General Assembly Resolution # 176
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Sanctaria
The General Assembly,
RE-AFFIRMING its belief that there exist various human rights, including those to shelter, food, and education,
ACKNOWLEDGING that many achieve the means to enjoy those rights through work and employment,
SADDENED by the reality that there often exists the unreconcilable impediment to work and employment that is disability,
BELIEVING that this threatens the ability for some to achieve their aforementioned rights,
CONVINCED that nations should help those who are at a disadvantage due to a disability,
DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, a disability as an arduous, constant and debilitating physical or mental affliction which renders one incapable and ineffectual in terms of work and employment;
DIRECTS nations to create a system, or systems, of welfare to assist those who are disabled;
DEMANDS that those who have been rendered disabled, as defined by this resolution, be granted adequate benefit(s) from or by the aforementioned system(s) which equate to, at the least, the minimum amount required to attain the same level of well-being and dignity a working, able person would otherwise be entitled to enjoy;
REQUIRES nations to, when determining what constitutes adequate benefits based on the above, take into account the average cost of day-to-day expenses including, but not limited to, food, shelter, healthcare for the disabled, and education;
RECOMMENDS that nations, unless already achieved, build on their system(s) of welfare to include in its remit those who in need yet are not disabled;
ENCOURAGES nations to put in place systems whereby those who have a disability but could work, providing the correct infrastructure and/or assistance is in place, are given the opportunity to do so.