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 # 481
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Marxist Germany
The World Assembly,
Lauding the efforts of this assembly to protect privacy rights through previous legislation such as GA #213 Privacy Protection Act,
Recognising every individual's right to reasonable privacy,
Believing that collecting essential data without consent is a violation of the right to privacy,
Noting that most minors are not fully capable of comprehending the risks associated with decisions made on matters of privacy,
Defines the following for the purpose of this resolution:
An "organisation" as an entity that collects data from its users, and and is not run by the government of the nation which the individual whose data the entity collects is from;
A "minor" as a person under the age of majority not going through a transitional period into adulthood, as determined by the home member-state of the minor;
A "guardian" as an individual legally responsible for the protection and care of a minor;
"personal data" as data that can be used to identify an individual;
A "user" an individual who is not a minor; who uses or has used the services of, or is a member or has been a member of, an organisation;
Organisations from collecting or storing the personal data of any minor without the explicit consent of their guardian except when the guardian cannot be contacted and it is not in the best interests of the minor to do so, such as cases of child abuse, or unless the business is unable to verify the age of the user;
Organisations from collecting or storing personal data of any non-minor individual without their explicit consent except for crime prevention, such as CCTV cameras, unless the individual cannot consent and the personal data is required for an emergency, or unless the data is used exclusively for journalistic purposes;
Organisations from using personal data collected from any individual to intentionally and maliciously cause harm or severe distress to the individual the data belongs to;
Governments of member states from viewing the personal data of a minor, or user without explicit prior consent from both the organisation in possession of the personal data and the guardian of the minor, or user to which the data belongs, unless the user has consented to their personal data being shared with authorities as necessary, as a condition to use the services of the organisation and the personal data collected was for crime prevention, or a judicial order has been issued;
Mandates that organisatons:
Provide fully detailed information on how they will use or share a user or minor's personal data to the user or their guardian explicitly when they interact with the organisation for this first time and when a major change to the data collection or usage policy has been made, except when the organisation has no means of communicating with the user or guardian;
Enable individuals to view the personal data that the organisation holds on them unless the release of the personal data would compromise the privacy or well-being of others;
Remove personal data from their database if the personal data is no longer relevant to the services used by the user or minor, or if the user or minor ceases to use the services of or ceases to be a member of the organisation, unless the user, or the minor's guardian, consents to that explicitly and clearly, or unless there is a clear and compelling safety or disciplinary reason to do otherwise such as loans, transactions, or disciplinary records;
Allow users or guardians to request the removal of their personal data, or their minors' personal data, and act upon these requests, unless it falls under an exception mentioned in clause 3c above;
Remove personal data of a user or minor if the organisation is aware of the user or minor's death, subject to exceptions in clause 3c;
Allow users or guardians to request that data stored on them or their minor by the organisation be edited, and act upon these requests, if the data stored is incorrect;
Take reasonable measures to ensure the personal data being stored by the organisation is not accessed by unauthorised persons, such as persons not working in the organisation or persons inside the organisation but are unauthorised to access the data;
Take reasonable measures to ensure the transfer of personal data to another organisation under a user's, or guardian's request is performed in a reasonable time frame, subject to national legislation;
Declares that an organisation can prohibit an individual from using the services of or joining the organisation if the individual or their guardian does not consent to the personal data collection policy of the organisation, or if the individual provides falsified personal data.
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General Assembly Resolution # 482
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
The World Assembly,
Concerned with the high likelihood of transmitting communicable disease through the reuse of inadequately sterilized syringes;
Aware that higher disease transmission rates in any nation place the international community at risk of an outbreak, especially when they result from unsafe treatment;
Acknowledging that previous healthcare legislation has neglected to address the incredible importance of safe syringe use;
Directs the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center to develop international standards to
utilize new, sterile syringes in place of used syringes when possible OR
adequately disinfect used syringes for reuse;
safely discard syringes that are no longer safe to reuse;
determine when a syringe is no longer safe to use and therefore must be discarded;
Mandates that all healthcare organizations and medical personnel follow these international standards or utilize new, sterile syringes when treating or preventing disease with the use of syringes;
Charges healthcare organizations with training any medical personnel who treat disease on proper syringe usage and disposal in accordance with this resolution and retrain them should EPARC substantively change the noted international standards.
