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.
Security Council Resolution # 4
A resolution to strike down Delegate-imposed barriers to free entry in a region.
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.
General Assembly Resolution # 55
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #46 “Right of Emigration” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLED,
FULLY ACKNOWLEDGING "Right to Emigration" has a magnanimous spirit and that the vast majority of the Ambassadors and Delegates who voted for "Right to Emigration" did so for magnanimous reasons,
ACKNOWLEDGING that "pursuit of ambition, opportunity or refuge" or "escape from war, persecution or injustice" are almost without exception noble objectives,
BUT NEVERTHELESS ACUTELY AWARE no amount of goodwill can by itself repair the appalling flaws of a severely handicapped text,
SADLY NOTING Resolution #46 says, in relevant part (emphasis added):
"2. PERMITS member states to waive Section 1 **only** if any of the following conditions are true:
a) The person is either under penal servitude or undergoing (civil or criminal) legal proceedings;
b) The person **holds certain convictions** directly linking to sexual offences;
c) The person is below the age of maturity (as defined in their country of residence) and lacks the consent of their legal parents or guardians;
d) The person is either **militarily interned during conflict** or **legally mandated** to remain in the current country of residence following a **judicial ruling** or;
e) The person is suspected of espionage or intention to carry out terrorist acts by emigrating."
APPALLED that Resolution #46 has a very limited and fixed number of "waivers", thus for all practical purposes acting as a legal straitjacket, among other things PROHIBITING and/or CONFLICTING with national/international laws that may be in force that may require quarantine for catastrophic situations such as:
1) The epidemic outbreak of a deadly disease,
2) The containment of persons that carry massive amounts of radioactive elements due to nuclear fallout.
NOTING "conviction" can be conveniently interpreted as "a strong persuasion or belief",
SHOCKED that subsection 2.b) allows any Nation to hold indefinitely persons against their will within said Nations borders, on the sole basis of saying a person HOLDS CERTAIN "CONVICTIONS" without any need to show any proof (much less trials), making it all too easy to brand any person as a sexual pervert. This is an outrageous violation of national/international guarantees of due process and free speech that may be in force,
APPALLED that subsection 2.c) leaves open the possibility that in a war-torn Nation, able legal minors left without parents nor guardians, could be forced to stay in said Nation, even if by some reason, those legal minors could want and are able to pursue a better life in another Nation,
SHOCKED that subsection 2.d) allows any Nation to arbitrarily create/forge conflicts (which are not defined anywhere) and equally arbitrary military intern[ments] for anyone, effectively rendering this Resolution moot; ALSO, in 2.d) the rules and requisites for legal mandate[s] and judicial ruling[s] are not defined anywhere, essentially depriving individuals of the right to emigration simply by means of an arbitrary, unappealable and unjust judicial ruling,
THEREFORE, THE WORLD ASSEMBLY REPEALS Resolution #46, urging a wholesome, just, well-thought and well-written statute concerning emigration be drafted with all due diligence.
Security Council Resolution # 5
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The World Assembly,
KNOWING the existence of TITO, the Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization.
RECOGNIZING TITO as one of the biggest and funcional defending alliance in NS world.
WANTING to thank the HQ region of TITO, 10000 Islands, for defending 1000 regions from raiders invasion.
HEREBY commend 10000 Island.
General Assembly Resolution # 56
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
APPLAUDING the attempt by many nations to preserve and promote their cultural heritage,
NOTING that the cultural heritage of a nation may span a wide range of topics,
RECOGNIZING a nation's currency in both coin and paper form are a monumental part of the history of a nation,
DEFINING a coin as a form of currency that is often metallic,
ALSO DEFINING a banknote as a form of currency that is often made from paper or paper-like materials,
1. Establishes the World Assembly Numismatics Authority (WANA) in the effort to educate the general public about the value of their nation's currency,
2. Dictates WANA shall be funded by the World Assembly General Fund and through donations made by willing nations and individuals,
3. Charges WANA with the duties of:
a) collecting samples of nations' currency through donations of money and/or actual currency and displaying them in museums accessible to the public of an individual nation,
b) holding seminars in willing nations about the appreciation, collection and preservation of currency for a nation's public to enjoy,
c) preserving the samples collected as best to the organization's ability so they may be appreciated by future generation,
d) creating an international standard grading system; this system shall clarify:
i) the condition of a coin or banknote and therefore establish a market price for them,
4. Obligates each World Assembly member nation to regulate the buying and selling of coins and banknotes; urging nations to adopt rules such as:
a) issuing fair taxation of sales in formal auctions and licensed currency dealers shops,
b) creating a license system for those who wish to formally sell currency,
5. Expects that cultural heritage and tradition can be preserved through the safeguarding of each nations currency.
General Assembly Resolution # 57
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Kelssek
CONCERNED for the welfare and safety of people who have been displaced from their country of residence; and,
SEEKING to provide for the protection of persons against undue persecution and harm, and to encourage protection for persons fleeing violence and persecution,
The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:
A refugee shall be defined, for the purposes of this resolution, as any person who is for any reason outside the country of their nationality and cannot avail themselves of the protection of their country of nationality, or who refuses to do so because of a well-founded fear of unjust persecution. This shall not exclude persons also defined as refugees under different criteria by provisions of national or other international law.
1. No person, whether or not they meet the definitions of a refugee, shall be transported against their will, in any manner or for any reason, to a territory in which that person may be put at risk of persecution, unjustifiably discriminatory treatment, unjust incarceration or execution, torture, or other serious violations of their rights, whether by state or non-state entities.
2. Where a member nation has denied asylum to or expelled a refugee, the nation shall, as far as possible, seek to facilitate that person's transport to another nation which is willing to grant asylum, and must not obstruct that person's efforts to seek asylum in another nation.
3. Refugees shall not be discriminated against by reason only of their status as refugees, are entitled to full protection under national law, and shall not be arbitrarily expelled once granted asylum.
4. In recognition of the potential that the circumstances causing a person to become a refugee may exist in the long term, member nations shall as far as possible seek to facilitate the naturalisation and favourable integration of refugees, should the refugee request such assistance.
5. Nothing in this resolution shall place any restrictions on the right of member nations to grant asylum to any person they so wish; member nations are encouraged to apply greater and more liberal protections for refugees than mandated in this resolution, and neither shall this resolution be interpreted to compel any nation to grant asylum to any person.
6. With the exception of section 1, nothing in this resolution shall be interpreted to affect extradition or immigration policies of member nations in matters unrelated to refugee protection.