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 # 489
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Bioethics
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Appalled at the unnecessary infliction of severe pain and distress on animals in the name of science,
Aware of the all too high frequency of such occurrences,
Acknowledging that there are, unfortunately, circumstances in which society as a whole greatly benefits from the use of animal experimentation in scientific research and product development,
Hoping to reduce the harm inflicted on these animals to the minimum necessary to obtain such benefits,
Hereby enacts the following:
For the purposes of this resolution,
an "animal" is defined as a non-sapient being with a nervous system or equivalent system by which it is naturally able to experience pain;
"animal experimentation" is defined as the use of animals for scientific experimentation or product development; and
an "animal research institute" is defined as any organisation which carries out animal experimentation.
Animal research institutes may not harm animals physically or psychologically beyond the extent to which doing so is necessary to:
achieve a scientific or product development aim, subject to clause 2.b. of this resolution, or
avoid the infliction of comparable physical or psychological harm on a sapient to achieve a scientific or product development aim.
Animal research institutes may not develop products whose main purpose is to harm animals physically or psychologically unless the product minimises the suffering of an animal harmed or killed for a lawful purpose or its function is of material benefit to its sapient owner.
Animal research institutes may not conduct animal experimentation on animal species at risk of extinction, unless in order to aid conservation efforts of the animal species.
The World Health Authority Animal Experimentation Board (AEB) is established, and charged with researching alternatives to animal experimentation and making any findings derived from said research available, free of charge, to animal research institutes.
Animal research institutes must provide the AEB with accurate and comprehensive reports on all animal experimentation they carry out; the AEB must review these reports and submit them to the WACC where they find evidence of noncompliance with this resolution.
Animal research institutes may petition the World Assembly General Fund for funding, which must be granted where the animal research institute is in genuine need of it for the minimisation of harm to animals during animal experimentation and the government of which the animal research institute is a subject refuses or is unable to provide sufficient funding.
Animal research institutes must use all funding thus obtained from the World Assembly General Fund for the minimisation of harm to animals during animal experimentation only.
When not undergoing animal experimentation, animals in animal research institutes must be provided with, at minimum:
sufficient nutrition for the preservation of the animals' long-term physical health,
a hygienic living space, and
a sufficiently uncrowded and spacious living space so as to avoid distress on the animals' behalf.
Animal research institutes may not kill animals they have used for animal experimentation, unless as a result of lawful animal experimentation, except as stipulated in clause 8 of this resolution.
When an animal research institute no longer needs an individual animal for animal experimentation,
it must return the animal to the habitat in which it was captured, if it was initially captured for animal experimentation, the habitat is not private property, it is able to survive independently for the long term in the habitat, and it poses no risk of destroying this habitat; otherwise,
it must hand over custody of the animal to a person or body which will provide it with the necessities described in clause 6 of this resolution, and must make a substantial and meaningful effort to locate such a person or body; where none is located,
it must keep the animal, continuing to abide by the regulations of clause 6 of this resolution, or kill the animal, causing it as little pain and distress as possible.
General Assembly Resolution # 490
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The General Assembly,
Aware that the whereabouts of many military personnel of various nations of the General Assembly remains unknown,
Appalled at the absence of medical treatment to recovered, yet unresponsive military personnel due to lack of identification,
Lamenting that many soldiers who are killed-in-action remain unidentified,
Wishing to reunite those who are killed-in-action with their loved ones for proper funeral services,
Knowing that military identification tags lend tremendous help in seeking missing-in-action or killed-in-action military combatants,
Acknowledging the significant role of military identification tags in the treatment of unconscious or unresponsive military personnel,
Noting that the bodies of deceased military personnel must be correctly identified in order to inform loved ones of loss, conduct funerals, as well as properly bury or cremate deceased combatants based on the wishes of the deceased,
1. Defines a military identification tag as any durable item worn by military personnel for the purpose of identifying a deceased or unconscious body of a military combatant,
2. Requires that all members of the World Assembly issue military identification tags to all registered military combatants and field personnel with the following correct and legible identification categories:
- Full legal name, including middle initial or name and suffix,
- Military identification number,
- Blood type, indicating blood type letter and Rh factor,
3. Allows member nations to include any other information deemed necessary,
4. Requires that all member nations issue each tag with a duplicate in order to identify the bodies of deceased combatants for initial identification and later recovery,
5. Allows member nations to provide the resources required to produce military identification tags to other member nations if said nation has a lack thereof.
