General Assembly Resolution # 69
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
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:
1. Said monument is beyond repair to the extent that any attempts would be too expensive or frequent to be economically feasible for the nation.
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.