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 # 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.
Co-authored by Bears Armed
General Assembly Resolution # 404
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
The World Assembly,
Applauding its members' continued efforts on the promotion of human rights and social justice throughout the globe,
Concerned that the non accommodation and subsequent marginalization of disabled students could undermine global human rights efforts,
Concerned students with disabilities continue to encounter physical barriers to educational services, such as a lack of ramps and/or elevators in multi-level school buildings, inaccessible facilities, and/or inaccessible transportation to and from school.
Troubled that accommodations for students with disabilities are often made based on budgetary considerations rather than on an assessment of the actual needs of students with disabilities.
Concerned that students with disabilities continue to face negative attitudes and stereotypes in the education system.
Concerned by the lack of knowledge about and sensitivity to disability issues on the part of some educators, staff and students and how this can make it difficult for students with disabilities to access educational services equally.
DEFINES disabled, for the purposes of this resolution, as having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities,
DEFINES a disabled student, for the purposes of this resolution, as an individual who suffers from the above series of limitations and attends any academic setting where the disbursement of knowledge takes place in a class setting,
Noting the disenfranchisement of disabled students has the potential to cause extreme social and economic harm to member nations populations through the deterioration or degradation of social equity, for example: inhibiting the rights and socioeconomic mobility of citizens, hindering social stability by destroying or causing a decline in the image of a common national bond, and nullifying the possible economic progression by under utilizing the cultural, industrial, and scientific capital these citizens could contribute,
Hereby, subject to any limitations set by earlier resolutions that are still in effect, including the fact that the discrimination involving certain groups of students and other protected populations may already be covered separately by such legislation:
1. Instructs the Educational systems of all WA member nations to incorporate adequate disabled student training into their administrator and teacher training process;
2. Requires WA member nations to create necessary transportation, ramp and/ or elevator accessibility, and instructional requirements for disabled students attending academic settings and seek the proper assistance if necessary in making these accommodations;
3. Requires WA member nations to earnestly enforce measures designed to stop the overt and covert discrimination and non accommodation of disabled students within their domains;
4. Urges member nations to pass legislation promoting greater accountability in the transportation, education, and sustainment of disabled students within their own borders.
General Assembly Resolution # 405
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #404 “Enabling The Disabled In Academia” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Whereas legislation passed by the World Assembly cannot be amended or changed, only repealed, and that any correction of the problems noted in the target resolution would first require passage of a repeal:
And whereas it is the case that
the members of the World Assembly, and the assembly itself, have limited resources,
this resolution effectively forces members to provide accommodations and various support groups in all places of education, both public and private, imposing huge costs which (for private systems especially) would be difficult or impossible to bear,
it can both be cheaper for nations to provide a higher level of accommodation and support in specialised organisations more suited to persons with specific disabilities via e.g. enrolment in specialised schools,
schools can serve multiple functions, but they cannot serve all functions simultaneously without compromising quality, and
accommodations for one group can trade off with the welfare of another, derived simply from the fact that resources are fungible:
And whereas the resolution's definitions are unsound as
the definition of 'disabled' includes practically all manner of different ailments or manners of imperfect health, their being a condition that 'limits movements, senses, or activities',
that definition fails to consider such things as learning disabilities, which do not limit movement, senses, or physical activity, and therefore does not provide those accommodations which the resolution seeks, and
the definition of 'disabled student', beyond the fact that knowledge is not disbursed as if it were coin, only applies to 'academic settings' which many times are not the only places of education.
And whereas this resolution offers little improvement over those protections already instituted in section 2 of the resolution 'A Promotion of Basic Education' and the resolution 'Charter of Civil Rights', while blocking the passage of mandates for effective accommodation that are currently being drafted:
And whereas the use of the phrase 'the disabled' dehumanises persons living with disabilities, reducing them to be a problem to be normalised or 'solved' whilst subsuming their identities into a single aspect of their personhood:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of its members, and by the authority of the same, that the resolution entitled 'Enabling The Disabled in Academia' be repealed.
General Assembly Resolution # 406
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #398 “Internet Neutrality Act” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Recognizing the critical importance of internet access to international business, trade, education and communications,
Acknowledging the importance of limited international network neutrality regulation to prevent anti-competitive behaviour by internet service providers,
Commending GAR #398, "Internet Neutrality Act", for attempting to establish such regulation, while convinced that the target resolution's numerous flaws unfortunately warrant its repeal,
Concerned that the definition of "internet" used by the resolution is sufficiently vague so as to encompass telecommunications networks that are not publicly accessible, which should not be subject to a network neutrality mandate,
Alarmed that the target resolution's prohibition on throttling prohibits multiple forms of reasonable network management by internet service providers, including:
throttling users consuming large amounts of bandwidth when the network is congested in order to improve performance for others, and
prioritizing traffic with higher latency requirements than other traffic, such as video streaming or telemedicine over peer-to-peer file sharing,
Distressed by the vagueness of the target resolution's definition of "throttling", especially the confusion as to what constitutes the "maximum possible connection speed" for a particular link, which may cause the target resolution to prohibit standard industry practices such as oversubscribing the last mile,
Dismayed that the target resolution's absolute prohibition on internet service providers blocking content prevents them from providing internet filtering as a service to their customers on request, such as the case of a family, school or library requesting an ISP to block access to pornography on their connection,
Noting that prohibition on member states blocking content is meaningless, as member states can simply declare any content they wish to block illegal, rendering it unprotected by the target resolution,
Hoping that replacement legislation will soon be passed,
The General Assembly,
Repeals GAR #398, "Internet Neutrality Act".
General Assembly Resolution # 407
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing the critical importance of the internet to international business, trade, education, and communications,
Aware that the internet often has no centralized governance, and that access to the internet is largely provided by private sector entities in many World Assembly member nations,
Believing that limited international regulation of the internet is necessary to prevent anti-competitive behaviour by internet service providers,
Seeking, however, to prohibit the World Assembly from engaging in more intrusive regulation in future,
The General Assembly,
Defines "the internet", for the purposes of this resolution, as any system of interconnected telecommunications networks using a packet-switched, end-to-end protocol to communicate between endpoints that is:
generally accessible to the public, and
intended to be used by the public to publish, distribute, and use content, applications, and services;
Further defines "internet service provider" as any entity that provides access to the internet as a service to the general public, for free or in exchange for compensation, but only if the service can reasonably be used in a residence or workplace;
Declares that member nations must require internet service providers to:
allow authorized users of their network to access and use the legal internet content, applications, and services of their choice within the bandwidth limits and quality of service of their service plan,
allow authorized users of their network to connect to the internet using a legal device of their choice,
clearly inform authorized users of their network of any discrimination between legal internet content, applications, and services on their network, and
refrain from unjust discrimination between legal internet content, applications, and services on their network, including but not limited to discrimination that has a substantial anti-competitive effect;
Recommends that member states extend the mandate of their respective telecommunications or antitrust regulatory agencies or other appropriate bodies with the enforcement of internet neutrality, especially the timely investigation of consumer complaints regarding potential violations of applicable internet neutrality regulations;
Further declares that member states have the right to determine for themselves whether to adopt more restrictive internet neutrality regulations, within the confines of this and previous World Assembly resolutions;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution:
creates an affirmative obligation for internet service providers to provide access to their networks or to refrain from charging for access to their networks,
requires internet service providers to, through action or inaction, endanger national security, law enforcement activities, or the security or stability of their network, or
prohibits member nations from regulating internet-enabled devices or internet content, applications, and services.