6. Advises member nations from issuing military identification tags to unregistered combatants with public funding,
7. Prohibits the intentional destruction or displacement of active or salvaged military identification tags by any means,
8. Allows member nations to re-purpose the materials in military identification tags after they have been decommissioned.
General Assembly Resolution # 491
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: The Greater Soviet North America
Co-authored by Tinhampton
The World Assembly,
Taking note of the numerous national and international laws that recognize a range of rights for workers;
Noting with regret that, despite all the rights that cover the previously cited laws, the workforce is still struggling to assert those rights;
Deeply concerned that this governing body does not have a resolution explicitly stating the rights of workers in their place of employment;
Defines a "worker" as an individual who currently has a contract with an employer which entails carrying out particular tasks for that employer with the expectation of a regular monetary reward, including those individuals who are currently shadowing workers or are working as interns for that employer;
Declares accordingly that this resolution, although not an exhaustive list of the rights possessed by all workers, is intended to ensure that they are aware of the rights they hold by law, as well as any protections from the unjust treatment they may be subjected to;
Further declares accordingly that this resolution shall be applicable to all workers, except for Article E(3), which applies only to workers of lactating species such as humans and cows;
Clarifies that workers in Member States shall enjoy protection from:
dismissal, suspension from work, discrimination, and salary reduction as a result of childbirth or claiming maternity, paternity, and adoption leave ("parental leave");
discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, gender expression or sexual identity, including pay discrimination and unfair dismissal;
being subject to hostile, offensive or intimidating behavior (including sexual harassment, domestic violence, and other unwanted approaches) as a condition of becoming or remaining employed, or otherwise in the course of their employment; and
being retaliated against by their employer for participating in a trial or tribunal regarding discriminatory employment practices;
Further clarifies that each worker in Member States:
shall have the right to claim at least eight weeks of parental leave, during which they must receive their full expected wage from their employer, upon childbirth or adoption of a child below the age of majority;
shall have the right to claim at least four weeks of this parental leave after childbirth or adoption of a child below the age of majority;
who can prove to their employer that they cannot avoid breastfeeding their children in the workplace shall be entitled to:
a private, safe, hygienic and ventilated area in that workplace, separate from any toilets that may exist on-site, which shall be reserved for the sole purpose of breastfeeding; and
a period of the working day set aside for breastfeeding; which shall be equal to one-eighth of their working day, may also be divided into two or three equal periods and must be guaranteed for up to one year after the end of their parental leave;
Encourages employers to promulgate policies on sexual harassment in the workplace, including by establishing fair and effective internal tribunals to deal with complaints thereof.
General Assembly Resolution # 492
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly,
Noting that certain medical instruments require proper sterilisation in order to prevent the spread of infectious disease,
Defines "susceptible medical instrument" (SMI) as an apparatus used in a healthcare setting and with a material potential to carry and spread communicable disease to an individual;
Tasks the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center (EPARC) with creating and keeping up-to-date safe and effective standards of
sterilization and disposal of each type of SMI;
determining the amount of reuse each type of SMI may undergo before disposal is needed;
determining the amount of reuse each type SMI may undergo before sterilization is needed;
Requires sterilization, disposal, or both to be done once needed in accordance with EPARC standards whenever SMIs are used in a healthcare setting;
Urges medical practitioners to use their best judgment, informed by EPARC protocols, to prevent the spread of disease via SMIs without specific standards established by EPARC;
Demands all SMIs which do not presently have up-to-date standards established by EPARC to be reported immediately to the committee so that standards can be established or updated in a timely manner; and
Mandates that all individuals working in healthcare with an SMI of any kind be adequately trained to carry out the standards established by EPARC for the kind of SMI which they use and continue to receive training to maintain competency as to the latest standards.
