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 # 144
Repeal "Neutrality of Nations"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Sionis Prioratus
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #14: Neutrality of Nations (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The World Assembly,
REAFFIRMING that one of its roles is to promote world peace;
ACKNOWLEDGING that indeed it is a right of any Nation that is uninvolved in a war to make a formal claim of Neutrality;
FULLY ACKNOWLEDGING that there were good intentions behind Neutrality of Nations and that the vast majority of the Ambassadors and Delegates who voted for Neutrality of Nations did so thinking they were actually advancing the cause of world peace; hence:
DISMAYED that despite its name, GA #14 Neutrality of Nations does nothing to promote world peace, but does the exact opposite;
PERPLEXED that any nation may switch between Neutral and Belligerent at any time according to the terms of the Resolution, as their mood strikes them, without any penalties and without fear of acting in violation of international war conventions;
SHOCKED that section 3.a) states that any nation can have its claim of neutrality voided on the sole basis of indirect trade (which it may ultimately have no control over) of ill-defined supplies, such as goods and personnel, which can encompass basic humanitarian needs such as food, potable water, medical supplies and medical personnel;
OUTRAGED that GA #14 says, in relevant part:
2. MANDATES that Belligerent Nations may not:
SADLY NOTING that the conditions for improv[ing] world peace are not defined anywhere;
REALIZING the appalling potential for extreme abuse of this single clause; it gives Belligerent Nations unlimited power to invade or occupy any self-proclaimed neutral nation, merely by convincing the World Assembly that such a shameful act will improve world peace.
CONVINCED that such a state of uncertainty does create an international environment where war is even more probable, instead of creating peace;
THEREFORE, in the best interests of peace, THE WORLD ASSEMBLY REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #14.
Votes For: 8,253 (76%)
Implemented: Sat Apr 9 2011
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 54
A resolution to express shock and dismay at a nation or region.
Proposed by: Crazy girl
Description: The Security Council,
Noting that Sedgistan is a powerful nation in the World,
Dismayed by how Sedgistan abuses this power to nag other nations into dealing with its dirty work, infringing on their sovereignty by telling them what to do,
Horrified by how Sedgistan has changed the interior of the Rejected Realms forum to the color pink, despite knowing how this would affect the other participants, and completely disregarding their opinions,
Appalled by the insults the Sedgistan government has thrown occasionally towards other rulers, including the Queen of Crazy Girl, and the unsubstantiated rumors it has spread about them,
Concerned by the powerhungry acts of Sedgistan, such as the seizing of important positions within the Rejected Realms and other regions for itself, and believing its ambition could spread out all over the World,
Also noting how Sedgistan simply leaves a position unattended to further its agenda in its search for more power,
Observing that Sedgistan feels it is superior to all surrounding nations, and its citizens perceive themselves as better than inhabitants of other nations,
Concluding that Sedgistan is a threat to other nations, due to its arrogant and powerhungry nature, and therefore deserves to be condemned,
Hereby condemns Sedgistan!
Votes For: 5,503 (60%)
Implemented: Tue Apr 12 2011
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 145
Animal Cruelty Prevention
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Luthiland
RECOGNIZING THAT Animals, as living beings and occupants of the lands and homes of the member nations of the World Assembly offer service and companionship to inhabitants of those nations,
AND RECOGNIZING THAT cruel mistreatment of said animals is an offense to moral decency,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT
b) Provide clean food and water for said animals in amounts and of types adequate to maintain the health of the animal.
c) Provide said animals with a clean and comfortable living environment to a degree that a reasonable person would deem it adequate.
d) Kill and slaughter said livestock in a manner that limits the pain and suffering of said livestock.
(4) Mistreatment of domesticated animals, livestock and wild animals by means of abuse, torture, training for sport fighting and the act of sport fighting is expressly prohibited.
VIOLATION of this resolution shall incur a suitable punishment based on the severity of the offense and may include fines, imprisonment, forfeiture of said animals and prohibition from owning animals in the future.
EXCLUSIONS: The following categories of animals and actions by humans are expressly excluded from this resolution:
(i) Animals used for any religious purposes are expressly excluded from this resolution.
(ii) Animals commonly known to be pests are specifically excluded, as are all widely accepted methods of eradication of said pests.
(iii) Wild Animals commonly hunted for sport, food or fur are excluded as is the act of hunting said wild animals.
(iv) Euthanasia, or the humane killing to end suffering of an animal is further excluded.
(v) Acts of animal husbandry, selective or targeted breeding are also excluded.
(vi) This resolution is not intended to deny the use of animals currently employed as service or working animals, including but not limited to police dogs, animals used as aids for the handicapped, horses used for working situations or other animals used for purposes not widely accepted as cruel.
(vii) This resolution specifically excludes animal related laboratory testing of consumer products and medical procedures neither condoning nor condemning those actions, as it is felt that Animal Testing should be viewed as a separate and distinct issue.
(ii) Livestock shall be defined as any animal bred or tamed for the express purpose of providing food, fur, leather or other animal products.
(iii) Wild Animals shall be defined as non-domesticated animals not in the care or ownership of any person.
(iv) Pests shall be defined as any non-domesticated animal deemed to inhabit and/or cause damage to any building, structure, cropland, or other physical location or where eradication of said pest is in the best interest of the public health.
(v) abuse and torture shall be defined as any act causing physical harm, mutilation, or injury which would be deemed excessive by a reasonable person.
Votes For: 7,911 (74%)
Implemented: Wed Apr 13 2011
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 146
Recognising Achievements Act
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Ossitania
Description: The World Assembly,
OBSERVING that there is a great diversity of educational standards and philosophies between institutes of higher education,
NOTING, however, that standards of education are rarely, if ever, uniformly low in any one nation,
ALARMED that some institutes of accreditation refuse individuals access to their accreditation process based solely on the nation where their qualification was earned,
FURTHER OBSERVING that academic nomenclature varies just as much as educational standards,
CONCERNED that apprehensions about the quality of academic titles may reduce the employability of highly skilled individuals,
BELIEVING that a system clarifying the levels of education that individuals have received would be a boon to both individuals and their prospective employers,
DEFINES "institutes of accreditation" as any national or supranational organisation charged with determining the validity of academic qualifications and/or awarding suitably-qualified individuals with the right to use legally-protected professional titles,
CHARGES institutes of accreditation with the task of developing a functional national equivalence for all academic titles being held by those who legally seek work inside their area of operation,
OBLIGES all institutes of accreditation to supply information on qualifications inside their area of operation to other institutes of accreditation upon request of such,
PROHIBITS institutes of accreditation from refusing individuals access to their accreditation process based solely on the nation where their qualification was earned,
PERMITS institutes of accreditation to charge a nominal fee to cover the costs involved with accrediting qualifications earned in other nations,
CLARIFIES that this resolution neither requires nor prohibits any particular method or process of academic accreditation.
Co-authored by Knootoss
Votes For: 7,529 (72%)
Implemented: Sun Apr 17 2011
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 55
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
Proposed by: Going postal
Description: The World Assembly:
NOTES NationStates is a founderless region, which makes it vulnerable to invasions.
APPLAUDS the dedicated service to the World Assembly by representing the region NationStates for over 6 years as the WA Delegate without losing the Delegate seat to any foreign hostiles,
IMPRESSED that everyday The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill has featured a random nation in the regional World Factbook Entry and on the Regional Message Board without exception or prejudice,
RECOGNIZING The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill as one of the most dedicated nations in the world,
COMMEND The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill based on the appraisals mentioned above.
The World Assembly hereby commends The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill.
Votes For: 6,017 (63%)
Implemented: Sun Apr 17 2011