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 # 241
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #139 “Consumer Product Safety” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
CONSIDERING the protection of consumers from potentially dangerous products to be a laudable goal;
OBSERVING that the Consumer Product Safety Council is given the authority to unilaterally declare a product unsafe, and thus illegal to import or export;
LAMENTING that no appellate system exists through which manufacturers can appeal a commercial ban on their product;
NOTING that GAR#139 states, in relevant part:
"DEFINES an 'unsafe consumer product' as any consumer product that can pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure a consumer while used properly and according to age / training / safety requirements;"
CONCERNED that the aforementioned definition may prohibit and, at minimum, unnecessarily restrict the commercial trade of common products such as matches, lighters, vehicles, electronic appliances, certain forms of medication, and firearms;
REGRETTING that the Consumer Product Safety Council is charged with seeking financial compensation and legal recourse from manufacturers that produce appliances such as the ones listed above, which will serve as a further financial disincentive for the production of such products;
DISPUTING the notion that GAR#139 "will promote a higher level of consumer safety on an international level, leading to a decline in injuries and deaths associated with consumer products," taking the aforementioned arguments into consideration,
Repeals General Assembly Resolution #139, "Consumer Product Safety."
General Assembly Resolution # 242
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING the inherently unpredictable nature of self-propagating weaponry such as biological weaponry,
BELIEVING that it is contrary to the principles of this assembly to permit warfare of such an unreliable nature,
RESOLVING that effective measures must be taken to ensure that such warfare is minimized
And to this end resolves;
"Biological agents" shall be defined as any disease-producing bacterium, virus, prion, or other microorganism with the capacity to be used effectively in an act of biological terrorism or biological warfare;
The use of biological agents as weaponry in any situation with the intentions of incapacitating, injuring, or destroying civilians populations, military personnel, or the environment is hereby prohibited;
Member nations shall take all measures necessary and practical in preventing the production, sale, or transfer of biological agents (and/or the components necessary in their construction) from their own nation to another party, if the transfer process is considered to violate the intentions and provisions of this resolution;
The World Assembly Commission on Biological Agents (WACBA) shall be created within the World Health Authority (WHA), and is hereby tasked with the following:
To assist the civilian populations of member nations which have been subjected to the consequences of a biological attack by proportionally utilizing all appropriate resources provided by the WHA,
To assist the governments of member nations in creating effective bio-defense programs to ensure the safety of member nations against biological agents;
Member nations are further encouraged to take retributive measures, subject to limitations recognized by international law, against nations or groups that handle biological agents irresponsibly - for example, in excessively violent, destructive, or blatantly unnecessary ways;
Member nations reserve the right to stockpile biological agents for the purposes of research only, so long as they are in compliance with the provisions of this resolution; biological agents collected by member nations for purposes other than research shall be neutralized in a timely manner, and with as safe a procedure as possible;
Such research as mentioned prior shall be limited to the development of vaccinations, the creation of defensive measures or counter measures, or the development of medical treatments.
General Assembly Resolution # 243
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,
Recognising that the transmission of scientific knowledge, culture, and civilisation itself is almost impossible without language;
Saddened that many languages, and their attendant literature, are becoming extinct through various processes;
Mandates that nations shall conduct regular surveys to ascertain what native languages are spoken within their borders;
Requires nations, in the course of these language surveys, to
record the alphabet of the language, or, if no written form of the language exists, to work with native speakers to create a standard transcription of the language,
describe the linguistics of the language, so as to ensure it may be understood fully by anthropologists,
record all notable works of fiction and non-fiction in the language if not otherwise recorded, and
deposit all information gathered with the Universal Library Coalition.
Establishes the International Language Research Centre, the main aim of which is to process and conduct research on the data gathered through language surveys;
Allows nations to request professional aid from the ILRC for the purpose of conducting language surveys;
Urges nations to support research into all aspects of languages native to their territories, beyond that required by this Resolution.
General Assembly Resolution # 244
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ceni
APPLAUDING that member nations have sites of outstanding physical beauty or that contain large numbers of endangered species
NOTING that such sites of physical significance are increasingly threatened with destruction
REALIZING that certain sites of physical significance need to be protected in the best interests of sapient peoples
The World Assembly hereby:
DEFINES sites of physical significance as the following:
(A) Natural formations or groups of such formations, or other physical features which are of outstanding universal excellence for their beauty or aesthetics, of special scientific significance, or of an unique nature OR
(B) Natural habitats home to a variety or large numbers of rare, important or endangered flora and fauna OR
(C) Outstanding examples of sites, man-made or natural, which have greatly influenced the culture, history or development of the area's inhabitants over a lengthy period of time OR
(D) Showcase noteworthy examples of ecological and evolutionary processes of various flora and fauna OR
(E) Showcase noteworthy examples of ecological processes of terrestrial, maritime, or coastal habitats and biomes;
REQUIRES nations to sufficiently protect such sites as determined by the PHPC;
MANDATES nations to
(A) Ban the harming in any way of such sites or their inhabitants, or to create a sufficient permit program that preserves the site and its inhabitants
(B) Ban commercial activities within the site that would cause damage to the site or its inhabitants
(C) Take the effects of developments within their nation to sites in their nation and in other nations into account;
ESTABLISHES the Physical Heritage Preservation Committee as a non-profit organization to:
(A) Aid nations that cannot protect such sites themselves
(B) Aid agencies and programs overseeing such sites
(C) Set standards relating to the protection of such sites;
ENCOURAGES member nations to:
(A) Make these sites available to the public when possible and desirable
(B) Preserve and protect sites that are not accredited by the PHPC
(C) Promote tourism to such sites without harming the site or putting tourists in harm's way
The PHPC shall certify sites as follows:
(A) The PHPC shall convene and any member may propose a site to be considered with the consent of the nation's government
(B) The PHPC shall look into evidence pertaining to the proposed site
(C) If such site meets one or more criteria listed above, the site shall be certified by the PHPC.
The PHPC shall decertify a site as follows:
(A) Any member or national government may propose a site to be delisted
(B) The PHCP shall determine whether the site still meets the criteria and/or deserves to be on the list
(C) If such site is determined to not merit inclusion, it shall be decertified
General Assembly Resolution # 245
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #237 “First Responder Protection Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
RECOGNIZING the important role first responders play in medical emergencies and their need for special protection,
ACKNOWLEDGING the laudable intention behind GAR #237 "First Responder Protection Act",
HORRIFIED that GAR #237 does not respect basic rights such as the right not to be convicted twice for the same crime as well as the right for due process and trial, raising concerns with regard to GAR #37 "Fairness in Criminal Trials",
APPALLED that the resolution bypasses national judiciary by requiring conviction without a trial,
REGRETTING the micromanaging nature of GAR #237, which extends as far as camera installations in ambulances,
CONCERNED that the resolution's description calls for "Medical personnel exclusively engaged in the collection, transport or treatment of the wounded and sick" to be "respected and protected in all circumstances", while "all circumstances" might include situations where First Responders may be unnecessary or even disruptive,
FIRMLY BELIEVING that the protection of First Responders is not a Human Right and indeed not an international issue,
DISAPPOINTED that a resolution was passed into international law by this body with such obvious flaws in both language and logic including - but not limited to -
1. A recursive definition of the term "First Responder",
2. The incorrect and confusing use of the word "define", making interpretation of the resolution's definitions difficult if not impossible,
3. Failing to properly criminalise the physical abuse of first responders, due to poorly-chosen wording,
HOPING that special protection can be given to first responders through national legislation without violating basic rights,
the WA General Assembly hereby REPEALS GAR #237 "First Responder Protection Act"