General 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 # 21
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
The World Assembly,
AWARE that some workers are paid so little that they can barely afford to eat;
CONSIDERING this situation little better than slavery;
DESIRING that all people should be allowed to do more than merely surviving in exchange for full-time work;
DEFINES the Basic Poverty Line as the cost of enough food and drink to keep a person healthy for a week, plus one week's rent for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of an average weekly commute between home and work, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of those utilities deemed appropriate, less any income or benefits provided to all workers by the nation;
DEFINES the Dependent Poverty Line as the Basic Poverty Line, substituting an average two-person dwelling for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of enough food and drink to keep a dependent healthy for a week, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of schooling for a dependent, less any additional income or benefits provided to all workers with dependents by the nation;
REQUIRES that power and water supply be deemed appropriate utilities;
SUGGESTS an allowance be made for primary medical care where it is not free at the point of access;
NOTES that the Poverty Lines are defined on an area basis, and sets no limits as to how any nation may define such areas save that they must lie wholly within the nation's boundaries;
REQUIRES that the Poverty Lines be re-evaluated on at least an annual basis;
CONSIDERS a person working on average 30 hours or more per week to be in full-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;
REQUIRES that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Basic Poverty Line;
REQUIRES further that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Dependent Povery Line unless that person has no dependents and explicitly waives this right;
CONSIDERS a person working on average between 10 and 30 hours per week to be in part-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;
REQUIRES that a person in part-time employment be subject to the same minimum weekly net wage regulations as a person in full-time employment, with the relevant wage levels pro-rated to the proportion of 30 hours per week worked.
EXEMPTS from this requirement workers in the voluntary sector, who donate their time as they choose;
EXEMPTS also from this requirement convicted criminals who are required to perform work in the course of their sentence;
CONSIDERS a person working on a contractual basis to be equivalent to a person in direct employment for the purposes of this resolution;
DECLARES void any contract specifying a lesser wage or contractual remuneration than is specified above, requiring that either that contract is revised to conform with the above requirements or that national redundancy laws be invoked;
ACCEPTS that individuals may be paid in kind as well as cash, evaluating such payments for the purposes of this act as follows:
* Items which form part of the relevant Poverty Line assessment are evaluated as that part, pro-rated to their proportion of the individual's actual requirements;
* Other goods and services are evaluated as their average market value in the area over which the Poverty Line is assessed;
and URGES nations to ensure that their welfare systems provide at least the equivalent of a weekly wage of 20% over the Poverty Line.
General Assembly Resolution # 22
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
REALIZING that that nations can use a variety of methods to restrict a diplomat's ability to do their job
RECOGNIZING that diplomats are a necessary part of interaction between nations and the spread of cultural understanding
RECOGNIZING that diplomatic immunity must be agreed upon by the nation the diplomat represents and the nation the diplomat serves in
DEFINES a diplomat, for the purposes of this resolution, as any member of diplomatic, consular, and other staff serving in an embassy, consulate, consulate-general, legation, high commission, deputy high commission, or other diplomatic mission. This excludes hired personnel with local citizenship
REQUIRES that all diplomats sent to the World Assembly shall be automatically granted diplomatic immunity
REQUIRES that nations in which diplomats are serving must provide the diplomat with the best medical care on hand in cases of emergency
REQUIRES that all diplomats to other nations shall be free from physical harm, execution, sexual assault, enslavement, or use for medical experiments not necessary for medical treatment of the diplomat by the nation in which they are serving
REQUIRES that any diplomat granted diplomatic immunity be free from prosecution for crimes, search and/or seizure of personal belongings and belongings of family members and personal staff, search and/or seizure of family members and personal staff, seizure of pets, and search and/or seizure of private quarters outside any extraterritorial property by the nation in which the diplomat is serving
a) A diplomat may still be tried for crimes by the nation they serve
b) If suspected of a crime, the nation the diplomat is serving in may present the evidence to the nation the diplomat is from
c) If diplomatic immunity is revoked, the diplomat remains immune to prosecution for suspected crimes that occurred during the immunity by the nation in which they are serving
d) A diplomat may be detained for nonmedical reasons for 24 hours in cases where they serve a direct threat to the wellbeing of others, such as driving while intoxicated or other similarly dangerous activities, or longer, with the agreement of the nation they serve
e) A diplomat may be expelled from the nation in which they are serving for any reason
REQUIRES that property agreed upon as extraterritorial or as diplomatic pouches or bags be immune to search, seizure, customs, taxes, vandalism or arson by military or government officials of the nation in which the diplomat is serving, or military assaults by the nation in which the diplomat is serving
PROHIBITS nations from sending diplomats with the express intent of committing crimes of espionage, sabotage, subversion, causing harm to the civilian population, and other related crimes committed outside of a diplomats duties
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General Assembly Resolution # 23
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Quintessence of Dust
The World Assembly,
Considering slavery, forced labour and human trafficking to be violations of basic human rights,
1. Holding under the law any person to be the possession, property, or chattel of any other person or any legal entity, or binding any person to an employer by a contract to which they have not consented, shall be considered 'slavery' and immediately prohibited in all nations;
2. Requiring any person to work, enter a work contract, or conform to terms of employment, which they have not freely agreed themselves or through a person they have freely appointed to represent them, through such means as abduction, coercion, deception, destitution, or fraud, or threats of such, to themselves or their families, including such acts as violence or criminal damage, or unlawful detention or eviction, shall be considered 'forced labour' and immediately prohibited in all nations;
