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 # 459
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Cosmosplosion
Understanding the wide recreational usage of tobacco and other products containing nicotine;
Recognizing the addictive nature of nicotine;
Noting the exorbitant health care costs users of tobacco products incur due to the adverse health effects associated with tobacco, which in many cases, result in the death of member nation's own citizens at a young age, and further noting that in nations with government funded health care systems, the high tax-revenue cost associated with treating these health effects;
Acknowledging the popularity and lesser health risks of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco based products;
Emphasizing that the goal of this resolution is not to prevent people from purchasing tobacco and electronic cigarette products, but to establish a set of regulations on these industries and to promote the education of the risks associated with them;
The World Assembly hereby;
Defines a "tobacco product" as a product containing tobacco plant for the intent of recreational consumption. These products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and hookah;
Further defines an "electronic cigarette" as a device containing a liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco;
Mandates that all tobacco and electronic cigarette products containing nicotine which are intended for recreational consumption must be labeled with an identifier that states, This product contains nicotine, a chemical known to be addictive; and must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Requires that tobacco products must be labelled with an identifier which states, This product is known to cause several types of cancer and other long term, serious health problems. If you are currently pregnant, consumption is known to cause birth defects; and must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Further requires that electronic cigarette products that contain a liquid intended to be vaporized must state, Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children and infants. This warning must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Demands that member nations educate all residents on the long term effects of tobacco use, by funding informational campaigns, targeted at both minor and adult smokers, encouraging them to quit smoking or to replace tobacco products with electronic cigarettes or related products, while also funding informational campaigns targeted at non-smokers, using pictures, detailed descriptions, and/or other forms of media to demonstrate the negative effects associated with tobacco product usage;
Recommends member nations establish poison control centers, which shall provide emergency control services in the event that a tobacco or electronic cigarette product is improperly ingested;
Encourages member nations to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to minors;
Urges member nations to prohibit advertisements for tobacco products;
Further encourages member nations to consider taking further action against tobacco use, especially among minors.
Co-authored by Akohos and Courelli
Security Council Resolution # 278
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council:
Recognizing that Severisen has contributed to NationStates in many ways and that not all of them have been known or recognized by the community abroad in the over fourteen years as a nation.
Revealing that their contributions to the world did not begin with The Black Hawks:
Understanding that, as a native of the region of Catholic, they were a long-term resident for those fourteen years. For twelve years, Severisen, as Devoted Decons, worked tirelessly for the protection and activity of this community. This includes:
Being part of a resistance against the occupation of Catholic by DEN and The Black Hawks in 2012.
Working tirelessly to aid defenders in their efforts to liberate the region from the enemy by rallying the region and its inhabitants against their invasion.
Serving as Delegate for a year and further improving security during this time.
Serving as Counselor, a position tasked with getting people to ratify the Constitution and endorse the Delegate as a matter of safety, from 2009 to 2011.
Monitoring the communities of raiders in order to look out for the region by searching in their midst for any threats aimed at Catholic.
Repealing SC Proposal #80: Liberate Catholic in order to restore the ability of natives to defend themselves against future invader incursions.
At last taking up the role of the Founder nation, Saint Michael The Archangel, after the region was refounded by Devoted Decons and the other natives.
Illuminating that the nation, which then came to be known as Severisen, later spread their contributions beyond Catholic and took up such high military positions in larger regions as Marshal General of the Sekhmet Legion of Osiris, Amiral of the Jomsvikings of Balder, and Overseeing Officer of the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army of The East Pacific.
Explaining that Severisen in those positions contributed to a diverse array of operations that benefited in some cases the regions, and in others the entirety of the international community. Such operations to benefit the community involved liberating regions under occupation by raiders and fascists. An operation of note was the defense of the European Union from an invasion by The Black Hawks, The Black Riders, the Europeian Republican Navy, and the United Imperial Armed Forces.
Acknowledging that Severisens contributions to regions after a span of ten years in Catholic alone began in The Black Hawks, where they served as a member of the Council of Hawks. Their work in The Black Hawks over the years includes training and recruitment and, later, intelligence and security.
