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 # 52
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes
Regretfully noting that starvation and malnutrition are prevalent within a multitudinous number of nations in distress, and further noting that such hunger oftentimes leads to unnecessary conflict,
Recognizing the need for assistance in the production and distribution of food in such nations, as well as the bountiful supplies and surpluses in various prosperous nations,
The World Assembly therefore
ENCOURAGES prosperous nations to support ailing nations when and however possible, to supplant the need of World Assembly intervention;
ENCOURAGES all nations to research more efficient irrigation and drainage technology to prevent crop shortages and wasteful water use; to research plant breeding techniques and soil fertilization techniques, as well as employ crop rotation, and weed, insect, and pest control;
ESTABLISHES the International Food Welfare Organization (IFWO) as the administrator of the processes of this act; authorizes the dispatching of IFWO scientists to nations needing assistance in the creation of beneficial farming practices;
ENACTS a surplus donation system in which national crop surpluses may be donated to the IFWO, while requiring nations to carefully manage the production of such surpluses so to neither promote nor condone wasteful agricultural practices; the IFWO shall be given the authority to distribute food rations to the people of nations undergoing severe economic depression, famine, or conflict which causes a shortage of food;
OUTLAWS governmental actions such as state-based food hoarding and unfair food distribution practices which deliberately produce famines and starvation; also outlaws such actions taken during crises such as famines, natural disasters, and refugee crises that are detrimental to the health and welfare of the people;
RECOGNIZING that under such circumstances a compelling governmental interest exists to protect the health and welfare of the people, the right of governments to seize food to supply to victims of such crises is granted, so long as such seizure is not detrimental to the larger population;
INITIATES the gradual reduction of protectionist and other practices, in regards to farming and food-related industries, that have the potential to severely harm international food trade; to determine when such practices have the potential to harm international food trade and regulate those practices, as well as to manage other international trade issues at the behest of the World Assembly, the International Trade Administration (ITA) is formed;
CONSTRUCTS the World Assembly Seedbank to store seeds as a source of planting where seeds are generally unavailable, due to natural disaster, disease outbreak, and war, as well as to protect the biodiversity of food crops; such seeds shall be collected as volunteered by nations; the IFWO shall manage the distribution of seeds when needed.
ESTABLISHES the World Assembly Emergency Crop Program, which shall be under the authority of the IFWO, and shall serve the purpose of growing those food crops that are major food-sources, but are unable to be stored in the World Assembly Seedbank; such food crops shall be distributed to nations, where they are a major food-source, during times of crises, when such food crops are generally unavailable.
General Assembly Resolution # 53
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Goddess Relief Office
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,
NOTING the danger posed by communicable diseases, especially those whose etiology, pathology, and prognosis are unknown and cause human fatality;
REALIZING that a nation that intentionally withholds information about an epidemic within its borders places the international community at risk by impeding the ability of others to put into action plans to contain the disease or research a vaccine;
1) CREATES the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center (EPARC) within the World Health Authority. The EPARC shall serve the following primary functions:
a. Identifying and confirming international outbreaks;
b. Coordinating international outbreak response using resources from scientific institutions in World Assembly member nations, medical initiatives, regional technical networks, and international humanitarian nongovernmental organizations; and
c. Strengthening readiness for outbreaks of dangerous and emerging pathogens.
2) REQUIRES that all member nations report any outbreak to the World Health Authority EPARC if the incidence rate of a disease in any localized area reaches a level of more than twice that of the same calendar month in the previous year;
3) STRONGLY URGES all member nations enact immediate measures to combat a local outbreak while it is still in the incipient stages, including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Providing medical care to infected individuals;
b. Issuing public news updates;
c. Eradicating insects, vermin, or livestock if they carry the disease;
d. Quarantining infected individuals in their homes or in hospitals;
4) REQUIRES that all member nations share viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens samples with the World Health Authority EPARC so that the international community can research a vaccine and is kept abreast of developments if the disease evolves in virulence or other characteristics;
5) FURTHER REQUIRES that all member nations allow health inspectors from the World Health Authority and international aid agencies to travel to the affected area to provide aid to infected individuals, conduct research, distribute medical supplies and vaccines, or report the latest developments to the international community, as appropriate;
6) MANDATES that all member nations act responsibly in the control of the nation's land, sea, and airport and impose travel restrictions, if recommended by the World Health Authority EPARC, to help control the spread of the disease; and
7) ASKS that all member nations cooperate at all times with the World Health Authority EPARC on issues not enumerated.
