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 # 399
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its commitment to promoting international peace and goodwill,
Recognizing the extreme hazard to national populations posed by the unregulated trade of armaments,
Hoping to limit the involvement of member nations and their citizens in violence made possible by the aforementioned unregulated trade of armaments,
1. Defines "armament" as military equipment, specifically weapons and ammunition, which possesses a practical application in military conflict, including the designs or subassemblies necessary in their construction or production;
2. Defines "transfer" as the movement of an armament from one member nation, political subdivision thereof, or non-state entity 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 "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. Defines "conquest" as the acquisition of territory through military force by a successful state at the expense of another state; for the purpose of this resolution, conquest shall not include:
instances where member nations seek to neutralize hostile states that pose a persistent or existential threat to their sovereignty or security or
instances where member nations seek to reclaim territory taken from them by force with no intervening period of de facto peace;
5. 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;
6. Mandates that the export of armaments by any manufacturer, exporter, or broker operating within a member nation shall make the transfer of their armaments to an intended final recipient conditional on the completion of an end-user certificate by the buyer;
7. Urges member nations to implement systems of end-use monitoring to ensure that the end-user certificate is authentic, when possible;
8. Prohibits the international transfer of armaments if:
there is reasonable evidence to suggest they will be used in contravention of extant World Assembly legislation on human rights,
there is reasonable evidence to suggest they will be diverted from their originally intended recipient, except in instances where the transfer is absolutely necessary in protecting national security, provided that even those transfers do not violate the other provisions of this resolution or,
there is reasonable evidence to suggest they will be used to initiate, or aid the party conducting, a war of conquest and;
9. Further prohibits the transfer of armaments to non-member nations with the intent of transferring them to nations where the aforementioned circumstances apply.
General Assembly Resolution # 400
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
The World Assembly:
Wishing to expand on the benefits provided by the establishment of a centralized database of texts and literary works into the field of medicine;
Defines "Medicinal Knowledge" as all knowledge pertaining to the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases, and pertaining to medical standards and policies, throughout all nations, states, and ethnic groups.
Clarifies that "Medicinal Knowledge" does not refer to patient records, histories, and information, information pertaining to specific employees and patients of hospitals and treatment facilities throughout the WA, information pertaining to specific medical cases and records, technological research, and the research of biological weapons.
Establishes a World Assembly Central Medicinal Database (WACMD), with the purpose of:
Accepting medical knowledge from those who contribute it,
Archiving historical and present medicinal discoveries and knowledge in a centralized digital database, accessible by all,
Providing access of such information to the nations of the WA, and ensuring the preservation of aforementioned medical knowledge,
Establishing an online database for all collected and archived medical knowledge,
Providing access to archived knowledge for educational purposes;
Mandates that the nations of the WA contribute existing medical knowledge to the WACMD database;
Mandates for the fulfillment of these purposes, for the WACMD to undertake the:
Archiving and iteration upon contributed medical knowledge,
Integrating new received knowledge into international standards of medical care and treatment,
Providing relevant collected knowledge to the pharmaceutical industry, in whatever form it may take,
Ensuring the cooperation of the pharmaceutical industry in the careful study and analysis of new treatments and procedures,
Dedicating effort, time, and manpower to particular areas of medicinal research, with sufficient funding, at request of donators,
Establishment of the World Assembly Medicinal Oversight Committee (WAMOC) for the maintenance of the WACMD, and archiving of the information contained within;
Mandates that WACMD establish aforementioned program and division to oversee:
Ongoing funding of medical research and study,
The creation and implementation of new standards of medical procedure, protocol, and operating guidelines, where applicable;
Mandates that all WA Nations pass laws to promote healthcare, medicinal and pharmaceutical research, and preservation of medical knowledge;
Clarifies that all WA member nations possess access and clearance to all documents and information contained within the WACMD database;
Affirms the right for private and corporate entities to participate in their own research and production of medicinal and pharmaceutical goods and information, albeit under WA and WACMD regulation, if applicable and approved by the WA.
