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 # 232
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing that many World Assembly member nations use copyrights to promote creativity and to reward the authors of intangible works for their efforts,
Further recognizing that the efficacy of these copyrights is impeded by the failure of other member nations to recognize them,
Believing that foreign copyright recognition will make it easier for authors to market their works internationally,
The General Assembly,
Defines "copyright", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to the author of an original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, including the right:
to reproduce, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, and create derivative works of the work;
to sell or license any of these rights to others;
to seek damages and injunction against any entity that infringes upon these rights; and
to extinguish any of these rights;
Further defines "foreign copyright", for the purposes of this resolution, as any copyright that is recognized by the member nation where the copyrighted work originated;
Mandates that all member nations recognize foreign copyrights for, at minimum, twenty years after the date of creation or publication of the work, or the period used by the member nation of origin of the copyrighted work;
Authorizes member nations to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to foreign copyrights, but only when such limitations and exceptions are clearly in the public interest and do not adversely impact the ability of a rightsholder to reasonably profit from any normal use of their work;
Encourages member nations to permit appropriate uses of copyrighted works without the permission of the rightsholder for the following purposes:
education, scholarship and research;
commentary, criticism, parody and satire; and
purely private copying of legally acquired copies of a work;
Clarifies that member nations are not required by this resolution to recognize the copyright of a work of domestic origin, nor the copyright of a work in violation of general restrictions on freedom of expression;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on copyright.
General Assembly Resolution # 233
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
The World Assembly:
AWARE that in countries that allow international corporations, most of the time these corporations act as a force for good, providing employment and economic strength to the communities in which they operate;
FURTHER AWARE that, in order to maximize profits, international corporations may lawfully distribute their corporate subdivisions among many different countries to benefit from a multitude of variations on national subsidies, lower taxes, reduced bureaucratic overload, and so on;
APPALLED that some corporations and other employers can and sometimes do secretly buy life-insurance policies in their employees names, designating the corporations themselves as beneficiaries, thus demonstrating to be more interested in their employees deaths as a source of revenue than in their actual well-being;
DEPLORING such a practice;
DETERMINED to end it once and for all;
IT IS ESTABLISHED:
1) Defines, for the purpose of this resolution, Dead peasant policy as when an employer secretly buys a life-insurance policy in an employees name, designating the employer itself as a beneficiary, collecting or expecting to collect benefits after the death of said employee.
2) The employees free, fully informed, uncoerced consent shall be required for the validity of any life-insurance wherein her/his employer is a beneficiary. Other beneficiaries of the employees own free choosing shall receive at least half the benefits of any life-insurance policy, present or former, in which the employer is or was a beneficiary.
3) To fire, burden, harass, penalize or pressure any employee for not listing her/his employer as a beneficiary of a life-insurance policy is forbidden.
4) Any employees, present or former, targeted by dead peasant policies have the right to have any and all personal documentation pertaining to participation in said policies fully disclosed and may seek and obtain the immediate annulment of such policies without let or hindrance; if an employee is deceased, that employees heirs, if any, shall have the aforementioned right in lieu of said employee.
Co-authored by Christian Democrats
General Assembly Resolution # 234
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly,
APPLAUDS past initiatives to build libraries and guarantee freedom of expression,
AFFIRMS that those advancements are of little value without the right to access knowledge,
RECOGNIZES that the World Assembly does not prohibit nor obligate member states to regulate or ban certain works, for example works advocating illegal acts,
No person shall be punished for reading, nor for enabling oneself and/or another to read, nor for acquiring knowledge and/or cultural enrichment from non-readable media or reading media adapted for individuals with disabilities, provided that the material was legally published with the intention that it be publicly available.
General Assembly Resolution # 235
A resolution to tighten or relax gun control laws.
The World Assembly:
AWARE that many nations permit and/or encourage their citizens to keep firearms for various lawful purposes, including sport and family protection;
ALSO AWARE that firearms create a risk of serious injury and death not only for home invaders but for family members as well;
WORRIED that children, because of their youth and inexperience, are particularly susceptible to the risk of serious injury and death posed by firearms;
CONVINCED that many of the risks to children posed by firearms could be reduced by simple safety measures;
RESOLVED that member nations have an obligation to ensure that children are protected from the risks posed by firearms kept in their home;
1. DEFINES a "child" for the purposes of this Act as "any individual under the national threshold of majority, or equivalent;"
2. DECLARES that it is unlawful for an individual to intentionally provide a firearm to a child, or to negligently allow a child to access a firearm;
3. REQUIRES that any firearm kept or stored in the home of a child be secured in a reasonable manner to eliminate the risk of injury or death to the child;
4. CLARIFIES that notwithstanding the above provisions, it is not unlawful under this Act to provide a firearm to a child (or allow a child to access a firearm) if that child has received an education in firearm safety and proper use, and has demonstrated knowledge thereof;
5. CLARIFIES that notwithstanding the above provisions, it is not unlawful under this Act to provide a firearm to a child under proper supervision for the purposes of educating the child in firearm safety and proper use;
6. MANDATES that an individual who lives in the same home as a child, or who may regularly encounter a child, must demonstrate knowledge of proper firearm use and safety before acquiring a firearm; especially, knowledge of how to reduce the risk posed by a firearm to the health and safety of children;
7. AFFIRMS that nothing in this Act affects the ability of member nations to legalize or prohibit firearm ownership through national or international law.
General Assembly Resolution # 236
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Abacathea
Recognizing the issues posed by fossil fuels as an energy source, the threat of a catastrophic failure of nuclear power and the need to have a sustainable power source which is cost effective, clean and sustainable.
Further recognizing the boost to economies, industries and employment that the undertaking of renewable energy projects would provide in both the short and long term.
Aiming to avert international power and fuel crisis by ensuring nations have access to self sustaining power applications within their borders, and to ensure any and all businesses which make environmental impacts to utilize natural resources for power requirements.
Clarifying for the purpose of the act Renewable energy installations (henceforth noted as R.E.I's) as facilities which will generate power derived from naturally occurring resources that will have the least impact and damage on the environment through their operation.
Encouraging Nations who have the provisions to do so, to build as many forms of R.E.I's as practical in order to ensure maximum potential for consistent environmental energy supply to the grid,
(i) Nations who do not already possess R.E.I's to identify key areas where the placement of facilities would cause the least environmental disturbance.
(ii) Having identified suitable sites within their borders, nations without renewable energy installations must build R.E.I.s at the designated sites, provided the nation is in an economically viable position to do so.
(iii) Nations to establish a taskforce or government body tasked with monitoring and maintaining these facilities to ensure both their safety and their steady output of energy.
(iv) Nations to provide it's citizens with information regarding these energy sources and to provide users the option to switch energy providers should they wish, without penalty.
(v) Irrespective of governmental control or privatization of these facilities, this energy is to be provided at a minimal cost to the recipient to prevent monopolization of resources by Non-Renewable energy providers.
(vi) Subject to section (v) nations are to require businesses which make negative environmental impact either directly by nature of their business or indirectly through supply or receipt of their goods to undertake a commitment to utilizing renewable energy within their business while encouraging them to ultimately reach a target of total reliance on renewable energy.
Further encourages nations who are capable of constructing and producing a surplus of renewable energy not only to do so, but to effect through sale, trade or the spirit of goodwill the supply of renewable energy or it's technology to nations unable to do so without assistance