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 # 126
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
REALIZING that a major catastrophe could threaten the existence of any number of species.
SEEKING to install safeguards for the recovery of any species that falls victim to an extinction event.
RECOGNIZING that many nations may have safeguards in place.
CONCERNED that such safeguards can be lost due to disasters both natural and manufactured.
BELIEVING that all nations can benefit from mutual preparation.
I. AUTHORIZES the creation of the Extinction Preparation Research Facility (EPRF).
a.) The facility will be located in a neutral World Assembly controlled territory. Ideally, in an arctic region well above sea level, with little to no seismic activity, to minimize the danger of damage due to electrical failure, flooding or structural damage.
b.) The facility is to be staffed, constructed and maintained by the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP).
c.) Member nations may use this facility freely, while non-member nations may use it for a nominal fee, which will provide additional funding for upkeep.
II. EMPOWERS staff scientists to research advanced methods of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, cloning and efficient horticultural replenishment, as well as the study of keystone species and methods for rebuilding ecosystems.
a.) All discoveries shall be made available to any establishment showing legitimate interest.
III. URGES member nations to supply specimens of seeds, saplings and genetic animal materials (sperm, eggs and DNA).
IV. REQUIRES acceptable preservation methods to be observed.
General Assembly Resolution # 127
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
An act to protect the right of conscientious objectors to refuse military service for moral, religious, or philosophical beliefs.
DEFINING a conscientious objector as an individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion.
DECLARES that a person may claim the right to be a conscientious objector because of their moral, religious, or philosophical beliefs.
DECLARES that a person may claim the right to be a conscientious objector because they are pacifist, non-interventionist, non-resistant, antimilitarist, or other reason.
DECLARES that a person may not be punished in any way due to their refusal to perform military service for moral, religious, or philosophical beliefs.
DECLARES that persons performing military service may develop conscientious objections.
REALIZING that different nations have differing views on conscription and military service.
THEREFORE DECLARING that each nation has the right to question those persons seeking conscientious objector status, however these questions may, in no way, be deliberately misleading, confusing, or self-incriminating.
FURTHER authorizing nations, at their discretion, to require conscientious objectors to fill non-combatant roles, or civilian service roles for an equal amount of time as those who perform the involuntary military service the conscientious objectors have objected to.
DECLARES that this resolution does not prevent further regulation, by member nations or the World Assembly, to protect conscientious objectors.
General Assembly Resolution # 128
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
The World Assembly,
ASSERTING that it is the duty to protect the health of living persons;
ACCEPTING the controversy surrounding the legality of abortion;
NEVERTHELESS CONVINCED that it is inappropriate for member states to deny abortion to any pregnant female who are at risk of death if their pregnancy is not terminated;
1. REQUIRES member countries to legalise abortion for cases where:
a) The pregnancy resulted from involuntary sexual activity and/or sexual activity in which at least one of the parties could not legally give consent;
b) Severe foetal abnormality would result in a child being born with an incurable condition which is fatal and/or painful;
c) There is a risk of a life-threatening physical or mental condition which would result in the death or life-long severe disability of the pregnant woman if the pregnancy continued;
2. FURTHER REQUIRES member countries to ensure that abortion facilities are easily available to patients seeking abortion in circumstances under Section 1;
3. MANDATES that such abortions may only be carried out with the informed consent of the patient without coercion: if the patient is incapacitated and unable to make their wishes known, the patient's legal next-of-kin may make the decision on their behalf;
4. FURTHER MANDATES that physicians who carry out abortions must be trained to the same accepted medical standards that all surgeons are held to, and that abortions are carried out in a way that is as painless as possible while preserving the mother's physical health;
5. DECLARES that no physician may be compelled to perform abortion against their moral stance;
6. DECLARES that it is neither a criminal offence nor a cause for civil suit to have obtained abortion for reasons under Section 1 and no inhabitant of a member country shall be subject to prosecution for having done so, nor otherwise subjected to harassment or persecution in law or at the instigation of the state in consequence;
7. INSISTS that all member nations retain the ability to legalize abortion for purposes not covered under the preceding clauses either unilaterally within their own jurisdiction or collectively through World Assembly resolution.