General Assembly Resolution # 401
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: United Federated States of Omega
Recognizing that stock exchanges provide corporations and governments the ability to raise funds,
Further recognizing that there is a significant amount of capital that could be invested outside of any given countrys borders,
Also noting that nations which have invested in the economies of other nations are less likely to enter an armed conflict,
Acknowledging that there are certain barriers, like exchange rates, to international investment,
Believing that foreign investment provides a way for corporations and governments to raise more funds than may have been previously available to them, hereby:
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution,
'stock' as a portion of ownership in a corporation,
'bond' as a certificate showing the ownership of a specific amount of debt to be paid back, with interest, at a later date specified at the time the bond was bought,
'tradable derivative' as a tradable contract, which derives value from specific currencies, commodities or stocks,
'security' as a document, be it physical or otherwise, attesting to the ownership of stocks, bonds, or a tradable derivative,
'stock exchange' as a platform, be it physical or otherwise, on which securities are bought and sold, and
Recommends that all stock exchanges headquartered within a member state be open to the citizens of any World Assembly member state unless this section is:
waived between the investors and exchanges of nations engaged in a direct military conflict, embargo, or as part of sanctions, or
waived for any specific individual or group that has been found guilty of a crime related to the buying and/or selling of securities or any individual or group found guilty of a crime that was facilitated by the buying and/or selling of securities;
waived for any specific individual or group that has violated WA legislation
Establishes the International Securities and Exchange Commission (ISEC) to develop, maintain, and publish a model code of securities regulations, which may act as a guide for member state governments;
Empowers the ISEC to regulate the exchanges on which currencies are traded to prevent artificial manipulation of the exchange rate and to ensure that these exchanges operate without bias toward the citizens of any one nation.
Reserves the right for member states to implement whatever regulations they see fit on domestic exchanges, within the confines of current WA legislation.
General Assembly Resolution # 402
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #400 “World Assembly Central Medicinal Database Compact” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Research) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Commending the principles outlined and adhered to by the target resolution,
Concerned by the restrictive definition of the term 'medicinal knowledge' as it omits specific medical cases, which in turn means that niche knowledge in regards to rare medical occurrences (i.e, only present in a single case and not fully understood) cannot be accounted for within the WACMD database,
Bamboozled by technological research being discounted in the definition of 'medicinal knowledge', as this prevents innumerable medical technologies and biomedical advances from being archived by the WACMD (many of which are integral to having a full understanding of modern medicinal science),
Confounded by the term 'medicinal knowledge' being defined by the resolution, as the active clauses instead use the separate and undefined term 'medical knowledge', with this inconsistency allowing member nations to interpret many clauses as they desire,
Noting that the medical applications of technologies developed during the creation of biological weapons in the world's history would be discarded simply due to their initial place of origin,
Puzzled by the fact that the proposal both allows access to the WACMD database by 'all' - an ambiguous term - and exclusively to WA member nations; a notable contradiction that, depending on interpretation, may allow for dangerous and potentially malicious misuse of the database by non-member nations,
Appalled by the fact that the WACMD database exists solely online, restricting access to member nations that possess digital networks,
Displeased with the waste of World Assembly funds that the target resolution ultimately represents, as other resolutions such as GA #103, GA #78, and GA #31 already perform most - if not all - of the important functions that the target resolution details,
Bemused by the failure of the resolution to specify any form of curation in regards to submitted medical data, giving rise to potentially misleading information being added to the database,
Believing that the resolution is not fit to legislate in regards to the restriction and regulation of private medical research nor per-nation medical legislation and policy, and that it overstretches its focus by attempting to do so,
Hereby repeals GA #400, 'World Assembly Central Medicinal Database Compact'.
General Assembly Resolution # 403
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ransium
The World Assembly,
Applauding its members' continued efforts on the preservation of endangered organisms,
Concerned that illegal collection and smuggling of endangered organisms could undermine preservation efforts,
Noting the loss of endangered species has the potential to cause extreme harm to member nations populations via the destruction or deterioration of ecosystem services, for example: hindering natural water and air filtration, hindering natural erosion control, destroying or causing a decline in the availability of food and other wild raw materials, and hindering the possible development of life saving medicines and industrial materials,
Hereby, subject to any limitations set by earlier resolutions that are still in force, including the fact that trade involving certain groups of organisms may already be covered separately by such legislation:
1. Instructs the World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) and WA member nation's governments to cooperate with each other in creating and maintaining up-to-date lists of the populations of species and subspecies that qualify as 'Endangered';
2. Bans the international import and export into or from member nations of all organisms from endangered species or subspecies, and of goods derived wholly or in part from said organisms, unless any of the following exemptions applies:
They are specimens or goods that are being collected or being returned as part of a scientifically run species restoration program;
They are specimens or goods derived from specimens that originate from a non-wild source such as a farm, laboratory, or nursery, and are birthed, grown, or hatched from seeds, spores, eggs or other material, that itself was collected from a non-wild source or as part of a scientifically run species restoration program;
They are commercial, scientific, or other goods that were derived from specimens under the guidance of a species restoration program and collected in a manner which does not further endanger the species;
They are durable goods such as lumber, which can be historically or scientifically proven to have been processed before the species was first noted as being endangered by WAESC;
They are unintentionally distributed reproductive or other microscopic materials such as seeds, pollen, eggs or spores in trace amounts that are in or on other trade goods;
3. Requires member nations to ardently enforce measures designed to stop the illegal collection and international trade of endangered species and products derived from them, within their jurisdictions;
4. Urges member nations to pass legislation preventing transporting and profiting from endangered species and products derived from them, within their own borders.
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