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 # 130
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
RECOGNIZING that free and fair elections are vital to the preservation and success of democratic institutions,
ACKNOWLEDGING that nations transitioning from a non-democratic system of government to a democratic system of government face special challenges in both forming an electoral system and ensuring the legitimacy of elections themselves,
RESOLVED that all nations who choose to have elections should comply with certain common expectations of what constitutes a free and fair election,
The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:
Article I - Definitions
Sec. 1. "Public office" shall herein mean any office of a government that is subject to an election, whether that election be direct or indirect, popular or otherwise.
Sec. 2. A "plebiscite vote" shall herein mean any vote put forth for the public to decide on an issue where the publics vote is binding.
Article II - Principles of Free and Fair Elections
Sec. 1. Where all direct elections are held for public office, a secret ballot shall be used, whereby no persons vote shall be involuntarily disclosed to the public.
Sec. 2. In all elections for public office, the aggregate results of the elections shall be made publicly available and open to scrutiny.
Sec. 3. Nations are encouraged to establish an independent body or bodies to monitor and officiate all elections for public office.
Sec. 4. Nations are encouraged to use a vote-counting methodology that does not provide a disproportionate advantage to any candidate or groups of candidates.
Article III Assistance
Sec. 1. To assist nations transitioning from a non-democratic to a democratic form of government, hereinafter "transitioning nations," the Organization for Electoral Assistance (OEA) is established.
Sec. 2. The OEA shall assist creating electoral systems in transitioning nations when called upon by those nations for that purpose.
Sec. 3. As an advisory body, the OEA shall not have any binding authority on creating electoral systems, but shall strive to promote democratic principles, including universal suffrage and voting accessibility.
Sec. 4. The OEA shall monitor elections and plebiscite votes in transitioning nations, when asked to do so and only in the capacity agreed upon by the transitioning nations in question, excepting the mandatory provisions in Sections 5, 6, and 7 of this Article.
Sec. 5. The OEA must have access to voting locations without undue interference, to monitor possible fraud, voter intimidation, ballot tempering, and other unfair and fraudulent activities. The OEA shall make publicly available any all reports of the previous to the press and relevant institutions.
Sec. 6. The OEA must be allowed to either observe and monitor the tallying of votes or be a party therein.
Sec. 7. If the OEA serves in an observational capacity, OEA vote counts shall be nonbinding; however they should be conferred reasonable consideration in electoral disputes. If the OEA serves as a party in vote tallying, OEA vote counts shall be binding.
Sec. 8. Member nations are encouraged to assist in monitoring non-member transitioning nations elections and plebiscite votes, per consensual terms and conditions.
Article IV Clarifications
Sec. 1. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require elections in nations where no elections are currently held.
Sec. 2. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to deny the peoples' right to self-determination.
General Assembly Resolution # 131
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
RECOGNIZING the problem of missing minors,
BELIEVING that the problem of missing minors is a grave one in need of a solution,
RECOGNIZING that a previous resolution to fix this problem, Missing Minors Database, has been repealed by General Assembly Resolution #125,
DEFINING, for the purpose of this resolution:
Minor-a person below the capacity of adulthood according to the country where that person has a legal residency
Runaway- a minor who is reported missing because his\her whereabouts are unknown to the child's legal custodian, the circumstances of whose absence strongly indicates that the child voluntarily left the care and control of his legal custodian without the custodian's consent and without intent to return
Missing Minor- a person below the capacity of adulthood according to the country where that person has a legal residency who cannot be found by the person(s) who have legal stewardship over them within a reasonable amount of time
Individual nations can determine for themselves 'a reasonable amount of time'
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY, in order to solve this problem, hereby requires nations to create Missing Children Organizations (MCOs),
THESE MCOs shall have the following:
Access to trained detectives to find missing children
Access to any relevant information about the missing children
The ability to create a database on the missing children if so desired
RECOMMENDS national governments provide adequate funding to these organizations so they can function properly,
ALLOWS nations to include runaways as missing children for the purposes of this resolution if they so desire,
ALLOWS for Member Nations to have joint MCOs,
DECLARES that if a minor goes missing while in a foreign country, as defined as a country that is not the country where they hold legal residence, the MCO of the foreign country shall have the responsibility of finding the child,
STATES that nations that do not legally have children do not have to create an MCO,
ALLOWING Nations without funds for an MCO to apply to the World Assembly General Fund (WAGF) for funding,
ALLOWING national MCOs to create local branches,
DECLARES that if found, the abductor must be tried in court on charges of abduction of a minor, as well as others if applicable,
MANDATING that after the missing child is found an investigation shall be enacted to determine the reason for the child being missing,
REQUIRES that if the investigation concludes that the child was abducted, the abductor shall be tried under national law for these charges,
REQUIRES that if it is determined the child was a runaway, it shall be investigated the reason for the child running away,
ORDERS that penalties shall be assessed to the parents if they were abusing,
ALLOWS for a relative to have temporary custody of the child instead of the parents during this investigation,
MANDATES parent-child counseling if a runaway is returned.
