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 # 550
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Boston Castle
The World Assembly,
Cognizant of the many foundational freedoms previously guaranteed by this Assembly such as freedom of the press and freedom of assembly,
Recognizing that while these fundamental freedoms are guaranteed that there is a third pillar of fundamental freedoms in freedom of affiliation that is not,
Believing that no nation should enact criminal penalties for affiliating with an organisation not involved in the commission of a crime, hereby enacts the following subject to prior, extant World Assembly legislation:
Governments must allow citizens to associate with any organisation of their choosing.
Freedom of association with an organisation is subject to the organisation in question allowing such association.
An organisation may have criminal penalties attached for association with it on the basis that it actively undermines national security, directs its members to violate national criminal law, includes the commission of crimes among its goals or activities, or spreads, or intends to spread, a message of hate directed toward a specific group.
General Assembly Resolution # 551
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #128 “On Abortion” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Unequivocally celebrating the commitment of this body to reproductive rights,
Determined to further this goal by the removal of laws which hinder the access patients have to reproductive care,
Noting that GAR #128 requires all abortion physicians to meet the same qualifications as surgeons and receive a degree of training equitable to that of surgeons, despite the vast majority of abortions not requiring any surgery,
Also noting that GAR #128 allows physicians to neglect their professional duties out of moral objection to abortion, a privilege not guaranteed concerning any other medical procedure,
Concerned that these terms obstruct the ability of pregnant individuals to access the reproductive care guaranteed to them under World Assembly law,
Confident that the political will of member nations and resolutions GAR #29 "Patient's Rights Act", GAR #286 "Reproductive Freedoms", GAR #499 "Access to Abortion", and GAR #523 "Patient Travel Freedoms" provide for the guarantee of reproductive freedom to all individuals under the jurisdiction of member states,
Resolved that the duplicate protections in GAR #128 do not outweigh the compromises it makes to the opponents of reproductive freedoms,
The World Assembly hereby repeals GAR #128 "On Abortion".
General Assembly Resolution # 552
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: South St Maarten
The World Assembly,
Affirming that all children should be granted the privilege of citizenship in a nation at birth,
Further Affirming that children, at birth, should not be deemed stateless due to the location of their birth,
Understanding that the location and time at which the birth of a child occurs occurs is natural and unpredictable,
Realizing that children are intermittently born in a nation that their parents are neither citizens nor residents of, or in which they are residents but not citizens,
Concerned that no legislation currently exists regarding the citizenship of such children,
Dismayed that, while this body has already acted to prevent member states from arbitrarily making their citizens stateless through GA#386 "Reducing Statelessness", it has never legislated to protect the citizenships of children who would otherwise be born stateless in the first place, and
Concluding that this oversight must be addressed in the form of international legislation, hereby enacts as follows:
In this resolution,
Jus sanguinis refers to a nationality law in which citizenship is determined by the citizenship of the biological parent(s).
Age of majority shall be defined as an age, set by each individual member nation, where a child takes on the full responsibilities of adulthood and furthermore assumes legal control over their actions and decisions.
In such cases where an individual would otherwise be stateless, in following jus sanguinis, all children of citizens of member nations shall be granted citizenship in all nations in which their parent(s) are citizens, regardless of their location of birth.
Nations with laws that prohibit citizenships other than their own being held by any of their citizens must not enforce such laws against these citizens until they reach the age of majority.
All children shall receive their citizenship(s) at birth and must retain them in perpetuity, unless they are revoked in accordance with procedures outlined in national or international law, voluntarily renounced, or terminated in accordance with Article 5.
If one of the multiple citizenships of a person has been passed down more than three generations without any of those generations living in that nation, the relevant nation may terminate that person's citizenship when they reach the age of majority.
