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 # 346
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Caracasus
Encouraged by the ongoing efforts of the international community to invest in biological research,
Impressed by some of the potential technologies and cures that have developed from this research, but
Concerned by the rate at which unique ecosystems are disappearing, either to man-made activity or to natural changes in climate,
This august World Assembly hereby enacts the following, subject to any limits imposed by earlier resolutions that are still in force:
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
'unique ecosystem' as any area which is reasonably likely to contain flora and fauna that are unique to the larger ecosystem,
'man made activity' as action or continued inaction taken by sentient beings that endangers the biodiversity of a unique ecosystem, up to and including mining, logging, construction or introduction of invasive species, but not counting acts of war,
'natural changes in climate' as any foreseeable, long term natural event or change that endangers the biodiversity of a unique ecosystem, such as long term drought, rise in sea levels or global cooling;
Requires nations where man-made activity may be reasonably expected to seriously compromise a unique ecosystem to make reasonable expeditions, within their abilities, into the unique ecosystem to take stock of and collect samples of unique flora and fauna within the region;
Requires nations with ongoing natural changes in climate that threaten to seriously compromise unique ecosystems to make reasonable expeditions, within their abilities, into the unique ecosystem to take stock of and collect samples of unique flora and fauna within the region.
Expands the duties of the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) to include:
Monitoring global climate changes to identify unique ecosystems under threat, and to notify nations of said threat to their unique ecosystems,
Storing and providing access to raw data from nations who have shared with the WASP,
Raising and providing funds and scientific support for nations who do not have the capacity to conduct a reasonable scientific expedition;
Encourages nations to share raw data from above expeditions with the World Assembly Science Program (WASP)
General Assembly Resolution # 347
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Recognizing that many World Assembly member states use patents to encourage scientific and technological innovation,
Believing that the international recognition of patents will incentivize the creation of new inventions throughout all member states while providing inventors with a fair reward for their labours,
The General Assembly,
Defines "invention", for the purposes of this resolution, as a device, method, composition or process that is useful, novel and nonobvious, even to others skilled in the same field;
Further defines "patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to the creator of an invention, including the right:
to use, manufacture, offer for sale and import or export the invention,
to sell or license any of these rights to others,
to seek an injunction and fair damages against any entity that infringes upon these rights, and
to extinguish any of these rights;
Further defines "foreign patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as any patent granted by another member state;
Mandates that each member state recognize the exclusive rights associated with foreign patents for the lesser of the following: ten years after the date on which the patent was granted, or the period used by the member state that granted the patent;
Encourages member states to extend patent terms for inventions which are subject to lengthy regulatory approval processes and other delays that reduce the effective period of protection for such inventions, such as pharmaceuticals;
Authorizes member states to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights associated with certain foreign patents when:
a substantially similar invention to the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent has been patented by a different inventor in a member state, and the date on which the substantially similar invention was first granted a patent by a member state is prior to the date on which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent by a member state,
the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent is not currently being exploited in that member state, and the inventor has no good faith plans to exploit the invention in that member state in the near future,
the member state in which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent did not release the relevant patent application in a timely manner, and
such limitations and exceptions are necessary to enforce any additional reasonable and appropriate patent regulations created by that member state, including but not limited to regulations regarding the interpretation of clauses 1 and 2 of this resolution, so long as such regulations remain consistent with the object and purpose of this resolution;
Specifies that international intellectual property disputes, including but not limited to international disputes on copyrights, trademarks, or patents, constitute international trade disputes for the purposes of international law;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as requiring member nations to recognize any patents other than foreign patents, nor any patent in respect of an invention that is itself in violation of regulations unrelated to patent law, such as health and safety standards for manufactured goods;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on patents.
General Assembly Resolution # 348
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Recognizing armed conflict and the resolution of such has a variety of nuance;
Desiring to enforce traditional customs of peacekeeping and negotiations with World Assembly authority without crippling the political advantages military conflict provides, and;
Striving to provide rules of fair conduct for such, that aggrieved parties might find recourse;
1. Defines an armistice as an agreement for the formal cessation of hostilities between armed parties, conditionally or unconditionally, for the purpose of negotiating a lasting peace, that does not necessarily require a halt in armed conflict in the interim;
2. Defines a ceasefire as an agreement between armed parties for the immediate and temporary halt in combat;
3. Strongly encourages member states to agree to a ceasefire for the duration of armistice negotiations, to provide civilian noncombatants the opportunity to voluntarily flee a potentially dangerous area, or to otherwise facilitate peaceful or humanitarian operations within the conflict area.
