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 # 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;
General Assembly Resolution # 123
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
The General Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING that the gambling industry is an important part of the economies of many World Assembly members, creating employment and generating significant income for national governments;
CONCERNED that some individuals may put their livelihoods at risk by gambling excessively in a hope to get rich quick or win back losses;
OBSERVING that there are many causes behind problem gambling, such as advertising, financial problems or peer pressure;
ACCEPTING that in most cases gambling is fun and entertaining if it is done sensibly and responsibly;
DESIRING to tackle problem gambling and promote responsible gambling:
DEFINES the following for the purpose of this resolution:
Gambling - the wagering of a stake (money or items of material value such as jewellery) on an event (such as lotteries or horse racing) with an uncertain outcome with the primary objective of winning additional money and/or material goods. The definition of "Gambling" does not extend to speculative investment or the financial markets for the purpose of this resolution;
Problem Gambling - a situation where an individual may: feel the need to be secretive about their gambling, be compelled to gamble until their money runs out, gamble even when they have no money, be pushed to borrow, sell or steal things for gambling money, and/or their relatives are worried about the individual because of gambling;
The Operator - all operators of gambling premises, lotteries or internet sites, which are based in member countries;
1. MANDATES member countries to:
a) Ensure the availability of an easily accessible help service which provides help or advice to individuals with gambling problems;
b) Ensure that treatment for gambling addiction is available for any individual who wishes to participate;
c) Establish an education programme which informs the general populace and other interested parties of local gambling laws, and gives practical advice about the risks of problem gambling;
2. MANDATES Operators which allow credit to be used as a form of payment to impose sensible deposit limits on customers accounts, where necessary;
3. FURTHER MANDATES member countries where gambling advertising is permitted to prohibit Operators from using advertising or marketing techniques to:
Specifically target individuals on low income or with financial problems, such as debts;
Present gambling as a solution to financial problems;
Promote irresponsible gambling or misrepresent the rules of the game;
4. EMPHASISES that this resolution does not affect member countries choice of legalising or outlawing gambling;
Co-authored by Knootoss.
General Assembly Resolution # 124
A resolution to ban, legalize, or encourage recreational drugs.
Category: Recreational Drug Use
Proposed by: Mousebumples
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:
UNDERSTANDS that each nation within this august body has its own individualized laws regarding recreational drug use inside its own borders.
RESPECTS the right of each nation to make such decisions due to the lack of international law on the subject.
REALIZES that some patients receive inadequate and/or substandard medical treatment due to the limitations of pharmacology and legal restrictions within their nation of residence.
BELIEVES that medical professionals should be able to prescribe evidence-based treatments for their patients use when standard courses of therapy prove to be ineffective or insufficient.
DEFINES medically essential drug (MED) as a medication or treatment that is necessary to improve management and/or treatment of a patients medical condition but is specially regulated and/or restricted within a given nation.
REQUIRES, at minimum, that member nations allow their citizens medicinal access and medicinal use of MEDs.
PERMITS member nations to implement any/all of the following restrictions on the medicinal access and use of MEDs within their sovereign borders:
Patients may be required to try evidence-based standard course(s) of therapy for a sufficient duration to allow for adequate symptom control to be obtained. Patient-specific waivers must be available in the event that such trials would result in untenable adverse harm.
Practitioners who prescribe MEDs may be required to obtain a special certification in order to ensure that MEDs are being used solely for medicinal purposes. The certification must have reasonable and attainable standards.
Member nations may require MED dispensaries to institute reasonable security measures to prevent theft and/or unauthorized possession of MEDs.
CLARIFIES that nothing in this text limits a member state's ability to outlaw or legalize recreational use of MEDs or other drugs.
General Assembly Resolution # 125
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #120 “Missing Minors Database” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
APPLAUDING the intent of Missing Minors Database, and believing in the guaranteed safety of minors,
BUT ACKNOWLEDGING several flaws with the resolution, including that:
1. It does not count as "abduction" cases where abductors, with the purpose of harm, coerce or deceive minors into voluntarily attaching themselves to said abductor;
2. It requires alerts regarding all missing minors be broadcast in "all available media", leaving confusion and differing opinions regarding whether privately-owned media is affected, and it does not allow for limitation of more-frequent alerts to within a certain radius of where the minor was last seen;
3. Further, it requires that "all border crossings [and] transportation hubs" and "all...legal enforcement authorities," everywhere in the nation, be sent an overwhelming mass of notifications about every missing minor in the nation, including runaways;
4. It counts runaway minors as "abducted", ignoring the differences between cases in which a minor is forcibly taken against their will, and cases where a minor chooses to leave of their own volition;
5. It forces nations to expend law enforcement resources towards the locating and apprehension of said runaways, who may not wish to be found and may have good reasons for leaving their family's home, then does not attempt to address the issues behind the runaway's choice to leave the home;
6. It suggests that, upon a minor's return to their family, the case be considered "resolved" and no further action is pledged or required to ensure the minor's and community's continued safety, including possible prosecution of a minor's abductor;
7. It requires needless paperwork in cases in which a parent or guardian wishes to travel across international borders with a minor and without the other parent or guardian, and does not expound requirements in cases where a minor has more than two parents and/or legal guardians;
REALIZING that "Missing Minors Database", despite its laudable intent, is a highly flawed resolution,
The General Assembly hereby repeals "Missing Minors Database".
Co-authored by Quelesh