General 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 # 118
A resolution to develop industry around the world.
Category: Advancement of Industry
Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that an economic disincentive will discourage extreme risks (see c.1) to national populations,
1. Imposes an ethical and ad valorem tariff on any imported good that features one or several of the following criteria:
Said imported goods were manufactured, recovered or generated by those (excluding non-sentient employees, ex. Automata) who do not have,
1.a) The capacity to complete the workload of their occupation, while continuing to actively pursue an education and/or remain in a dignified state of mental and physical health;
1.b) An entitlement to,
Clean water, sanitation and/or nutrition;
Assured security --while at their workplace-- from violence, rape, abuse, poisoning and torture from people related to their workplace;
Sleep, recovery, leisure and rest;
Fair and just remuneration for the work they provide (unless their work is voluntary and entered into without being pressured, mislead or coerced), that will ensure them and their dependents a dignified existence, if no social protection exists for them otherwise;
2.a) Declares that the set percentage of an ad valorem tariff on each specific imported goods market value (relevant to c.1), shall be decided by the International Trade Administration (ITA), with consideration from input by any nation or commercial entity;
2.b) Requires the ITA to also consider the following details of each product and their source when finalizing the set percentage:
The products fulfillment of the aforementioned criteria that were stipulated in c.1;
The sources current economic strength and development and its reasonable capacity to provide laborers with the rights, entitlements and securities that were stipulated in c.1;
The competitiveness of the international market, concerning said product;
The market value and demand for said product;
Price elasticity of demand, and consumer necessities for said product;
Any existing past transgressions by the source, regarding attempted circumvention of tariffs;
2.c) Reaffirms that the ITA can rule a zero-percentage of a product's market value as being an acceptable tariff if their considerations (ex. necessity goods) suggest that a robust tariff would be unethical and/or unfair;
3.a) Affirms the freedom of all nations, as well as corporate or commercial entities to request an appeal for any decision made by the ITA;
3.b) Further Affirms the duty of the ITA to consider any legitimate request for an appeal, and in a timely fashion, reevaluate the contested decision;
3.c) Entrusts the ITA with the duty to store all collections from this ethical tariff in the 'WA Humanitarian Fund' for allocation (without running a deficit) to the various social justice and humanitarian programs of the World Assembly;
4. Obligates all member-nations -- within their own borders -- to make a coordinated effort to report to the World Assembly and prevent any distribution and/or sale of goods that have circumvented this ethical tariff, or otherwise were in the process of circumvention.
General Assembly Resolution # 119
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
KNOWING that nuclear weapons are often needed for national defense,
BUT CONCERNED about the effects of nuclear tests including but not limited to: nuclear fallout, radiation, intense and deadly heatwaves and fire blasts, EMP waves and bursts, natural disasters, injury and death, and seismic activity,
BELIEVING that the unsupervised and unregulated testing of nuclear weapons poses an unnecessary risk to civilians and uninvolved armed forces,
HOPING to create greater safety regarding the testing of nuclear weapons,
The General Assembly hereby adopts the following measures:
DEFINES 'nuclear testing' as the usage of a nuclear weapon for research purposes, that is not targeted to destroy or affect a civilian, military, or prisoner populace;
RESTRICTS nuclear testing to areas where the testing and its aftereffects will not directly affect surrounding populaces;
BANS nuclear testing within the area between the edge of a populated celestial body's atmosphere and twice the distance of geosychronous orbit - measured at the equator of said celestial body;
SHOULD an inhabited celestial body lack an atmosphere or a well-defined, generally agreed-upon geosynchronous orbit, then nuclear-testing nations should refer to the above 'restricts' clause;
DECLARES that WA nations who test nuclear weapons shall be responsible for ensuring that the aftereffects of nuclear tests do not directly affect civilian, prisoner, or uninvolved military populaces;
ESTABLISHES the following rules that are to be followed for the process of testing nuclear weapons:
1. All tests must be thoroughly and fully supervised to ensure compliance with WA regulations
2. All tests be constructed so that the aftereffects of such tests do not directly affect other nations without their previous and explicit permission
3. All WA nations be able to quickly and efficiently clean up fallout from nuclear tests
4. All WA nations take as many precautions as necessary to ensure the absence of unnecessary death or injury due to nuclear testing;
EXEMPTS mild seismic activity that has been shown not to cause significant damage to settlements from the second rule above;
ESTABLISHES the Nuclear Testing Oversight Agency (NTOA) to:
1. Ensure that compliance of member states with WA regulations
2. To create guidelines for the cleanup of areas following nuclear tests - Until such time as the NTOA shall establish such guidelines pertaining to environmental cleanup, all nations that test nuclear weapons must perform adequate cleanup so that background radiation is returned to within 25% of levels present before the test
3. To supervise nuclear tests upon invitation from nuclear-testing nations
4. To fulfill any other atomic-related function the WA may see fit to assign it through future law
IMPLORES nations to place their tests in areas where EMP waves and bursts will not affect non-involved populaces;
Co-authored by Cardoness.
