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 # 101
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #96 “The Clean Water Resolution” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING the vital importance of access to water,
HOWEVER REGRETTING that this particular resolution was rushed to a vote despite being environmentally and economically impractical,
APPALLED that the resolution gives the World Assembly Water Purification and Treatment (WAWPT) the unlimited power to divert water from one nation to another,
NOTING that the diversion of water can have disastrous environmental and economic consequences, including climate change, destruction of habitats, adverse health effects, interference with shipping, and destruction of fisheries,
DISMAYED that the resolution does not require the WAWPT to provide compensation to governments or private parties from whom it diverts water,
CONCERNED that the WAWPT's mandate to create a universal water system is unnecessarily expensive in duplicating the efforts of domestic government agencies and private companies that already provide water service,
PERPLEXED at the resolution's failure to provide definitions of "toxic materials" and "contamination,"
DISTRESSED that the resolution could be construed to ban additives to water that are beneficial to public health,
TROUBLED that the resolution fails to promote - let alone mention - water conservation as the conservation of water may negate or at least lessen the need for the diversion of clean water,
WORRIED that the clause regarding basic education is short on details, which may result in a nation being compliant while not upholding the true spirit of the resolution by, perhaps, educating their people on how to make water toxic as a part of military training,
HEREBY REPEALS Resolution 96, "The Clean Water Resolution."
General Assembly Resolution # 102
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The Assembled Nations of the World,
APPALLED that sapient beings are still subjected to genocide, war crimes and other atrocities;
VEXED that there now exists no international justice system by which to try the perpetrators of these heinous crimes should their home nations refuse to do so;
DEFINING, for the purpose of this resolution:
A. "Genocide" as any act intended to destroy, in whole or in part, any group of sapient beings on the basis of a shared ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, culture, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age or age range or any other identifiable real or perceived characteristic
B. "War crimes" as any of the following committed as part of armed conflict:
1. Military actions that intentionally target civilians, resulting in civilian casualties
2. Murder, torture or other cruel or degrading treatment of prisoners of war or surrendered enemies
3. Mass internment or use for slave labor of civilians
4. Excessive destruction of occupied areas or natural resources
5. The use of nuclear, chemical, biological or radiological weapons against a civilian population with foreknowledge of likely civilian casualties
C. "Crimes against humanity" as any of the following committed as part of a systematic attack on a population of sapient beings:
2. Torture or other cruel, degrading or inhumane treatment
3. Forced sterilization or acts of sexual violence
4. Forced population transfer;
hereby ESTABLISH the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the purpose of bringing to justice those responsible for the above crimes;
AUTHORIZE the ICC to issue arrest warrants for any person ("wanted person") suspected of these crimes if their home jurisdiction refuses to bring them to justice, unless an extant WA resolution requires they be tried elsewhere;
INSIST that no warrant be issued by the ICC without probable cause;
REQUIRE member states to arrest wanted persons within their jurisdictions and extradite them to the ICC;
STRONGLY URGE member states to pursue the extradition of wanted persons not under their jurisdictions by all legal and peaceful means;
TASK the ICC with trying those accused and sentencing those convicted, subject to the following:
A. The ICC shall contract with a member state to hold pre-trial detainees ("defendants") and to house, for the duration of their sentences, those convicted by the ICC ("convicts") and sentenced to incarceration
B. Defendants have the following rights: a reasonably speedy trial, competent legal representation, to call witnesses on their behalf and examine witnesses against them, to refuse to incriminate themselves and to fully understand and participate in the proceedings
C. The ICC shall not convict a defendant without proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
D. An acquitted defendant shall be immediately and unconditionally released to their nation of origin or, if that nation will not accept them, another consenting nation
E. Once acquitted by the ICC, no person shall be retried by the ICC for the same offense
F. The ICC shall never impose the death penalty
G. Convicts shall have the right to present to the ICC exculpatory evidence that was not available at trial; the ICC may reverse a conviction at any time
H. The ICC shall establish such rules and regulations, not conflicting with this resolution, concerning its operations as it sees fit, consistent with the principles of fairness and justice.
General Assembly Resolution # 103
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Mousebumples
UNDERSTANDING that safety and efficacy are important standards with regards to drug therapy.
ACKNOWLEDGING that a drug may cause varying benefits and side effects in different species.
DESIRING to more fully understand the inherent benefits and harms with regards to taking drugs.
CREATES the International Drug Education Agency (IDEA) as a sub-committee of the World Assembly Food and Drug Regulatory Agency (WAFADRA).
SPECIFIES that IDEA will collect drug-related research data regarding medical and recreational drug use.
STIPULATES that drug information regarding drug procurement and/or creation will not be gathered by IDEA, unless granted by the holder of the intellectual property rights for said information.
ESTABLISHES the Database Of Clinical Treatments Under Study (DOCTUS) as a drug education branch of the Universal Library Coalition (ULC);
1. IDEA will archive all research data within DOCTUS;
(a) Data from completed but unpublished studies will be included in the archive.
(b) No identifying patient information will be included in the archive.
2. Said data will be made available to, at minimum, all medical professionals within WA nations; individual nations may provide this information to others within their own borders as they deem appropriate.
3. All research data within DOCTUS will be accompanied by a link to the relevant journal article(s), if the research has been published;
(a) IDEA will provide appropriate monetary reimbursement to journals that are not currently archived in the ULC so that their research can be accessed through DOCTUS by credentialed individuals.
(b) If a journal and/or individual article is not available through DOCTUS or the ULC, appropriate citations will be listed.
