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 # 349
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Noting that the nation of Marrabuk has, throughout its existence, made great contributions to The East Pacific (henceforth referred to as TEP), helping develop a forward-thinking and productive mindset both within TEP and in a network of communities around it;
Applauding Marrabuks exemplary leadership of TEPs Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), where as minister they took several critical steps to rejuvenate and vastly improve its efficiency, such as:
restructuring the ministry to better delineate roles and duties of its members, thus greatly helping newcomers develop their skills, enhancing its performance and reviving it as a result
establishing a team to gather intelligence on behalf of TEPs MoFA to ensure the regions globally-significant Foreign Affairs policy was judicious and astute; and
constructing a strong diplomatic rapport with TEPs allies by increasing the regularity of the MoFAs reports from monthly to biweekly;
Acclaiming Marrabuks role in the revival of the East Pacific News Service - renowned for bringing widely accessible, high-quality coverage of internal and interregional events - as TEPs regional newspaper, motivating and entrusting citizens with the newspaper's leadership to ensure its successful restoration;
Praising Marrabuks initiative in responding to the attempted coup of TEP perpetrated at the very start of their delegacy, utilising TEPs Regional Message Board (RMB) to rally the wider community of the region to the defence of the legitimate government, as well as enacting proactive measures to protect legitimate delegates of TEP by quintupling the number of viziers and lowering TEPs endorsement cap from four hundred to three hundred;
Celebrating their highly successful efforts to increase the reach of TEPs diplomatic connections, leading the way in forging meaningful partnerships, such as:
the restoration of TEP's relationship with 10000 Islands after the deterioration of said relationship under the previous administration; Marrabuk was instrumental in the revitalisation of this relationship, going on to codify it in the Treaty of the Waxing Moon, thus laying the foundation for extensive future cultural collaboration between the two regions such as the Festival of Friends;
the rebuilding of connections with Osiris, coming off a drastic downturn under the preceding delegate, and the congenial collaboration that quickly ensued between the regions governments;
the forging of the Treaty of Aarhus with Balder after their help during the instability in the transition to Marrabuks delegacy;
an ongoing affinity with Thaecia, now codified under the Poem of the Greats treaty: the influence of this partnership on Thaecias growth from staunch isolationism to a more open foreign policy is in large part owed to Marrabuks open-handed outreach efforts to initially develop relations and support Thaecia in interregional matters (such as abandoning unfair recruitment practices, and further on, shared cultural events including the Late Nite Festivals and Paradoxical);
Cognisant of Marrabuks vital role in the creation of the Eastern Union, a defensive and co-operative international alliance that operated through TEPs RMB during its existence, which:
at the time of writing, remains the largest RMB-based alliance to have ever existed in TEP;
was led by a novel and sophisticated democratic system using the principle of the separation of powers;
allowed newly founded nations to be smoothly integrated without being unnecessarily bullied by larger, more established members, through the provision of mutual defence; and
masterminded the operation of Eastern Union's Strait, which economically sustained TEP's international community via the RMB throughout its existence;
Convinced that Marrabuks work to consistently innovate and improve TEP and its partners strength and vibrancy in a wide variety of fields has had an extremely positive impact on NationStates as a whole;
Hereby Commends Marrabuk.
Co-authored by Maowi.
General Assembly Resolution # 548
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Scalizagasti
The General Assembly,
Noting that microplastics can cause adverse health effects to organic life, both physically and chemically,
Concerned by the increasing prevalence of microplastics in water sources, the ground, food, and the atmosphere, especially considering the ability of said microplastics to remain in those environments for centuries,
Recognizing the purposeful and unnecessary inclusion of microplastics in many products, such as plastic microbeads in cosmetics,
Further recognizing that microplastics are released into the environment unintentionally through microfibre textiles, the breakdown of regular plastics, and more,
Desiring a targeted resolution to prevent the further proliferation of microplastics in the environment to protect health, safety, and the ecosystem alike,
Defines microplastics as plastics and plastic fragments smaller than 5 millimeters in diameter along the longest length of the particle, which cannot fully biodegrade in water,
Tasks the WA Scientific Programme (WASP) with
Collecting microplastic pollution data in the atmosphere and bodies of water outside of national borders,
Aggregating and analyzing microplastic pollution data using information gathered by and shared between both member states and WASP itself,
Research into the most effective measures that member states, non-governmental organizations, and individuals can take to reduce microplastic pollution,
Communicating these measures to both governments and other non-governmental organizations,
Coordinating further research into microplastic pollution with member states upon request,
Prohibits the manufacturing and sale of products that contain purposefully-added microplastic particles with an exception for
Medication and other medical products for use inside the body,
Plastic nurdles that will be turned into larger plastics during the manufacturing/production of plastics,
Mandates that member states:
Ensure that wastewater treatment plants include processes that are known to significantly reduce microplastic concentrations in water during operation based on WASP recommendations and their own internal research, such as membrane bioreactor treating and rapid sand filtering,
Implement the most effective measures to combat other known sources of microplastic runoff into the environment based on WASP recommendations and their own internal research, such as mandating filtration in laundry machines to reduce runoff from synthetic fibre clothing,
Establish legal frameworks that plastic producers and manufacturers must follow to minimize accidental nurdle pollution, reduce the risk of nurdle spills, and mitigate the effects of spills when they do occur,
Organize educational campaigns and curricula reforms to inform their citizens of the prevalence of microplastics and ways in which individuals can alter consumer behaviour to reduce microplastic pollution,
Track microplastic pollution within their borders to the best of their ability, sharing the gathered data with WASP and using it wherever possible to inform future policy decisions,
Urges member states to take additional steps to reduce the general consumption of non-biodegradable plastic through measures including, but not limited to:
Preventing wasteful plastic packaging (e.g. double packaging),
Eliminating single-use plastics where feasible,
Researching and developing plastics which can safely biodegrade in water without leaving toxic remains or turning into microplastics,
Promoting other biodegradable alternatives to plastic, and
Promoting and expanding the recycling of products which contain plastics in part or in whole.
