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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GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 72

* REPEALED *

Cultural Heritage Protection

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

Category: Education and Creativity

Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage

Proposed by: Bergnovinaia

Description: The World Assembly,

APPLAUDING that certain member nations have many historical and artistic artifacts that reflect their heritage;

RECOGNIZING that several of these artifacts could be threatened during conflict;

ACKNOWLEDGES that nations should have the rights and institutions to properly preserve these artifacts;

BELIEVING that preserving these artifacts will allow citizens to further understand their heritage and expand international recognition of culture collectively;

Hereby,

DEFINES an artifact as any item of cultural, historical, or archeological interest to the member nation in question.

DEFINES a cultural heritage site as a area of interest, archeological, historical, or cultural to any member nation within its own jurdisticion.

BANS the destruction, blocking, and looting of cultural heritage sites by member states against other states during times of peace and conflict;

REQUIRES that member states enact and enforce legislation criminalizing the destruction, blocking, and looting of cultural heritage sites by member states citizens against other states;

ESTABLISHES the Cultural Heritage Preservation Committee as a non-profit organization that may assist non-governmental organizations and government agencies overseeing cultural heritage sites upon request;

ENCOURAGES member states to:
a) Make historical artifacts accessible to the public where possible
b) Ensure that where an admission fee exists for a historical monument, they are as reasonable as possible and balanced between the attraction of tourism and the preservation of such monument;
c) Pass on knowledge of the history and the functions of historical artifacts to all interested parties.

Co-written by Charlottle Ryberg

Votes For: 4,173 (69%)
Votes Against: 1,833 (31%)

Implemented: Fri Nov 20 2009

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 10

Commend Goobergunchia

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

Category: Commendation

Nominee: Goobergunchia

Proposed by: Todd McCloud

Description: RECOGNIZING Goobergunchia for the creation of the first Nation States' wiki, NSwiki, a highly informative and detailed account of in-game incidents, resolutions, national profiles, region profiles, history, events, and terminology.

NOTING Goobergunchia's successful drafting and passage of Nation States United Nations (NSUN) Resolution #22, a resolution which had prohibited pedophilia, and Security Council Resolution #4, Liberate Belgium.

UNDERSTANDING the various positions Goobergunchia has held throughout history, including Deputy Secretary of State in the Alliance Defense Network and Secretary-General of Red Liberty Alliance.

HEREBY commends Goobergunchia in the form of an official commendation by the World Assembly

Votes For: 4,027 (79%)
Votes Against: 1,055 (21%)

Implemented: Tue Nov 24 2009

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 11

Liberate Democratia

A resolution to strike down Delegate-imposed barriers to free entry in a region.
 

Category: Liberation

Nominee (region): Democratia

Proposed by: Jedi-gangsters

Description: The region of Democratia was a sovereign region home to a vibrant community. On September 1, 2009, The Axis of Evil successfully invaded Democratia. The invader Delegate, Smetistan, proceeded to password-protect Democratia, and rid the region of the remaining native population. The destruction of a region like Democratia is a travesty and we must do whatever we can to right this wrong.

With a secret password in place, it is impossible for the natives of Democratia to reclaim their region, dooming the region to a slow death. While there might be hesitation to interfere in the internal affairs of a region, World Assembly intervention is the only course of action left that will allow the rightful inhabitants of Democratia to reclaim their home.

Therefore, the World Assembly hereby lifts the password on the region of Democratia, and forbids said region from being password-protected.

