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 # 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".
General Assembly Resolution # 342
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging the transportation of civilians via air travel is not only vital to the international economy, but to the international community as a whole;
Realizing that command and control, and communication with civilian aircraft is vital to ensure the safety and security of those aircraft, particularly when those aircraft are in international airspace;
Concerned that some nations may intentionally avoid tracking or communicating with civilian aircraft originating from nations potentially hostile to them;
Believing it is the duty of all nations to protect the lives of innocent civilians no matter the current state of diplomacy between nations;
Thus resolving to enact a sensible policy that allows for the safe and secure operation of civilian aircraft, no matter the nation of origin;
The General Assembly hereby,
Defines a civilian aircraft as an aircraft whether private or commercial not operating under the direction of a nation's military or engaging in national security-related activities;
Requires member nations to provide at the minimum:
Tracking and communication of any civilian aircraft within the detection and communication range of that nation,
Meteorological information and inclement emergency warnings to civilian aircraft, and,
Assistance to any civilian aircraft that declares itself to be in distress within the communication range of that nation;
Urges member nations to ensure adequate security personnel are present on any civilian aircraft which is operating in or out of nations currently engaged in armed conflict, or where a credible threat to those aircraft is present;
Forbids member nations from taking military action against civilian aircraft without first warning that aircraft and permitting that aircraft to comply with instructions;
Confirming that nations shall have the sole sovereign rights and responsibilities to ensure pilots and crews are adequately trained and certified in the operation of their civilian aircraft;
Leaves to the individual member state all authority regarding regulations pertaining to equipment or training in regards to the operation of civilian aircraft.
Co-Authored by: Separatist Peoples
General Assembly Resolution # 343
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #303 “Debris Prevention” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Manufacturing) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging the aim of Resolution #303 to seek to reduce the amount of debris in orbit;
Concerned and distressed that Resolution #303 has the following stand-alone, flagrant flaws:
I. The lack of a definition for 'debris' despite debris being the chief subject, a fundamental flaw which delinquent nations could and very likely have been exploiting in order to circumvent this resolution.
II. The clause "CLARIFIES that this resolution will not impede or restrict the rights of nations to do battle in space..." is problematic in that space battles naturally result in a massive amount of debris being released into orbit, yet this resolution is silent on how to prevent, reduce, or even minimize this cause of debris.
III. This resolution has done nothing to provide for the cleaning up or reduction of debris existing in orbit either both before or after its implementation.
IV. A small minority of this assembly are space-faring nations, and therefore legislation on this matter would be better instituted by nations that share the same technological capabilities.
Asserting that Resolution #303 is ineffective, insufficient, and inadequate, and that these flaws have undermined the effectiveness of this probably well-intentioned resolution;
Hereby repeals "General Assembly Resolution #303, Debris Prevention"
General Assembly Resolution # 344
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Seeking to eliminate extreme poverty in all states,
Believing that every person should enjoy a minimum standard of living, so long as they are willing to contribute to their society,
Convinced that World Assembly member states should guarantee this minimum standard of living to their legal inhabitants, so long as sufficient resources exist to do so,
The General Assembly,
Defines the "minimum standard of living", for the purposes of this resolution, as the minimum levels of access to food and water, clothing, housing, sanitation, appropriate utilities, and appropriate transportation necessary for a person to remain reasonably healthy, safe and productive in a given member state;
Declares that each member state is required to guarantee a minimum standard of living to all inhabitants of that member state;
Specifies that member states are permitted to facilitate the provision of a minimum standard of living through public or private sector initiatives, including but not limited to a minimum wage, a living wage, a guaranteed minimum income, social security, unemployment insurance, subsidized housing, food stamps, or any combination thereof;
Exempts each member state from guaranteeing a minimum standard of living to individuals who:
are not legal permanent residents or citizens of that member state,
refuse to make a good faith attempt to make restitution for crimes of which they have been found guilty by a court of law, or
refuse to make a good faith attempt to support themselves without government assistance, or to engage in government-mandated job training, temporary employment or community service, without a legitimate reason, such as a disability that would prevent them from doing so;
Permits each member state to guarantee only a partial minimum standard of living, to the extent that that member state deems practicable and appropriate while remaining consistent with the object and purpose of this resolution, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 2, when that member state:
is undergoing or recovering from a national emergency or economic crisis, or
cannot guarantee a minimum standard of living without causing substantial and lasting harm to their economy;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution shall be interpreted as prohibiting the World Assembly from legislating in the future on access to a minimum standard of living.
General Assembly Resolution # 345
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Singing the praises of this Assemblys many successes in the realm of protecting the unarmed and innocent in times of armed conflict,
Enthusiastically hoping further measures to be unnecessary, yet
Pessimistically noting the above to be exceedingly unlikely,
Remembering the protections extended to all manner of noncombatants and civilians in war by this august Assembly,
Disgusted at the increasing incidence of these protections being used against the very states sworn to uphold them,
Finding the practice of using individuals as living shields to be deliberately contrary to the historic goals of the World Assembly of protecting human rights and ensuring peace, and
Righteously amending this wrong,
1. The World Assembly defines the use of living shields as the act of an armed party intentionally utilizing unarmed noncombatants, be they volunteers or otherwise, to shield themselves or tangible assets in such a way as to compel a strategic or tactical advantage by way of manipulating a third partys obligation to respect the protected status of the noncombatants or their perceived value therein.
2. The World Assembly further defines noncombatants to include both civilians who belong to a protected status or are otherwise taking no direct part in the hostilities, and those belligerents who, having been granted Prisoner of War or hors de combat status, are unable to take a direct part in hostilities.
3. Member states shall consider the use of individuals as living shields in the course of armed conflict illegal and a war crime.
4. Member states shall consider the use of individuals as living shields to be an aggravating circumstance when prosecuting or otherwise dealing with violators of international law, and are encouraged to take the necessary steps to protect those hostages from harm.
5. Member states shall consider a belligerents use of living shields a mitigating circumstance when dealing with the prosecution of troops who, due to the enemys violation of these provisions, find themselves directly or indirectly responsible for the accidental violation of a noncombatants protected status, and are encouraged to acquit the accused in situations wherein gross negligence cannot be ascribed.
6. Member states are permitted to prosecute unarmed noncombatants who voluntarily serve as living shields as they would prosecute combatants who utilize such living shields.
- a. Member states are encouraged, in instances where it cannot be determined whether an individual was voluntarily or forcibly taken as a living shield, to offer to resettle those individuals in an area away from the conflict.
b. If those individuals refuse and, subsequently, are repeatedly utilized as living shields in a manner that calls into question the non-voluntary nature of their participation, member states are permitted to prosecute and detain them accordingly.