Recalling that Severisen also was part of an effort to uncover the return of a banished nation to The Black Hawks in late 2014. They contributed to revealing that same nation's attempt to infiltrate The East Pacific.
Emphasizing that one of Severisens greatest achievements was their tenure in Osiris over a period of over four years as Detective figs, serving most particularly as a member of Osiris Security Council after the formation of the first Osiris Fraternal Order before taking the helm in 2014 as Delegate and Pharaoh in a time of need in Osiris.
Demonstrating that their time spent as Pharaoh became a defining moment in the Osiris Fraternal Orders history, their work as the leader of Osiris contributing immensely to Foreign Affairs and internal stability, as they were undoubtedly the most successful and active Delegate of the Osiris Fraternal Order at that time.
Observing that under Severisen, a treaty between Osiris and The East Pacific as well as a non-aggression pact with The Rejected Realms were negotiated and signed. Good relations with all existing allies were maintained under Severisens reign.
Mindful that Severisen has served as a mediator between many nations and regions in times of conflict, spreading peace across the NationStates community through their reliability, trustworthiness, and competence. Such mediation resulted in the reestablishment of cooperation between nations in their times of conflict, and in such diplomatic feats as the aforementioned contribution to a non-aggression pact between two ideologically polar regions: Osiris and The Rejected Realms.
Underlining that Severisens mediation skills contributed in negotiations between ideologically different parties during the discussion on terms of cooperation in regards to the liberation of Anne Frank from Nazi Europa.
Wishing to correct a common community oversight as to contributions from less flashy nations by many by bringing to light the full nature of Severisens work for communities for well over a decade.
Hereby Commends Severisen.
General Assembly Resolution # 460
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Kranostav
The World Assembly,
Intending to create a database to document unique astronomical data to advance education and astronomic studies,
Cognisant of the need to compile astronomical information while not infringing on sovereign rights of nations to maintain secrecy in military and similar affairs,
Defines raw astronomical data, hereinafter referred to as 'data', for the purposes of this proposal as raw information regarding objects within or related to space and the practice of astronomy, their features and physical attributes, or the stellar coordinates containing the aforementioned data,
Establishes an agency within the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP) named Astronomic Science and Technical Research Organization (ASTRO) and tasks it with organization, administration, and maintenance of a database of raw astronomical data,
Mandates member states submit to ASTRO any relevant raw astronomical data they may possess,
Contributing nations may request a temporary or total stay on data they have contributed should the donated data compromise the safety or integrity of the contributing nation,
Permits private entities to contribute raw astronomical data to ASTRO and retain the right to negotiate for appropriate compensation,
ASTRO shall temporarily hold data contributed by private entities allowing time for the nation in which the data was collected to file an objection on the submitted data so as to prevent the release of sensitive or confidential data. Should a member nation object to the data being donated, they must provide adequate evidence for that objection, which will be kept confidential and viewed only for the purposes of the objection.