General Assembly Resolution # 120
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Believing in the sovereign right of minors to their own safety and well-being;
Concerned that there are individuals who still willingly and deliberately abduct minors against their will;
Noting that the abductor can be anyone, whether a stranger, trusted parent, family member or friend;
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
Minor: a citizen who is under a nation's established age of majority;
Abductee: a minor who has been abducted by an individual or group of;
Abductor: an individual who has willingly and knowingly kidnapped a minor;
Abduction: the act of kidnapping of a minor or group of minors by force for any reason.
Considers runaways as missing minors, for the purpose of this resolution: such cases will be tagged as such to distinguish from abductions;
Hereby establishes the Return Home Safe Agency (RHSA) to create and maintain the missing minors database and alert system which will track the whereabouts of minors who have been reported as missing or abducted.
Mandates that each member nation shall maintain their own database that shall be accessible only to the law enforcement authorities of the nation.
Urges each member nation to make available their database to RHSA whether or not there is reasonable belief that the missing juveniles have been taken across internationally recognized borders.
Requires that where a minor has more than one parent or guardian, that the accompanying guardian or parent have an authorized notice from the other stating that they are permitted to take the minor across the international border.
Permits non-member participation and cooperation in RHSA for the benefit of safely returning home abducted minors who have been taken across international borders into non-member nations, with the mutual understanding that sovereignty will be respected.
Suggests that upon the safe return of the abductee that the case be considered resolved.
Recommends that should the abductee, unfortunately, be murdered by the abductor, efforts should be made to return the body to the family for an appropriate funeral and to bring the abductor to justice.
The database shall contain the following information but is not limited to:
- The minor's last known whereabouts; where they were kidnapped from
- A physical description of the juvenile; weight, height, unique features
- Their age, date of birth
- Languages known and/or spoken
- A recent photograph (or if unavailable, a sketch) preferably dated within the last three months before the abduction
The alert system shall include but is not limited to broadcasts across all available media (such as TV news), mass notification with alerts going out to all border crossings, transportation hubs and notification to all other legal enforcement authorities in the nation.
The notification shall contain a brief description and a recent photo or sketch of the abductee and information on the abductor if it is available.
Law enforcement authorities of the abductee's nation shall not cross the internationally recognized border without first receiving clearance from the other nation if ever they wish to conduct an investigation abroad.
Co-authored by Meekinos
General Assembly Resolution # 121
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Warzone Codger
ACKNOWLEDGING that war extends beyond those engaged in combat
ACCEPTING there are always dangers presiding in conflict zones
BELIEVING however that it is immoral to target those providing humanitarian aid
NOTING the costs of recovery would be lessened if vital infrastructure and supplies are undamaged
PROPOSES the following:
1. PROHIBITS the deliberate targeting of medical facilities clearly displaying the emblems of an recognised international humanitarian movement during a conflict.
a) Defines a medical facility as a structure whose primary function is to repair damage or preserve life after the immediate effects of injury or disease.
b) Defines deliberate targeting as any intentional attack, raid or sabotage at the above while they in the performance of their duties
2. CHARGES the International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee to identify recognised international humanitarian movements and that knowledge of them is provided to World Assembly members.
3. WAIVES the protections of this resolution where it is shown that:
a) The facility has been used in a role other than medical assistance, such as the production or stockpiling of non-medical supplies.
b) There is evidence of camouflage or attempt to abuse these protections for strategic advantage
c) In dealings with non World Assembly nations this resolution has not been followed.
4. URGES nations to conduct war in a manner that causes the least loss of life.
General Assembly Resolution # 122
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Knootoss
The World Assembly,
CONVINCED that voting on resolutions in the World Assembly is a privilege that also confers a great responsibility, as all resolutions are binding upon the entire World Assembly;
REGRETTING that some national governments base their votes solely on the title of the resolution at vote;
MANDATES that all governments in member states:
a) Establish a government office, whose task it shall be to read the entire text any resolution that comes up for debate, and to report it's findings back to the national government;
b) Ensure that this office shall be staffed by at least one sapient, literate employee;
AND FURTHER tasks these offices to make recommendations upon the endorsement of draft resolutions;
RECOMMENDS that national governments take the findings of their national offices seriously, and use critical reflection before endorsing a proposal or casting a vote;