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 # 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";
General Assembly Resolution # 135
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Opiachus
The World Assembly, gathered today, has neglected to provide a universal time measurement for all WA nations in the universe. Such a need for this time measurement can not be ignored. It can be used by international combat operations to co-ordinate militaries from several countries to jointly attack. It can be used as an official time zone for use in governments. It is needed to make a common time zone for convienient reference, so that no converting is necessary.
The World Assembly hereby:
DEFINES and CREATES the WA Universal Time (WAUT) as a common time measure for the WA across all WA nations as a co-ordinated time measure designed to increase government effectiveness and provide a universal time for the WA's internal use.
WA Universal Time in this document will now be known as UT (Universal Time).
FORMS the World Assembly Time Board (WATB), tasked with regulating UT around all nations to be synchronized within half a second (0.5 seconds or 500 milliseconds) of a master atomic clock started once this resolution is passed. The atomic precision master clock shall be kept to match a chosen observatory's time as defined below. It will use a second defined as 9,192,631,770 transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of a caesium-133 atom, thereby making the master clock an atomic clock.
FURTHER DEFINES that the WATB observes and keeps the master clock to match the UT time tracked at an observatory picked by the WATB. Time observation will start when this legislation is passed by the General Assembly. Master clock will be kept in check by adding "leaps" of various intervals to keep the clock correct to the observatory chosen.
SELECTS a universal 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day for WA internal use. UT will use this format.
CLARIFIES that an hour is 60 minutes, and a minute is 60 seconds. The exact scientific definition of a second is 9,192,631,770 electronic transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of caesium-133 atoms.
FURTHER CLARIFIES that in no way does UT substitute or replace any other time zone, or forces members to use UT as an official time zone.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDS member states to define UT/WAUT by the definition provided above, and to recognize this act and it's implements as an official time measurement for government use.
URGES member states to contribute to the WATB by hosting a secondary clock to provide a backup. Please note that the clock in question needs to be a caesium-133 atomic clock.
- Defines and Creates UT.
- Forms the WATB, tasked with regulating UT.
- Further defines that the master clock (and by extension, UT) be following a 24 hour clock tracked at an observatory chosen by the WATB.
- Selects a 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day and clock system for WA use.
- Strongly Recommends WA states to recognize this act and it's implements as an official time measurement tool.
- Urges WA states to contribute via hosting a secondary clock to enhance UT.
The World Assembly hereby passes the Universal Standard Time Act and it's implements.
General Assembly Resolution # 136
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
DEFINING wartime as a period of conflict between two armed entities,
DEFINING desecration as the act of defiling, profaning, or otherwise mutilating and causing undue trauma,
DEFINING the field of battle as the location at which an armed conflict resulting in casulties has occurred or is occurring,
NOTING that in wartime situations there are casualties and deaths,
FURTHER NOTING that emotions may run high in wartime situations, resulting in unbecoming behavior,
CONCERNED that the bodies of deceased combatants and civilians may be desecrated in acts of rage, violence, or malice,
AWARE that the bodies of the deceased should be treated with respect,
COGNIZANT of the impact that the desecration of a body can have on the family, friends, and relations of the deceased,
The World Assembly hereby
DEMANDS that states take appropriate measures to prevent the desecration of deceased civilians, military personnel, and any others who may fall on the field of battle,
CONDEMNS those who partake in such acts, as well as those governments that support said activity,
STRONGLY SUGGESTS that nations make provisions for the proper burial or other post-death rituals, depending on the culture of the nation or of the deceased in question, whenever possible,
RECOMMENDS that appropriate measures be taken to ensure the repatriation of the deceased to their nation of origin, whenever possible,
PROHIBITS the needless dismembering of deceased combatants on the field of battle
General Assembly Resolution # 137
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #135 “Universal Standard Time Act” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
NOTING that nations have been able to measure time independently of one another,
NOTING that the World Assembly has functioned sufficiently well in the absence of a "universal" system of time,
FURTHER NOTING that international commerce is not directly enhanced by an externally imposed clock,
CONCERNED that the physical nature of the universe precludes a single, externally imposed system of measuring the passage of time,
FINDING that many nations have means of timekeeping that are more precise than those described therein,
DETERMINED that an externally imposed "universal" system of time does nothing to benefit international trade or diplomacy,
DECLARES that "Universal Standard Time Act" be stricken from international law.
General Assembly Resolution # 138
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #115 “Space Research Station Program” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
RE-ACKNOWLEDGING that many nations are not able to reach outer space, either due to financial or technological restraints,
BELIEVING that all nations who desire to reach outer space should be able to do so,
NOTING the wide margin with which "Space Research Station Program" passed,
BUT FINDING several flaws with said resolution, including that:
1. It only creates one space station to fit the needs of over 12,000 World Assembly member-states spread over several star systems,
2. It requires that the WASRS rely solely on the donations of nations, corporations, and individuals, but does not require said nations, corporations, and individuals to donate anything at all, calling into question the ability of the space station to fund itself,
3. The WASRS, due to both the rules of the World Assembly and the wording of the resolution that created it, cannot defend itself from attack, in a current situation where some space-faring WA members have openly declared their hostility to the WASRS, or from space objects which pose a threat to the WASRS,
4. There is no specified purpose for the space station, meaning that the only actual effect of it at this point is the creation of purposeless bureaucracy,
5. Nations have no obligation to participate, and those that do choose to participate have no obligation to participate in a responsible manner, leaving the way open for more subtle opponents of the WASRS to sabotage or damage the station from the inside, needlessly endangering the lives of some of the WA's best scientists,
6. There is no provision or set-aside funding for either replacing, repairing, or even maintaing the WASRS in the case of attack, internal sabotage, and normal space wear,
BELIEVING that the problems with the resolution far outweigh its potential benefits,
NOTING that many nations have managed to reach outer space without the WA's help, and that several others have no desire to reach outer space at the present time,
The General Assembly hereby repeals Resolution #115, "Space Research Station Program".