General Assembly Resolution # 5
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
RECOGNIZING the existence of many specialized non-governmental organizations (abbreviated as NGOs), both at domestic and international level, focusing on providing humanitarian aid to both individuals and governments;
APPLAUDING the efforts of such NGOs for promoting international peace and strengthening the ties between nations;
OBSERVING that the World Assembly has not designated a single point of responsibility for coordinating the efforts of such NGOs;
REALIZING there are duplications of some relief efforts, and that communication problems may create inefficiencies in absence of a clear single point of responsibility;
The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING that all citizens of member nations should be protected by such a humanitarian group.
1. ESTABLISHES the International Coordinated Relief Committee (ICRC), an organization whose sole duty is to co-ordinate of relief aid of NGOs in all member nations;
2. MANDATES that the ICRC shall be funded from the resources of the World Assembly, but;
3. PERMITS the ICRC to accept donations and grants from individual persons as a goodwill gesture;
4.1. DEFINES a major disaster as an event which may threaten lives and livelihoods, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and war;
4.2. DEFINES the functions of the ICRC, whose role shall be to:
a) Provide international coordination of food, shelter, and humanitarian aid efforts in nations affected by a major disaster;
b) Co-ordinate the efforts of existing NGOs in member nations at an international level;
c) Provide training to volunteers of NGOs and the ICRC itself in preparedness for such disasters.
5. INSTRUCTS the ICRC to:
a) manage and prioritize the allocation of resources to specific situations or emergencies, based on the current inability of other governmental and NGOs to meet all of the needs of those situations;
b) not promote conflict or war in any way;
c) not abuse their budget, in any way that may hamper the true purpose of the organization itself.
ENCOURAGES member nations and existing NGOs to share recovery plans and aid each other through the halls of the ICRC.
Co-authored by Mikitivity.