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 # 263
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: Mining
Proposed by: Abacathea
The World Assembly, noting its consistent efforts at bettering the environment for future and current generations;
Observing that the uranium mining industry plays a pivotal role in the economies of many member nations;
Concerned that whilst this industry is indeed of great importance to many member nations, this is often to ecological detriment;
Determined to ensure the least possible impact on the services this industry provides and the revenue it generates;
However refusing to allow this to take precedent over the often severe impact made on the landscape and environment;
i: Mandates that nations allowing uranium mining within their territory conduct an annual audit of each operational mine to ensure that basic radiation precautions are in place and being utilized.
ii: Charges all national governance with the responsibility of assessing operational mines for any issues relating to waste product disposal, radiation containment and structural integrity.
iii: Further requires all nations to conduct a survey on surrounding flora and fauna at potential mine sites and currently operational mine sites to ensure that the construction and resultant operation of the mine will not endanger nor has endangered any species in the general vicinity.
iv: Instructs nations who discover flora or fauna indigenous solely to the potential mine site to make documented efforts to relocate either the mine, or the relevant species to ensure that the species suffer as little impact as possible.
iv(a): In relation to mandate iv; should a nation be required to relocate a species they are required to coordinate these efforts with the Protection of Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to ensure maximum efforts made at preservation.
v: Charges all national governments with assessing the areas directly around mining operations currently in progress and annually thereafter on all active mines, to ensure that no significant contamination of water supplies or soil has occurred and take all possible measures to treat and prevent the further spread of contamination if such is discovered.
vi: Re-establishes the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) with the provision to assist nations with the testing requirements under this act should they require it.
vii: Directs the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) to conduct these tests on behalf of nations and to give government mandates based off of these findings.
viii: Makes provision for nations to apply to the WA General Fund on the provision that they can show verified needs for assistance in order to conform to directives given by the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) or by their own self audits.
ix: Empowers the General Accounting Office (GAO) to conduct any and all essential financial checks required to verify a nations economic requirements to conform to this act and to approve or deny funds appropriately.
General Assembly Resolution # 264
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #243 “Language Preservation” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING the goal of resolution #243, which is to preserve languages,
NOTING that nations may have a large quantity of languages,
REALIZING such nations may be unable to record all languages,
SADDENED nations are required to interfere with languages lacking an alphabet, which may alter the language,
CONVINCED that some cultures would not like their languages to be recorded, for it is sacred to them and any interference made by the government would go against their beliefs,
ACKNOWLEDGING that some languages have an overwhelming amount of notable works of literature which have yet to be recorded, and recording these works is a task which may take many years of research,
FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that the term "notable works" used in the resolution is a vague term, as the resolution does not clearly state what makes a work of literature "notable",
BELIEVING the International Language Research Center is not needed to record the billions of languages, which already is an overwhelming task,
HEREBY repeals GA #243
General Assembly Resolution # 265
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #228 “Animal Protection Act ” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly:
Praising the noble intent of the "Animal Protection Act"(GA#228),
Deploring however, that GA#228 is subject to many flaws and errors which make it more difficult to protect animals effectively,
Regretting that the resolution's limited definition of animals as only those species which are capable of experiencing "the unpleasant sensory experience associated with actual tissue damage" limits the capacity of that resolution to properly protect all domestic animals,
Further regretting that the restrictive definition of pain in the resolution does little or nothing to limit suffering nor does it completely prohibit non-painful abuse, including many forms of neglect,
Disagreeing that permanent responsibility for an animal should be so easily established without regards for the rights of temporary or transitory caregivers,
Understanding that GA#228's author surely meant to use the word "ancestor" rather than "descendant" in their definition of an owner, which would ensure the care of the children of a purchased animal,
Noting that the periods of time between PAWS Committee meetings are a detriment to the protection that committee is intended to provide,
Further noting that the need to hold meetings on a regular basis, or at the very least "as needed" is significant and would benefit any future resolution on this subject,
Believing that this resolution's many flaws make it a hindrance to the members of the World Assembly, rather than a boon,
Hereby repeals GA# 228, the "Animal Protection Act".