Security Council Resolution # 3
A resolution to express shock and dismay at a nation or region.
Nominee: NAZI EUROPE
RECOGNIZING the Nazi ideology as one of hate,
ASSERTING that any region condoning and encouraging such beliefs is a danger to a large range of minorities and cultures,
FURTHER ASSERTING that it is our responsibility to discourage this kind of intolerance,
HOPING that an official condemnation from the World Assembly will discourage people from listening to or believing any messages of hate or intolerance from this region,
the World Assembly hereby condemns the region of NAZI EUROPE.
General Assembly Resolution # 54
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Studly Penguins
UNSETTLED by the number of terminally ill persons with no dignified and legal means to choose to end their needless pain and suffering;
MANDATING all WA Nations allow terminally-ill persons to end their lives in a humane and dignified manner through the voluntary administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a health care provider for that purpose.
ESTABLISHING the WA Commission on Human Rights to arbitrate any and all disputes concerning the implementation of this legislation.
A) Terminal illness means an incurable and irreversible disease that has been medically confirmed and will produce death;
B) Attending physician means the health care provider who has primary responsibility for the care and treatment of the patient;
C) Consulting physician means a health care provider who is qualified by specialty or experience to make a professional diagnosis and prognosis;
D) Adult means a person who has reached his or her nations age of majority.
2. The patient seeking to end to his/her own unbearable suffering through legally prescribed lethal drugs must be an Adult suffering from terminal illness. The patient must also be mentally competent and able to make and communicate Health-Care decisions to their doctors or through a provision in a patient's Living Will. Patient must also:
A) Make two oral requests not less than 5 days apart to receive a lethal dose of drugs;
B) Execute a written request for such medication in the presence of two witnesses who, in the presence of the patient, attest that to the best of their knowledge and belief the patient is capable, of sound mind, and acting under free will. No witness shall be a blood relative or one who stands to gain from said patients death.
3) Prior to legally prescribing lethal medication, the Attending and Consulting Physician must confirm the diagnosis and verify that the patient's request is voluntary. Physicians must also perform the following:
A) Inform and document on three occasions to the patient his/her diagnosis, prognosis, risks/effects of the lethal medication, other treatment options and patients right to rescind their lethal medication request anytime.
B) Immediately prior to administering such drug(s), either Physician must verify and document that the patient is making an informed and voluntary decision.
4. Additional provisions:
A) A patient may rescind a request for lethal medication at any time. When numerous requests are made and then rescinded; an immediate psychiatric consultation is to be ordered.
B) No person shall be subject to any penalty, including civil or criminal liability or professional discipline for participating in good faith compliance with this resolution.
C) A person that willfully seeks to cause a patients death without full compliance with the procedures required by this resolution shall be guilty of a crime and subject to civil, criminal, and/or other penalties.
D) This Act is to ensure a dignified end to suffering; it CANNOT and SHALL NOT be used as an excuse to remove undesirable people.
E) A physician has the right to refuse to take part in an assisted death WITHOUT any penalties whatsoever being levied against her/him.
5. This resolution shall not preclude a nation from enacting an assisted suicide law that is less or more restrictive than this resolution, so long as said law complies with Sections 4 (D) and 4 (E).
Co-author: Robert Hawkins
Security Council Resolution # 4
A resolution to strike down Delegate-imposed barriers to free entry in a region.
Nominee (region): belgium
The region of Belgium has been home to a regional community for over six years -- a community so old, it predated the establishment of Regional Founders. On 29 May 2009, Macedon and Mencer successfully invaded Belgium. Within 36 hours, invader delegate Wallonia-Flanders had password-protected the region and begun ejecting and banning long-time natives of the region. The occupation of the region drew condemnation from across the NationStates community, with defenders and invaders alike coming together to criticize the destruction of Belgium.
With a secret password in place, it would impossible for the natives of Belgium to reclaim their region, dooming the region to a slow death. While we hesitate to interfere in the internal affairs of regions, World Assembly intervention is the only course of action left that will allow the rightful inhabitants of Belgium to reclaim their home.
Therefore, the World Assembly hereby lifts the password on the region of Belgium, and forbids said region from being password-protected.