World 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.
Security Council Resolution # 337
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Security Council Resolution #302 “Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark” shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The Security Council,
Regretting, however, that their actions and impact were painted in an inaccurate and incomplete light in their commendation, due to the presence of vague, unsubstantiated claims, and the citation of many actions that are dubious in terms of creating a lasting positive impact,
Noting that their actions in introducing the new Imperial culture and amending the Manners of Governance of the West have failed to confer a lasting positive impact on the West Pacific, and were in fact reversed by their immediate successor as Delegate,
Frustrated that their work in Albion was not explained in context of the culture or history of the now-inactive region, thus failing to prove the significance of the work,
Confused by the citation of their contributions to The Sasquatch Republic, given that the region has never exceeded 25 nations in population and is entirely unremarkable in the greater world,
Challenging the citation of their service as Arbiter in the Conclave of The East Pacific in the commendation, given that their only action as Arbiter was their resignation in which they apologised for their inattention after an Advisory Question was filed,
Observing that during their tenure as the longest serving Priest of Osiris, they had presided over just a single case in the Council of Priests, and that it remains the only case to have been ruled on by the Council of Priests its over two years of existence, a fact which betrays their lack of accomplishment in the position and the limited utility of the judicial system which they had crafted, which was incompatible with the system of government in Osiris,
Disappointed by the erroneous description of Saint Marks assistance in forming the News Partnership Framework which established the governance and goals of the NSToday organization, as the governance and goals of the organization are detailed in its Charter, not the News Partnership Framework,
Further noting that the News Partnership Framework, the establishment of which Saint Mark was credited with assisting, was never publicly explained throughout its existence, and later required renegotiation with all previous partners, due to its ineffectiveness and lack of benefits to participating regions, as admitted by NationStates Todays then-Public Relations Director,
Questioning, therefore, the effectiveness of the News Partnership Framework in promoting the development of news media in partnered regions, and thus its benefit to the media scene in NationStates at large,
Exasperated further that the commendation failed to go into sufficient detail concerning the alleged achievements of Saint Mark in many cases, including:
What kind of internal reform they encouraged in The Pacific, how it was achieved, which regions in the conflict involving The Pacific they helped reach accord;
How they [responded] to events both internal and external in a thoughtful, reasoned way as Delegate of the West Pacific; and
Their efforts at "protecting and guiding new nations" in Karma;
Concluding that due to the above failures present in the resolution, it does not sufficiently prove its thesis that Saint Mark was a leader in many aspects of the world,
Hereby repeals SC#302 Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark.
General Assembly Resolution # 530
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Labour Rights
Proposed by: Cretox State
The World Assembly,
Believing that labor unions are essential in allowing workers to negotiate benefits, freedom from exploitation, and fair compensation on equal footing with their employers,
Commending the efforts of prior WA legislation to strike a reasonable balance between the necessity of effective collective bargaining and the public good, and
Convinced that a more expansive resolution on the subject is necessary, in order to solidify the negotiating ability of workers and provide needed protections for employers where unions are concerned, hereby:
Defines "interference" as any acts intended to place or keep a labor union under the control of an employer whose workers are represented by that union as a bargaining unit;
Prohibits the interference of employers and labor unions in the establishment, functioning, or administration of labor unions;
Prohibits employers from:
unduly impinging on the ability of multiple workers to act in concert to protect their rights; or
discriminating against workers for engaging in concerted activities to protect their rights;
Prohibits labor unions from:
coercing workers in the exercise of their rights or an employer in its choice of bargaining representative;
deliberately influencing an employer to discriminate against certain workers;
requiring excessive dues; or
deliberately influencing an employer to pay for unneeded workers, excepting paid leave and severance-related benefits;
Requires employers and the labor unions that lawfully represent said employers' workers to make a good-faith effort to negotiate with one another;
Mandates that member nations:
establish, if such does not already exist, and maintain an effective system to enforce labor law in relation to collective bargaining and labor practices; and
allow labor unions to deliberately influence an employer to cease doing business with another employer;
Urges member nations to:
promote union membership through union security agreements; and
implement more expansive regulations protecting the ability of workers to collectively bargain with employers.
