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.
General Assembly Resolution # 536
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #27 “Freedom of Assembly” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Applauding the efforts of General Assembly Resolution #27 to establish and safeguard the fundamental right to freely associate and assemble,
Regretting the many loopholes that the resolution presents which could allow despotic governments to clamp down on free assembly, such as the lack of a definition or qualifier for harm in clause 3, potentially obligating governments to forbid protests or demonstrations based on minor, technical and irrelevant harms, such as increased taxes on the most wealthy in society,
Believing, despite this, that there are also many situations in which the resolution protects assemblies which cause severe threats to public safety, as detailed below,
Noting that Clause 1 of the resolution establishes the right to peacefully assemble, associate, and protest to promote, pursue, and express any goal, cause, or view,
Concerned, however, that Clause 1 allows denizens to abuse the rights granted by it to evade incarceration, punishment, or other repercussions for their crimes - a significant hindrance to the execution of justice, by extending the right to assemble to all individuals regardless of their criminal status,
Worried that clause 2 of the resolution does not prevent protests which cause harm to members of the public, for example protests organised on a public highway, those which would block the route of emergency vehicles, or protests that take place in dangerous or unhealthy conditions, as clause 2 states governments may only restrict the freedom of assembly when individuals organizing are trespassing on private property and/or if circumstances beyond the control of the Government threaten the safety of those organizing,
Saddened that, while it bars those who call for violence via direct action from its protections, the resolution shields those who do so via calls for deliberate inaction, such as by urging law enforcement officers to refrain from protecting individuals of a certain racial group,
Appalled that clause 3 does not extend its prohibition to demonstrations that call for violence against the imprisoned, accused or convicted, only applying its protections to the nebulously defined group of innocent people,
Believing that more detailed and comprehensive legislation is required to address the issues raised in this resolution,
Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution #27 Freedom of Assembly.
Co-authored by Maowi
Security Council Resolution # 341
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Acknowledging the outstanding and lasting contributions made to NationStates by the nation of King HEM during their fourteen-year-long career under a variety of satellite states;
Convinced that without their diligence, wisdom, and exemplary leadership in founding Europeia and fostering its democratic traditions and institutions, the region - itself Commended by this Council - would not have become the respected community of nations it is today;
Impressed by the sheer consistency of King HEM's insightful and selfless guidance of Europeia over the years, which has manifested itself in a multitude of ways such as:
Their decision to go against prevailing trends and convert Europeia from a Monarchy into a Republic in July 2007, four months after its founding, and their dedicated leadership throughout that change, which paved the way for many other regions to successfully adopt democratic systems and was a catalyst for the systems widespread use;
Their governmental and cultural leadership of Europeia in its early stages to pioneer a strong implementation of the Independent ideology, establishing its place in the NationStates political landscape;
Their impressive 228 total days as Head of Government of Europeia, as well as countless more of service in the Cabinet and the Senate, which saw the introduction of multiple fruitful projects and policies including:
The regions first EuroPride festival during their Presidency in 2018, in which national delegations from all over NationStates convened to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion and positive attitudes - the event was successfully held again two years later;
A restructure of the Europeian Republican Navy during their service as Grand Admiral between June and October 2019, pushing the organisation's revitalisation by recognising and promoting sailors using an emphasis on continued consistent service, and by better integrating the naval reserves into the overall structure;
Their role as a driving force behind Europeias media scene, especially in their extensive contributions to private media via their acclaimed outlet E-News Network, which they have run since 2007 with over 300 published pieces, as well as practising a high standard of journalism in NationStates overall (for example, the nations journalists ran two iterations of a survey gathering and perceptively analyzing information about over 50 and over 100 regions respectively);
Their tireless work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Europeia's nations, soon setting a NationStates-wide standard for professional and trustworthy work of that sort in many other regions, some of which received direct help from King HEM in this regard;
Recognising King HEM's impactful contributions to the South Pacific in numerous capacities from 2010 to 2014, with accomplishments including:
As Minister of Regional Affairs, establishing a regional welcome procedure, helping ensure the continued flow of new members into the region, and working diligently on a project to collate a comprehensive account of the South Pacifics rich history;
Proposing legislation for and actively collaborating in the 2011 reshaping of the regions election laws, which replaced the challenge system for Delegate elections with regularly scheduled votes, bringing stability and reputability to the region and laying the foundation for its identity as a champion of democracy;
Presiding over the historic Coalition v. Milograd trial as Chief Justice, which lasted over a month, ruling on accusations of treason for orchestrating a coup, ejecting nations from the region and undermining the judiciary;
In their capacity as Vice Delegate, working with Delegate Southern Bellz to stabilise the region after Milograds ban and leading efforts to increase and enrich integration and communication between the South Pacifics governmental areas and its wider community;
As Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, revamping and revitalising the region's ambassador system, which contributed to a resurgence of the South Pacific's diplomatic presence interregionally;
Appreciating their years of service in the region The Land of Kings and Emperors, where they served as a steadfast senior advisor on foreign affairs and constitutional matters, including answering the call to serve temporarily as regent while Crown Prince, presiding over a successful and productive government in early 2015 this period of time saw lively 10th anniversary celebrations and important reforms take place;
Believing that King HEMs lasting and profound impact on the NationStates community, consistently going above and beyond, is highly worthy of recognition by the Security Council;
Hereby Commends King HEM.
