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 # 84
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
The General Assembly,
Appalled by governments that resort to enforcing disappearances, most commonly to deny individuals of their existing civil and political rights,
Defines a Forced Disappearance as a political tactic, where a government or government sponsored entity conceals the fate, or existence of an individual or a group of individuals who were required by said government to vanish from public view,
1. Prohibits member nations, and the World Assembly from forcing the disappearance of any individual;
2. Requires the reversal of the political tactics used against victims of forced disappearance by
(a) Releasing to the public all of the government documentation surrounding these cases of forced disappearances;
(b) Publicizing the whereabouts of these individuals, or the circumstances of their death;
3. Demands that there be no statute of limitation on forced disappearance;
4. Permits member states to protect the identities and whereabouts of an individual in a way that may bear characteristics of forced disappearances, provided that the intentions of this resolution are respected and that the said individual has given consent;
5. Declares that any organization of a member nation which utilizes the provisions of Clause 4 must be officially publicized to said member nation at least to the extent of the general purpose of the program or bureaucratic entity being publicly documented;
6. Requests that such public documentation must also include that the organization is utilizing Clause 4 of this document;
7. Welcoming the addition of further legislation on the subject by member states, such as providing reparations to victims of forced disappearances, or their families.
General Assembly Resolution # 85
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #81 “Disaster Preparedness Act” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
APPLAUDING the efforts of Resolution #81, Disaster Preparedness Act, for seeking to reduce loss of lives and damage to property by means of disaster preparedness and the coordination of national disaster alert systems;
UNDERSTANDING that disaster preparedness and the coordination of national disaster alert systems is indisputably crucial to reduce the loss of lives and damage to property when predictable disasters occur;
ALARMED that the resolution concerned does not have an established funding program to financially help any member state install the required disaster response systems; with the assumption being made that all member states were able to install such systems independently, whereas in reality poorer member states may not be able to afford it;
SADDENED by the fact that the Global Organization for Public Safety (GOPS) was not equipped to act in the most effective manner possible as it was not formally directed to:
Share disaster prediction data with national monitoring agencies;
Collaborate with member states that already possess perfectly competent agencies of their own for such matters;
Advise national disaster response agencies about "best practice" solutions to mitigate any potential risks:
APPALLED, with consideration to the arguments above, that GOPS would be able to penalise a member state for ignoring the warnings they issued, or for responding insubstantially to a warning; where in fact, the said member state could not afford to install any kind of disaster response system to adequately respond to such warnings;
FURTHER APPALLED that member states could be unfairly penalised for deploying their own (maybe long-established) disaster response plan that is sufficient enough, yet still viewed as being inadequate by GOPS for not being the best possible method of response;
HOPING that a more specific, well written and better thought out resolution concerning disaster preparedness can be drafted with due diligence;
HEREBY Repeals Resolution #81, Disaster Preparedness Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 86
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
NOTING that music is often an integral part of a nation's culture,
AWARE that music evolves and changes,
FURTHER NOTING that the preservation of music (both past and present) for future generations is a worthy venture,
RECOGNIZING that an understanding of a nation's music and musical heritage can lead to better appreciation and understanding of said nation's culture,
SUGGESTING that greater understanding of a nation's culture facilitates a greater exchange of art and ideas
ESTABLISHES the Museums of Musical Heritage (MoMH), an association of museums working in cohesion,
DESIGNATES the MoMH as a partnership of museums and institutions dedicated to the compilation, organization, and presentation of music and music related materials, including but not limited to recordings, sheet music, lyrics, and musical instruments,
CREATES the MoMH Database (MoMHD) as an online companion to the MoMH, where musical recordings, sheet music, and documents regarding music can be easily accessed by interested parties, be they in government, academia, or otherwise interested in music. This is to be accessible via the internet or by computer labs at the various MOMH facilities,
REQUESTS WITH EARNEST that nations, musicians, composers, recording studios, and music publishing companies donate, lend, share, or otherwise make available the aforementioned materials to the MoMH. While voluntary donations are strongly suggested, pecuniary compensation (if necessary) will be arranged by an impartial arbitrator,
SUGGESTS that nations make access to MoMH facilities and/or MoMHD readily available
FURTHER SUGGESTS that nations work alongside scholars and researchers at MoMH facilities on matters of research and study of the cultural impact of music, musical tradition, and musical heritage.
