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 # 204
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
The General Assembly,
DEFINING nuclear power as the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and do useful work,
RECOGNIZING that nuclear power is an efficient and abundant source of power,
AWARE that many nations use nuclear power as a source of power and some use it as a main source of power,
REALIZING the potential hazards of nuclear power such as nuclear waste and nuclear accidents that can cause long term damage to peoples health and the environment,
BELIEVING that most hazards caused by nuclear power can be easily prevented or dealt with responsibly,
CONCERNED that some nations may not have well-established safety standards for nuclear power and may be at risk of nuclear hazards,
ESTABLISHES the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) to promote and oversee the safety standards of nuclear power plants,
SHALL grant the NESC the responsibilities of:
I. The inspection of nuclear energy power plants for the purpose of evaluating safety protocols,
II. Determining the level of compliance of safety protocols in conjunction with standardized practices,
III. Determining which safety protocols are lacking, and inform facility management and the controlling government of deficiencies,
IV. Advising courses of action(s) needed to bring safety protocols and standards in line with standardized practices,
V. Receiving and evaluating outstanding safety practices for implementation for standardization as best practices,
MANDATES the following for nations:
I. Take prime responsibility for risks caused by exposure to radiation while handling radioactive material for the purpose of nuclear power,
II. Establish procedures and arrangements to maintain safety and stability while operating nuclear power plants,
III. Have safety measures in place to prevent or have arrangements to deal with exposure to radiation while handling radioactive material,
IV. Follow adequate building designs for the construction of nuclear power plant facilities,
V. Establish proper regulations for facilities and activities dealing with the handling of radioactive materials for the purpose of generating power,
VI. Enforce regulations placed upon nuclear facilities and attempt to pass legislation to better the safety of said nuclear facilities,
General Assembly Resolution # 205
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly:
AFFIRMING that all people have a fundamental right to liberty, which includes the freedom to choose, think, and act as an individual within the confines of socially acceptable behavior;
CONVINCED that a person's freedom to voluntarily and willfully make agreements with others is an important part of their fundamental right to liberty;
BELIEVING that recognition of the freedom to form contractual agreements would improve and promote commercial and social interactions between and within world nations;
1. DEFINES a "contract" for the purposes of this resolution as "an agreement between two or more persons containing specific terms that the parties intend to be legally binding and enforceable;"
2. DECLARES that any person who a member nation regards as competent to manage his or her own affairs shall be permitted by that nation to freely enter into binding contracts;
3. CLARIFIES that while a person must generally be permitted to contract freely, member nations - either individually or through collective WA action - may regulate certain contracts or agreements within their jurisdiction if doing so is necessary to meet some compelling public policy interest;
4. OBLIGATES Member Nations to provide an enforcement mechanism for valid contracts;
5. PERMITS Member Nations - either individually or through collective WA action - to establish reasonable rules regarding the form required for contracts, including whether certain contracts must be in writing, signed by the parties, and/or notarized by a government official.
General Assembly Resolution # 206
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #117 “Delineation of Borders Act” (Category: Political Stability; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
AGREEING that border dispute arbitration is an issue of the utmost relevance and importance,
APPROVING of the ideas and intent behind the Delineation of Borders Act,
NOTING that the Delineation of Borders Act does little other than create a committee, GABDO, with no legal authority,
DEEPLY AWARE that this lack of authority means hostile nations will likely continue to cause death and destruction due to disputed borders, regardless of GABDO's recommendations,
DEEPLY CONCERNED that the existence of the Delineation of Borders Act in its current state essentially blocks the creation of a body with some form of power which could help prevent unnecessary hardship and bloodshed as a result of disputes over borders,
REPEALS GA #117, Delineation of Borders Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 207
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: Ile Royale
The General Assembly,
NOTING the protection afforded to culturally significant artefacts by General Assembly Resolution 72;
RECOGNISING that there are many non-material aspects of culture not protected or preserved by that resolution;
DEFINING an intangible cultural heritage as a custom, practice, tradition or skill, and all locations and objects associated therewith, which is considered to be a part of the cultural heritage of a community, group or society by members of that community, group or society;
MANDATES that the Intangible Cultural Heritage Commission (ICHC) be established to categorise and record intangible cultural heritage;
ORDERS member states to assist the ICHC in its task by providing detailed and useful information regarding intangible cultural heritage within their territories;
REQUIRES member states to:
adopt a general policy for the protection of intangible cultural heritage.
criminalise any deliberate action which has the consequence of destroying an intangible cultural heritage by any means.
AFFIRMS the right of member states to restrict cultural practices that may cause harm to national populations, provided that academic information regarding these practices is recorded and submitted to the ICHC.
ENCOURAGES member states to institute policy aimed at training specialists with the necessary knowledge to protect and record intangible cultural heritage;
CALLS UPON member states to provide for education regarding intangible cultural heritage.
General Assembly Resolution # 208
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing the numerous benefits of international trade to the economies of all World Assembly member nations,
Regretting that trade disputes between member nations serve as a barrier to international trade, resulting in severe political and economic consequences,
Believing that it is therefore in the World Assembly's interest to establish an impartial mediation and arbitration body tasked with resolving international trade disputes,
Realizing that failing to do so would constitute a extreme hazard to national populations,
The General Assembly,
Mandates that all member nations involved in a trade dispute enter into independent bilateral or multilateral negotiations, as appropriate, for a reasonable length of time in order to make a good faith attempt to peacefully and amicably resolve the issue;
Extends the mandate of the World Assembly Trade Commission to include non-binding mediation and binding arbitration services for international trade disputes rooted in a member nation's violation of international trade law or its own national laws;
Clarifies that such mediation and arbitration may only occur:
with the initial explicit, uncoerced consent of all the member nations involved in the dispute, and
after any independent bilateral and multilateral negotiations have failed;
Stipulates that such mediation and arbitration must proceed as follows:
the World Assembly Trade Commission must assemble a mediation or arbitration panel, consisting of unbiased adjudicators with the required qualifications and experience to fulfill their duties,
the member nation which requested mediation or arbitration must present the panel with a legitimate allegation that a member nation involved in the dispute has violated international trade law or its own national laws, and that this violation is a chief cause of the dispute,
each member nation involved in the dispute may present arguments and evidence pertaining to this allegation to the panel, and must comply with any reasonable request made by the panel for evidence necessary to make an informed ruling on the allegation,
the panel will consider all evidence presented and present a ruling detailing whether the allegation is true, as well as any actions on the part of member nations required to remedy the issue,
any member nation involved in the dispute may appeal a recommendation or ruling by the panel, on the grounds that the evidence presented was improperly considered, to a separate appellate panel, which will release a final ruling or recommendation based exclusively on the evidence presented to the original panel;
Authorizes the World Assembly Trade Commission to impose any applicable financial penalties on member nations which consented to the arbitration process but refused to comply with a final ruling by an arbitration panel or its corresponding appellate panel, as appropriate.