Security Council Resolution # 338
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Aware of the existence of plots and schemes that threaten to tear apart nations across the multiverse,
Admiring Verdant Havens continuous efforts and repeated success in identifying and bringing these conspiracies to light through a series of far-reaching operations, such as:
Operation #1130 (Flash Crash Cash Dash), which pinpointed the origin of a sudden crash and subsequent rise in the stock market of countless nations,
Operation #1155 (The Banquet of Walnuts), which brought to light acts of misconduct perpetrated by religious leaders involving dancing and a disturbing quantity of walnuts,
Operation #1224 (Shine On, You Crazy Diamond), which unveiled several invaluable diamonds as lab-created and passed off as real by illicit dealers,
Operation #1243 (Kicking Back), which revealed the corrupt activities of numerous judges, who sent inmates to select private prisons in exchange for money,
Operation #1409 (Happy Pranksgiving!), which put a spotlight on collateral damage caused by the reckless antics of TV-show pranksters,
Operation #1410 (Lives On-Line), which exposed a series of terrorist threats towards AI-run hospitals demanding a ransom in exchange for the decryption keys to said hospitals,
Observing that the region of Forest has made great strides in fostering care for the environment, promoting intellectual thought, and contributing to other communities, which ultimately resulted in their commendation,
Recognising Verdant Havens numerous contributions to Forest during their two terms as Forest Keeper, including:
the implementation of the Conscience of Forest position to oversee and expand Forests monthly environmental action program,
boosting regional involvement through organising regional activities and competitions such as the Annual Photo Contest as well as heading Forests Crystal Jubilee Flag Design Contest, which celebrated Forests fifteenth anniversary as a region,
reforming the foreign affairs branch with the formation of the Diplomatic Root position to oversee and run the regions ambassadorial program, the appointment of several new ambassadors, and the creation of 5 new embassies,
Noticing Verdant Havens dedication to ensuring an open and honest government, reflected in their introduction and continued publication of monthly Government Transparency Reports, in which they provide a regular and thorough update on the state of the region during their time as Forest Keeper,
Applauding Verdant Havens efforts in streamlining the constitution of Forest through two separate constitutional amendments, which simplified the diplomatic process and allowed for the appointment of temporary regional officers in the case of an extraordinary circumstance,
Acclaiming Verdant Haven for their contributions to this very body, most notably their co-authorship of General Assembly Resolution #522 Repeal Protecting Sites of Religious Significance, which repealed a flawed and overreaching resolution that prevented the exhumation of any grave that contains the body of a practitioner or a present religion for any purpose,
Saluting Verdant Havens remarkable service to Forest and the international community at large, believing that such dedication should be formally recognised by this body, and hoping that such recognition should serve as further incentive for the continuation of their work, hereby:
Commends Verdant Haven.
Co-authored by Honeydewistania
General Assembly Resolution # 531
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Whereas free and fair trade is good, be it enacted as follows:
In this resolution,
general customs area refers to an area in which customs authority is exercised by a nation or nations with a common external trade policy without substantial internal trade barriers;
customs area refers to a general customs area entirely subject to World Assembly law;
resolution means extant WA resolution;
member means WA member; and
trade area means an area created by bilateral or multilateral treaty between customs areas in which they accord to each other special trade preferences.
Each customs area must accord to every other customs area a most-favoured trade preference, unless such preferences are:
necessary for establishment of a particular industry or economic development in a nation with low standards of living,
extended only to co-members of a trade area or customs area, or
permitted by this resolution.
The value ascribed to imported goods shall be based on the value of the goods imported, or of like goods, if they were sold in normal trade under competitive conditions in normal quantities. If such information is not available, members must make a best guess of that value on available information.
Customs areas may not enforce quantitative restrictions, ie quotas, on imports from or exports to any other customs area, unless:
export restrictions are temporary and in proportion to the need to relieve a serious ongoing or upcoming shortage of food or vital goods,
needed restrictions are imposed for the purpose of evaluating or enforcing compliance with regulations not discriminating on origin also applying to like domestic goods,
import restrictions are needed to safeguard the health or safety of domestic agriculture or to remove a temporary domestic surplus of a like good, or
such restrictions are to protect national treasures of substantial cultural value, conserve exhaustible natural resources, or comply with resolutions.
