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.
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 8
Repeal "Commend 10000 Islands"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Aegara
Description: WA Security Council Resolution #5: Commend 10000 Islands shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The Peoples of the World Assembled,
RECOGNISING that whilst "Commend 10000 Islands" was well intentioned, and was intended to recognise the contribution of 10000 Islands to the game;
APPALLED that such a badly written resolution is allowed to stand;
DECLARING that extra-regional alliances should not have a place in the Commendation of one region;
CONDEMNING the bias towards defenders that has been shown in the Commendation of 10000 Islands;
WISHING to maintain the time honoured tradition of World Assembly neutrality and fairness to all nations and regions;
HEREBY repeals "Commend 10000 Islands" on the grounds that displays obvious ideological and technical flaws.
Votes For: 3,505 (55%)
Implemented: Sat Oct 24 2009
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 69
Protection of monuments
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: The autumn clans
Description: RECOGNIZING that due to war, development and lack of public interest, historical monuments are being damaged, destroyed or entering a state of disrepair.
NOTING that historical monuments represent history and the formation of our cultures and that their worth surpasses that of monetary value.
DEFINES historical monument as a structure or significant location that symbolises a historical event, a culture or influential individuals.
STATES that Historical Monuments may not be used as a place of residence, but can be used as museums, libraries, temples and for other functions apart from as military instillations.
CREATES the World Assembly Monuments Register, an official list containing all Historical Monuments in World Assembly Countries. Monuments not in the list are unaffected by this act.
STATES that governing bodies are responsible for identifying their historical monuments and declaring them to the World Assembly Monuments Register, so that this act may apply to them.
CREATES the Monument Assessment Committee to asses the monuments being proposed for the World Assembly Monuments Register so that they are of actual historical importance, and not selected as a way of protecting people.
REQUIRES the protection and repair of historical monuments by the government to whom the monument belongs. Unless:
2. Repairs would directly or indirectly lead to the harm of civilians.
3. The damage is considered as a famous feature of the monument (although any non famous damage should still be repaired.)
4. The country to whom the monument belongs is in or has been in a state of crisis (this includes war, natural disasters, political overhaul and economic depression) so that its funds must be diverted elsewhere.
REQUIRES that Historical Monuments not be attacked, bombed or used as cover, shelter or vantage points by military personnel of attacking or defending countries, unless they are being used as such by the enemy.
REQUIRES that the monument be made government property and that it can not be owned by a private party.
ENCOURAGES governments to educate citizens about the history and meaning of their monuments.
Votes For: 4,326 (71%)
Implemented: Fri Oct 30 2009
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 70
International Competition Law
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes
Description: REALIZING that anti-competitive practices are restrictive to the international market and inhibit the fair trade of goods,
The World Assembly hereby
LIMITS this resolution to the international market,
HOWEVER reserves the inherent right to openly legislate further on the subjects of competition law and specific market regulation;
GENERALLY DEFINES collusion as a public or private agreement which occurs between two or more businesses to divide a market, set prices, limit production, or generally prevent competition;
DEFINES cartel as a group of two or more businesses that collude to limit competition within an industry or market;
BANS the formation of cartels and instructs the International Trade Administration (ITA) to determine the existence of a cartel, and restrict existing and future cartels from interacting on an international scale,
DEFINES price-fixing as the collusion of two or more business to sell the same product or service at the same price and bid-rigging as the collusion of two or more businesses as to which business will submit the winning bid in a competitive bidding process;
BANS price-fixing and bid-rigging and instructs the ITA to monitor and report any suspected actions of price-fixing and bid-rigging to the governments of the nations involved, as well as the general market;
DEFINES anti-competitive exclusive dealing as the collusion of two or more businesses to buy or sell products or services only among themselves, if either of the businesses are independent, but contractually owned by the other, and there exists a conspiracy to monopolize or a potential for diminished competition;
DEFINES group boycott as the collusion of two or more businesses, in an effort to decrease competition, to refuse to interact with another business until they agree to stop interacting with a targeted business;
BANS anti-competitive exclusive dealing and group boycotting; instructs the ITA to monitor and report anti-competitive exclusive dealing and group boycotting to the governments of the nations involved, as well as the general market;
DEFINES market division as the collusion of two or more businesses to allocate shares of the market among themselves, wherein no party will interfere with another in their allocated market;
BANS market division and instructs the ITA to monitor and report any suspected actions of market division to the governments of the nations involved, as well as the general market;
PROTECTS governments from being held financially liable for non-tangible foreign monetary losses that are a result of the dissolution of a business on grounds of the above proscribed practices;
EXTENDS the authority of the ITA to:
INVESTIGATE and approve or deny international business mergers, ensuring that such mergers are not acts of monopolization or may unintentionally prevent competition;
SUGGEST the dissolution of businesses to national governments;
COMPILE annually a list of repeat offenders of anti-competitive practices and distribute it among the general market.
Votes For: 3,679 (65%)
Implemented: Tue Nov 3 2009
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 71
Repeal "Protection of monuments"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Grays Harbor
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #69: Protection of monuments (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: APPLAUDING the ideals expressed in Protection of monuments.
UNDERSTANDING that not all nations treat historical sites with the respect they deserve.
NOTING the spelling errors, which may cause unintended confusion with implementation.
NOTING also, the numerous loopholes which allow for a nation to essentially ignore whole sections of the statue, or to abuse the protections provided by it.
FURTHER REGRETTING that only a single solution is offered, that being nationalization of historical sites, museums and monuments.
APPALLED that one such consequence would be to deprive people of their homes if they fall under the historical site category.
BELIEVING that the monuments in the world deserve better protection that those afforded by this act.
DISAPPOINTED that while this resoution stands more specific and better thought out resolutions protecting a member nations monuments can not be passed.
The Protection of Monuments is hereby repealed
Votes For: 3,902 (63%)
Implemented: Wed Nov 11 2009
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 9
Liberate The Security Council
A resolution to strike down Delegate-imposed barriers to free entry in a region.
Nominee (region): The Security Council
Proposed by: Unibotian WASC Mission
Description: We the Peoples of the Security Council,
Perceiving the short history of the Security Council so far, as an unsteady beginning -- one full of uncertainty and hesitancy;
Recalling the World Assembly, and at least one historical institution before that, whose beginnings were equally as unsteady;
Aware of the difference between the Security Council and these successful establishments lies not in their ideals, but their organization;
Determining that a higher degree of self-determination, and freedom is thus necessary for a successful establishment;
Whereas the World Assembly Security Council is disregarded as an international malingerer, a distraction from the imperative directives of the General Assembly;
Distressed to hear of potential authors of Security Council Resolutions who have decided not to pursue issues of international security out of fear, and intimidation from naysayers who have been attached to the Security Council not out of preference, but because of its association with the General Assembly -- which is not unlike the relationship of a child to its older brother;
Concerned that such a fraternal shadow may cast darkness over some pressing issues in our world;
Hereby, in the name of dedication to the dissemination of inter-regional peace and goodwill, liberates the Security Council.
Votes For: 3,465 (74%)
Implemented: Sun Nov 15 2009