Co-authored by Maowi.
Security Council Resolution # 342
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Pleased that Northern Borland has created a culture of soda addicts and alcoholics, resulting in the Northern Borlandian beverages industry becoming the largest in the world, creating jobs for many bartenders and vending machine stockers,
Appreciating the Northern Borlandian government for granting their citizens access to junk food, in part evidenced by having the third largest pizza delivery sector, codifying the right of Northern Borlandians to consume fast food in front of the television,
Lauding the government of Northern Borland for their international commitments, such as exporting innumerable amounts of cheese to many countries, providing foreigners with mozzarella sticks and parmesan cheese for meals,
Applauding Northern Borland for making their citizens the freest from taxation in the world, resulting in a #1 ranking for highest average disposable income, and admiring the steps taken to achieve this goal such as through slashing all forms of environmental protection,
Extolling the innovative use of child labour and sweatshops in Northern Borland, resulting in the 3rd largest retail sector in the world, ensuring that business executives have fashionable designer suits for meetings,
Absolutely delighted at Northern Borlands decision to uphold their peoples Violet-given right to bear arms, as evidenced by being ranked 6th in the world for most weapons per capita, satisfying handgun lobbyists and murderous lunatics nationwide,
Recognising Northern Borlands other extremely powerful industries and the jobs they provide, such as:
their gambling industry, 7th largest in the world, which is probably a result of the highly successful policy in allowing children to gamble their lunch money at the roulette table,
their automobile manufacturing industry, 9th largest in the world, which is the result of non-existent public transport, which in turn results in citizens purchasing cars and supporting the industry,
their insurance industry, 20th largest in the world, ensuring that unsurprisingly frequently injured Northern Borlandians are ensured a sum of money in the event of an accident,
Jumping with joy at Northern Borlands support for other local industries such as the liposuction industry by having the highest obesity rate in the world, as well as the funeral arts and mortuary sciences by having the second highest unexpected death rate in the world,
Admiring Northern Borland for their support for local workers, such as through banning foreign workers from immigrating into the country, which has resulted in almost all Northern Borlandians being employed, evidenced by the national employment rate which ranks 2nd in the world,
Acclaiming East Borland, a bona fide corrupt dictatorship, for their creative methods in national governance, such as:
prohibiting contraceptives, divorce and adultery, but still having the 5th highest atheism rate in the world, breaking multiple stereotypes,
having the most corrupt government in the world as well as a complete lack of prisons and a judiciary, but still having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, disproving the fallacy that judiciaries and honesty are required to enforce law and order,
constructing a huge arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction for the purpose of supporting the mining industry, the 6th highest in the world, ensuring that numerous citizens can earn a living,
Hailing Deep South Borland, a theocratic primitivist nation, for creating a compassionate (6th in the world) and nice (20th in the world) society, with policies such as:
prohibiting video games, the number one cause of crime and violence in most nations, resulting in the second lowest crime rate in the world,
prohibiting aircraft, which while has resulted in the nation being ranked as the least technologically advanced, has also resulted in the third most beautiful environment and the second best weather in the world,
requiring all citizens to adhere to the state religion, resulting in them being the most religious in the world, creating a nation free of infidels,
Observing that despite having no official system for arbitration or judicial matters on a national level, Northern Borland went above and beyond and served as the Arbiter General of their region Capitalist Paradise, settling disputes between nations and preventing conflicts from escalating,
Determined to rid of the internationally imposed image that Northern Borland is one of the most ghastly places in the world, and instead celebrate their great strides in lining the pockets of corporations and CEOs as well as formally recognise their status as "A Good Place to Raise Your Business", hereby:
Commends Northern Borland.
General Assembly Resolution # 537
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Believing that the freedom to assemble without undue hindrance is a fundamental right to which all citizens of member nations should be entitled,
Angered that some regimes may attempt to suppress this right in the interest of silencing dissent, to the immense detriment of that nations integrity and of its citizens,
Encouraged by extant resolutions to prevent such quashing of protests, including WA#43 "WA Labor Relations Act", guaranteeing workers' rights to form labour unions and engage in strikes, and WA#436 "Protecting Free Expression",
Accepting that the right to assemble should not be granted without reserve, and that there are cases in which it must be withheld for the safety of other members of society,
Hereby enacts the following:
Member states may not take punitive or discriminatory action against any individual for planning, assisting, or participating in non-violent assembly or association for the purpose of articulating or advocating any belief or ambition, unless doing so is the most proportionate way of responding to harmful activities as defined in clause 3.