3. The definition of 'forced labour' excludes:
- conscription or alternative required national service;
- prison labour or community service given as sentence in the course of a fair trial;
- required service of wartime prisoners of war and internees, in accordance with international law;
- required national emergency service;
- normal civic duties;
4. Forcing or inducing the transfer of any person against their freely given will, or assisting or financing such actions, through similar forms of coercion, for the purposes of exploitation, such as slavery or forced labour, or situations approximating to such, sexual exploitation, or unauthorised medical procedures, shall be considered 'human trafficking' and immediately prohibited in all nations;
5. Such conditions shall be collectively referred to as 'servitude';
6. All persons under condition of servitude shall be immediately freed and all contracts or conditions enforcing servitude voided;
7. Persons fleeing servitude shall be accorded refugee status, and refoulement to nations where they would be returned to such conditions or punished for escaping them prohibited;
8. Reasonable action must be taken to prevent reprisals against such persons, including the passage and enforcement of laws to criminalise such;
9. Discrimination in civil, social, economic, legal and political rights, protection under law, access to public services, travel permission and any other rights afforded by national and international law based solely on prior condition of servitude shall be prohibited, excepting any positive actions taken at the national or more local level to assist with rehabilitation, such as priority access to sheltered accommodation;
10. Goods produced, in whole or in part, through servitude shall be permanently embargoed, and all investment and material support to nations, legal entities and persons practicing servitude immediately ended, except as transition assistance or compensated manumission to free people from such conditions;
11. Nations shall take part in a concerted diplomatic effort to end servitude, and to prevent areas having abandoned such from returning to such practices;
12. Nations shall apply due scrutiny to such institutions as industries employing significant proportions of migrant workers, legal or commercial sex industries, industries employing minors, and their national organ donation systems, to identify catalysts to human trafficking, and to work, where necessary in concert with others, to eliminate such.
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General Assembly Resolution # 24
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #12 “Prevention of Terrorism” (Category: International Security; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
ACKNOWLEDGING the resolutions valiant effort to fight and eliminate both international and internal terrorism,
NOTING that the Prevention of Terrorism resolution fails to ever define or interpret what constitutes a terrorist, terrorist organization, or terrorism,
REGRETTING that the proposal allows too broad an interpretation of the controversial words mentioned above,
REALIZING that such undefined terms could lead to false accusations between member states toward possibly innocent and neutral states, which could lead to declarations of war, and endangering international peace,
NOTING that the resolution in question does not outline any specific steps or take any concrete action that would actually protect WA member states from terrorism;
FURTHER NOTING that the resolution does not bar member states from providing financial or material support for terrorist individuals or organizations;
FURTHER REGRETTING that the resolution in question prevents more effective legislation on terrorism from being introduced;
SEEKING an opportunity to establish a better, more accurate resolution to help more effectively fight global terrorism with well established definitions of those mentioned in this and former Resolutions,
The World Assembly hereby repeals the Prevention of Terrorism resolution.
General Assembly Resolution # 25
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly,
REALIZING the importance of expanding and improving international co-operation among WA States, on a bilateral and multilateral basis, which will contribute to the elimination of acts of international terrorism and their underlying causes and to the prevention and elimination of this criminal scourge,
RECOGNIZING terrorism as a major threat to the lives and well-being of civilians and non-combatants;
CONDEMNING the loss of life and harm that result from terrorist acts;
NOTICING the principle of the inalienable right to self-determination and independence of all peoples under rogue regimes and other forms of alien domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their struggle, in particular the struggle of national and regional liberation movements, in accordance with the World Assembly,
RESOLVING to address the danger of international terrorism, to protect the civilian populations of member states;
A) DEFINES terrorism as the use of violence by non-state actors for the purpose of creating fear or terror, to achieve a social, political, or religious outcome, and either committed with deliberate disregard or specific targeting of civilians or non-combatants.
B) DEFINES civilians, for the purpose of this resolution, as "persons who are not members of their nation's armed forces or police."
C) DEFINES terrorist(s) as a person or persons whose acts fall under the definition of terrorism.
D) DEFINES terrorist act(s) as an act committed by a person falling under the definition of a terrorist whose cause is to achieve social, political, or religious ends through violence knowingly targeted at civilians or non-combatants.
1) REQUIRES member states to take all effective measures at their disposal, subject to the rule of law, to prevent non-state actors from using their territory to commit terrorist acts against another nation.
(a)This shall include, but not be limited to, making it a criminal offense to conspire, aid, abet, fund, plan or carry out acts of terrorism across international borders. Member states shall prosecute those who violate such laws to the fullest extent possible within their nation.
2) BANS WA member states from providing funding, weapons, or any other form of assistance to any party committing terrorist acts against another nation, or from using other WA states or non-member states as a third party to conduct terrorist acts against another nation.
3) REQUIRES member states to freeze, or otherwise take control of without undue delay, any and all assets of terrorist individuals or organizations within their jurisdiction which may be used to support international terrorist acts, including but not limited to: equipment, facilities, and funds.
4) URGES member states to coordinate counter-terrorism activities, and share information and intelligence on individuals and organizations that practice terrorism, to combat its spread on an international level.
5) STRONGLY ENCOURAGES member states to do everything possible to address the underlying causes of terrorism within their borders, including but not limited to: poverty, racism, inequality or indoctrinated hatred.
6) CONDEMNS the use of terrorism by any member state of the World Assembly and
7) REQUIRES any member nation employing terrorism to immediately cease and desist.