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 # 486
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Appalled at the unnecessary cruelty inherent in sterilising an individual against their will;
Shocked that forced sterilisation takes place nonetheless within the jurisdiction of several member nations;
Adamant that forced sterilisation as a punishment for sexual offenders is both purposeless and immoral, given the severe and long-term depression and anxiety it often causes;
Similarly determined that, in addition to its inherent cruelty, forced sterilisation used for the reduction of population sizes of minorities or the disabled is a dangerous tool in the hands of despotic regimes that can lead to devastating consequences for the groups they target;
Resolving to abolish this abominable practice;
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, "reproductive ability" as the ability to reproduce naturally without extensive medical intervention and "sterilisation" as the removal of an individual's reproductive ability;
Prohibits the sterilisation of any individual without their informed consent given free from external material incentives, subject to previous extant World Assembly legislation;
Requires that member nations:
carry out thorough and regular investigations into all sterilisation services within their jurisdiction to detect any instances of illegal sterilisation;
reasonably punish individuals responsible for any sterilisation illegal at the time of its occurrence under World Assembly law;
Tasks the WACC with overseeeing Institutional Review Board decisions to ensure that sterilisations of minors or other non-legally competent peope are approved if and only if the necessity of sterilisation for the long-term health of that person has been certified;
Urges member nations to offer and, where accepted, provide financial reparations or psychological therapy to victims of forced sterilisation.
General Assembly Resolution # 487
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Safety
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly,
Believing in the rights of every sapient individual to have full bodily autonomy,
Knowing that the involuntary administration of certain drugs, medications, or other substances, can infringe on this right to bodily autonomy,
Wishing to regulate the involuntary administration of these substances so as to prevent a severe violation of natural sapient rights,
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, an "undesirable substance" as any drug, medication, or other substance, whose primary intent in administration can be reasonably assumed to not be desired by the individual to whom it is being administered;
Subject to other World Assembly Legislation, bans the administration of undesirable substances to any sapient individual of legal competence who has not freely consented to the administration, except in the following circumstances:
the individual poses a reasonable threat to themselves or others, and must be sedated;
the individual is undergoing a medical procedure and needs to receive emergency medications, where consent is not able to be received;
the undesirable substance is being administered as capital punishment, lethal, non-painful doses must be administered in order to induce a humane death;
substances deemed necessary for the widespread public health of either the nation or the world at large must be administered, even if there are skeptics who are vocally opposed to such substances being administered;
Clarifies that, even under these exceptions, adverse effects that are not deemed necessary shall be minimized to the greatest extent which is possible.
General Assembly Resolution # 488
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #482 “Ensuring Safe Syringe Use” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Healthcare) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Noting the good intentions of GAR#482: "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use";
Believing that, despite these good intentions and eloquence of the target, it does have some significant issues, which most notably include the following:
The use of the term "syringe" in place of "needle", the intended issue of GAR#482, which makes nearly all of the clauses obsolete, given that they have no actual significant effect on actual syringes, as syringes need significantly less disinfection than needles;
The ambiguous use of the word "OR" in clause 1(a) which could lead to some confusion among the actual goal of the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center;
Knowing that, as a result of these issues, the target resolution doesn't actually accomplish its goals effectively;
Wishing to replace GAR#482 with a resolution that does actually accomplish the noble goal that the target was initially intended to do;
Hereby repeals and strikes out "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use".
General Assembly Resolution # 489
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Bioethics
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Appalled at the unnecessary infliction of severe pain and distress on animals in the name of science,
Aware of the all too high frequency of such occurrences,
Acknowledging that there are, unfortunately, circumstances in which society as a whole greatly benefits from the use of animal experimentation in scientific research and product development,
Hoping to reduce the harm inflicted on these animals to the minimum necessary to obtain such benefits,
Hereby enacts the following:
For the purposes of this resolution,
an "animal" is defined as a non-sapient being with a nervous system or equivalent system by which it is naturally able to experience pain;
"animal experimentation" is defined as the use of animals for scientific experimentation or product development; and
an "animal research institute" is defined as any organisation which carries out animal experimentation.
