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 # 178
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
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 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 181
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #74 “Medical Blockade Restriction” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
LAUDING the intent of GAR#74 - that being, to allow medical supplies and personnel to freely pass through blockades in order to ensure that individuals are not harmed as a result of political conflict,
WHOLLY AGREEING with the assertion that "[L]ife is fundamentally more important than political or international affairs,"
YET ASTUTELY AWARE that no amount of meritorious intent can compensate for the flaws of any text,
ACKNOWLEDGING that GAR#74 stated, in relevant part:
"REQUIRES any blocking force or forces to grant vessels carrying medical supplies and personnel passage."
APPALLED that such a provision effectively negates the purpose of a blockade, in the sense that any vessel, regardless of its intended content, can be granted free passage through a blockade, so long as it contains medical supplies and personnel.
PERPLEXED by how a World Assembly Statue can be used to guide the searching of delivery vessels, and further contending that such searches are ineffective given that passage cannot be prevented as long as the vessel contains medical supplies and/or personnel, regardless of its other contents.
DESIROUS of a resolution that effectively ensures the transportation of necessities of sapient life, such as medical supplies, while simultaneously allowing nations to enforce their blockades.
Due to these enumerated reasons,
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY THEREFORE REPEALS GAR#74.
General Assembly Resolution # 182
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Description: A proposal to encourage nations to fund renewable energy research.
AWARE that the use of fossil fuels and fossil fuel related products depletes the limited reserves upon planets
UNDERSTANDS that the burning of fossil fuels such as coal to produce electricity releases the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming as well as other noxious compounds that can later cause acid rain as well as other environmental issues,
CONCERNED that this rapid depletion would leave no way to produce energy for future generations,
KNOWS that there are other ways to generate electricity without using fossil fuels. These include, but is not limited to, solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro,
1) Instructs World Assembly nations to devote sufficient funding in order to make a meaningful and good faith effort towards researching renewable energy
2) Encourages nations to enact policies on fossil-fuel burning power plants to commit a minimum 5% from their expenditure to further renewable energy research and to develop ways to better utilize alternative energy sources
3) Urges nations to take into account and implement results from the renewable energy research
IN ORDER to allow future generations to produce electricity without further polluting the atmosphere.