the 16 active alliances to which it is a party;

FURTHER APPRECIATING its upholding of The Triumvirate alliance formed between itself, Wysteria and The Heartland since the beginning of NationStates;

RECOGNIZING that the region hosts a defender army, the Texas Defense Force (TDF), which is the oldest functional defender army in the world;

BELIEVING that the region is a role-model worth emulating;

HEREBY commends Texas.

Co-authored by Goddess Relief Office

Votes For: 6,003 (80%)
Votes Against: 1,502 (20%)

Implemented: Sun Jan 30 2011

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 131

* REPEALED *

Missing Minors Act

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

Category: International Security

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Mahaj wa seat

Description: RECOGNIZING the problem of missing minors,
BELIEVING that the problem of missing minors is a grave one in need of a solution,
RECOGNIZING that a previous resolution to fix this problem, Missing Minors Database, has been repealed by General Assembly Resolution #125,

DEFINING, for the purpose of this resolution:
Minor-a person below the capacity of adulthood according to the country where that person has a legal residency
Runaway- a minor who is reported missing because his\her whereabouts are unknown to the child's legal custodian, the circumstances of whose absence strongly indicates that the child voluntarily left the care and control of his legal custodian without the custodian's consent and without intent to return
Missing Minor- a person below the capacity of adulthood according to the country where that person has a legal residency who cannot be found by the person(s) who have legal stewardship over them within a reasonable amount of time
Individual nations can determine for themselves 'a reasonable amount of time'

THE WORLD ASSEMBLY, in order to solve this problem, hereby requires nations to create Missing Children Organizations (MCOs),
THESE MCOs shall have the following:
• Access to trained detectives to find missing children
• Access to any relevant information about the missing children
• The ability to create a database on the missing children if so desired

RECOMMENDS national governments provide adequate funding to these organizations so they can function properly,
ALLOWS nations to include runaways as missing children for the purposes of this resolution if they so desire,
ALLOWS for Member Nations to have joint MCOs,
DECLARES that if a minor goes missing while in a foreign country, as defined as a country that is not the country where they hold legal residence, the MCO of the foreign country shall have the responsibility of finding the child,
STATES that nations that do not legally have children do not have to create an MCO,
ALLOWING Nations without funds for an MCO to apply to the World Assembly General Fund (WAGF) for funding,
ALLOWING national MCOs to create local branches,

DECLARES that if found, the abductor must be tried in court on charges of abduction of a minor, as well as others if applicable,
MANDATING that after the missing child is found an investigation shall be enacted to determine the reason for the child being missing,
REQUIRES that if the investigation concludes that the child was abducted, the abductor shall be tried under national law for these charges,
REQUIRES that if it is determined the child was a runaway, it shall be investigated the reason for the child running away,
ORDERS that penalties shall be assessed to the parents if they were abusing,
ALLOWS for a relative to have temporary custody of the child instead of the parents during this investigation,
MANDATES parent-child counseling if a runaway is returned.

Votes For: 6,404 (77%)
Votes Against: 1,959 (23%)

Implemented: Tue Feb 1 2011

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