General Assembly Resolution # 132
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Article I, Preamble:
The World Assembly recognizes the need for able persons to fight in the military of member nations. It further recognizes that many persons may have religious, conscientious, or moral reasons for objecting to combative military service. The World Assembly believes that these persons should not be compelled to serve against such beliefs. It hereby enacts this resolution to protect these persons.
Article II, Definitions:
1) A conscientious objector shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered a person who has genuine religious, conscientious, or moral objections to participation in war, wherein:
1a) Such objections are held against participation in war of any form, rather than participation in a specific war, except as noted in §1b.
1b) Objection to a specific war shall be considered valid if the war is one of aggression as defined below, or the objector is within two degrees of consanguinity of any citizen of the opposing nation's military.
2) A war of aggression shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered an armed conflict initiated by the conscientious objector's nation without prior provocation from the nation being attacked.
2a) Provocation shall be considered only violent and aggressive acts, terrorism, espionage, or credible threats thereof, against the objector's nation or its allies.
2b) Such shall only be considered provocation if it was funded, sponsored, or approved of by the government of the nation being attacked.
2c) Military occupation of another nation with the uncoerced consent of that nation's rightful government shall not be considered a war of aggression.
3) Combative military duties shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered any duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person.
3a) This shall include, but not be limited to, the use of any weaponry, the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles, and the control of any machine or vehicle equipped with weaponry.
3b) This shall not include administrative duties or the furnishing or preparation of medical and food services.
Article III, Requirements of Nations:
1) No nation shall compel a conscientious objector to serve in combative military duties.
2) No nation may punish or penalize a conscientious objector for that status.
2a) Nations may compel conscientious objectors to serve in non-combative military or non-military duties.
3) Nations may make a good-faith effort to determine the veracity of a person's claim of conscientious objector status.
3a) This may include psychological evaluation of the person in question, as well as non-coercive, non-intimidating interviews with those familiar with the person in question.
3b) Nations must consider in these determinations the possibility that a person may develop objections during or following military service.
4) Nations may require those acquiring conscientious objector status while serving in a combative military duty to continue said duty for a pre-determined, finite period of time prior to reassignment to a non-combative duty.
4a) Such period shall exceed neither six months nor the term for which the duty was originally assigned.
5) This resolution shall not be construed to prohibit nor require the establishment of compulsory military service.
General Assembly Resolution # 133
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #131 “Missing Minors Act” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
NOTING that the Missing Minors Act has good intentions;
RECOGNISING that GA#131 was intended as a replacement for a previously repealed resolution,
HOWEVER REALISING that the Act does not put in place effective measures for the finding of missing children,
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,
ACKNOWLEDGES the following limitations of the resolution text:
»1: there is a lack of a clear distinction between a runaway and a missing child;
»2: the safety of a missing child is put in doubt due to the lack of details regarding a database and whether the public, including child abductors, would have access;
»3: it allows nations to reclassify what constitutes a minor in their nation, thereby enabling them to bypass the creation of an MCO, the main efficacy of this Act;
»4: while individual member nations are able to apply to the WA for funds, nations are merely "recommended" to provide adequate funding for MCOs, thereby allowing nations to evade the spirit of this Act by setting a substandard level of monetary funding;
»5: the resolution only applies when the custodian is unaware of the whereabouts of the minor, oblivious to the fact that some custodians neither care nor want said minors;
»6: the resolution doesn't adequately deal with the situation when a child returns, of their own freewill or otherwise;
REPEALS GA #131, the Missing Minors Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 134
A resolution to tighten or relax gun control laws.
The General Assembly,
AWARE of the sad fact that there are those among the sapient beings of the universe that suffer from varying forms of mental incompetency,
ALSO AWARE that in many nations, gun rights are a fundamental part of their constitutions or laws,
BELIEVING, however, that those deemed to be mentally incompetent, in the interest of protecting themselves and their peers, should not be allowed to handle guns,
The General Assembly hereby,
I. DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution,
1. "Gun" as "a device easily transported by one person, designed for the basic purpose of causing damage to beings and property, that uses a series of steps, ending in the usage of a manual trigger, that fires, at high speeds, small projectiles, or burst or streams of concentrated energy";
2. "Mentally Incompetent" as those who, in the professional opinion of a medical professional trained to make such observations, are "unable to distinguish between real and imaginary events" or "unable to understand the potential consequences of their actions";
II. CLARIFIES that for a being to count as being "mentally incompetent" they need only fit one of the above definitions for "mentally incompetent";
III. DECLARES that a judge or other judicial body may order someone to be tested for being "mentally incompetent", and can recommend that somebody be classified as such, but cannot order somebody to be considered "mentally incompetent" for the purposes of this resolution;
IV. BANS those who are "mentally incompetent" from purchasing, selling, handling, using, or assisting in the testing of guns;
V. ALLOWS for those who are "mentally incompetent", to challenge their status and take a test that, should they pass, would lift from them the status of "mentally incompetent" for the purposes of this resolution only;
VI. CHARGES the World Health Authority (WHA) with creating a list of conditions that could potentially cause someone to become "mentally incompetent", creating a test for the purposes of Article IV, and actively disseminating that information, through the Universal Library Coalition (ULC) and other information banks;
VII. CLARIFIES that this does not affect the gun laws of individual nations with regards to people not deemed to be "mentally incompetent";