General Assembly Resolution # 129
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #127 “Conscientious Objector Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
RECOGNIZING that there are many religious, philosophical and ethical systems that forbid violence.
UNDERSTANDING that many individuals who object to violence are at risk for punishment from their government and fellow citizens for failing to perform in military duties.
RECOGNIZING that the rights of these individuals should be protected.
PRAISING the attention that GA Resolution #127 has brought to this issue.
CONCERNED that under the current language of the "Conscientious Objector Act," active military personnel may falsely develop "objections" when faced with performing as prescribed in a legal contract which includes combat duties.
CONCERNED that such an act creates a dangerous precedent in countries in adherence to international law of soldiers signing up for combat positions and then being able to break their contract when called upon to do their duty.
CONCERNED that such efforts could cripple nations of the World Assembly if they engage in combat with a state not in adherence to international law.
CONCERNED that such precedent threatens all contracts made with a government by proxy.
RESOLVES that General Assembly Resolution #127, "Conscientious Objector Act" should be repealed immediately.
REQUESTS that should the "Conscientious Objector Act" be repealed all member nations should do their utmost to abide by the rest of the motion until a better worded act may be presented to this Assembly.
General Assembly Resolution # 130
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes
RECOGNIZING that free and fair elections are vital to the preservation and success of democratic institutions,
ACKNOWLEDGING that nations transitioning from a non-democratic system of government to a democratic system of government face special challenges in both forming an electoral system and ensuring the legitimacy of elections themselves,
RESOLVED that all nations who choose to have elections should comply with certain common expectations of what constitutes a free and fair election,
The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:
Article I - Definitions
Sec. 1. "Public office" shall herein mean any office of a government that is subject to an election, whether that election be direct or indirect, popular or otherwise.
Sec. 2. A "plebiscite vote" shall herein mean any vote put forth for the public to decide on an issue where the publics vote is binding.
Article II - Principles of Free and Fair Elections
Sec. 1. Where all direct elections are held for public office, a secret ballot shall be used, whereby no persons vote shall be involuntarily disclosed to the public.
Sec. 2. In all elections for public office, the aggregate results of the elections shall be made publicly available and open to scrutiny.
Sec. 3. Nations are encouraged to establish an independent body or bodies to monitor and officiate all elections for public office.
Sec. 4. Nations are encouraged to use a vote-counting methodology that does not provide a disproportionate advantage to any candidate or groups of candidates.
Article III Assistance
Sec. 1. To assist nations transitioning from a non-democratic to a democratic form of government, hereinafter "transitioning nations," the Organization for Electoral Assistance (OEA) is established.
Sec. 2. The OEA shall assist creating electoral systems in transitioning nations when called upon by those nations for that purpose.
Sec. 3. As an advisory body, the OEA shall not have any binding authority on creating electoral systems, but shall strive to promote democratic principles, including universal suffrage and voting accessibility.
Sec. 4. The OEA shall monitor elections and plebiscite votes in transitioning nations, when asked to do so and only in the capacity agreed upon by the transitioning nations in question, excepting the mandatory provisions in Sections 5, 6, and 7 of this Article.
Sec. 5. The OEA must have access to voting locations without undue interference, to monitor possible fraud, voter intimidation, ballot tempering, and other unfair and fraudulent activities. The OEA shall make publicly available any all reports of the previous to the press and relevant institutions.
Sec. 6. The OEA must be allowed to either observe and monitor the tallying of votes or be a party therein.
Sec. 7. If the OEA serves in an observational capacity, OEA vote counts shall be nonbinding; however they should be conferred reasonable consideration in electoral disputes. If the OEA serves as a party in vote tallying, OEA vote counts shall be binding.
Sec. 8. Member nations are encouraged to assist in monitoring non-member transitioning nations elections and plebiscite votes, per consensual terms and conditions.
Article IV Clarifications
Sec. 1. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require elections in nations where no elections are currently held.
Sec. 2. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to deny the peoples' right to self-determination.