Neither member states nor private entities within them may take action to prevent or hinder the planning or holding of non-violent assembly or association for the purpose of articulating or advocating any belief or ambition, unless doing so is the least restrictive way of preventing or curtailing harmful activities as defined in clause 3.
Harmful activities, for the purposes of this resolution, are defined as one or more of the following:
the advocacy of violence towards an individual or group of individuals under uniformly applied standards defining that which constitutes advocacy of violence;
unlawful action; and
the advocacy of probable imminent unlawful action.
It shall not be unlawful to:
plan, assist, or participate in a non-violent assembly or association for the purpose of articulating or advocating any belief or ambition, or
carry out actions which, were they carried out in any circumstance other than non-violent assembly or association, would otherwise be considered legal.
Notwithstanding the above, member states may act to prevent or curtail the advocacy, in non-violent assemblies and associations, of actions or inaction that would constitute:
the physical or sexual abuse of an individual or group of individuals, or
hatred towards an individual or group of individuals motivated by their disability, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or another arbitrary, reductive categorisation.
Should they refrain from taking action as per clause 5.a. of this resolution, member states must take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the individuals targeted by such advocacy.
Co-authored by Wymondham
Security Council Resolution # 343
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
This Security Council,
Recognizing the validity of Commend Renaissancistic People, which commended the subject for their ability to effectively legislate, lead, and further interregional ties,
Observing that, despite the nation of Renaissancistic people ceasing to exist, the former leadership has continued to contribute to the international community via 1 very fast endotarter (typically referred to as 'r3n'), especially in the field of international artwork,
Acknowledging r3ns role in proposing the original concept of the The North Pacific Great Card Giveaway and Card Lottery, which was a successful experiment that showed the rest of the world the value of artwork in spurring regional development,
Further acknowledging r3ns role in jointly proposing and drafting the legislation to co-found The North Pacific Cards Guild, the first organization of its kind and still the largest, inspiring similar programs in other regions throughout the world,
Understanding that r3n has propelled the regional collection of The North Pacific Cards Guild to 5th in the multiverse, effectively creating an infinite stock of rewards to stimulate regional activity and World Assembly participation within The North Pacific, and also their role in acquiring specific artwork requests for those who are unable to collect on as large a scale,
Noting that, based on market value alone, the sum of all artwork donated to other nations by r3n is more valuable than the sixth most valuable collection in the world, indicating a remarkable amount of magnanimity and devotion to assisting nations wishing to obtain artwork,
Approving of r3ns continued internal contributions as Deputy Guildmaster of The North Pacific Cards Guild, where they frequently provide technical infrastructure for various functions, suggest new programs, and give all-important feedback on nearly everything,
Impressed by the scholars within the nation that have proposed various quality of life and data acquisition suggestions to the greater community, many of which have been implemented,
Awed and slightly perplexed by the r3n-produced art-based tools that are utilized by an uncountable number of nations throughout the collecting community, such as:
An art queries system that enables complex filtered searching of more than 350 thousand known artworks, which is incredibly useful for collectors looking to find artwork with certain traits,
A publicly available market watch database that tracks important information such as daily trades data, artwork value statistics, and market volume, making it useful as both a historical reference and an investing tool;
Astounded by the continued maintenance of regional development programs by r3n, including but definitely not limited to:
A program that automatically generates lists of specific nations to be targeted for recruitment by The North Pacific, ensuring active nations can further participate and contribute to the region,
Programs to collate data related to dispatches and messages, as well as World Assembly votes and endorsements, ensuring that The North Pacifics monthly Literary Awards and World Assembly Development Program Awards publish the most accurate data,
A program to ensure that nations across the world may effectively trade endorsements with all their fellow region members, improving security everywhere,
Understanding that the World Assembly Development Program has been emulated by many other regions such as The South Pacific, 10000 Islands, and Balder, with some regions also using art rewards to stimulate involvement, resulting in these regions achieving record high levels of stability against potential attacks,
Applauding r3n for their development of the Civil Defence Siren, a nation dedicated to maintaining a list of fascist regions and warning nations that join these regions to leave them, preventing unsuspecting nations from being indoctrinated into hateful ideologies,
Grateful that r3n has managed to store backups of the entire multiverses data archives in their secure servers, a resource that has been utilized countless times as they are the only widely-known source of such archives,
Hereby commends 1 very fast endotarter.
Coauthored by Whatermelons Second Country.