General Assembly Resolution # 553
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild
Proposed by: Big Boyz
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the importance of high-quality habitats in the protection of ecosystems;
Perceiving that tall grass prairies play an important ecological function by filtering pesticides, nutrients, and bacteria from agricultural runoff, as well as preventing soil erosion by establishing deep root systems;
Noticing that tall grass prairies support a wide range of biodiversity, often including plant, insect, large mammal, and prominent keystone species that may not be present in other ecosystems;
Noting that tall grass prairies are often desirable for conversion to agricultural purposes, due to high nutrient levels in the soil, moderate levels of rainfall, and a lack of trees;
Lamenting that only a tiny fraction of tall grass prairies remain today;
Observing that, in many WA member nations, the conversion of land for agriculture has severely decreased the abundance of tall grass prairies, leading to a reduction in biodiversity among pollinators;
Troubled that a lack of biodiversity among pollinators may be detrimental to agriculture by creating, in many cases, an unstable 1 to 1 relationship between crop yield and a single pollinator species, potentially collapsing the agricultural industry of some nations, should the pollinator become extinct; and
Concerned that failing to protect native prairies will lead to the extinction of several currently endangered species, many of which rely heavily on tall grass prairies;
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
tall grass prairie as a biome featuring the dominance of tall grass species, averaging greater than 1.5 meters in height, moderate levels of annual rainfall, and the presence of periodic wildfires, with period between combustion exceeding 1 year, but not more than 20 years, to prevent the encroachment of saplings and invasive plant species;
pollinators as species that frequently spread pollen between the male and female components of a plant species, allowing said plants to fertilize the female ovules for reproduction; and
land development as any sapient activity which alters a landscape from its naturally occurring form and does not allow the landscape to recover to its naturally occurring form within a period of 5 years (e.g. does not include controlled burns);
Tasks the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) with the following:
researching the historical prevalence of tall grass prairies in all WA member nations;
determining the impact that agriculture and land development has had on the decline of tall grass prairies and the loss of pollinators in all WA member nations;
performing ecological surveys to assess the feasibility of restoring tall grass prairies in nations with significantly diminished tall grass prairie ranges;
researching methods and creating guidelines for maintaining tall grass prairies in areas where periodic controlled burns have the potential to be ecologically damaging;
communicating their findings with all WA member nations; and
assisting member nations in conducting independent research into native tall grass prairies when adequate resources are lacking;
Mandates that all member nations:
determine areas where tall grass prairies currently exist within their borders;
conduct environmental impact studies to determine the effect of any land development within 5 kilometers of areas recognized as containing tall grass prairies;
share raw data on all research pertaining to tall grass prairies with the WASP;
maintain current tall grass prairies by:
performing periodic controlled burns when it is ecologically in the best interest of the prairie and the surrounding area and unlikely to lead to the development of a wildfire, or else following the guidance set forth by the WASP in clause 2d;
preventing land development for any purpose in tall grass prairies;
preventing human activities that have been found to be detrimental to the ecosystem, according to clause 3b, in the areas surrounding tall grass prairies; and
record all native multicellular species found to exist within a tall grass prairie, and collect seed samples from all native prairie plants; and
Strongly Recommends that member nations:
work to restore and maintain tall grass prairies in all ecologically feasible areas, as determined by the findings of the WASP;
create economic incentives for private entities to restore and maintain tall grass prairies when direct government action is infeasible; and
research methods of reducing land use and pollution associated with agriculture.
General Assembly Resolution # 554
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Free Press
Proposed by: Refuge Isle
The General Assembly,
Observing that, in times of unrest, a scrutinising media provides a safety net for civilians in conflict's path, not only by keeping them apprised of dangers, but by holding leaders accountable for what atrocities might otherwise be concealed,
Recognising that, while operating in close proximity to a conflict zone is perilous, a journalist's actions may be the only mechanism by which news of happenings may be returned to international authorities,
Aware that conflict journalists face dangers beyond battlefield hazards, including being specifically targeted for arrest, kidnapping, and murder by belligerent factions or even their own government,
Resolved that it falls to the World Assembly to establish specific provisions which protect these journalists, safeguard their vital function, and assist in providing reports of non-compliance with international law,
May it be enacted that this chamber:
Defines within this resolution:
a "conflict zone" as a battlefield, combat area, or zone where military-grade equipment is deployed to defeat, rout, or suppress opposing forces.
a "conflict journalist" as a reporter or a reporter's technical assistant, operating independent of any belligerent faction, and employed in providing journalism from an ongoing conflict zone or its immediate surrounding area.
an "act of espionage" as the clandestine gathering, reporting, or delivery of information for the purposes of benefiting one or more belligerent factions, except to uphold international law.
an "act of warfare" to be any of the following:
The capturing or killing of combatants.
The intentional damage or destruction of equipment or vehicles deployed to the conflict.
The transportation of personnel or supplies for a party of the conflict.
Declares that conflict journalists:
are classified as civilian non-combatants of a protected status.
are permitted to carry out any journalism that is not an act of espionage from or near a conflict zone.
are prohibited from carrying, operating, or transporting weaponry in a conflict zone.
are prohibited from hiring or otherwise soliciting the services of armed escorts and mercenaries.
are prohibited from accessing military facilities, except when invited by the owner or controller of the facility.
Prohibits member nations from:
disallowing conflict journalists access to a conflict zone and freedom of movement within it.
undertaking retaliatory action towards conflict journalists in response to unfavourable press coverage, or fear thereof.
detaining conflict journalists solely to limit their access to the conflict zone, or to delay their reporting.
Establishes that the kidnapping, murder, or deliberate use of a conflict journalist as a military target shall be illegal and considered a war crime.
Clarifies that a conflict journalist who commits an act of espionage or proactively engages in an act of warfare will be considered a hostile combatant, exempt from the protections of this resolution, and unable to be considered a civilian in the conflict.