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 # 322
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Ainocra
We the collected nations of this assembly,
Understand that science is the pursuit of knowledge, and declaring that this knowledge should be used for the collective good of all sapient species. Noting that through the applied use of scientific knowledge we can shape a better existence for ourselves and our posterity. Believing that such knowledge should be freely shared so that all benefit from it, we do hereby tasks the World Assembly Scientific Programme (hereafter referred to as WASP) with the following mandate.
Defines for the purposes of this act:
Scientific literature as comprising scientific publications such as journals or books that report or review original empirical and theoretical work or research in the natural and social sciences or within a given scientific field.
1) Hereby tasks the WASP with the following mandate;
(a) To collect and archive copies of any and all publicly available scientific literature with the aim of preserving and protecting it for use now and in the future excepting only that which is illegal under extant WA law.
(b) Requires all WA members to cooperate with the WASP by supplying it with all data relevant to it's mandate within extant national and subnational law.
(c) To disseminate to any citizen of any member nation of this assembly any of this literature upon request excepting only that which is illegal under extant national or sub national law.
(d) To provide an international forum for the free circulation of ideas. In order to accomplish this goal any new theorems and experimental data submitted to WASP shall be disseminated to all member nations for the purpose of unbiased peer review in order to facilitate the most up to date scientific record possible.
(e) To coordinate with the ULC in order to maintain multiple and redundant backup copies of this archive at various locations to prevent loss due to a disaster or other calamity.
(f) To work with the ULC to ensure that only relevant data necessary to the scientific process makes its way into the archive in order to prevent confusion and excess.
2) Directs the WASP to upon request; coordinate research activities between any national, sub national, corporate or individual entities within the WA by facilitating the establishment of a joint program to encourage, develop and assist in cooperative research and development activities in science and technology including but not limited to
(a) Coordinated joint research/development projects, studies, and investigations;
(b) Joint scientific courses, workshops, conferences and symposia;
(c) The free exchange of science, technology, information, and documentation;
(d) The free exchange of scientists, specialists, and researchers;
(e) The free exchanges or sharing of equipment, materials and facilities;
(f) All in the context of cooperative research activities in order to expand the boundaries of knowledge for all concerned.
3) Directs the GAO to provide the WASP with whatever resources are needed to accomplish these goals.
(a) Permits the WASP to accept additional private funding from nations and private entities that wish to aid in the furtherment of these shared goals.
4) Forbids the utilization of the WASP for the deliberate bypassing of intellectual property laws.
General Assembly Resolution # 323
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its stance that "one should not be penalised for doing something that is not prohibited by law,"
Regretting, however, the lack of internationally recognized legal safeguards protecting individuals from criminal penalties in circumstances where no relevant law exists,
Believing that the World Assembly must act to rectify this oversight,
1. Declares that neither member nations, political subdivisions thereof, nor any person or organisation acting on or purporting to be acting on the authority of the member nation or political subdivisions thereof, may arrest, detain, prosecute, or punish any individual unless such action is specifically permitted by international law or a relevant member nation's established statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law;
2. Mandates that such established international or statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law shall define any punishable action in good faith so as to reasonably minimize ambiguity in enforcement;
3. Requires member nations to ensure that all established international or statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law applicable under their jurisdiction are publicly promulgated when it is determined to be both practical and necessary in preventing their inhabitants from committing punishable actions;
4. Prohibits member nations, political subdivisions thereof, or any person or organisation acting on or purporting to be acting on the authority of the member nation or political subdivisions thereof, from arresting, detaining, prosecuting, incarcerating, fining, or otherwise placing under duress individuals for violating laws that are not publicly promulgated;
5. Demands that all individuals previously convicted or currently detained in violation of any of the aforementioned principles shall be immediately freed and have their sentences nullified, and;
6. Clarifies that nothing in this resolution shall provide protection for those that claim ignorance of the law if the relevant law is publicly promulgated in accordance with the provisions of clause three.
