World 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 # 17
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Omigodtheykilledkenny
Committed to providing for a stable, reliable source of funding for the World Assembly and its operations;
Convinced, however, that a program of solicited donations from national and private benefactors would serve the WA's purpose much greater than a coerced taxation scheme;
Disappointed by the previous practice of continually establishing programs and imposing mandates upon member states without stipulating how they will be funded;
Concerned by the possibility of corruption and wasteful spending, and determined to prevent such practices in the establishment of WA funding,
1. Declares that the World Assembly shall be funded by donations from member states; the WA will not levy taxes directly upon the citizens or residents of any nation;
2. Establishes the WA General Fund, which shall be the central source for the funding of WA operations, and the monies from which shall be spent only on maintaining the administration of the WA and missions established by a vote of the World Assembly;
3. Establishes the WA General Accounting Office (GAO), to collect donations to the General Fund, calculate available and projected funds for each fiscal year, publish an annual budget for the World Assembly, and certify that all appropriations therein are disbursed and utilized in a responsible manner;
4. Provides that national donations to the General Fund shall be assessed annually by the GAO, according to donors' national wealth and ability to give;
5. Further provides that annual surpluses in the WA budget shall be returned to national donors, in equal proportion to the amount of their contribution;
6. Further instructs the GAO to submit to regular audits from outside agencies;
7. Forbids the WA from engaging in deficit spending; and,
Recognizing that donations given to the World Assembly by member nations are likely to originate from public funds,
8. Affirms the right of member nations to maintain full authority over domestic taxation policies, barring those that may include unfair discriminatory practices;
9. Strongly encourages member states to provide for an appropriate degree of public accountability and transparency in decisions made regarding budgets and taxation.
General Assembly Resolution # 18
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
REALISING that conflict is ongoing & unavoidable
BELIEVING that personnel of an enemys armed forces captured during hostilities should be treated with respect and not be subject to human rights violations
DEFINES a "Prisoner of War", henceforth PoW, as a member of a belligerent armed force, excluding diplomats, found in uniform or where there is other good reason to believe he or she belongs to an opposing armed force, who has been apprehended by an opposing nation
DEFINES a "civilian internee" as a civilian national of a belligerent nation present and held in an opposing belligerent nation at the outbreak of hostilities against whom no reasonable suspicion of espionage, sabotage, subversion or other criminal charges exists. The right to intern or not such persons remains the privilege of the nation in question
DEFINES a "military internee" as a member of a belligerent armed force of either hostile powers found present and held in a neutral or non-belligerent nation. This excludes escaped PoWs who have made their way to non-belligerent nations
MANDATES that all PoWs and civilian and military internees, be they held in camps or otherwise, are to be supplied, free of charge, with the following, without unreasonable discrimination:
a) Shelter, fully nutritional food, washing facilities, water, & competent medical attention
b) Replacement uniforms and/or clothing. In the case of PoWs, such uniform is to reasonably resemble the uniform with relevant insignia he is entitled to in his own force, and bear no markings to distinguish the wearer as a PoW
c) Methods by which they may contact and be contacted by relatives & friends in their homeland, although the detaining nation may censor such correspondence if desired;
d) Protection against intimidation, humiliation, insults & physical attack
e) Other facilities as a nation may deemed necessary or desirable.
PROHIBITS PoWs, and civilian & military internees, from being subject to physical or mental interrogation, coercion, medical procedures not required to ensure such person's health, killed (including the killing of unapprehended hostile troops who have surrendered), and other such violations of human rights
a) Force may be used only in cases where the person in question is resisting apprehension, following reasonable warnings that such force is to be used. Detaining nation's forces are further permitted to search and remove any weapons and other contraband
b) PoWs may be questioned to establish their name, rank, number (be it regimental, unit, service or commissioning), and pertinent medical and religious information not of military importance. Such information is to be freely given by PoWs
c) Detaining nations are permitted to use PoWs as a labour force. Such labour cannot, however, be used in industries involved either directly or indirectly in the furthering of the detaining nation's war aims. Detaining nations may not use commissioned PoWs for manual labour. Internees are not to be used as a labour force without their consent
PERMITS nations to engage in repatriation of civilian internees, PoW exchanges, or conditional repatriation of either
a) Civilian and military internees may be left at liberty, military internees under the condition that they do not attempt to leave the country in which they are currently present
b) Escaped PoWs of any belligerent force who make their way to a non belligerent nation are to repatriated
General Assembly Resolution # 19
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Rutianas
The World Assembly
Recognizing that children are abused and neglected, and
knowing that this abuse can be international in nature,
Seeking to outlaw this abuse
Defines a child as being under the age of consent or majority as defined by their home nation,
Defines the age of consent to be an age set by the state at which it deems a child able to assent or dissent to sex
Defines the age of majority, for the purpose of this resolution, as an age set by the state to signify a child's ability to be independent from their parents or guardians,
1. For this resolution, physical abuse of a child under the age of majority is defined as any act which will tend to cause a child physical harm. Emotional abuse shall be defined as any act or behavior which has the result of psychologically harming a child
a) A child is entitled to be cared for, to be given sustenance, shelter, clothing, not to be deprived of education, to receive adequate medical care, and not to be physically or emotionally abused
b) Children have the right to impartial and private investigation of their claims of neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
2. For this resolution, sexual abuse of a child under the age of consent is defined as any act of sexual intimacy, feigned or real for the purposes of sexual gratification of the adult or others, between an adult and a child, including but not confined to any acts of genital stimulation of either the child or the adult in question
a) It is illegal to sexually abuse a child
b) It is illegal to relocate a child to another country for the purpose to cause sexual abuse to the child
c) Possessing, viewing, or circulating media, including, but not limited to, photographs and video, that involves sexual abuse of a child, shall be illegal
d) Exceptions may be made where member states have given permission for these kinds of materials to be used by law enforcement agencies or for research and scientific purposes, where possession of these materials is monitored by law enforcement authorities
e) Involvement in an act that inflicts sexual abuse is also illegal, however, if it can be proven that it was an unknowing involvement, leniency may be afforded due to the discretion of the nations judicial system
f) Exempting law enforcement authorities and court officials that may become involved in such acts to apprehend criminals, provided the agent/s are on duty and materials are relevant to the case
3. A child has the right to remain with his or her parents or guardians, provided that articles 1 and/or 2 have not been violated.
