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 # 171
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The General Assembly,
DUMBFOUNDED by the sheer amount of progress the World Assembly has made in healthcare, and other areas of sapient well-being,
REALIZING, however that further progress can be made in these fields, especially that of medical research,
CONCERNED that many member-states may ban the research of certain forms of medical treatment within their borders, despite their beneficial characteristics,
CONSTANTLY STRIVING to improve the lives of sapient-kind by furthering knowledge of surgical, therapeutic, and medicinal sciences,
The World Assembly therefore resolves;
(1) Doctors, and other medical professionals that utilize controversial forms of treatment shall not be penalized by either the individual, post-procedure, or the government, unless fully informed consent was not acquired.
(2) Enterprises - such as pharmaceutical companies and universities - that research crucial medical treatments shall not be immoderately restricted by their host government to the point where their endeavors no longer become fruitful, nor shall they be prevented from researching any form of treatment, unless believed to be unethical by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
(3) Potential test subjects must be made fully aware of any known side-effects of the experiment prior to participating in the tests; individuals who partake in the experiment must be compensated unless stated otherwise by the test-subject in question. Establishments hosting the aforementioned experiments must offer clear, apprehensible written form in which individuals may assess the terms of participation, and express their written consent; the aforementioned establishments shall also read the form to the individual until the individually fully understands the procedure.
(4) Enterprises that pursue research in regards to health care shall not deceive test subjects, nor future patients, and must make note of possible side-effect, consequences, and dangers posed by the procedure/treatment prior to releasing it to the public.
(5) All research results that meet the criteria of this resolution shall be made accessible to the public, as well as any products that are developed as a result of the research. All drugs must be subjected to the same screening without discrimination if they meet the criteria of this resolution, and will be subject to equal legal protections as any other treatment, and shall be free from any discrimination that is not equitably distributed amongst all drugs offered in the member nation.
(6) Medicinal drugs, and other such substances shall visibly print the side-effects, ingredients, and the company in which the substance was produced on the vessel in which it's sold in, and are forbidden from making spurious claims about the substance in advertisements; in the case that false claims are made, governments may prosecute them accordingly.
(7) Medical professionals shall be allowed to freely share the merits of their research/treatments, as well as the procedures involved, controversial or otherwise, with the international community, so long as such sharing is not done with dubious information.
(8) This resolution, in no way, prevents member-states from funding public healthcare mechanisms, nor does it prevent them from distributing medicinal, surgical, or therapeutic treatments free of charge, or for a lesser price than that of private actors.
General Assembly Resolution # 172
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,
NOTING the vast cultural heritage and rich, diverse traditions of its member states,
REMEMBERING its goal of "[i]mproving the world one resolution at a time",
BELIEVING that, on occasion, it is called for to improve the world by stopping to recognize the culture and achievements of its member states,
HEREBY declares that an International Exposition of Culture be held every year for the purpose of fostering international goodwill and recognizing the culture of member states,
CREATES the International Exposition Authority (IEA) to regulate the expositions and to select a city within the jurisdiction of a WA member state each year for the purposes of hosting this exposition,
STIPULATES that chosen cities have the right to refuse their nomination,
DECLARES that these expositions should be carried out in the manner of a worldwide fair,
INVITES all member states to set up pavilions at these expositions where they may showcase their achievements and unique culture to citizens of the world,
ALLOWS member states to charge for entry and use of services/facilities in order to help ameliorate the burden of the costs,
EMPHASIZES that the host nation retains the following rights:
to bar entry to certain nations with which they are in economic or military conflict
to expel foreign individuals from the exposition should they break the laws of the host nation
to impose individual standards which respect the purposes and means of this resolution;
FURTHER NOTES that member-states may not omit certain ideologies, cultures, or beliefs from these conventions, nor may they expel nations or individuals due solely to their ideologies, cultures, or beliefs unless the beliefs in question are discriminatory, racist, grotesquely offensive to those who do not practice the beliefs, or physically dangerous.
