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Vote Against GA resolution Repeal "Asbestos Consumption, Disposal, and Worker Protection"
Vote Recommendation: Against
Following the defeat of another repeal of this target by the same author, this proposal seeks, once again, to repeal GAR #435, "Asbestos Consumption, Disposal And Worker Protection". The author contends that it is disproportionately harmful towards the development aspirations of less technologically and logistically advanced member states over the use of asbestos-containing structures and harmful to nations that rely on asbestos in building construction.
This is the second time this issue has come up to vote since the author's last attempt in August 2022 (and a proposed vote missed quorum in December 2022), and the August 2022 ended in a heavy defeat for that proposal. We remain sympathetic to the plight of asbestos-reliant developing nations, nevertheless we cannot countenance the continued use of an objectively unsafe building material that is clearly dangerous to health. We believe this view is widely shared within the World Assembly community.
For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, Repeal: "Asbestos Consumption, Disposal And Worker Protection".
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