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 # 296
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission
The World Assembly,
Rejoicing that many nations include not only urban areas and farmland but also wide expanses of natural or at least semi-natural habitats too,
Realising that although most nations probably have fairly adequate measures in place for controlling fires in urban areas some might not yet have extended those systems to cover their more rural areas effectively too, and that the best ways for managing fires in rural areas especially in wilderness may differ from those useful at more urban sites anyway,
Aware that wide areas of vegetation (especially those of woodland, such as may be called forests) are often likely to contain large amounts of combustible material, leading to serious risks that any fires started there might spread uncontrollably and cause significant damage,
Wise to the fact that natural fire can be an integral and even important factor in some ecosystems, and that even in wild areas where that is not the case carrying out controlled burns of limited extent to reduce potential fuel levels for unplanned fires may be a better policy than simply trying to prevent all fires there altogether,
Regarding this as an international enough topic for WA legislation because even when a fire itself does not cross international borders the smoke-clouds from it may do so, maybeso with seriously harmful results, as well as for the potential effects on global environments and endangered species;
1). Instructs all member nations to:
i/ Have and enforce, across all of their territory, laws against both reckless fire-starting and the deliberate starting of inadequately controllable fires;
ii/ Have suitable plans, with the necessary personnel and equipment for those, in place for managing fires everywhere within their borders, to the best extent practical within reason;
iii/ Ensure that the relevant people in any other nations likely to be significantly affected are given reasonable notice of planned fires and, as far as is practical within reason, arrange those fires for mutually agreed dates;
iv/ Ensure that the relevant people in any other nations likely to be significantly affected are also notified of any unplanned fires that are identified;
v/ Refrain from the use of uncontrolled fire as a weapon or tool of war in wilderness and semi-wilderness areas, and in any other places from which the fires would be likely to spread into such areas.
2). Encourages member nations to:
i/ Include the safe handling of Fire at a basic level in their educational syllabuses;
ii/ Coordinate plans for controlling fire in border areas with relevant neighbours;
iii/ Cross-train suitable units and individual volunteers from their armed forces in fire-fighting, and position suitable equipment ready for their use, so that when not actually needed for more martial duties they can assist in this work; and deploy other units with relevant skills and equipment to assist in fire-management efforts as appropriate.
3). Instructs the WA Disaster Board to study and to distribute as appropriate information about fire hazards and fire-control methods; urges member nations to share all relevant data that they possess with the WADB; and offers this service to any non-WA nations that are interested (and are willing to pay reasonable fees, share their relevant date with the WADB, and meet clause #1s terms to the same extent that would be necessary if they were WA members) too.
General Assembly Resolution # 297
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Sanctaria
The General Assembly,
BELIEVING that intercountry adoption can be beneficial to nations experiencing difficulty with their internal rate of adoption and to children in need of a loving home,
FRUSTRATED with the reality that member nations each have differing rules and regulations regarding intercountry adoption,
CONCERNED that such a myriad of bureaucratic minutiae poses a danger to the welfare of children involved in intercountry adoptions, and unnecessarily increases the risk of child abuse and trafficking,
HOPEFUL that the consolidation of these varied rules and regulations will aid in the safekeeping of vulnerable children, as well as break down barriers to intercountry adoption,
DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, the following:
child: an individual under the threshold of majority in both the country of origin and the recipient country,
prospective adopter: a party who is seeking to adopt a child;
STRONGLY ENCOURAGES member nations to permit intercountry adoption;
DEMANDS that, should one not already exist, each member nation that permits intercountry adoption establish a state or semi-state agency, to be known as National Adoption Boards, which shall have the following duties:
to maintain a register of children available within that nation for adoption,
to work with and vet prospective adopters in that nation, and
to liaise with National Adoption Boards in other member nations during intercountry adoption processes;
DECREES that any intercountry adoption between member nations must be conducted between National Adoption Boards, and that no transfer of children shall take place until the intercountry adoption is finalised and confirmed;
REQUIRES National Adoption Boards to consider the welfare and wishes of all children available for adoption, in particular with determining if intercountry adoption is appropriate for each individual child;
CREATES the World Assembly Adoption Authority (WAAA) to establish and implement a stringent and rigorous uniform code of rules and regulations regarding intercountry adoption;
MANDATES that all National Adoption Boards be member organisations of WAAA and that they adhere to all these regulations, procedures, and standards established;
DECLARES that no National Adoption Board may establish regulations, procedures, protocols, or standards regarding intercountry adoption that are contradictory or additional to those established by WAAA;
FORBIDS WAAA from establishing standards, protocols, and procedures that could reasonably be construed to be discriminatory (e.g. disallowing an intercountry adoption based on the prospective adopter's, or child's, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, or marital status), unless there are compelling practical reasons to do so;
PROSCRIBES the transfer of children by member nations to non-member nations in an effort to circumvent any facet of this resolution;
OUTLAWS the practice of buying children, in which financial or in-kind payments are exchanged to ensure an individual receives a child, however;
ACKNOWLEDGES that, in the case of adoption processes, some reasonable fees may be charged by National Adoption Boards, and/or their domestic affiliates, for expenses incurred during the adoption process.
