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.
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General Assembly Resolution # 176
Disability Welfare Act
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Sanctaria
The General Assembly,
RE-AFFIRMING its belief that there exist various human rights, including those to shelter, food, and education,
ACKNOWLEDGING that many achieve the means to enjoy those rights through work and employment,
SADDENED by the reality that there often exists the unreconcilable impediment to work and employment that is disability,
BELIEVING that this threatens the ability for some to achieve their aforementioned rights,
CONVINCED that nations should help those who are at a disadvantage due to a disability,
DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, a disability as an arduous, constant and debilitating physical or mental affliction which renders one incapable and ineffectual in terms of work and employment;
DIRECTS nations to create a system, or systems, of welfare to assist those who are disabled;
DEMANDS that those who have been rendered disabled, as defined by this resolution, be granted adequate benefit(s) from or by the aforementioned system(s) which equate to, at the least, the minimum amount required to attain the same level of well-being and dignity a working, able person would otherwise be entitled to enjoy;
REQUIRES nations to, when determining what constitutes adequate benefits based on the above, take into account the average cost of day-to-day expenses including, but not limited to, food, shelter, healthcare for the disabled, and education;
RECOMMENDS that nations, unless already achieved, build on their system(s) of welfare to include in its remit those who in need yet are not disabled;
ENCOURAGES nations to put in place systems whereby those who have a disability but could work, providing the correct infrastructure and/or assistance is in place, are given the opportunity to do so.
General Assembly Resolution # 177
Concerning Financial Fraud
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The General Assembly,
NOTING the existence of financial fraud, especially against public and state institutions, and its pervasive strain on the economies of many nations,
CONCERNED that a lack of attention to this issue could cause damage not only to the economies of nations in which such crimes take place but also to the economies of other nations to which they are, to varying degrees, connected,
DETERMINED to bring an end to this practice in the interests of global economic stability,
The World Assembly therefore resolves:
1. "Financial fraud" shall be defined as the procurement of fiscal and/or material assets by deceptive means, either by way of intentional misrepresentation of fact or deliberate and outright statement of false information,
2. For the purposes of this resolution, the term "victim(s) of fraud" shall be disambiguated to refer to any individual, public or private entity, national or international body or any group thereof that suffers a loss of fiscal and/or material assets due to financial fraud,
3. Member-states shall take all practical, effective preventative measures, including the creation of domestic laws, in order to eliminate financial fraud,
4. Member-state shall ensure that all victims of fraud shall receive compensation for their loss equal to or greater than the value of the loss and that this compensation shall be derived from the fiscal and/or material assets of the perpetrator of the act of financial fraud which resulted in the loss,
5. Member-states are encouraged to share information on those who have been convicted of financial fraud upon request and co-operate with each other on the prevention of further acts of financial fraud by all possible means.
General Assembly Resolution # 178
Repeal: “Legalizing Prostitution”
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #167 “Legalizing Prostitution” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:
APPLAUDS this resolution's intention of reducing barriers to free trade and commerce and improving the legal protection sapient beings have from abuse and disease and to further their civil rights,
REGRETS that this resolution equates the criminalization of prostitution with the criminalization of prostitutes, which may lead to incorrect assumptions with regards to the effects of criminalization,
AFFIRMS that the age, fame, infamy or notoriety of an act, practice or profession is not, and should not be, considered in itself a valid basis for determining its legal status, and is rather irrelevant in the arena of international law,
NOTES that the legalization of prostitution applies to "all member states residing with the World Assembly." This can be exploited should member states define themselves as residing within their own sovereign territory rather than territory which is under direct World Assembly sovereignty. The operative clause can in this manner be rendered completely ineffective,
WORRIES that while this resolution mandates that prostitutes be made fully aware of the "health or other specific risk (sic)" connected to prostitution, no such information is required to be made available to clients. Risks to clients may include:
Sexually transmitted infections,
Other infectious diseases, such as respiratory diseases, which may be transmitted through talking, kissing or other non-sexual contact between prostitute(s) and client(s),
Unwanted pregnancy and parenthood,
Injury, death and psychological trauma,
Social stigma, family and work issues,
Robbery and blackmail,
ACKNOWLEDGES that the "Sexual Privacy Act" outlaws non-consensual sexual acts, which would include those between prostitute(s) and client(s) as well as between any other persons. Protection from non-consensual sexual acts would remain without "Legalizing Prostitution",
SPECIFIES that the confines of previously passed international law are broad enough to allow a member state to effectively stop sapient beings from working as prostitutes in spite of the operative clauses of this resolution, rendering it completely ineffective,
REALIZES that this resolution fails to take into account the diversity of economic systems among member states and specifically fails to recognize systems in which businesses operate without profit,
QUESTIONS the resolution's assertion that brothels are beneficial to the safety of the prostitute as there is no factual basis for this statement,
CONCLUDES that "Legalizing Prostitution" is flawed to the point of being ineffective and therefore fails to achieve its goals;
REPEALS Resolution #167, "Legalizing Prostitution".
General Assembly Resolution # 179
Clean Prostitute Act
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
NOTING that prostitution is a controversial subject,
REALIZING that constantly passing and repealing resolutions dealing with prostitution is a waste of the World Assemblys time,
DECIDING to end the madness once and for all,
The World Assembly,
DECREES that the decision regarding whether or not to legalize prostitution shall be left to member nations to make within the confines of international law,
REQUIRES that prostitutes working in nations choosing to allow prostitution be regularly screened for sexually transmitted infections and further stipulates that any prostitutes who are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection abstain from their work until their infection has been cured.
General Assembly Resolution # 180
A Decriminalization of Suicide
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The General Assembly,
Noting that modern psychiatry has come to recognize suicidal tendencies as a common response to depression or a symptom of mental illness,
Believing that the religious or moral prohibitions of self-murder are not strong enough to justify the sentencing and incarceration of those who attempt and fail to commit suicide, since this punishment may only further damage the subjects mental state,
Affirms that the act of intentionally ending ones own life, hereby defined as suicide, shall not be a criminal offense or breach of law in any member-nation;
a. Additionally, the act of attempting to commit suicide shall not be a criminal offense or breach of law in any member-nation;
b. Member-states shall not impose taxation on suicide or attempted suicide (see cl.3);
c. Member-states shall not withhold inheritance, tax credit or other benefits on the basis that one died specifically by suicide. However, if a member-state is an insurer it may withhold life insurance to beneficiaries if the insured died by suicide;
d. Any ongoing punishment for breaching laws that do not comply with this resolution shall cease immediately;
Requests that member-states and their respective legal systems take care in distinguishing between activities of a potentially careless and/or life-threatening nature (e.g., recreational substance use, failure to use safety equipment) and specific acts that are intended by one to end one's own life;
Demands a state shall not respond to someone who has attempted suicide as it would respond to a criminal offender simply because they acted to end their own life;
a. If a subject committed criminal offenses in the course of an attempted suicide, the subject could be convicted for those offenses but the actual act of attempted suicide would not be a criminal offense;
b. If a subject's suicide attempt directly affects the health and safety of others (e.g., suicide bombing), the subject may be convicted for posing a harm to others but the actual act of attempted suicide would not be a criminal offense;
c. If a suicidal person has not breached the law but is to be institutionalized, this institution must be a dedicated mental health facility, separate from the criminal justice system or penitentiaries;
Recognizes a desire to attempt suicide motivated by many of the common underlying motivations behind suicide (e.g., despair, depression, substance abuse) is a medical emergency which demands therapy and treatment;
Clarifies that nothing in this act shall impact whether member-nations can criminalize the forcing, assistance, aid or abetment of suicide.