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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 424
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #420 “Protection of Biomedical Research” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Research) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Affirming in principle the importance of biomedical research in improving quality of life in all World Assembly member states,
Simultaneously insisting on the necessity of appropriate bioethical regulation in order to protect the fundamental rights of individuals and other legitimate public interests,
Condemning the target resolution GAR #420, "Protection of Biomedical Research", a resolution that primarily serves to frustrate the responsible regulation of biomedical research by member states,
Noting that the target resolution bars member states from engaging in any regulation of biomedical research except for "scientific standards" and "ethics standards and regulations [that] serve specifically to minimize or eliminate harm to life provably sentient or sapient at the time of research",
Emphasizing the critical importance of numerous ethical regulations that are relevant in the context of biomedical research and in service of legitimate public interests, even though they cannot be established as preventing direct harm to particular sapient or sentient life,
Appalled that this absurdly broad restriction prohibits (or at least would prohibit, should prior legislation be repealed) member states from, among other things:
securing legal protection from harmful medical experimentation to the historically vulnerable class of persons who, while not "provably sentient or sapient at the time of research" may indeed regain such capacity, such as individuals in comas or persistent vegetative states,
granting precautionary legal protection from potentially harmful medical experimentation to potentially sentient or sapient life that has not yet been definitively "proven" to be such, perhaps due to difficulties in communication,
requiring appropriate reverence for the remains of deceased sapient life in the course of biomedical research,
mandating that biomedical researchers abide by reasonable financial disclosure and conflict of interest rules, and
providing adequate legal protection for the environment in the context of biomedical research, at least with respect to non-sapient animal, plant, bacterial, and fungal life such as coral reefs and old-growth forests,
Understanding that significant portions of the remainder of the target resolution are largely redundant in light of GAR #111, "Medical Research Ethics Act" and GAR #219, "Biomedical Innovation Org", for the following reasons:
the target resolution requires the Biomedical Innovation Organization (BIO) to coordinate "international efforts at biomedical research", despite the fact that GAR #219 already requires the BIO to coordinate "research on treatments involving biomedical tissues conducted within WA member nations",
the target resolution mandates the BIO with developing minimum scientific and ethical standards for biomedical research and serving as an advisory body for biomedical ethics organizations and regulatory bodies, even though GAR #111 already establishes and regulates bodies required for upholding medical research ethics in member states, and
the target resolution establishes an "internationally-accessible database of ongoing biomedical research within Member-States", even though GAR #219 already requires the BIO to include "research data for biomedical innovations as a part of the Database Of Clinical Treatments Under Study",
Seeking to remove harmful and redundant legislation from the pages of international law,
The General Assembly,
Repeals GAR #420, "Protection of Biomedical Research".
General Assembly Resolution # 425
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 many Member-States,
Desiring to establish a universal scientific standard so as to facilitate international cooperation and advancement,
Appalled by the complete lack of moral fiber demonstrated by organizations that oppose life-saving research,
And condemning the placement of unjust and illegitimate restrictions on such research,
The World Assembly hereby;
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
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,
That Member-States determine the sapience of any species for which the status is as-yet indeterminate or unknown prior to allowing, or engaging in biomedical experimentation on said species,
That Member-States consider any temporarily or permanently incapacitated member of a species known to be sapient, to be themselves Sapient, regardless of disability or condition,
That any and all research efforts within Member-States, barring those protected for reasons of security, disclose any and all conflicts of interest, including, but not limited to, origin and amount of funding, methodological biases, and personal biases in research personnel,
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 direct or indirect harm to life provably sentient or sapient at the time of research, and,
Clarifies, to avoid certain deliberate misinterpretations,
That the above provisions are subject to extant legislation,
That nothing in this legislation prevents Member-States for ensuring proper respect for the deceased,
That nothing in this legislation prevents Member-States from enforcing Environmental protections,
And reminds Member-States that any and all determinations of sapience or sentience are subject to extant World Assembly legislation and scientific procedure.