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 # 284
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #118 “Ethics in International Trade” (Category: Advancement of Industry; Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
CONDEMNING the detrimental nature of internationally mandated protectionism on the world economy as imposed by GAR#118, "Ethics in International Trade," especially considering the ineffective means by which the original resolutions seeks to accomplish its goals,
ALARMED that the World Assembly's economic intervention may disrupt the value of goods based on traditional factors caused by competition and instead place monetary value in social and ethical issues,
CONCERNED that a company may fire workers, depriving them of what livelihood they had, in an attempt to offset the costs of the tariff, thus worsening the conditions of the very laborers that GAR#118 seeks to help,
REMINDING members nations of the obligations incumbent upon them to comply with extant World Assembly legislation which deals with issues of social justice and the fair treatment of workers (in greater detail than the conditions enumerated in clause 1b), such as GAR#4, "Restrictions on Child Labor," GAR#7, "Workplace Safety Standards Act," GAR#21, "Living Wage Act," GAR#23, "Ban on Slavery and Trafficking," GAR#43, "WA Labor Relations Act," GAR#107, "Clean Water Act," GAR#176, "Disability Welfare Act," and GAR#234, "Freedom to Read and Learn," and others,
CONFUSED as to the purpose of the wildly redundant and expensive system of assessment provided under the ITA's mandate, considering the issues of clause 1b are eclipsed entirely by the aforementioned guarantees provided by the World Assembly,
CONSIDERING, with the foregoing obligations already incumbent on member nations in mind, that the ITA's focus must be on non-member nations, despite not having the jurisdiction to properly assess the conditions of laborers in such nations, as they cannot be compelled to comply with investigations into their labor conditions by the World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING that non-member nations willing to submit to ITA investigation are likely to already have labor standards at least comparable to those stipulated in GAR#118, whereas non-member nations that refuse to allow investigation cannot be properly assessed anyway,
AWARE that the magnitude of information that the ITA would have to regularly assess regarding literally every product and commodity produced would inevitably result in inaccurate or inequitable rulings based on limited information,
DISPUTING the need for a bureaucracy mired by redundancy and superfluous procedures and whose mandate is crippled by its inability to properly perform its duties in non-member nations, making for a costly and thoroughly unworkable expense on member nations which benefits neither member nations, nor the workers that it seeks to aid,
ASSERTING that it is a duty of the World Assembly to facilitate worthwhile goals, such as promoting the economic well-being of member nations, not putting member nations at an economic disadvantage by instituting idealistic policies that serve as an active detriment to member nations,
REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #118, Ethics in International Trade.
General Assembly Resolution # 285
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,
Recognizing the ethical controversy surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia,
Understanding that there are several asserted rights involved in the debate, including the "right to life" and the "right to die,"
Believing that the issues involved are far too complex for there to be a single policy forced on all cultures,
Seeking, therefore, to reach a compromise that is broadly acceptable to the member states of this august body,
1. Grants every member state, subject only to this resolution and active resolutions previously adopted by this Assembly, the authority to determine for itself the legal status of assisted suicide and euthanasia in its jurisdiction;
2. Declares that residents of member states, subject to the normal migration and travel laws, have the freedom to travel to foreign jurisdictions where assisted suicide or euthanasia is legal for the purpose of undergoing such a procedure;
3. Requires that no person be penalized in any way whatsoever either by the government or by a private party for exercising his freedom of conscience by choosing not to participate in an assisted suicide or euthanasia procedure;
4. Prohibits the use of World Assembly funds for assisted suicides and euthanasia procedures;
5. Mandates that member states that allow assisted suicide or euthanasia enact and enforce laws ensuring that all assisted suicides and euthanasia procedures are safe and consensual; and
6. Suggests that member states, for statistical purposes, submit annual reports to the World Health Authority on assisted suicides and euthanasia procedures that occurred in their jurisdictions in the previous year.
