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 # 483
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing that improved manufacturing processes often lead to an increased waste production due to cheaper products indirectly promoting a use and throwaway culture;
Understanding that technological limitations and economical concerns can lead to reservations regarding waste reduction programs;
Troubled, however, that many waste products contain materials that require significant amounts of time to decompose or are of toxic nature;
Concerned that unregulated accumulation of refuse inevitably leads to negative environmental effects due to contamination of water, air and soil and thus poses a danger for sapient species, animals and ecosystems;
Further concerned that uncontrolled increases of waste squanders valuable, rare and energy-intensive resources;
Thus believing that a reduction of waste would benefit all nations and their inhabitants;
- 1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
- a) "Recyclable waste material" as a waste material, item or object that can be reprocessed into materials fit for manufacturing;
b) "Recycling" as a process in which a recyclable waste material is converted into a state that is reusable for production;
c) "Salvageable object" as a complex waste product that can, due to disassembly, yield recyclable materials;
d) "Salvaging" as a process in which a salvageable object is disassambled into recyclable waste materials;
- a) the introduction of recycling and salvaging as a means of waste reduction in all member nations in accordance to their technological and economical capabilities, unless such is already introduced and active;
b) the implementation of an easily accessible system for the collection of recyclable materials and salvageable objects in said nations, unless such is already in place;
3. Requires its member nations to encourage participation in recycling and salvaging, and the usage of through recycling recovered materials with the means of legislation, incentives or penalization;
4. Clarifies that this resolution does neither prevent nor discrourage the implementation of other waste reduction methods before or after recycling takes place.
5. Encourages its member nations to support the research of new recycling and waste reduction techniques to further reduce waste production.
General Assembly Resolution # 484
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Bioethics
Proposed by: Tinhampton
Noting that both novel and recurring communicable diseases affect a diverse array of species in many member states, and that names for these diseases (as well as their vectors) can offer consistency and clarity whenever used,
Dismayed that there is no international consensus on the naming of novel communicable diseases, in particular those which could cross borders, and thus no single reference point for them; so imperiling the safety of those infected and the sanity of doctors who have to slug through pages of bureaucracy simply to find out what is to be treated, and
Committing to confidently cut down the currently cumbersome, copious compilations of confusing classifications which can crop up continually in the catalogue of communicable conditions...
The General Assembly hereby:
creates, within the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center (EPARC) of the World Health Authority, an Agency for the Branding of Communicable Diseases (ABCD),
tasks ABCD with proposing in short order to EPARC's Medical Ethics Board names for those communicable diseases with no suitable name in common use, which have not previously been detected in sapient species and are likely to lead EPARC to confirm an international outbreak; and publicising those names once speedily confirmed by that Board to be appropriately informative,
requires member states and healthcare organisations to use ABCD-publicised names for particular diseases when communicating about them to the public (but encourages other entities to use such names as intended); and to refrain from funding internal attempts to name such diseases where ABCD can do so efficiently, speedily, and on an international scale, and
clarifies that this resolution does not affect the naming or taxonomy (such as binomial nomenclature) of disease vectors.
General Assembly Resolution # 485
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #484 “Disease Naming Compact” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Bioethics) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Understanding the intention of the resolution to create an international standard for naming novel diseases,
Skeptical, however, of the resolution's premise that "there is no international consensus on the naming of novel communicable diseases" and that it would "[imperil] the safety of those infected and the sanity of doctors",
Asserting that it is very likely, in the scenario of a novel disease being discovered, that an unofficial international consensus would be formed on its naming due to the need for clear communications between governments,
Noting that even if there is no international consensus on the name of a disease, it is unlikely that doctors would have to "slug through pages of bureaucracy simply to find out what is to be treated", as foreign names of diseases would be public knowledge in its country of origin and thus easily identifiable,
Finding it ironic that the resolution proposed to solve the supposed problem of bureaucracy by establishing a worldwide bureaucracy,
Recognising that it would be extremely difficult to create a name that is "appropriately informative" for all member states, as languages and writing systems vary widely and many words may not have suitable translations in other languages,
Concerned that the requirement on member states to "refrain from funding internal attempts to name such diseases" may inadvertently restrict support for necessary research, such as work that involves identifying and categorizing disease-causing viruses or organisms, or that seeks to improve public health communication
Concluding that this level of micro-management is unnecessary for the World Assembly,
Hoping for future efforts to promote international cooperation on vital matters that necessitate coordinated government action, rather than micro-managing member states or imposing top-down policies on issues best addressed independently by the medical and scientific community.
Hereby repeals GA#484 "Disease Naming Compact".
Co-authored by Kelssek
General Assembly Resolution # 486
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Appalled at the unnecessary cruelty inherent in sterilising an individual against their will;
Shocked that forced sterilisation takes place nonetheless within the jurisdiction of several member nations;
Adamant that forced sterilisation as a punishment for sexual offenders is both purposeless and immoral, given the severe and long-term depression and anxiety it often causes;
Similarly determined that, in addition to its inherent cruelty, forced sterilisation used for the reduction of population sizes of minorities or the disabled is a dangerous tool in the hands of despotic regimes that can lead to devastating consequences for the groups they target;
Resolving to abolish this abominable practice;
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, "reproductive ability" as the ability to reproduce naturally without extensive medical intervention and "sterilisation" as the removal of an individual's reproductive ability;
Prohibits the sterilisation of any individual without their informed consent given free from external material incentives, subject to previous extant World Assembly legislation;
Requires that member nations:
carry out thorough and regular investigations into all sterilisation services within their jurisdiction to detect any instances of illegal sterilisation;
reasonably punish individuals responsible for any sterilisation illegal at the time of its occurrence under World Assembly law;
Tasks the WACC with overseeeing Institutional Review Board decisions to ensure that sterilisations of minors or other non-legally competent peope are approved if and only if the necessity of sterilisation for the long-term health of that person has been certified;
Urges member nations to offer and, where accepted, provide financial reparations or psychological therapy to victims of forced sterilisation.
General Assembly Resolution # 487
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Safety
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly,
Believing in the rights of every sapient individual to have full bodily autonomy,
Knowing that the involuntary administration of certain drugs, medications, or other substances, can infringe on this right to bodily autonomy,
Wishing to regulate the involuntary administration of these substances so as to prevent a severe violation of natural sapient rights,
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, an "undesirable substance" as any drug, medication, or other substance, whose primary intent in administration can be reasonably assumed to not be desired by the individual to whom it is being administered;
Subject to other World Assembly Legislation, bans the administration of undesirable substances to any sapient individual of legal competence who has not freely consented to the administration, except in the following circumstances:
the individual poses a reasonable threat to themselves or others, and must be sedated;
the individual is undergoing a medical procedure and needs to receive emergency medications, where consent is not able to be received;
the undesirable substance is being administered as capital punishment, lethal, non-painful doses must be administered in order to induce a humane death;
substances deemed necessary for the widespread public health of either the nation or the world at large must be administered, even if there are skeptics who are vocally opposed to such substances being administered;
Clarifies that, even under these exceptions, adverse effects that are not deemed necessary shall be minimized to the greatest extent which is possible.