Co-Authored by Imperium Anglorum
General Assembly Resolution # 493
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly,
Noting the existence of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals,
Further noting that these individuals can experience discrimination that are otherwise unknown in a populace of hearing individuals,
Hoping to bring attention to this discrimination, and attempts to relieve it,
And reaffirming that deafness is no more insurmountable than any other natural characteristic which makes an individual unique,
Defines, for the purpose of this resolution:
"deafness" and any linguistic variations thereof as the condition of having partial or total lack of hearing which directly impairs one's ability to communicate using verbal or audial language;
"hearing" as the state of not being deaf;
"non-audial language" as any method of communication capable of demonstrating complex thought and having a distinct grammatical structure that does not use verbal or audial speech, especially using gesticulatory motions;
"community of non-hearing individuals" (CNHI) as any community consisting of deaf individuals and those related to them, with a distinct culture that is centered around the celebration of ones deafness;
"child of a deaf adult" (CODA) as any individual under the age of majority who is hearing, but is under the primary guardianship of one or more deaf adults;
"school for the deaf" as any school, classroom, or other educational facility which specializes in the education of deaf children, especially using a popular local non-audial language;
Establishes the International Institution of Non-Audial or Sign Languages (IINASL) as a subcommittee of the World Assembly Language Society, and tasks the IINASL to:
directly work with national and international CNHIs in order to determine modern and historical non-audial languages and create a database of these languages, which shall note the grammatical and linguistic structure of the language, as well as common local and international vernacular variations that have arisen from them;
create easily accessible resources that can help newly-deaf individuals and educators of the deaf to learn or teach these languages;
Requires one or more school for the deaf to be established in every member-nation, which shall be granted the same supplies and resources of other schools in the nation, with alterations made as needed in order to maximize the effectiveness of the education towards the deaf children, with sufficient capacity to hold all deaf children or CODAs that wish to attend them;
Directs member-nations to supply funding, transportation, and housing for deaf students to attend these schools, as well as their families, should the distance or cost of the schools be overly burdensome on the deaf children or their families;
Forbids member-nations from making these schools for the deaf difficult to access, or to put an undue burden on deaf children who will attend it or their families, so as to prevent attendance to these schools;
Recommends that these schools for the deaf use the IINASL database of non-audial languages as an aid in education;
Exempts nations which have no deaf individuals within their nation, but, should deaf individuals become present in the nation, that these schools are to be established in a timely manner;
Requires that schools for the deaf have a class or period which students may opt into which shall teach deaf students how to speak audial languages;
Forbids nations, schools, or other organizations from requiring deaf students to learn how to speak audial languages, unless explicitly opted in to by the relevant deaf student;
Subject to World Assembly legislation, allows parents of deaf children to decide where their children will go to school, but strongly urges them to consider sending their deaf children to a school for the deaf;
Subject to World Assembly legislation, allows parents of CODAs to determine where their children will go to school, even if they wish for their child to attend a school for the deaf, provided that it does not deprive the CODA of normal lingual development;
Affirms that deafness is not grounds for discrimination, and that deaf individuals are granted the same immunity under national and international laws as hearing individuals;
Clarifying, however, that in a setting of employment, employers may decide that a deaf individual is not suitable for the job at hand, so long as the deafness will provide reasonable threat of physical or psychological harm to either the deaf individual or other people, or where hearing is an absolute necessity for the sake of the job;
Requires national and international announcements and edicts to have either a transcription of the text of the announcement, or a translator present who will translate the text of the announcement into a common locally-known or internationally-known non-audial language.