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 # 416
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Imperial Polk County
The World Assembly:
Understanding that the universe is composed of beings of diverse cultures, backgrounds and religions;
Having considered that the importance of certain cultural and religious practices are integral to the beliefs of such followers;
However dismayed that there are those who, in the name of said culture or religion, continue to perform traditional rituals that cause irreparable harm or death;
Determining that such actions are violations of the basic human right to live;
Defining "ritual sacrifice" as the intentional and ritualistic act of killing one or more other beings (a) as an offering to a god or spirit, (b) as an effort to control sapient population growth, or (c) as a method by which a ruling class or regime creates or perpetuates social hierarchy;
Clarifying that such "ritual sacrifice" does not include capital punishment, assisted suicide or euthanasia of a terminally ill patient or other medical procedures, or any acts of war including insurgency and counterinsurgency;
1. Bans the ritual sacrifice of sapient beings in all member nations;
2. Requires member nations criminalize such acts of ritual sacrifice and prosecute perpetrators accordingly;
3. Urges member nations to ban the ritual sacrifice of animals and other sentient beings.
General Assembly Resolution # 417
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: United Massachusetts
The General Assembly:
Aware of its commitment to ensuring the safety and sustainability of all means of energy production, to protect the populations affected by them,
Declaring that hydraulic fracturing unfortunately fits neither of these constraints, instead imperiling the health and well-being of many populations, while consuming an unconscionable amount of water,
Noting that hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking", may lead to the contamination of groundwater, thereby toxifying soil, marshlands, riverine and coastal fisheries, and drinking water sources, introducing sickness in sapient beings, livestock, and wild animals,
Aware that, since hydraulic fracturing requires such large amounts of water, local communities, particularly those in drought-plagued regions, are often left with an insufficient supply of clean water,
Further noting the strong correlation between fracking and increased seismic activity,
Frightened that fracking releases a significant amount of methane, a greenhouse gas far stronger than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere,
Trusting the ability of the energy sector to extract energy in a way that avoids the environmental hazards of fracking,
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, "hydraulic fracturing" as a method of fossil-fuel extraction in which pressurized liquids are inserted into the crevices of underground rocks at high pressures, in order to release the natural gas or oil contained therein,
Prohibits the practice of hydraulic fracturing in all areas of World Assembly member-states which are in or within close range of land inhabited by populations of sapient beings, to the extent that the practice:
poses a demonstrably significant threat of contamination thereto,
harms the water resources demonstrably neccessary to ensure the health of local communities,
and/or poses significant risk of other strongly detrimental health effects, according to the World Health Authority, to said populations of sapient beings,
Clarifies that the policy laid out in Section 2 still applies when the region of effect crosses national boundaries.
General Assembly Resolution # 418
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
The World Assembly,
Understanding that there are more than six times more non-WA nations than member nations,
Noting that those nations do not have limits on their nuclear arsenals, use conditions, or any restrictions on nuclear arms whatsoever, thereby putting member nations at a considerable military disadvantage against their nearly-unlimited power,
Observing that radical elements of the Assembly could ban the manufacture of nuclear weapons after the repeal of 391 GA 'Securing Nuclear Materials from Dastardly Menaces' and 351 GA 'Nuclear Material Safeguards', meaning that a single legislative mistake could destroy us, and
Giving credence to the necessity of clause 5, as non-inclusion would lead to nuclear materials being unprotected in state collapse, creating a proliferation crisis, in which the purveyors of loose nukes must not become nuclear powers, hereby:
Affirms the right of member nations to possess nuclear weapons and to use them in the case that they are attacked by hostile forces;
Maintains the right of member nations to manufacture and trade nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess the materials required in such manufacture, and to acquire the materials required in such manufacture;
Maintains the right of member nations to have knowledge of the manufacture and trade of nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess such knowledge, and to acquire such knowledge;
Mandates that member nations take all practical actions to stop unauthorised release of the materials or disclosure of the knowledge spoken of in the above two clauses; and
Directs, should no future legislation require otherwise, the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission to ensure that nuclear armaments, materials, and knowledge are secured from weaponisation by providing material assistance and phase-out assistance to nations unable to defend their own nuclear knowledge and technology.
General Assembly Resolution # 419
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: United Massachusetts
The General Assembly:
Noting that freed inmates have already paid the legal consequence for their action, and therefore ought to be, rather than shunned out of society, reintegrated into it,
Believing that the right to vote ought not to be arbitrarily deprived from individuals due to such factors as prior criminal status that do not impede one's mental competency,
Concerned especially for the innocently convicted, who, through felon disenfrachisement laws, are unfairly deprived of voting rights for a crime they did not commit,
Asserting, therefore, that the disenfranchisement of former criminals constitutes unjust discrimination that must, in the name of civil equality, be addressed by this Assembly:
Prohibits member nations from denying a non-imprisoned, otherwise-eligible individual the right to vote on an equal basis with any other voter solely on account of their prior criminal activity, unless any of the following is true:
said criminal activity directly pertained to any of the following crimes:
voter fraud or other related acts,
improperly aiding a foreign or domestic power in the subversion of the nation,
said person is on either parole or probation for a previous crime,
Prohibits member nations from enacting measures that would excessively impede the right of an otherwise-eligible former criminal from voting,
Reserves for member nations the liberty to legislate on the issue of enfranchisement for individuals under incarceration.
General Assembly Resolution # 420
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Recognizing the vast potential of biomedical research to improve and save the lives of the citizens of Member-States,
Applauding the great strides already made in the field by Member-States,
Seeking to greatly expand these efforts through the expansion and facilitation of International collaboration in the field,
And condemning the placement of unjust and illegitimate restrictions on life-saving biomedical research,
The World Assembly hereby;
Defines Biomedical Research as the fields of research investigating the causes of disease, disease prevention, treatment, and the mitigation or elimination of medical conditions including, but not limited to: Cancer, Paraplegia, and Motor Neuron Diseases,
Expands the mandate of the Biomedical Innovation Organization of the World Health Authority to include:
Coordination of international efforts at biomedical research,
Development of a set of minimum scientific and ethical standards for biomedical research, to be met by Member-States,
Service as an advisory body for biomedical ethics organizations and biomedical ethics regulatory bodies within Member-States,
Maintenance of an internationally-accessible database of ongoing biomedical research within Member-States, excepting information regarding research efforts which are protected by Member-States as a matter of security,
That Member-States place no restrictions on biomedical research beyond those that are necessary to ensure that research efforts meet ethical and scientific standards,
That Member-States rescind any and all biomedical research ethics standards and regulations that do not serve specifically to minimize or eliminate harm to life provably sentient or sapient at the time of research, and,
Clarifies that the above provisions are subject to extant legislation,
And reminds Member-States that any and all determinations of sapience or sentience are subject to extant World Assembly legislation and scientific procedure.