4. Non-WA nations may apply for access to DOCTUS; a nominal fee may charged by the IDEA for access.
DETAILS that IDEA medical professionals will publish quarterly IDEA newsletters;
1. The newsletters will be written by health care professionals and will detail the most significant discoveries in drug therapy, such as new indications for an already discovered drug, new concerns regarding side effects for an established drug, new recommendations for use in certain populations, etc.
(a) Any recommendations issued by IDEA professionals regarding changes to currently established medication therapy standards will be non-binding.
(b) Scientists will be encouraged to pursue further research regarding published information to ensure that the most effective and appropriate recommendations are in place.
2. The IDEA Quarterly will be provided to all interested nations free of charge and will be archived within DOCTUS with the appropriate reference citations.
RECOMMENDS that Health Research & Development Division of the WHA accept applications for funding from WA member nations for further research regarding already discovered medication therapies to better understand their safety and efficacy with long-term use;
1. Applications for funding must include details of how the study would be conducted and what drug(s) would be studied.
2. Funded studies must receive the informed consent of all participants in the study.
3. Studies are strongly encouraged to have a control group of some nature.
General Assembly Resolution # 104
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging that there is a near-endless amount of oceanic area of international waters that has been unclaimed by member nations, or any entity for that matter,
Further Acknowledging that these areas are nevertheless still frequently traversed for many purposes including but not limited to trade routes, tourism and migratory culture,
Believing that it is the World Assembly's duty to keep travelers of such stateless areas as safe as possible with the help of appropriate pilotage,
1. Declares that a subsection of the International Transport Safety Committee (ITSC), the Universal Nautical Institute of Buoyage Oversight and Transportation shall design a set of buoyage and mark systems that shall be used in the pilotage of vessels at sea to warn travelers of hazards;
2. Stipulates that,
(a) These aforementioned buoys, lighthouses or mark systems shall be for the purposes of indicating...
The edges of a channel;
Hazardous coastlines, shoals and reefs,
The direction of safe water at a dangerous spot;
The deep water and open end of a channel;
Locations of military conflict;
(b) Each type of mark shall be as effective, neutral and intuitive to understand as possible with recognizable colours, shape and light;
(c) Resources and documentation explaining these systems shall be made available to member nations, navigators and the general public;
(a) the graphical surveying of international waters that are known to be traveled annually by at least a small, but steady subsection of the traveling population using data collected by the offices of the World Assembly in unification with data provided by individual hydrographic offices of member nations (the total sum of said area included in this project shall henceforth be referred to in this document as 'Oversight-Zones' ) ;
(b) the publication, and dissemination of such collected data in organized and detailed hydrographic charts;
4. Requires that Oversight-Zones be equipped with proper buoyage, lighthouse or mark systems as defined by the World Assembly;
5. Further Requires that general and/or lighthouse authorities of member nations assure the protection of World Assembly pilotage from harm, vandalism or theft while directing the duties of maintenance to the Nautical Institute;
6. Clarifies that this resolution does not interfere with any existing freedoms of nations to give general and/or lighthouse authorities the control over the pilotage in their own national boundaries;
7. Demands that general and/or lighthouse authorities or citizens of a member nation do not have the right or duty to pilotage an area that is within an Oversight-Zone;
8. Urges member nations to properly pilotage their own coastlines that are within their national boundaries to ensure the safety of the vessels that frequent those areas.
General Assembly Resolution # 105
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Topid
The General Assembly,
Defining for the purposes of this resolution a disaster as an event that causes massive loss of life or property damage, exempting any event intentionally caused by a warring party, or any acts of terrorism, or other political attacks,
Noting the vast amounts of wealth spent annually by member states, NGOs, and the World Assembly itself in providing humanitarian aid after disasters,
Recognizing that some of the loss of life and damage to property could be avoided if a nation had some warning a disaster was pending,
Seeking to prevent the loss of as many lives or the damage of as much property as possible when disasters occur,
I. Establishes the World Assembly Disaster Bureau (WADB) which shall be tasked with monitoring public hazards,
(a) Defines public hazard as a condition, event, or situation that could become a disaster or makes a disaster possible or likely to occur,
(b) The WADB shall operate "early warning" systems for the initial detection of possible disasters,
II. Demands member states to regularly inspect structures such as dams, levees, nuclear facilities, and any other structures or vehicles which hold materials which, if the structure were to malfunction, could precipitate a disaster in the immediate area,
(a) Member states shall share the findings of these inspections with the WADB,
(b) The WADB shall provide all the help that a nation requests in this process such as training national investigators or performing the investigations for the nation,
(c) The WADB is to keep all information about each nation's infrastructure strictly confidential to prevent this information from being used in a manner not intended by the resolution,
III. Mandates each nation to create response plans for likely or reasonably possible disasters,
(a) Part of each nation's response plan will be to ensure an adequate amount of funds are available to respond to a disaster,
(b) The WADB shall be able to give loans and grants to nations which cannot afford to respond to disasters on their own,
VI. Mandates WADB shall issue warnings to national governments and all national monitoring agencies, when they suspect a disaster is pending, and shall also notify the various NGOs, WA Organizations, and National Governments which frequently send humanitarian aid, in the hopes the aid will arrive sooner if advanced notice is given;
V. Declares member states maintain the right to operate their own disaster alert system,
(a) The WADB shall provide as much assistance as possible to national systems on request,
VI. Encourages member states to respond to alerts in a manner that will protect the lives of as many civilians as possible.
VII Directs the WADB to research and experiment with techniques to better detect disasters, technologies that would assist in responding to a disaster, improvements to structure that reduce the danger of a disaster,
(a) The WADB shall share this information with the national governments of all nations, for the government to use as they wish,
VIII. Instructs the WADB to collaborate with all World Assembly organizations to achieve its goals,