General Assembly Resolution # 286
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
BELIEVING in the reproductive rights of all individuals,
ACKNOWLEDGING that individuals may have cultural or religious misgivings regarding termination of pregnancy,
BEMOANING the fact that some nations codify such misgivings without regard for the freedom of the individuals to choose,
YEARNING to put the choice of whether or not to give birth firmly in the control of each individual;
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY
RECOGNISES that the termination of pregnancy is a medical procedure, with all the rights and protections afforded to such a practice,
MANDATES that Member Nations recognise the right of all individuals to have their pregnancies terminated through safe, openly accessible procedures,
DEMANDS that Member Nations prohibit any impediment to the termination of pregnancy that is not applied to medical procedures of similar risk and complexity,
REQUIRES Member Nations to ensure protection from targeted animosity to providers and patients of the procedures covered by this resolution,
PERMITS Member Nations to enact policies encouraging individuals to allow live delivery of their offspring, provided such policies do not ultimately hinder the individual from terminating their pregnancy,
SUGGESTS that Member Nations encouraging live deliveries take unwanted offspring into their own care.
General Assembly Resolution # 287
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the abundance of sites with cultural significance within member nations and the need to preserve them for future generations,
Acknowledging the World Assembly as the perfect medium to assist with such preservation,
1. Hereby creates the World Assembly Trust for Cultural Heritage(WATCH),
2. Empowers the WATCH to perform the following actions:
a. Designate sites, in consultation with the nation housing said site, as culturally relevant,
b. Create an archive including, but not limited to, visual, verbal, and literary works that pertain to culturally relevant sites,
c. Recommend specific preservation practices to nations for their culturally relevant sites,
d. Fulfill requests by nations to assist in the preservation of sites when the nation in question is unable to do so,
3. Urges nations to follow the preservation recommendations of the WATCH,
4. Encourages all nations to make a good faith effort to preserve their culturally relevant sites, and to assist other nations in the preservation of their culturally relevant sites,
5. Mandates that nations shall take all reasonable precautions to avoid unnecessary damage to sites the WATCH has deemed culturally relevant,
6. Further mandates that nations shall not willingly use culturally relevant sites to house military or intelligence assets,
7. Requires the WATCH to grant exemptions in good faith to the protections and requirements of sections 5 and 6 for a site currently used as an intelligence or military asset in order to preserve its use as such.
General Assembly Resolution # 288
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Elke and Elba
The World Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING that sanitation is vital to the health and well-being of all people, and that when neglected, is a detriment to human life and may result in widespread outbreaks of disease,
BELIEVING that it is the duty of both member nations and the World Assembly to see that measures towards ensuring adequate sanitation are achieved,
FURTHER BELIEVING that it is a right of all people to equitable access to sanitation,
EXPANDS the mandate of the World Health Authority (WHA) to include the following:
a) Directing all appropriate funds towards investigating the causes of poor sanitation in member nations, researching solutions, and utilizing all appropriate resources to assist member nations in dealing with poor sanitary conditions and the consequences thereof,
b) Sharing all research and relevant information with member nations in an effort to mitigate the causes of poor sanitation,
c) Advising member nations based on the aforementioned research measures,
d) Funding and directing education measures, in coordination with the governments of member nations and other relevant institutions that promote improving sanitation;
REQUIRES that member nations shall take all measures practical, reasonable and necessary in providing a safe level of sanitation for their inhabitants, including but not limited to, constructing adequate solid waste management systems and ensuring access to public sanitation facilities;
MANDATES that all member nations must freely provide educational material on the importance of sanitation;
ENCOURAGES member nations to work cooperatively with both one another and non-member nations to improve regional access to sanitation, the quality of sanitation, and other objectives regarding improved sanitation;
REQUESTS that member nations offer incentives for innovations and solutions to solve sanitation problems, and;
STRONGLY URGES member nations to set prices for publicly sponsored sanitation operations in such a manner so as to make them as affordable as feasible.
This resolution includes significant contributions made by Sciongrad.