Security Council Resolution # 350
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the ample contributions of Honeydewistania and its protectorates (Whatermelons Second Country and That Crazy Casbah Sound) to both branches of the World Assembly, having authored or co-authored 20 WA resolutions, including:
Contributing greatly to the WA through the General Assembly, passing:
Environmental resolutions, which effectively created public interest in issues such as pollution and the destruction of ecosystems, including GA#511 "Ensuring Effectual Recycling", which helped promote recycling of waste and other environmentally friendly practices, and GA#494 "Regulating Desalination", which put restrictions so that desalination will not harm ecosystems,
GA#498 "Ban on Forced Blood Sports", which banned animals from participating in blood sports such as bullfighting under coercion,
GA#518 "Reducing Disease Vectors", which tackled the issue of disease-carrying beings to help WA nations prevent catastrophic epidemics or pandemics,
Repealing troublesome GA resolutions that could have caused major issues despite their good intentions, these being:
Environmental resolutions such as GA#525 "Landfill Regulation Act", which enforced unclear definitions and unnecessary bureaucracy that made the regulation process exhausting for WA nations, and GA#507 "Promotion of Recycling", which attempted to improve environmental friendliness but failed at being coherent,
GA#528 "Protecting Sites of Religious Significance", a resolution which overreached and resulted in disastrous consequences, namely choking the identification process in bureaucracy,
GA#502 "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II", a resolution which allowed medical tourists to disregard national justice due to unfortunate wording,
Further contributing through the Security Council with other resolutions, these being:
Commendations of anti-fascists, such as SC#315 Vippertooth33, a shining figure of the movement as the MT Army Leader, and SC#331 and SC#324 Sierra Lyricalia and The Red Fleet, a nation and region which made long-term effective contributions to anti-fascism, plus extensive GA work from the former,
Art-related ones, like SC#320 Condemn Noahs Second Country, a nation that disrupted international artwork trade, and SC#335 Commend Praeceps and SC#343 Commend 1 very fast endotarter, officially commending the two pioneers of the famed Cards Guild of The North Pacific,
SC#340 Commend Singapore no2, a nation renowned for their proficiency in resolving disputes and dilemmas that plagued leaders,
SC#332 Commend Kenmoria, an innovative and internationally helpful nation regarding WA matters,
Aiding first time resolution writers in GA and SC resolutions such as:
GA#526 "Land Reclamation Regulation" with Orca and Narwhal, which put reasonable limits on creating artificial land for development,
GA#521 "Repeal: GMO International Trade Accord" with Regnum Italiae, repealed due to unclear and potentially harmful clauses when dealing with genetically modified organisms,
Applauding Honeydewistania's work as a member of the MT Army, one of the oldest and greatest anti-fascist military bodies, via vassal state Anarchic Turkish States, where their infiltration and intelligence gathering skills secured entry into fortified fascist regions such as Northern Redlands and The United Nations of 9pol,
Further applauding Honeydewistanias leadership in MT Army or Antifa operations, in cases as their significant role in the complicated liberation of The Red States, which required many attempts in order to finally stop a deplorable fascist coalition from occupying and destroying the region, and Nuevo Amanecer, where the nation bravely led the attacking charge against this notorious horrific region and seized victory for anti-fascism,
Lauding their work as Chief Mariner of Mariner Trench, leading a new government with a new delegate, and Vice President of the URA, where they helped with enforcing professionalism, structuring the WA voting system, and helping URA resolution authors,
Considering that these many contributions have had an unquestionably positive impact on the international community, fighting against fascism and helping the environment and art community, and thus warrant official recognition,
Hereby Commends Honeydewistania.
General Assembly Resolution # 549
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #419 “Voting Equality for Freed Inmates” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Deeply concerned that Article 3 of GA#419 prevents this august body from requiring member states to guarantee "enfranchisement for individuals under incarceration," hence implicitly allowing them to deny such individuals the right to partake in the democratic process as equals, and
Noting that this state of affairs cannot change, nor can a new resolution which strikes down all barriers to voting based merely on one's prior or current imprisonment be enacted, unless GA#419 is repealed...
The General Assembly hereby repeals GA#419 "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates."
General Assembly Resolution # 550
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Boston Castle
The World Assembly,
Cognizant of the many foundational freedoms previously guaranteed by this Assembly such as freedom of the press and freedom of assembly,
Recognizing that while these fundamental freedoms are guaranteed that there is a third pillar of fundamental freedoms in freedom of affiliation that is not,
Believing that no nation should enact criminal penalties for affiliating with an organisation not involved in the commission of a crime, hereby enacts the following subject to prior, extant World Assembly legislation:
Governments must allow citizens to associate with any organisation of their choosing.
Freedom of association with an organisation is subject to the organisation in question allowing such association.
An organisation may have criminal penalties attached for association with it on the basis that it actively undermines national security, directs its members to violate national criminal law, includes the commission of crimes among its goals or activities, or spreads, or intends to spread, a message of hate directed toward a specific group.