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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 301
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: Automotive
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission
The World Assembly,
Recognising that internal combustion engines burning various organic fuels, such as short-chain hydrocarbons, are a method widely used for propelling vehicles,
Aware that burning short-chain hydrocarbons in some types of engine can lead to irregularities in the combustion cycle, a situation called knocking that both reduces fuel-efficiency and increases wear on the engines,
Informed that one solution found for this problem is the addition of other chemicals to the fuel as anti-knocking agents, with organometallic compounds containing Lead (e.g. Tetra-Ethyl Lead) as a common choice for this role although reliable alternatives to them also exist,
Concerned that using those organometallic compounds for this purpose disperses Lead into the environment where it can be taken up directly by some life-forms and can also pass on accumulatively up the food-chains involved, possibly crossing national borders in the process, because Lead is a cumulative poison to many types of organism and can cause serious health problems even at sub-lethal dosages,
Believing it desirable to end this spreading of poison;
Defining the term leaded fuel to mean any fuel mixture including organometallic compounds of Lead, or of any other metal of comparable or worse toxicity;
Hereby requires that each WA member nation _
1. Begin at once to restrict the numbers of vehicles requiring leaded fuel for efficient running that it produces and imports, so that the annual average number of such vehicles in use for civilian purposes within its borders for any year after one year has elapsed since the date of this resolutions passage (or since the date when the nation first joined the WA, if later) will be no higher than the annual average number of them in use there for the year immediately before that initial date, and take further steps so that within no more than four years since that initial date no such vehicles at all are produced there for civilian use;
2. Begin at once to restrict the amounts of leaded fuel that it produces and imports for civilian use, so that the total amount of such fuels available for civilian purposes within its borders per year after one year has elapsed since the same initial date as for clause #1 will not exceed the total amount that was available there for that use during the year immediately before that initial date (or, if supplies were restricted during that previous year because the nation was at war for any part of that year, the total amount available there for that use during their most recent full year of peace instead if their government would prefer this figure), and take further steps so that within no more than four years since that initial date no such fuels at all are produced within its borders or brought into therein for civilian use;
3. Begin at once to restrict both the numbers of vehicles requiring leaded fuel for efficient running and the amounts of leaded fuel which it produces and imports for military use, on the same basis as it must restrict the availability of such vehicles and fuels for civilian use within its borders, unless it is in a state of open warfare at any stage during the four years following the relevant initial date in which case it may postpone the deadlines once by whichever is less out of a further four years or the duration of hostilities.
General Assembly Resolution # 302
A resolution to develop industry around the world.
Category: Advancement of Industry
Area of Effect: Labor Deregulation
The World Assembly,
Strongly reaffirming its commitment to individual liberty,
Believing that individuals should be as free as possible from undue government interference in making decisions governing their personal lives,
Convinced that the issues of when, how often, and for how long an individual works should remain an issue for private negotiation between employer and employee,
Dissenting from the view that one standard working week can be determined as a universal diktat, given the diversity of national economies, the particulars of industries working on cyclical, seasonal or other irregular working patterns, and the varying conditions, demographic, environmental, developmental, and otherwise, of member nations,
Considering any attempt to impose a universal manacle of working time restriction to be a grossly unfair abrogation of individual freedoms,
Desirous of reaching a fair compromise on the issue:
Encourages all nations to grant their people the greatest possible degree of freedom in determining their terms of employment, with specific regard to working time;
Calls upon all nations to respect the rights of individuals to be free to make choices about their terms of employment, and equally of individuals to seek representation or counsel during such negotiations;
Mandates the removal of working time regulations that serve only to reduce individual liberty and that do not serve any other purpose;
Reserves the right of all nations to choose whether to set specific regulations on workweeks and working time in the general public interest;
Promotes a healthy harmony of national and individual rights in economic decision-making.
General Assembly Resolution # 303
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
SEEKING to protect access to space for all nations
DISTRESSED by the rapidly increasing accumulation of debris in orbit
RECOGNIZING that prolonged accumulation of debris in orbit can impede space travel and orbital operations
RESOLVING to reduce the amount of debris in orbit
INSTRUCTS member nations to have systems in place to certify the compliance of objects planned to be launched into orbit with the guidelines of this resolution
REQUIRES member nations to take all action necessary to prevent the launch of objects from their territory into orbit that have not been certified as compliant with this resolution, allowing exceptions only when loss of life would occur as a result of such actions
In order to reduce the quantity of potentially harmful debris in orbit, all objects launched into space must have the following abilities and are required to take the following actions
A- To Deorbit in one of the following fashions prior to becoming nonfunctional:
1- Complete deterioration into non damaging remains during descent and prior to collision
2- Landing or collision in international waters, unclaimed undeveloped territory, or the territory of nations that consent to the collision or landing
3- Entering into a junk orbit assigned by WASP
4- Any method that removes the object from the vicinity of the body it previously orbited without harming other artificial objects in orbit
B- To Maneuver in order to avoid other objects in orbit in order to prevent damage of property
STATES that WASP will take into account the desires and needs of the relevant nations when assigning a junk orbit and will not contradict orbital classifications around a celestial body created by any entity representing, with consent of the governed, all nations on that body
CLARIFIES that this resolution will not impede or restrict the rights of nations to do battle in space so long as all damage done is part of a declared act of war against the owner of the object, the nation the object was launched from, or if the object services or benefits the enemy
General Assembly Resolution # 304
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #40 “The Landmine Convention” (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Taking note of the passage of WA Resolution #40, "The Landmine Convention",
Troubled that the definition of "landmine" used in this resolution includes mines designed to become non-operational after a certain time has elapsed,
Considering that given these landmines do not necessarily pose significant risks to civilians they should not have been prohibited and that this technical flaw undermines the resolution's claims to concern for civilian casualties,
Suggesting that nations with the technical capacity to comprehensively demine mined areas post-conflict may be capable of deploying landmines in a way that poses little risk to civilians,
Recalling that the WA has several times voted to not ban or to repeal bans on chemical weapons and that denying WA members conventional area denial munitions is therefore inconsistent with general international law,
Further aware that WA member nations have many responsibilities in wartime, for the protection of civilians and prisoners of war, and that non-member nations, who outnumber WA members severalfold and have provoked many international incidents of war, hold no such obligations,
Concerned that the occupation of any WA member nation's territories by non-member nations could result in war crimes over which the WA would have no jurisdiction nor ability to arrest,
Therefore believing that any area denial munitions available to WA member nations should be permitted in the defence of their territory from armed occupation by hostile non-members,
Heartened that repeal of this resolution will not preclude future legislation to continue the demining work of the World Assembly Demining Agency:
Repeals WA Resolution #40, "The Landmine Convention".