Vote Recommendation: Against
The proposal at hand requires WA member states to designate a day as Star Gazing Day, and to encourage sapient citizens of member states to take time during the evening on Star Gazing Day to look out into the sky and "enjoy the splendor of the heavens".
We believe this proposal represents a wasted opportunity to either promote astronomy and space exploration, or to reduce light pollution in cities, both worthy goals. Instead it has ended up making a largely symbolic move to declare a day on the calendar to be Star Gazing Day and encourage some observation of the sky which does not appear to be meaningful.
For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly resolution at vote, "Star Gazing Day".
Sponsored by the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs of The North Pacific.