General Assembly Resolution # 604
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Hulldom
The General Assembly,
Recognizing the ever-present imbalance in the growth of states, especially when it comes to scientific development; and
Believing the solution to that imbalance presents itself in the public dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout all member states;
Defines sciences for the purpose of this resolution as the academic study of natural phenomena and processes, social functions and relationships, and thought about those categories.
Establishes the Council for Scientific Dissemination (CSD).
Mandates that member states provide the CSD with data and research in the sciences, published in peer-reviewed journals and meeting appropriate standards for replicability - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.
Requires that member states additionally provide the CSD with any government-funded research and data in the sciences - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.
Obligates all member states to provide the CSD with sufficient reasoning for the classification and thus withholding of materials as per Articles 3 and 4. The CSD shall determine the sufficiency of any arguments provided by member states in accordance with the following criteria:
Whether the dissemination of materials would result in a threat to national security, and/or
Whether the dissemination of materials would result in severe, potentially irrecoverable damage to a member states economy.
States that the CSD shall:
Coordinate with member states to ensure that all research and data received meets the standards of peer review and replicability.
Coordinate with other offices and bureaus established by this august World Assembly to provide them with research and data relevant to their mandates.
Establish a easily searchable database of the received data and research in the sciences that is available to the general public.