Should the location in which the data was collected not lie under the jurisdiction of any currently existing nation or was recorded while in a location under the jurisdiction of a no longer existing nation, the data is exempt from the above requirement unless a currently existing nation can prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that the data is of a confidential or sensitive nature,
Establishes a system to accredit discoveries to their contributors should they wish, via public notation within the database and attached to the specific data itself, to properly acknowledge those who contributed to the public advancement of astronomic study,
Requires users of this data to attribute the sources of the data they used, if applicable,
Declares that all data collected will be released by ASTRO for free
General Assembly Resolution # 461
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Marxist Germany
The World Assembly,
Appalled by the lack of a resolution regarding data protection;
Recognising the individuals' right to privacy;
Believing that businesses should not be able to collect data from a customer without the explicit consent of that customer as this is clearly a violation of the right to privacy;
Noting that minors are not fully mentally mature and are not capable of taking decisions on their own without the help of their guardians;
Seeking to protect customers from exploitation by businesses;
Defines the following for the purpose of this resolution:
A "Minor" as any sapient being under the age of majority;
A "Guardian" as any legal guardian of a minor, or if none exist, the biological parent;
"Personal Data" as any data that can be used to identify a sapient individual;
A "User" as any sapient being who uses or has used the services of a business;
Businesses from storing the personal data of any minor without the explicit consent of their guardian except when the business cannot identify the user's age;
Businesses from using personal data collected from any individual to cause harm or severe distress to the individual the data belongs to;
Governments of member states from viewing the data of a user without the explicit prior consent from both the business holding the data and the user that the data belongs to, except when the information is needed for a criminal investigation or trial and a search warrant has been issued;
Businesses provide explicit information on how they will use a user's data in their terms of service;
Businesses enable users to view the data that the aforementioned business holds on them unless the release of data would compromise the well-being of the user or others;
Personal data processed for any purpose is not kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose unless the user consents to that explicitly and clearly;
Businesses allow users to request the removal of their personal data, and act upon these requests unless there is a clear and very compelling safety or disciplinary reason to do otherwise;
Requires that member states make a private right of action against businesses that don't follow the boundaries established in this resolution;
Encourages member states to enact stricter laws to protect their citizens' privacy from businesses.
Security Council Resolution # 279
A resolution to express shock and dismay at a nation or region.
The Security Council;
Acknowledging that Darkesia has taken part in the world of NationStates for fourteen years, and during that time has done many things that would be considered commendable.
Emphasizing that Darkesia has an extensive history involving far less benevolent acts that have gone largely unremarked upon, something that should be corrected and noted by this Assembly. A history of manipulating sovereign regions for the benefit of an egregiously notorious region must not be overlooked by the international community.
Beginning with the fact that Darkesia served as a Senator in the New Pacific Order during the tenures of BlackAdder goes Forth and Pierconium, repelling attempts at entering the region to work on liberating The Pacific from the New Pacific Order by the Alliance Defense Network and their other allies in their later days. Darkesias efforts further enabled the continuance of the New Pacific Order, an entity that now stands as twice Condemned by this Assembly.
Disturbed that some of Darkesias greatest works in Gatesville involved the initiation and execution of intelligence operations against other regions. Darkesia was inducted to the school of infiltration initially so that they might aid the defenders in their battles against the invaders of old. Instead, Darkesia turned these skills against their teachers and proceeded to use them for raiders and coupers in their future career, influencing other regions for ill by means of these abilities. A considerable amount of that influence was achieved under the banner of Gatesville.
Appalled that Darkesia has spent time engaged in subversive activities in the Feeders, supporting numerous operations by nations seeking to claim the Delegacy against the will of its populace. Such activities include:
Participation in and support of multiple coups of The North Pacific. One such coup was Pierconium's North Pacific Directorate. Darkesia's role as support and aid in this regime was at the behest of Gatesville.
Spying on The West Pacific in early 2008 to support the reign of Lots of Ants, another Gatesville national operative situated in the Delegacy. The leader of Darkesia was then granted complete control of the nation by its former masters before the end, leaving them in charge of the coup of The West Pacific.
Militarily supporting Empires coup of The East Pacific in late 2008. Darkesia, with Gatesville, aided Empire in their quest to hold the region against the will of its natives. Gatesville's support kept the natives from restoring the sovereignty of The East Pacific for many months.
Surprised by the fact that Darkesia, under the name SheWolf, served as a spy for the first Invaders region. SheWolf was also a member of the original incarnation of The Black Hawks and participated in numerous raids and occupations with their fellow raiders.
Adding that, under the name The Edge of Night, Darkesia served as a minder for the original Illuminati, taking a leading role in a project intended to mold nations in a certain shape befitting the interests of the region. This intention was not in the best interests of the international community of NationStates.
Reiterating that Darkesia has a history of engaging in espionage, supported numerous coups and raids, has committed grave violations of regional sovereignty in regards to the international community, and thus is well deserving of a Condemnation.
Hereby Condemns Darkesia.