a) WA member states are urged to set up a system in which the public is notified of a kidnapped child
b) WA member states are urged to work together if a suspect and child are believed to have left the nation of the childs residence
General Assembly Resolution # 20
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Mavenu
The World Assembly,
Believing that people should be able to go about their lawful affairs without having to worry about theft, assault or murder,
Recognising that dealing with crimes that occur completely within specific nations and that only affect those own nations peoples is a matter for those nations own governments,
Believing, however, that any crimes that interfere with international trade and travel and/or that cross national boundaries are matters in which the WA has a legitimate interest,
1. Defines the term Pirates, for the purpose of this resolution, as meaning people who are not formally recognised agents of any government (although some of them may have informal links to governments, from whom they receive support in exchange for various considerations, or may be at least partly motivated by loyalty to a cause), unlike Privateers, and who operate in groups to use threats and force to seize vehicles and their cargos and possibly their passengers, and/or crew, as well for personal gain, and who may also use ships or other vehicles as transportation for raids against settlements,
2. Defines pirates as 'international pirates if they operate across national borders and/or attack international trade,
3. Requires that all WA member nations refrain from giving any international pirates safe haven, or markets for their plunder, or any other support for their operations;
4. Requires all WA member nations to do as much as they reasonably can to suppress international piracy within their own territories;
5. Urges and authorises all WA member nations to do as much as they reasonably can to suppress international piracy within any areas (such as international waters) that are not under any nations effective control, and its bases wherever those are;
6. Requires all WA member nations to treat all offences committed during acts of international piracy that occurred outside of their own territories at least as seriously, as they would treat any comparable crimes committed within those territories and against their own people, if the alleged perpetrators fall into their hands, and authorises them to try people for piratical crimes committed elsewhere;
7. Declares that anybody who is accused of having served knowingly as crew aboard any vehicle being used by international pirates, but who can not be linked to any specific offences, shall be subject to appropriate charges of criminal conspiracy and accessory before the fact; and that proof of that service shall constitute adequate proof for conviction on those charges, unless they prove that they were forced into that crew on pain of death and served only as a non-combatant in which case courts may be allowed to acquit them;
8. Defines the knowing provision of unforced support for international pirates to be an act of conspiracy to commit those pirates crimes, and requires all WA member nations to treat such acts as they would conspiracy to commit any other crimes of comparable seriousness, unless that support is
A/ given only to captive pirates, and within the limits of help that can legally be given to prisoners in general, or
B/ given only to ex-pirates, with whom the legal system has already dealt, and is to help them live honest lives;
9. Strongly urges all WA member nations to act at least as thoroughly against any pirates who operate solely within their own territories as they do against international pirates.
Author: St Edmund.
General Assembly Resolution # 21
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
The World Assembly,
AWARE that some workers are paid so little that they can barely afford to eat;
CONSIDERING this situation little better than slavery;
DESIRING that all people should be allowed to do more than merely surviving in exchange for full-time work;
DEFINES the Basic Poverty Line as the cost of enough food and drink to keep a person healthy for a week, plus one week's rent for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of an average weekly commute between home and work, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of those utilities deemed appropriate, less any income or benefits provided to all workers by the nation;
DEFINES the Dependent Poverty Line as the Basic Poverty Line, substituting an average two-person dwelling for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of enough food and drink to keep a dependent healthy for a week, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of schooling for a dependent, less any additional income or benefits provided to all workers with dependents by the nation;
REQUIRES that power and water supply be deemed appropriate utilities;
SUGGESTS an allowance be made for primary medical care where it is not free at the point of access;
NOTES that the Poverty Lines are defined 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;
REQUIRES that the Poverty Lines be re-evaluated on at least an annual basis;
CONSIDERS a person working on average 30 hours or more per week to be in full-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;
REQUIRES that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Basic Poverty Line;
REQUIRES further 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;
CONSIDERS a person working on average between 10 and 30 hours per week to be in part-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;
REQUIRES that a person in part-time employment be subject to the same minimum weekly net wage regulations as a person in full-time employment, with the relevant wage levels pro-rated to the proportion of 30 hours per week worked.
EXEMPTS from this requirement workers in the voluntary sector, who donate their time as they choose;
EXEMPTS also from this requirement convicted criminals who are required to perform work in the course of their sentence;
CONSIDERS a person working on a contractual basis to be equivalent to a person in direct employment for the purposes of this resolution;
DECLARES void any contract specifying a lesser wage or contractual remuneration than is specified above, requiring that either that contract is revised to conform with the above requirements or that national redundancy laws be invoked;
ACCEPTS that individuals may be paid in kind as well as cash, evaluating such payments for the purposes of this act as follows:
* Items which form part of the relevant Poverty Line assessment are evaluated as that part, pro-rated to their proportion of the individual's actual requirements;
* Other goods and services are evaluated as their average market value in the area over which the Poverty Line is assessed;
and URGES nations to ensure that their welfare systems provide at least the equivalent of a weekly wage of 20% over the Poverty Line.