ENCOURAGES member states to seek funds from private entities to assist with the above goal.
General Assembly Resolution # 173
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #169 “Social Assistance Accord” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
ACKNOWLEDGES that individuals in need may be deserving of assistance;
HOWEVER, REGRETS that the 'Social Assistance Accord' overreaches on the number of policies it tries to regulate, and that the lack of detail may lead to situations that are clearly unfair:
1. The 'Social Assistance Accord' does not permit Member States to make temporary welfare benefits conditional on reasonable obligations, such as having to actively look for a job. This is unfair to welfare recipients who have been actively seeking opportunities to work, and undermines the general intent behind welfare limitations: to reject 'free-riders';
2. The 'Social Assistance Accord' mandates that individuals be granted 10 weeks paid paternal leave whenever they adopt a child, regardless of parenthood or the child's age;
3. The 'Social Assistance Accord' does not specify whether parental leave must be granted to the father, the mother or both, nor does it grant the power to decide on that issue to Member States;
REALISES that World Assembly resolutions are legally binding and not merely aspirational, and that some of the mandates of the 'Social Assistance Accord' may not be affordable:
1. Poor and developing nations, regardless of their good intentions, may be unable to provide benefits that cover water, nourishment, housing, and utilities to all idle individuals within their borders and their dependants;
2. A right to "immediate access" to all information regarding benefits is equally impractical in remote or isolated areas;
REPEALS the 'Social Assistance Accord'.
General Assembly Resolution # 174
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Knootoss
The World Assembly,
BELIEVES that individuals should have the right to petition without fear of reprisal;
DEFINES a petition as: a written observation, suggestion, request, criticism or complaint that relates to an issue of public or private interest;
RESOLVES that citizens and residents of World Assembly Member States, acting alone or as part of a group, have the right to send petitions to officials and institutions that claim jurisdiction over their person, and extends this right equally to companies, organisations and associations that have their headquarters in a World Assembly Member State;
BANS Member States from enacting punishment or reprisals against anyone for making use of their right to petition.
OBLIGES officials and institutions to pass petitions that do not fall within their field of activity on to a more appropriate or competent official or government institution, whenever possible;
General Assembly Resolution # 175
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,
Applauding modern medicine for saving countless lives by such means as organ transplantations and blood transfusions,
Believing there should be minimum safety standards in these areas,
Concerned that there are a number of false rumors about the donation of organs, tissues, and blood that decrease donation rates,
Recognizing that low rates of organ, tissue, and blood donations can increase the mortality rates of member states,
Convinced that promotion of the inalienable right to life and the right to health necessitate measures that benefit public health,
Seeking to protect, enhance, and extend the lives of the people of member states,
1. Legalizes the donation, transplantation, and transfusion of organs, tissues, blood, and components thereof in all member states;
2. Prohibits the removal of organs, tissues, blood, and components thereof from live patients without informed consent unless otherwise dictated in another one of this Assembly's resolutions;
3. Urges every member state to adopt an opt-out system of post-mortem organ donation, or organ harvesting;
4. Mandates the use of sterile needles for all blood donations and transfusions;
5. Orders that compatibility testing be done regarding all blood donations and transfusions in order to prevent negative transfusion reactions resulting from incompatible blood types;
6. Requires that all donated blood, organs, tissues, and components thereof be tested for transferable infections and diseases;
7. Forbids transplantation or transfusion of infected and/or diseased blood, organs, tissues, or components thereof from one person (a donor) to another person (a recipient);
8. Decrees that every member state shall enact legislation establishing minimum safety standards for the storage of organs, tissues, blood, and components thereof;
9. Encourages the healthcare systems of member states to donate surpluses of organs, tissues, blood, and components thereof to other nations;
10. Directs the World Health Authority to make information about organ, tissue, and blood donations available to the people of member states in order to dispel any false rumors that may reduce donation rates; and
11. Calls upon the World Health Authority to promote research regarding artificial blood and organs.