== OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ==
Oddly enough, this address will be both the first and last time I address you all as President of the United Nations of the Atlantic. In a few moments, I will step down as President of this region and transfer all authority vested in my office to Social Welfare and Peace, who shall become the second President of the "new" UNOA and the first native of the "old" UNOA to hold the office. I wish him/her and the UNOA godspeed and the best of luck on ascending to the highest political office in the land!
== LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, PAIX | LIBERTY, EQUALITY, PEACE ==
==OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT==
Thank you, New Paumanok, for your kind words. To the entire Kingdom of Esteria, I would like to extend my people’s deepest gratitude for your assistance throughout this extremely difficult process. We are a tough people, but we couldn’t have done any of this without your help.
We will forever be in your debt, and we look forward to your continued assistance in guaranteeing equal political, social, and economic freedoms for all in The United Nations of the Atlantic.
Soon after releasing this statement, I will begin the process of transitioning The United Nations of the Atlantic into a new government.
I encourage you all to actively participate in this process publically in the regional message board.
== OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ==
Under transitional governing authority, I have appointed the ten UNoA native member nations to the Assembly of Councilors as the inaugural membership. As such, the Assembly’s membership has been reduced to ten, which is subject to change based on future population and political participation differences.
Additionally, the ten nations have separated into four political parties which they will represent in the Assembly.
As I am sure of their dedication to our region, I look forward to their work on behalf of the people.
As the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UNOA, I am excited to interface with the Kingdom of Esterios to continue to forge a mutually beneficial relationship between our two regions. We enjoy a special relationship, and I am excited to watch that realationship flourish for years to come.
We shall send an ambassador to your region shortly!
== OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE ESTERIOSAN CHANCELLERY ==
== FÜR KÖNIG UND LAND! | FOR KING AND COUNTRY! ==
As the head of State of the democratic union of free states I would like to announce that the Union recognizes this region as the legitimate governing body of the UNoA and recognizes the for UNoA (united nations of the atlantic) as occupied territory.
- President of the democratic union of free states
Hello! I apologize for my delayed response. We are excited to forge a wonderful relationship between our two regions!
We greatly appreciate you and your regions support on this matter. We know that with time, we will one day be able to liberate the homeland from the hands of injustice.
==OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF COUNCIL==
The Assembly of Councilors has already been busy working with the government to implement policies for The UNOA. Today, the first day of the new government, we have already passed the following resolutions:
Eternal Continuity Act of 2019:
Recognizes the current government and all subsequent governments of The United Nations of the Atlantic as the legitimate governing body of United Nations of the Atlantic and United Nations of the Pacific and the United Nations of the Atlantic as occupied territory.
Regional Holidays Act of 2019:
Establishes two official regional days of celebration on January 15th and April 14th. These days have been named ‘Unification Day’- to celebrate the unification of nations for the creation of the original United Nations of the Atlantic- and ‘Liberation Day’- to commemorate the establishment of The United Nations of the Atlantic by the Kingdom of Esterios as the successor to the fallen homeland- respectively.
Memorandum for the Creation of a Common Currency:
Expresses the intention of The United Nations of the Atlantic to establish a common currency and monetary policy at a later date.
The government and the Assembly will continue to work together to create progress in our region.
Head of Council and Deputy Head of Council
Southaland and Nova cartolla
The United Nations of the Atlantic
I, Statuusve, call on the Assembly of Councilors to pass my resolution, titled the ”Freedom of Choice Act”, to remove the exclusion doctrine from the UNOA which bars radical parties from operating and running in elections.
This is an infringement on democracy in our region that cannot be allowed to stand.
I have been in touch with Prime Minister and Minister of Justice. We are discussing whether or not the presence of such a resolution in and of itself is a violation of the doctrine and therefore cannot be introduced. However, as a service, the Minister of Justice is also looking for ways in which this doctrine could be struck down through other means, if the Assembly were to wish to do so.
As Head of Council, I am not able to give my opinion on this issue.
I will notify all MAs once the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice have gotten back to me.
The Assembly of Councilors has officially passed the Regional Protection Act of 2019, establishing a terrorist-watch list including nations and regions that have posed, continue to pose, or have the potential to pose a significant threat to The United Nations of the Atlantic.
The current list is as follows:
-United Federation of Communist Nations
These nations/regions and all entities associated with them are barred from entering the UNOA or conducting business among its member nations (unless explicitly excluded from this policy by the Prime Minister).
Additionally, the UNOA will support and participate in any peaceful means of dismantling their wider systems of influence and continue our campaign to end fascism in all its forms within NationStates.