General Assembly Resolution # 298
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
The World Assembly,
Believing that reduction of harm to the environment and preservation of lives is an issue of paramount importance to this body,
Accepting that spills and leaks, when involving hazardous materials, may cause irreparable harm to the environment and result in lost lives,
1. Establishes the Spill and Leak Disaster Administration (SaLDA) with the following responsibilities:
Creating safety standards to minimize the risk of a spill or leak during material transport and storage,
Establishing cleanup standards for spills and leaks,
Designing reimbursement standards for the purposes of:
Making whole those affected by spills and leaks,
Collecting appropriately punitive penalties from those entities that cause and/or allow spills or leaks to occur through negligence,
Acquiring technologies that reduce the risk of spills and leaks,
Distributing technologies to nations in order to minimize the risk of spills and leaks,
Recommending the usage of SaLDA standards and technologies to WA Nations,
2. Requires nations to establish standards and utilize technologies appropriate to their needs and capabilities using SaLDA recommendations and technological resources for the following purposes:
Minimizing the risk of spills and leaks,
Making whole those affected by spills and leaks,
Enabling faster and more efficient cleanup of spills and leaks,
3. Urges nations to establish standards in line with any SaLDA recommendations not already required by clause 2,
4. Requires that nations deny entry to their territory to any transport owned and/or operated by an entity that does not follow SaLDA recommendations as outlined by clause 2 and which is carrying materials the nation to be transited considers capable of causing a spill or leak,
5. Allows exceptions to denials of entry as outlined in clause 4 in the following situations:
If such a denial would itself create a public safety hazard or significant environmental damage,
If such a denial would be in violation of extant international law,
If said transport is in compliance with all safety standards relating to SaLDA recommendations adopted by the nation it is transiting,
6. Requires nations to make a good faith effort outside of SaLDA recommendations to minimize the risk of spills and leaks from any transport originating in their territory or from any storage facility housed in their nation,