Animal research institutes may not harm animals physically or psychologically beyond the extent to which doing so is necessary to:
achieve a scientific or product development aim, subject to clause 2.b. of this resolution, or
avoid the infliction of comparable physical or psychological harm on a sapient to achieve a scientific or product development aim.
Animal research institutes may not develop products whose main purpose is to harm animals physically or psychologically unless the product minimises the suffering of an animal harmed or killed for a lawful purpose or its function is of material benefit to its sapient owner.
Animal research institutes may not conduct animal experimentation on animal species at risk of extinction, unless in order to aid conservation efforts of the animal species.
The World Health Authority Animal Experimentation Board (AEB) is established, and charged with researching alternatives to animal experimentation and making any findings derived from said research available, free of charge, to animal research institutes.
Animal research institutes must provide the AEB with accurate and comprehensive reports on all animal experimentation they carry out; the AEB must review these reports and submit them to the WACC where they find evidence of noncompliance with this resolution.
Animal research institutes may petition the World Assembly General Fund for funding, which must be granted where the animal research institute is in genuine need of it for the minimisation of harm to animals during animal experimentation and the government of which the animal research institute is a subject refuses or is unable to provide sufficient funding.
Animal research institutes must use all funding thus obtained from the World Assembly General Fund for the minimisation of harm to animals during animal experimentation only.
When not undergoing animal experimentation, animals in animal research institutes must be provided with, at minimum:
sufficient nutrition for the preservation of the animals' long-term physical health,
a hygienic living space, and
a sufficiently uncrowded and spacious living space so as to avoid distress on the animals' behalf.
Animal research institutes may not kill animals they have used for animal experimentation, unless as a result of lawful animal experimentation, except as stipulated in clause 8 of this resolution.
When an animal research institute no longer needs an individual animal for animal experimentation,
it must return the animal to the habitat in which it was captured, if it was initially captured for animal experimentation, the habitat is not private property, it is able to survive independently for the long term in the habitat, and it poses no risk of destroying this habitat; otherwise,
it must hand over custody of the animal to a person or body which will provide it with the necessities described in clause 6 of this resolution, and must make a substantial and meaningful effort to locate such a person or body; where none is located,
it must keep the animal, continuing to abide by the regulations of clause 6 of this resolution, or kill the animal, causing it as little pain and distress as possible.
General Assembly Resolution # 490
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Alba and Cymru
The General Assembly,
Aware that the whereabouts of many military personnel of various nations of the General Assembly remains unknown,
Appalled at the absence of medical treatment to recovered, yet unresponsive military personnel due to lack of identification,
Lamenting that many soldiers who are killed-in-action remain unidentified,
Wishing to reunite those who are killed-in-action with their loved ones for proper funeral services,
Knowing that military identification tags lend tremendous help in seeking missing-in-action or killed-in-action military combatants,
Acknowledging the significant role of military identification tags in the treatment of unconscious or unresponsive military personnel,
Noting that the bodies of deceased military personnel must be correctly identified in order to inform loved ones of loss, conduct funerals, as well as properly bury or cremate deceased combatants based on the wishes of the deceased,
1. Defines a military identification tag as any durable item worn by military personnel for the purpose of identifying a deceased or unconscious body of a military combatant,
2. Requires that all members of the World Assembly issue military identification tags to all registered military combatants and field personnel with the following correct and legible identification categories:
- Full legal name, including middle initial or name and suffix,
- Military identification number,
- Blood type, indicating blood type letter and Rh factor,
3. Allows member nations to include any other information deemed necessary,
4. Requires that all member nations issue each tag with a duplicate in order to identify the bodies of deceased combatants for initial identification and later recovery,
5. Allows member nations to provide the resources required to produce military identification tags to other member nations if said nation has a lack thereof.
6. Advises member nations from issuing military identification tags to unregistered combatants with public funding,
7. Prohibits the intentional destruction or displacement of active or salvaged military identification tags by any means,
8. Allows member nations to re-purpose the materials in military identification tags after they have been decommissioned.