General Assembly Resolution # 87
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The World Assembly,
Understanding that accurate forecasting of the weather and of changes in the climate can be very useful for the agriculture, fishing, tourism, and transport industries, as well as for nations populations in general;
Noting that weather patterns are unlikely to fit neatly within national borders, especially when types of weather with potentially serious effects are involved; that climatic changes can have world-wide effects; and that the more information is available, the more accurately weather-forecasting models can be designed and used;
Realising that for national governments to hinder the flow of meteorological data internationally, whether by policy or neglect, therefore hinders not only other countries meteorological efforts but also those industries for which accurate information about the weather is particularly useful;
Understanding that nations may be reluctant to share information about their current and predicted weather when they are at war, in case that information is of use to their enemies;
1. Establishes a WA Scientific Programme [or WASP], to administer and coordinate whatever agencies are placed under its jurisdiction so as to promote cooperation and reduce wasteful duplication between them;
2. Creates an agency within WASP that is named the International Meteorological Organisation [or IMO], whose duties shall consist of _
A. Collecting information about weather, climate changes, and methods for forecasting these;
B. Conducting and sponsoring research into the development of better forecasting methods;
C. Disseminating this information promptly to any cooperating WA member nations' governments that request this service, with especial promptness when it concerns information about potential disasters, and also providing any WA member nations that request such help with the best possible advice about how to create or improve their own meteorological agencies;
D. Providing actual meteorological services within any WA member nations that currently lack adequate agencies of their own for this duty, if those nations governments request this, in which case reasonable fees may be negotiated depending on those nations abilities to pay;
3. Strongly urges all WA members to cooperate with the IMO by supplying it with all of the relevant information that they possess;
4. Strongly urges any WA members who choose to restrict the spread of relevant information during wartime to save that information and then to send it to the IMO for research purposes after hostilities have ended;
5. Strongly urges any WA members who currently lack adequate meteorological agencies of their own to seek aid from the IMO in this matter;
6. Strongly urges all WA members to have adequate plans in place for dealing with weather-related emergencies;
7. Instructs the IMO to cooperate with any other WA agencies that also have an interest in these matters;
8. Offers the services of the IMO to nations that are not members of the WA too, if their governments are willing to pay negotiated contributions towards its expenses and to send it all relevant information that they possess, except if and when those nations are at war with any WA members;
9. Requires that anybody receiving information originating from IMO must only pass this on to any subsequent users free of charge, rather than sell it.
Co-author: St Edmund.
General Assembly Resolution # 88
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
The General Assembly,
COGNIZANT of the various units of measurement which nations use for a plenitude of reasons, and the attachment that a citizen generally has for their units of measurement or numeral system,
REALIZING that WA member nations' trade need not be conducted exclusively with other WA members, and thus an enforced unit of measurements for the sake of harmonization among member nations could disrupt trade between member nations and non-compliant, non-WA-members,
HAVING ASCERTAINED that it would be poignant, and a dissipation of the General Assembly's influence, for a nation to compromise their membership with the World Assembly to avoid the enforced usage of a foreign unit of measurement or numeral system,
1. AFFIRMS that Member Nations are at liberty:
(a) To declare any variation of a mathematical unit as their official unit of their nation for whatever application;
(b) To declare any variation of numeration or mathematical notation as the official numeral system of their nation for whatever application;
2. FURTHER AFFIRMS that diplomats, ambassadors and any other international official have the freedom:
(a) To use any variation of a mathematical unit they wish to, for whatever application they choose to use it for (including for the purposes of WA documentation);
(b) To use any variation of numeration or mathematical notation they wish to, for whatever application they choose to use it for (including for the purposes of WA documentation);
3. ENABLES member nations with the freedom to determine if they shall prohibit their private enterprises or any non-plenipotentiary citizens of their nation from using any units of measurement or variations of numeration or mathematical notation;
4. ESTABLISHES the International Measurements Institute (IMI) to:
(a) Tabulate all of the units of measurements and numeration used by WA nations with a well maintained, and publicly-viewable registry;
(b) Devise (if not properly devised already) and publicly disclose the arithmetical methods of conversion for all the documented units of measurements and numeration which are mathematically possible to convert;
HAVING FURTHER ASCERTAINED that the conversion of values between systems will likely have undesirable rounding-based errors from arithmetical processes,
5. DEMANDS that the IMI shall devise (if not already devised) an effective, neutral and mathematically intuitive unit of measurement for any application of mathematics that can be considered as needing its own quantitative unit using a numeral system that has been devised (or chosen) by the IMI for its precision, neutrality and intuitiveness;
6. REQUIRES the tabulation and the publication of a comprehensive document to describe:
(a) The aforementioned units of measurement which shall be henceforth referred to as "IMI Units";
(b) The numeral system which IMI units utilize;
(c) Any standards that have been conceived by the IMI for the purposes of efficiency and standardization;
7. DECLARES that it is the right and the duty of the IMI to solve any disputes over proper conventions, standards, or newly discovered applications, which require the creation or the revision of a unit of measurement or its standards;
8. ENCOURAGES nations to use IMI units whenever standardization for extreme mathematical accuracy is necessary in international proceedings.