Unless a quota is imposed, no member may require an import licence for goods from another member. Quotas on a good, when allocated, may not discriminate against supplying member nations, unless otherwise agreed to by the quota imposer and the major supplying member nations. All import licences shall be publicly available.
When a good is imported into a customs area at a price lower than normal market prices of like goods (ie dumping), the area may impose a tariff in the amount necessary to adjust the imported goods price to a normal market price, after showing to the Wacc the occurrence of dumping, likely material damages to internal industry, and that the former clearly causes or will cause the latter.
After a good enters a customs area lawfully, no internal regulations or tax may be applied in a manner which discriminates against the origin of that good relative to other like goods.
Members shall ascribe the origination of a good to the general customs area in which the good was last substantially transformed, excluding operations carried out for transport, preservation, storage, marketability, simple assembly, or mixture.
Members may require origination marks on imported goods, so long as such marks do not reduce the value or increase the cost of such goods materially. Customs areas may not assess penalties for failure to make such marks prior their import.
This resolution notwithstanding, members may make trade restrictions:
to forestall a balance of payments crisis provided that members maintain such restrictions only to the extent necessary to defend their balance of payments and speedily recover their financial position,
on arms, ammunition, or other materials used in military procurement directly or indirectly,
in time of war or, subject to resolution, for protection of vital security interests,
if required by resolution to enforce trade sanctions against a nation not compliant with WA law,
exercising powers granted or enforcing restrictions required by prior resolution, or
exercising regulatory powers granted by resolution over a specific good or well-defined class of goods which bear substantially similar properties that are unrelated to their marketability or use.
This resolution does not cover intellectual property or transfers of hard currency. Any tariff or quota imposed must first be posted publicly, specifying the goods covered with the quantities restricted or tax assessed. Penalties ascribed for a customs offence must be in proportion to the offence's harm. Declarations on issues arising from this resolution may be requested from the Wacc; no penalty for non-compliant activities taken with good faith reliance on such declarations may be imposed; the Independent Adjudicative Office may rescind such declarations.
General Assembly Resolution # 532
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Safety
Proposed by: Merni
The World Assembly,
Recognising that radio technology is used by many member states for communication,
Lamenting the lack of international standards for radio communication,
Considering the detrimental effects that a lack of standards has on international radio communication, such as incompatibilities in equipment,
Especially worried that a lack of international cooperation could result in non-coordination and even interference in essential radio communications,
Aware that sudden regulatory changes are likely to cause severe confusion in existing radio transmissions,
Hereby enacts as follows:
International Radiocommunications Authority: There shall be an International Radiocommunications Authority (IRA), which shall be an organ of the WA Scientific Programme.
Radio spectrum allocations: For each member state using radio for communication, the IRA shall allocate parts of the radio spectrum for each relevant kind of communication in that state, which shall include at least public broadcasting and recreational use. The allocations shall be made considering the existing use in that state and other nearby states, in order to increase compatibility of standards between nations while minimising inconvenience to existing radio transmission. Member states shall be required to comply with these allocations after a reasonable transition period fixed by the IRA. The allocations may be changed from time to time by consultation between the IRA and member states.
Registry of radio transmitters: Member states shall maintain a registry, revised frequently, of all persons or institutions equipped to transmit radio signals which can be recieved over long distances, and shall allocate frequencies to each of them if necessary to avoid interference of signals. Member states shall submit this registry to the IRA regularly. Member states shall make freely available all portions of the registry for which doing so would not unduly infringe on privacy or national security.
Restrictions on equipment:
Member states may:
Prohibit or restrict the manufacture, sale or purchase of equipment capable of transmitting radio signals outside the ranges allocated for public broadcasting and recreational use,
Require that equipment capable of transmitting radio signals, other than equipment solely for private communication on frequencies specified for that purpose (such as mobile telephones) only be sold to persons licensed to operate such equipment, provided such licensing is widely available without unreasonable costs or restrictions,
Prohibit or restrict the manufacture, sale or purchase of equipment capable of receiving radio signals in any ranges allocated for secret military or security communication, or
Prohibit the transmission of radio signals at a power which is likely to injure or kill any sentient beings living in that area, except in a contained environment for scientific research.
Member states may not impose unreasonable restrictions on the manufacture, sale or purchase of equipment for transmitting or receiving radio signals which are not covered by article 4a.