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 # 337
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #335 “Prohibiting Animal Abuse” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Applauding the World Assemblys stance on the paternal and protectively patronising treatment of animals,
Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of large overreaching legislation, not matter the author, and,
Believing that the provisions set forth in this resolution are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights,
This most august and renowned World Assembly,
Objects to the current state of affairs, where sapient beings are not given the same overarching protections as non-sapient animals;
Protests against the whiff of moral supremacy in the resolution, deciding the morals and requirements of all nations based on the morality of a subset of World Assembly members, thereby committing a crime against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their religious and societal traditions;
Considers that the resolution's prohibition of self-defence against animals as harmful to sentient populations, since:
the killing of an animal which is attacking a person would clearly be an intentional actions which inflicts physical trauma or intense pain on an animal,
this is not itself not excepted in clause (3), the clause which contains exceptions placed there to appease certain outspoken members of the World Assembly,
and thus, prohibits the killing of an animal in the case of an attack;
Chuckles at the imprecision of the definition of animal in this resolution, as jellyfish, a collection of microscopic species of non-person animal, are given the protections of this resolution, even when they lack a nervous system capable of feeling pain or many other types of negative stimulus;
Seriously recognises the implications of the above clause, as this would mean that the definition of animal would include all manners of species which are poisonous, invasive, or destructive to ecosystem health and hence grant the same protections to those undesirable types of animal;
Derides the doublethink necessary to state in the same resolution that (i) all abuse of sentient non-person mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or fish should be prohibited in clause 2, (ii) unless the animal is raised for butcher, slaughter, or the killing of persons, in clause (3).b and (3).e and thus, all right;
Observes that in cases where animal reproduction or needs is not entirely understood, putting an animal in a zoological garden is illegal, since this would endanger the 'long term health and safety of the animal' in clause 4;
Hopes that this resolution is to be replaced by a more acceptable alternative without the flaws of this current resolution;
Repeals this unfortunately flawed yet well-intentioned resolution which prohibits animal abuse.
General Assembly Resolution # 338
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Excidium Planetis
The General Assembly,
Applauding the efforts to secure rights for all sapient beings, regardless of race, and the many efforts not to limit such rights to only beings of the homo sapiens species;
Nevertheless Concerned at the many attempts to restrict the rights of sapient beings for purely racial reasons, including but not limited to attempts to restrict the rights of sapient machines and an attempt to make human decisions necessary in the warfare of non-human species;
Reminding the members of the WA that legislation applying only to humans has been passed before, such as the now repealed GA#16 "Sexual Privacy Act";
Believing that to secure once and for all the rights of sapient beings everywhere, a resolution is needed to affirm these rights;
"Sapient Being" as any entity possessing both a) the ability to reason and act with appropriate judgement and b) sentience.
"Sentience" as the ability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.
"Existing international laws" as any passed World Assembly Resolutions which are extant and not void at the time an individual may read this resolution, whether those resolutions have been passed before or after this resolution was passed.
And Hereby Declares that any sapient beings found inside member nations are not to be denied any of the rights guaranteed to humans or sapient beings by existing international laws, and that no member nation may discriminate against sapient beings for reasons of race or species alone.
Clarifies that it is the responsibility of individual member nations to determine whether a given entity is a sapient being, but that such methods of determination must apply equally to humans and any other entities examined.
Further Affirms that sapient beings shall be recognized in the eyes of the World Assembly as living beings, regardless of biological status.
General Assembly Resolution # 339
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #336 “World Space Administration” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly
Noting that the target Resolution was drafted in an attempt to promote space travel by Member States,
Recognizing that the Resolution not only fails in this goal, but also harms existing space programs of Member States,
Objecting to the Resolution's claim that Member Nations need cooperate in order to explore space, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary,
Concerned that with the inclusion of clauses that give the W.S.A authority to regulate the Interstellar and Interplanetary exploration of Member States, the Resolution cripples the ability of Member States to conduct their own Space Programmes,
Further Concerned that while the Resolution authorizes the W.S.A to regulate the Space Programmes of Member States, it fails to specify any regulations,
Extremely Confused by the Resolution's use of "Preformed", which makes many of the goals stated within the resolution impossible,
Noting that the Resolution demands that Member States disallow the use of vessels in a state of disrepair, without exception regarding vessels damaged in space or other unavoidable circumstances,
Further noting that the target Resolution contains numerous grammatical errors, which hinder comprehension of the Resolution,
Hereby Repeals General Assembly Resolution # 336, World Space Administration.