General Assembly Resolution # 324
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #257 “Reducing Automobile Emissions” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Automotive) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Vexed that WA Resolution #257, "Reducing Automobile Emissions", is not thoughtfully considered and does not show appropriate regard for the interrelated nature of human, economic and environmental factors,
Regarding the Resolution's requirement that "all member nations ... take any and all economically viable measures to reduce automobile emissions" to be crass, clunky, and about as subtle as a gynaecologist in a gas mask,
Observing that this harsh mandate takes no account:
of whether any environmental or other gain from such reductions is balanced by their cost even if they meet the nebulous standard of being economically viable,
of the difficulty of even determining what constitutes economic viability given the lack of context the Resolution provides,
of measures that are technically economically viable but that violate civil rights, pose significant non-economic viability issues, or are otherwise environmentally harmful,
of the cost-benefit analysis of offsetting higher automobile emissions with other more consequential environmental actions,
of whether these reductions actually meet the "recommendations" the Resolution empowers the IAEC to create,
or in fact, of anything whatsoever other than the sole monomaniacal goal of reducing automobile emissions,
Opining that the general benefits of international law to reduce automobile emissions are not sufficient to atone for these severe legislative defects:
Mandates the repeal of WA Resolution #257, "Reducing Automobile Emissions".
General Assembly Resolution # 325
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its commitment to international peace and goodwill,
Recognizing the extreme hazard to national populations posed by the unregulated trade of weapons and armaments,
Hoping to limit the involvement of member nations and their citizens in violence made possible by the aforementioned unregulated trade of weapons and armaments,
1. Defines the term "armament" as military equipment, specifically weapons and ammunition, which possess a practical application in military conflict, including the parts necessary in their construction or production;
2. Defines the term "transfer" as the movement of an armament from one member nation, political subdivisions thereof, or non-state entities associated with a member nation to any other such entity, including non-member nations and non-state entities not associated with any nation;
3. Defines the term "end-user certificate" as an affidavit completed by the buyer of armaments subject to the provisions of this resolution which verifies that said buyer is the final recipient of the product;
4. Assures member nations of the exclusive right to determine purely internal arms trading and firearm policy, excepting those regulations recognized by the terms of this resolution or extant international law, future regulations which seek to prevent firearms from being sold to or used by individuals that pose a danger of performing imminent lawless action, or future resolutions which seek to relax regulations on purchasing firearms for recreational reasons only;
5. Requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of armaments within member nations to register with the relevant governments of the nations in which they operate, and the terms of such a registration shall, at minimum, encompass the provisions of this resolution;
6. Mandates that the export of armaments by any manufacturer, exporter, or broker operating within a member nation shall make the sale of their armaments conditional on the completion of an end-user certificate by the buyer; member nations are strongly urged to implement systems of end-use monitoring to ensure that the end-user certificate is authentic, when possible;
7. Prohibits the sale or transfer of armaments if:
There is reason to suspect that they will be used in contravention of extant World Assembly legislation on human rights,
There is reason to suspect that they will be diverted from their originally intended recipient, or
There is reason to suspect they will be used to initiate, or aid the aggressor in, a war of conquest or expropriation;
8. Further prohibits the sale or transfer of armaments to non-member nations with the intent of then transferring them to nations where the aforementioned circumstances apply.
General Assembly Resolution # 326
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #325 “Responsible Arms Trading” (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Affirming the need for the securitisation of weapons for the peaceful lives of civilians across the world,
Recognising that war is an inevitable part of human nature as well as a conflict which can lead to the creation of new nations and the achievement of radical change, and
Believing that peace and prosperity are best preserved by the protection of civilians and not overregulation of arms used generally for defence,
This august World Assembly;
Objects to the definition of armament, as it includes the parts necessary in their construction or production, which includes items such as wood, metal, brass, and saltpetre, since this is an overly broad definition which includes many resources which are and are not used in armament production;
Realises that clause (4) is a piece of boiler-plate filler which does nothing, since it exempts from regulation weapons that are not regulated and only binds future regulations to relax gun control laws for recreational purposes only and tighten said laws in the case of posing imminent lawless action, the first of which is irrespective of the violent nature of non-developed countries and the second of which is irrelevant, as any regulation passed would ipso facto make violations imminent' and lawless';
Objects to the requirement that exporters and brokers of armaments within member nations ... register with the relevant governments of the nations in which they operate, as this would mean government oversight over all armament production facilities and endanger the freedoms of civilians who may want to overthrow dictatorships;
Decries clause (7), which prohibits the sale of weapons:
if there is a possibility of diversion, which may occur in the chaos of war (e.g. blockades, interception, etc.) and or
if there is a possibility of use in a war of conquest or expropiation', the definition of which is not well defined, and hence, can include cases where nations may wish for payments of war indemnities (thus expropriating wealth), colonies, and or claims of uninhabited territories;
Believes that the mandate for the issuance of end-user certificates is irrespective of the chaos of war, which may lead to the capture of war materiel, hence forcing that said buyer might not be the final recipient of the product; and thus; this esteemed World Assembly;
Repeals the resolution on Responsible Arms Trading.