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 # 369
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Wallenburg
Applauding this Assembly's commitment to education and sexual and reproductive rights;
Recognizing the importance of educating youth on safe and responsible means of engaging in sexual activity and reproduction;
The World Assembly hereby:
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, a "general education service" as any service or collection of services in which one or more students are educated on all subjects considered necessary for basic education, such as mathematics, the sciences, and language skills;
Requires all general education services in member states to guarantee that all their students who are experiencing reproductive maturation, and have not yet received sufficient education, as detailed in clause 3, are educated through a reproductive education course on the nature of their species's reproduction;
Establishes that such reproductive education courses must thoroughly educate all students on information relevant to their own species, including:
Biology relevant to reproduction;
The process of reproductive development;
Prophylactic and contraceptive measures, when relevant to the improvement of students' health;
In species capable of sexual activity or reproduction, the process of sexual reproduction, biology relevant to sexual activity, and any pathogens known to frequently communicate through sexual activity;
Highly encourages member nations to provide separate reproductive education courses for each sapient species;
Expands the mission of the World Health Authority to include assisting member states in the adequate education of sapient beings on reproduction, in order to minimize the risk of international epidemics caused by pathogens communicated through reproduction;
Directs the World Health Authority to allocate sufficient funds toward reproductive education in those member states that are unable to meet the mandates of this resolution, even in a good faith effort, without supranational aid;
Reserves to the several member states the power and authority to regulate reproductive education within their jurisdictions, within the confines of World Assembly law.
General Assembly Resolution # 370
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #259 “Stopping Invasive Species” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly;
Recognising the great intentions behind the authoring of G.A Resolution #259,
However, concerned that the resolution is both overreaching and overly-restrictive toward member nations and should not continue to stand in this august assembly.
Noting G.A #259's excessively powerful requirement that "member nations shall work actively to prevent the transfer of invasive species across their borders" through "all means necessary" yet denying nations the right to close their borders.
Proposing that such border restrictions prevents a neighbouring nation at risk of being subjected to an infection, of utilizing border closure as a penultimate solution, thereby ensuring the spread of a species in such an instance.
Perplexed by both the requirement to treat ballast water rendering it sterilized and therefore safe, yet restricting the discharge of now safe ballast water placing a second needless burden on those who would comply with said resolution.
Horrified that the outright banning on "the discharge of ballast water in coastal waters" could cost lives should a submarine vessel need to peform an "emergency blow", requiring the discharge of ballast water for which the resolution in question makes no exception.
Believing that G.A Resolution #259's good intent ultimately has legislated for more harm than the good it intended,
Hereby; repeals G.A Resolution #259, Stopping Invasive Species
General Assembly Resolution # 371
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Kaboomlandia
The World Assembly,
Realizing that toxic heavy metals are an international concern due to their toxicity and potential for bioaccumulation, thus negatively affecting personal health and natural ecosystems;
Acknowledging that toxic heavy metals and their compounds steadily build up through food chains, poisoning organisms and affecting sapient beings that make their livelihood off the land and sea;
Seeking to create sensible legislation that steadily replaces them with safer alternative materials at a pace appropriate to each member state;
The General Assembly hereby,
Defines "toxic heavy metals" as any relatively dense metal or metalloid, or any compound thereof, that is noted for its potential toxicity by the World Assembly Scientific Programme;
Requires member states to research alternatives to reduce the use of, and where technologically and economically feasible, phase out the use of toxic heavy metals and their compounds;
Encourages member states to cooperate in such research where possible, to save time, costs, and prevent overlapping research;
Further requires member states to educate citizens about the dangers of toxic heavy metals, as well as make a reasonable effort to safely dispose of such chemicals;
Prohibits the intentional discharge of toxic heavy metals into the natural environment, including bodies of water;
Bans the disposal of toxic heavy metals where there is a high probability of environmental contamination;
Mandates that landfills used to hold toxic heavy metals be properly lined to prevent against leaching;
Further mandates that employees of workplaces in member states utilizing such toxic heavy metals follow extant World Assembly law on hazardous material safety, including but not limited to proper labelling and personal protective equipment;
Exempts the use of toxic heavy metals in military applications, so long as due care is taken to ensure safe disposal of said toxic heavy metals and/or their compounds, as covered by existing international law.
Co-authored by Wrapper.
General Assembly Resolution # 372
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
The Member Nations of the World Assembly:
Recognizing that animals are non-sapient, sentient beings capable of experiencing stress, fear, and pain;
Convinced that there is no just cause for intentionally abusing an animal, and that animals should be cared for in ways that support a healthy life free from suffering;
Resolved that animal abuse is utterly unjustifiable and should be universally condemned and prohibited;
Saddened that some individuals continue to permit or perpetrate acts of animal abuse out of antipathy, intransigence, and even malicious character;
Resolved that putting an end to unjustifiable cruelty is part of what it means to make the world a better place, one resolution at a time;
Now, therefore, the General Assembly hereby enacts the following provisions, subject to the rules and laws set by earlier WA resolutions that are still in force:
1. Declares that cruelly or maliciously causing physical injury to an animal, cruelly killing an animal, and torturing an animal are outlawed and prohibited within World Assembly member nations;
2. Further declares that individuals have an absolute right to defend themselves and others against a hostile animal, and nothing in this law shall be read to prevent or prohibit reasonable acts of self-defense, even if they cause injury to the animal;
3. Outlaws the use of animals in fighting sports and any other non-military and non-law enforcement exhibition where the animal is intentionally and purposefully exposed to physical injury;
4. Requires that any person who keeps an animal to provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care necessary to promote the health of the animal and avoid suffering and disease;
5. Recommends that any person who keeps an animal must, to the best of their means and ability, provide the animal with access to professional veterinary care.
General Assembly Resolution # 373
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #112 “Convention on Execution” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that Resolution 112, Convention on Execution, "[g]rants the right of member nations to allow the use of execution,"
Further recognizing that Resolution 112 "[e]ncourages any nation that has legalized execution to restrict its use to the most extreme cases,"
Believing that international encouragement (instead of an international mandate) is insufficient to prevent less civilized governments from using their "right to execute" in cases where a death sentence is too harsh, such as illegal drug possession or sexual impropriety,
Convinced that this august body should take back the legal authority to limit the crimes to which member states may apply capital punishment,
Repeals Resolution 112, Convention on Execution.