General Assembly Resolution # 340
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: International Aid
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Aggrieved by the horrors of war and conflict in the world; yet,
Inspired nevertheless by the presence of humanitarian and relief organizations seeking to lessen the suffering of innocents affected by armed conflict;
Determining the deliberate refusal of international charity and aid to civilians to be as much a violation of human rights as deliberately inflicting conditions contrary to life on a population;
Defining Humanitarian operations as operations by international organizations devoted to ensuring survival of those directly affected by a crisis stemming directly or indirectly from armed conflict, including provision of material aid and the services of trained personnel, with the intention of alleviating suffering and offering these services charitably and impartially.
Declares that member nations shall:
Allow humanitarian operations within territory affected by a crisis directly resulting from armed conflict which falls under their effective control when their own efforts to contain the crisis are insufficient, and facilitate their efforts in a fair and non-discriminative manner, without interference or punitive action.
Ensure the right of individuals affected by these conflicts to utilize humanitarian operations facilities and supplies in a humanitarian manner, free from hindrance.
Consider it a war crime, and therefore illegal, to intentionally deprive individuals of humanitarian aid supplies, or prohibit their use or distribution, except in cases where reasonable alternatives can be substituted, such as in instances of controlled substances or dietary restrictions.
Consider it a war crime, and therefore illegal, to deliberately target, assault, injure, or detain the personnel, or deliberately seize, damage, or deliberately divert the equipment of humanitarian organizations while they operate within the capacity of their duties, unless one of the following conditions are met:
- Personnel fail to remain impartial, neutral and non-aggressive parties to the conflict or crisis. Acting in self-defense shall not be considered a violation of neutrality for personnel, provided the act does not exceed the purview of reasonable and immediate self-defense.
Personnel and equipment is not clearly marked with clear and recognizable identifying markings indicating their status as neutral parties.
Personnel or equipment fail to meet the standards and requirements of safety and public health pursuant to the applicable international regulations, or, in the case of personnel, have an outstanding warrant.
The International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee shall be expanded to:
- Assume control of a multilateral relief operation involving multiple international humanitarian organizations and work in concert with the host nation to best address the needs of the affected population.
Act as liaison between the individual humanitarian organizations involved and the host government(s) to prevent unnecessary conflict between government and humanitarian operation personnel.
General Assembly Resolution # 341
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #21 “Living Wage Act” (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Praising GAR #21, "Living Wage Act", for its well-intentioned attempt to ensure a decent well-being for the most vulnerable members of society,
Dismayed that the resolution uses illogical means to achieve its ends,
Baffled that the resolution defines poverty lines "on an area basis, and sets no limits as to how any nation may define such areas save that they must lie wholly within the nation's boundaries", effectively allowing nations to negate the wage mandate by maliciously defining poverty line areas,
Disturbed that the resolution authorizes wages below the poverty line for individuals receiving national income or benefits, effectively permitting unequal pay for the same work,
Disappointed that the resolution fails to exempt tip-based professions from the wage mandate,
Troubled that the resolution does exempt "convicted criminals who are required to perform work in the course of their sentence", effectively approving of unethical punitive labor camps,
Concerned that the resolution defines the "basic poverty line" to include "one week's rent for an average one-person dwelling" and the "Dependent Poverty Line" to include "one week's rent for an average two-person dwelling", which will endlessly inflate the price of housing and make housing unaffordable by continuously increasing the average price of rent,
Confused that the resolution requires "that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Dependent Povery Line unless that person has no dependents and explicitly waives this right", resulting in all persons in full-time employment receiving the weekly net wage of no less than 25% over the "Dependent Poverty Line", regardless of whether they have dependents or not,
Perplexed that the resolution "defines the Dependent Poverty Line as the Basic Poverty Line" to include "the pro-rata weekly cost of schooling for a dependent" regardless of whether the dependent is in school or not,
Concerned that the resolution essentially mandates that low-skill workers be permanently unemployed,
Further Concerned that the resolution "requires that power and water supply be deemed appropriate utilities", whereas power may be considered an extravagant luxury in less-modernized nations,
Acknowledging the absolute necessity to assist the poor,
Noting the serious flaws in GAR #21, "Living Wage Act", and its unsustainability,
Hereby Repeals GAR #21, "Living Wage Act".