Votes For: 3,524 (72%)
Votes Against: 1,374 (28%)

Implemented: Sun Nov 29 2009

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 73

International Postal Union

A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
 

Category: Free Trade

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Grays Harbor

Description: The World Assembly,

NOTING the diversity of national postal administrations in member states, whether public or private;

SEEKING to transform the efficiency of international postal delivery positively;

1. CREATES the International Postal Union (IPU), a union of all member states' postal administrations aiming to coordinate postal deliveries between member state' postal administrations;

2a.i. DEFINES, for the purpose of this Resolution, the Freedom of transit, as the obligation for all postal administrations within the IPU to: relay and deliver postal items to or towards its destination in the most direct, safest and fastest route as possible, and not to discriminate between domestic and international postal items originating from other postal administrations within the IPU;

2a.ii. EMPHASISES that the definition of the freedom of transit does not imply that a member state is obliged to allow postal administrations to traverse its territory, in order to deliver postal items;

2b. FURTHER DEFINES, also for the purpose of this Resolution only, Hazardous materials, as any malicious inclusion to a mail package that could cause illness, injury, or death to a postal worker during routine transit, including but not limited to: chemical and biological agents, or explosives;

3. GUARANTEES the freedom of transit for all postal items throughout all member states, except where specifically limited in Article 4;

4. SPECIFIES that:
a) Member states are not obliged to carry mail addressed to or sent from nations engaged in hostilities with them (war, territorial/trade disputes, or refusal to recognize a nation's current government), subject to the immunities recognized by international law;
b) Member states may determine procedures for handling hazardous materials in postal administrations under their jurisdiction, and to determine which items may or may not be transmitted through their postal system; including but not limited to hazardous or illegal materials;

FURTHER SEEKING to increase the efficiency of international correspondence between member states;

5a. INTRODUCES the International Reply Coupon, which can be exchanged for the postage rate of one basic unregistered letter to be sent to another member state;

5b. SPECIFIES that postal administrations within the IPU are not obliged to issue International Reply Coupons, but are required to honour International Reply Coupons in exchange for the postage of one basic unregistered letter at the international rate;

6. PRESERVES the right of each postal administration in all member states to collect a reasonable fee for its handling of postal materials;

7. RECOMMENDS the development of fair common standards and the use of technology in postal delivery, including fee schedules and the proper handling of hazardous materials;

8. CALLS FOR the monitoring and updating of effective technical cooperation to meet the ever-changing needs of postal customers.

Edited by Charlotte Ryberg

Votes For: 4,292 (76%)
Votes Against: 1,320 (24%)

Implemented: Sat Dec 19 2009

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 12

Commend Todd McCloud

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

Category: Commendation

Nominee: Todd McCloud

Proposed by: Topid

Description:

The World Assembly,

NOTING The Grab 'em in the biscuits of Todd McCloud’s long list of accomplishments across various fields,

ACKNOWLEDGING The Grab 'em in the biscuits of Todd McCloud’s experience as a Role Player in The East Pacific, with notable role-play incidents including Shiro Academy and The Listonian Crisis,

PRAISING the successful defenses of Poland, a founderless region, by then World Assembly Delegate of Poland The Grab 'em in the biscuits of Todd McCloud,

FURTHER PRAISING The Grab 'em in the biscuits of Todd McCloud’s work as leader of the Slavic Alliance in defending Slavic Regions from the grips of Macedon,

RECOGNIZING Todd McCloud as a highly successful raider, leading raiding missions and coups in many prominent regions,

IMPRESSED with Todd McCloud’s public stance against Macedon and other raiders who use hidden passwords to destroy the target region without giving natives or defenders any chance to fight for the region,

ASTONISHED that during Todd McCloud's delegacy The East Pacific --previously one of the most inactive feeders-- has been transformed into one of the most active regions in the world,

RECALLING that Todd McCloud has been an active member of the World Assembly Security Council since its inception, having authored the Security Council commendations of The Republic of Kandarin and Goobergunchia and the condemnation of Macedon;

ALSO RECOGNIZING Todd McCloud’s use of media to improve the world, including his creation of The South Pacific Wiki, a collection of articles about NationStates; and his use of online videos in Fox Rite and The East Pacific

COMMENDS Todd McCloud for his honorable service across many fields of the NationStates world.

Co Authored by: Sedgistan, Unibot, and Travancore-Cochin

Votes For: 3,298 (67%)
Votes Against: 1,649 (33%)

Implemented: Wed Dec 23 2009

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