General Assembly Resolution # 266
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging that nations may possess chemical weapons,
Realizing that some nations use chemical weapons both domestically and in military conflict,
Whilst understanding the massive casualties and long term environmental damage that these weapons may cause; also believing that small scale tactical defensive usage of these weapons is sometimes vital to the survival of smaller nations,
For the purposes of this protocol:
"Chemical agent" shall be defined as any substance that is capable of causing death or severe harm to a person, plant, animal, a habitable area or to the environment, primarily through its toxic chemical properties,
"Riot control agent" shall be defined as any lachrymatory chemical substance that is designed to non-lethally incapacitate and subdue any conscious sentient person, plant or animal, primarily via the chemical effects of such agent,
The General Assembly hereby declares:
The use of chemical agents as weapons (hereafter referred to as chemical weapons) in any capacity that may injure or destroy military personnel, or the environment shall be limited to defensive or delaying operations of aggressive offensive forces,
The use of chemical weapons that have a reasonable probability of affecting civilian populations shall be prohibited,
Member nations shall be permitted to utilize riot control agents, within the boundaries of current and future World Assembly legislation,
Member nations shall take all measures necessary and practical in preventing the production, sale, or transfer of chemical weapons from their own nation to another party, if the transfer process is considered to violate the intentions and provisions of this protocol,
Member nations shall take all necessary, and available precautions to secure, and prevent their chemical weapon stockpiles from accidental release, or falling into the hands of individuals whom have the intent to violate the intentions and provisions of this protocol,
The World Assembly Chemical Weapons Commission (WACWC) shall be established, and be tasked with the following mandate:
To develop and maintain a library of known chemical weapons, and to share this information with member nations,
To assist member nations in establishing effective programs meant to defend against chemical weapons,
To provide medical and humanitarian assistance to member nations subject to unprovoked offensive chemical weapon attacks, in cooperation with the International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee.
Member nations shall be permitted to stockpile chemical agents, so long as they are in compliance with the provisions and intent of this protocol.
General Assembly Resolution # 267
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission
The World Assembly,
Recognising the wide ranges of cultures and economic systems that exist across its member nations,
Aware that hunting wild animals for their meat (which is sometimes called either 'bushmeat' or 'game') and maybe for other reasons too is an important activity within some of those cultures and economic systems, and that some people actually rely on those hunts for their own survival,
Concerned that increases in national populations and easier access to hunting grounds may increase levels of hunting, and might also cause the extension of hunting to non-traditional prey species, which could seriously threaten the survival of local stocks or even entire species,
Noting that some meats and other goods obtained by hunting are traded internationally, and that increased populations and/or wealth in importing nations may also promote increases in hunting,
Concerned also that meat obtained by hunting may be likelier than meat from domestic stocks to carry parasites and diseases that could affect people,
Determined that levels of hunting and the international trade in the products of hunting should therefore be regulated, to prevent over-hunting and to protect public health;
Hereby, within any limits set by earlier resolutions that are still in force:
1. Recognises member nations rights to allow and regulate the hunting of non-endangered animal stocks, and to ban hunting of any animals, within their borders;
2. Requires all member nations to regulate hunting within their borders, according to relevant expert advice, so as to keep the animal stocks involved at sustainable and environmentally suitable levels (except that they need not protect invasive species, species parasitic on people or domestic livestock, or species carrying agents likely to cause serious epidemics in people);
3. Urges member nations that set quotas for the hunting of any animals to give adequate priority for hunting rights to those communities there for whom those hunts are economically and/or culturally the most important;
4. Requires member nations to prohibit the sale and use of meat or other goods obtained by illegal hunting;
5. Requires that meat, captive wild animals, and other goods obtained through hunting, may only be exported from or imported into member nations if they are correctly certified as having been
A. Obtained through legal hunting;
B. Tested properly for risks to public health, and confirmed as safe;
C. Taken only from non-endangered stocks, unless they are (i) live animals, embryos, or gametes, being sent for use in scientifically-run breeding programmes; (ii) previous exports being repatriated; (ii) live animals taken from captivity, being sent for release in the proper environment; (iv) obtained in ways that did not increase their stocks endangerment, and being sent for academic use; or (v) materials included in artworks or antiques, and originally taken (from stocks then not obviously endangered) at least 99 years ago;
6. Urges member nations to teach their people about the ecological problems that unregulated hunting can cause;
7. Urges member nations to ban any hunting methods that are unnecessarily cruel, and the trade in meat or other goods gained using those methods;
8. Urges member nations to ensure that any goods obtained by legal hunting within their borders are properly tested for health risks before being sold or consumed there.