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by The Republic of Europeian WA Headquarters. . 71 reads.

Information for World Assembly Voters: Peace And Sustainable Development

Information for World Assembly Voters
Please find below another volume of the Information For World Assembly Voters program.

Our Vote recommendation: AGAINST

This resolution seeks to establish a World Assembly Peace Prize that would operate in a manner similar to the real-life Nobel Peace Prize. It also creates a "right to development" protecting "non-violent acts taken with respect for sapient dignity which aim towards facilitating the achievement of all sapient rights" and stops member states from permitting humanitarian aid to assist in the perpetuation of "unnecessary armed conflict". Lastly, it also establishes non-binding directives regarding peace-oriented education and abstaining from engaging in wars of aggression.

This proposal is clearly ineffective when it comes to tackling the very real issues of preventing wars of aggression and the atrocities associated with them. The so-called "right to development" introduced within the text does not encapsulate anything that would not already be covered by extant General Assembly legislation. Nor is it sufficiently clear with actions that have trade-offs between different groups.

The clauses pertaining to educating inhabitants about peace and sustainable development and encouraging member states to refrain from wars of aggression are non-binding. And the idea that a nation with opportunity to maximise its power would reconsider its aggressive tendencies merely because people taught them about peace is naive at best.

The final piece of the proposal is its most inconsequential: the World Assembly Peace Prize. The Peace Prize utterly fails to prevent wars of aggression due to its inability to substantively impact affairs on the ground, serving as little more than an extension of soft diplomacy. Even if useful, these prizes also can serve to whitewash the atrocities of people with diplomatic clout or who change their views after the fact.

For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Peace And Sustainable Development".

This IFV Recommendation was written in collaboration with our World Assembly Legislative League partners.

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