4. Permits member states to resume hostilities during a ceasefire agreement if:
a. There is no fixed duration of the ceasefire, or the fixed duration expires, provided prior notification to a relevant representative of the opposing force is made, or;
b. The ceasefire agreement is declared void due to an opposing partys violation of the terms, provided immediate notification to a relevant representative of the opposing force is made.
5. Binds member states to not violate a ceasefire agreement without an aforementioned legitimate provision.
6. Requires member states negotiate in good faith with their counterpart(s) during an armistice agreement.
7. Mandates member states ensure that representatives who are directly or indirectly participating in armistice or ceasefire negotiations be protected from unlawful injury, assault, or detainment for the duration of the negotiation.
8. Declares that, should the negotiations fail and hostilities recommence, the aforementioned representatives shall have their protections outlined in Clause 7 extended and safe passage granted until such time as they are returned to safely to their territory such that they are not in immediate danger from the conflict.
9. Specifies that the protections and provisions outlined in Clause 6, 7, and 8 may be considered void if clear evidence that an involved party has violated the above provisions comes to light.
10. Further specifies that violation of any of the above clauses without the mitigating circumstances of Clauses 4 or 9 shall be considered a war crime by member states, and violators shall be prosecuted accordingly.
11. Tasks the International Mediation Foundation (IMF) to, upon request, supply impartial arbitrators and locate neutral meeting locations open for all involved parties to access, and shall issue binding arbitrations, with an appeals process, for all participants.
12. Member states shall extend the protections outlined in Clauses 6 and 7 to IMF arbitrators and staff operating in the capacity of their duties at all times.
General Assembly Resolution # 349
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
SEEKING to reestablish protected access to space for all nations,
DISTRESSED by the rapidly increasing accumulation of frivolous repeals,
RECOGNIZING that prolonged accumulation of debris in orbit can impede space travel and orbital operations,
AWARE that one resolution cannot sufficiently legislate on all topics related to debris in space and choosing to address one aspect well,
DEFINES debris as debris to quiet some illogical complaints,
CONSIDERS an object to be in orbit if it circles a celestial body without propulsion and outside assistance (excepting gravity) at least once,
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 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 # 350
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #292 “Nuclear Security Convention” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Remembering the use of this resolution in an attempt to repeal 10 GA, the Nuclear Arms Possession Act, which allows World Assembly nations to have nuclear weapons, and therefore considering this a threat to the stability of the international system itself and
Believing that the threat of 'uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear technology, particularly by non-members who are not bound by the conventions of international law' mentioned in the Nuclear Security Convention, hereafter referred to as the Convention, is an over-exaggerated menace which cannot be affected by World Assembly legislation anyway,
This august World Assembly;
Objects to the clause that member states are to '[prevent] the transfer of nuclear technology, design specifications, and materials if there is reason to suspect that they will be weaponised', as:
this prevents the transfer of nuclear propulsion technologies in warships, for the nuclear technology is weaponised by putting it inside that ship and by preventing that transfer, degrades the ability of nations to assist in collective defence,
this also prevents the transfer of nuclear materials and specifications inside countries, as there is no limiting statement on to where such transfers are permitted and by preventing that transfer, prohibits nations from moving nuclear materials within their own sovereign borders,
this also prevents the transfer of nuclear technologies used for energy production, for suspicion is always cast on nuclear fission due to the easy reapplication of peaceful technologies to weapon production (the only differences being that of reaction control and purity) and by preventing that transfer, prevents cheap and available electricity from being more readily available, and
this also prevents the transfer of specifications of any kind as the criteria for suspicion are not as of yet settled and by preventing that transfer, increases the likelihood of nuclear disasters by depriving scientists of important knowledge and safety procedures;
Questions the enforceability of the clause referenced in (1), no matter how sophisticated and Latinate this appears in comparison to a previous legislation's reference of 'wrong hands';
Objects, with shoe-banging, to the enforceability of a requirement that 'all measures necessary and practical' be taken, as the extent to these measures is as of yet undefined in their extent;
Disapproves of the failure of the World Assembly to protect indigenous and foreign nuclear technologies and materials and thereby leaving open a path to ban nuclear weapons by prohibiting their supply chain; this Assembly hereby;
Repeals the Nuclear Security Convention.