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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 421
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: Manufacturing
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission
The World Assembly,
Aware that high levels of Ultraviolet Light, particularly in certain wavelengths, can be very harmful to many types of life-forms including [for example] both humans and bears,
Understanding that the presence of Ozone [i.e. tri-atomic Oxygen molecules] at a suitable level in a planets upper atmosphere can give life below significant protection against such harmful ultraviolet rays within incoming sunlight,
Recognising that certain chemicals which are sometimes used in industry, particularly various members of the Halogenated Hydrocarbons group, are likely to deplete that layer of Ozone and thus reduce its protective effects if they escape into the atmosphere,
Wishing to prevent such damage to the protective Ozone, acknowledging this as a potential problem of international scope, and hoping that concerted action on the matter by this organisations members not only will be useful in itself but also will encourage non-member nations to take similar action as well;
1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use;
2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations targeting the specific substances concerned;
3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ACE), requires that member nations share their information on Ozone depletion with ACE, and instructs ACE to _
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry;
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties;
C/ Working with the International Meteorological Organisation (IMO), collect any necessary data on Ozone distribution and concentrations that national governments do not supply to ACE and the IMO anyway;
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and their own stability as well as their Ozone-depleting power per molecule;
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, or multinational businesses, that request it;
F/ Set deadlines (with scales of no less than four, and no more than twelve, years) by which all member nations are to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals by at least the ACE-specified levels, starting basically with the chemicals that pose the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes;
4). Requires all member nations to meet all deadlines that ACE sets for phasing out the production or use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE that their handling of those chemicals occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nations atmosphere in which case ACE will grant them a waiver for as long as those conditions continue;
5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to cooperate with ACE as well.
General Assembly Resolution # 422
A resolution to develop industry around the world.
Category: Advancement of Industry
Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs
Proposed by: Uan aa Boa
The General Assembly
Celebrating past achievements in promoting sustainable and responsible timber production;
Aware that the majority of nations, being outside the World Assembly, are not bound by its rules;
Concerned that purchasers in member nations are therefore buying cheaper timber and timber products from countries outside the World Assembly, to the detriment of their local forestry industry;
Aware that the environmental consequences of poor forestry management are not contained by national borders;
Resolute in its desire to protect jobs and increase prosperity within member nations;
Wishing, by means of trade, to encourage all nations to adopt higher environmental standards in timber production;
Prohibits member nations from importing from any source timber, or products made from timber, produced in a way not compliant with World Assembly legislation currently in force;
Tasks the World Assembly Forest Commission (WAFC) with assisting member nations to comply with this prohibition by
- (a) inspecting timber production in any nation, when invited by the producers and with whatever governmental approval may be necessary, and certifying it as a WAFC approved source if it satisfies all the requirements of World Assembly environmental legislation in force at that time.
- (b) inspecting the manufacture of products using timber in any nation, when invited by the manufacturers and with whatever governmental approval may be necessary, and certifying them as WAFC approved products if the timber used is from WAFC approved sources.
General Assembly Resolution # 423
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #422 “Promoting Sustainable Timber” (Category: Advancement of Industry; Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
This esteemed World Assembly,
Recognizing the laudable efforts and purpose to uphold the quality of timber production in order to provide a sustainable future for timber production,
Acknowledging that a complete ban of timber and timber product imports produced in ways non-compliant with the provisions set by this and preceding resolutions would be a detriment to timber industries of non-WA member nations,
Realizing this damage to the timber industry would decrease business and lower demand, which lowers prices and forces non-compliant nations to use cost-cutting, environmentally harmful methods of production for timber,
Further noting that this ban on importation would greatly hurt trade relations between WA and non WA member nations who consume timber and timber products,
Discerning that this will force WA member nations to spend a significant amount more importing sustainable timber, especially when other nations can undercut the sustainable market with unsustainable practices,
Concluding that this resolution will ultimately harm the sustainability of timber rather than protect it, good intentions notwithstanding.
Hereby repeals GAR#422 Promoting Sustainable Timber.