General Assembly Resolution # 483
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing that improved manufacturing processes often lead to an increased waste production due to cheaper products indirectly promoting a use and throwaway culture;
Understanding that technological limitations and economical concerns can lead to reservations regarding waste reduction programs;
Troubled, however, that many waste products contain materials that require significant amounts of time to decompose or are of toxic nature;
Concerned that unregulated accumulation of refuse inevitably leads to negative environmental effects due to contamination of water, air and soil and thus poses a danger for sapient species, animals and ecosystems;
Further concerned that uncontrolled increases of waste squanders valuable, rare and energy-intensive resources;
Thus believing that a reduction of waste would benefit all nations and their inhabitants;
- 1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
- a) "Recyclable waste material" as a waste material, item or object that can be reprocessed into materials fit for manufacturing;
b) "Recycling" as a process in which a recyclable waste material is converted into a state that is reusable for production;
c) "Salvageable object" as a complex waste product that can, due to disassembly, yield recyclable materials;
d) "Salvaging" as a process in which a salvageable object is disassambled into recyclable waste materials;
- a) the introduction of recycling and salvaging as a means of waste reduction in all member nations in accordance to their technological and economical capabilities, unless such is already introduced and active;
b) the implementation of an easily accessible system for the collection of recyclable materials and salvageable objects in said nations, unless such is already in place;
3. Requires its member nations to encourage participation in recycling and salvaging, and the usage of through recycling recovered materials with the means of legislation, incentives or penalization;
4. Clarifies that this resolution does neither prevent nor discrourage the implementation of other waste reduction methods before or after recycling takes place.
5. Encourages its member nations to support the research of new recycling and waste reduction techniques to further reduce waste production.
General Assembly Resolution # 484
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Bioethics
Proposed by: Tinhampton
Noting that both novel and recurring communicable diseases affect a diverse array of species in many member states, and that names for these diseases (as well as their vectors) can offer consistency and clarity whenever used,
Dismayed that there is no international consensus on the naming of novel communicable diseases, in particular those which could cross borders, and thus no single reference point for them; so imperiling the safety of those infected and the sanity of doctors who have to slug through pages of bureaucracy simply to find out what is to be treated, and
Committing to confidently cut down the currently cumbersome, copious compilations of confusing classifications which can crop up continually in the catalogue of communicable conditions...
The General Assembly hereby:
creates, within the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center (EPARC) of the World Health Authority, an Agency for the Branding of Communicable Diseases (ABCD),
tasks ABCD with proposing in short order to EPARC's Medical Ethics Board names for those communicable diseases with no suitable name in common use, which have not previously been detected in sapient species and are likely to lead EPARC to confirm an international outbreak; and publicising those names once speedily confirmed by that Board to be appropriately informative,
requires member states and healthcare organisations to use ABCD-publicised names for particular diseases when communicating about them to the public (but encourages other entities to use such names as intended); and to refrain from funding internal attempts to name such diseases where ABCD can do so efficiently, speedily, and on an international scale, and
clarifies that this resolution does not affect the naming or taxonomy (such as binomial nomenclature) of disease vectors.
General Assembly Resolution # 485
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #484 “Disease Naming Compact” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Bioethics) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Understanding the intention of the resolution to create an international standard for naming novel diseases,
Skeptical, however, of the resolution's premise that "there is no international consensus on the naming of novel communicable diseases" and that it would "[imperil] the safety of those infected and the sanity of doctors",
Asserting that it is very likely, in the scenario of a novel disease being discovered, that an unofficial international consensus would be formed on its naming due to the need for clear communications between governments,
Noting that even if there is no international consensus on the name of a disease, it is unlikely that doctors would have to "slug through pages of bureaucracy simply to find out what is to be treated", as foreign names of diseases would be public knowledge in its country of origin and thus easily identifiable,
Finding it ironic that the resolution proposed to solve the supposed problem of bureaucracy by establishing a worldwide bureaucracy,
Recognising that it would be extremely difficult to create a name that is "appropriately informative" for all member states, as languages and writing systems vary widely and many words may not have suitable translations in other languages,
Concerned that the requirement on member states to "refrain from funding internal attempts to name such diseases" may inadvertently restrict support for necessary research, such as work that involves identifying and categorizing disease-causing viruses or organisms, or that seeks to improve public health communication
Concluding that this level of micro-management is unnecessary for the World Assembly,
Hoping for future efforts to promote international cooperation on vital matters that necessitate coordinated government action, rather than micro-managing member states or imposing top-down policies on issues best addressed independently by the medical and scientific community.
Hereby repeals GA#484 "Disease Naming Compact".
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