7. Urges nations to cooperate in the cleanup of spills and leaks.
General Assembly Resolution # 299
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission
The World Assembly,
Believing that the freedom to make important decisions about ones life for oneself is a fundamental sapient right that should not be unreasonably restricted;
Hereby, within any limits set by earlier resolutions that are still in force,
1). Defines the term Legal Competence as meaning a status in law whose possessors (i.e. legally competent persons) are considered mature and mentally capable enough to give their informed consent on important decisions and who are therefore eligible to validate legally-binding contracts, manage finances and property and businesses, agree to or refuse medical treatments (except for any measures against disease that are legally required), make valid wills, emigrate, act as legal guardians for persons who lack this status, and enjoy any other rights that applicable laws declare are also (like all of those listed above) linked to possession of this status, without needing consent from a parent or other guardian for any of those actions;
2). Requires all member nations to have clear and fair rules about when and how a person becomes recognised as possessing Legal Competence within their jurisdiction, and to make those rules publicly available, and specifies that _
i/ The only criteria that can be used for denying a person Legal Competence are immaturity (defined by chronological age and/or psychological testing), mental illness, very low intelligence, or physical injuries or illnesses that currently make it impossible for that person to exercise informed consent;
ii/ For any of those criteria other than chronological age, the decision as to whether or not they apply must be made by appropriate experts acting (and allowed by the authorities to act) objectively without fear or favour;
iii/ A persons active dissent from the views of national or local authorities on any matter (including but not limited to politics, religion, philosophy, or economics) cannot be used as evidence that the person is unsuitable to possess this status;
iv/. There must be a reasonable system for appeal against any refusal to recognise a person as legally competent on any basis other than just their chronological age, whether the appeals are made by those persons themselves or by others acting on their behalf;
v/. If subdivisions within a member nation are allowed to set thresholds for this status for their own peoples separately then any person who has been granted this status by any of those jurisdictions must still be recognised as holding it by every part of that nation;
3). States that any person classified as not legally competent must have at least one legally competent person officially recognised as a guardian to make relevant decisions for them and protect their interests, and also that people who are not legally competent must not be employed in combat;
4). Acknowledges the right of member nations to set reasonable thresholds of maturity and/or mental capability for people to hold any other rights or responsibilities within their jurisdictions (including but not limited to, whatever is legal there in terms of political matters, criminal responsibility, sexual matters, access to and operation of weapons or vehicles or other devices, participation in hazardous activities, use of drugs, and gambling), and that in these cases a single government can assign different thresholds for different rights or responsibilities.
General Assembly Resolution # 300
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Wrapper
BELIEVING that the children of the world need safeguarding from physical abuse and emotional cruelty;
RECALLING current national and international laws in place to protect children's rights and well-being;
HOWEVER CONSCIOUS of loopholes in existing international laws that permit the exploitation of children in the production and dissemination of child pornography;
The General Assembly HEREBY:
DEFINES "visual recording" as filming, photographing, videotaping, or producing any visual or audiovisual representation, including:
-- purposeful recording via discrete means such as a hidden camera;
-- realistic depiction, such as computer-generated animation, that is difficult to distinguish from the recording of a real person.
DEFINES "child" as someone who has not yet attained the age of consent in the nation in which he/she is present at the time of recording, regardless of citizenship or residency.
DEFINES "child pornography" as the visual recording of one or more children engaging in real or simulated sexual activities, including the visual recording of nude children primarily for sexual purposes.
BANS the production, possession, solicitation, sale and distribution of child pornography in all member nations.
BANS the exportation of pornography from member nations, when the youngest person depicted is below the age of consent in either the distributing or the receiving nation.
BANS the importation of pornography into member nations, when the youngest person depicted is below the age of consent in either the distributing or the receiving nation.
MANDATES that nations treat violations of this resolution as criminal offenses, and proceed accordingly.
CLARIFIES that this resolution does not cover the following:
(1) The visual recording of persons who have attained the age of consent but have not reached the age of majority;
(2) The act of visually recording nude images, provided it is not intended to be used for sexual purposes;
(3) The act of visually recording oneself for private, personal use;
(4) The act of transmitting a visual recording of oneself to another person or persons privately but not publicly, nor the receipt or possession of such recordings;
(5) The use or transfer of recorded evidence to be used in criminal or civil cases;
(6) Accidental recording of child pornography, such as via security camera footage, provided that such recording is not distributed, sold or copied, except to be provided to law enforcement as potential evidence in a criminal or civil case under subclause (5) above;
(7) The unsolicited receipt, such as via electronic means or parcel delivery, and subsequent temporary possession of child pornography, provided that such materials are turned over to law enforcement authorities upon discovery;
(8) Non-realistic, artistic representations, such as drawing, animation, painting or sculpture;
(9) Other anatomical representations used for non-sexual purposes, including educational areas such as biology and pediatric medicine.
FURTHER CLARIFIES that member nations may place additional restrictions not covered under this resolution, provided that such restrictions do not violate international law.