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 # 351
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Heralding the existence of Kelssek, a nation founded in 2004 which has contributed to many NationStates communities over the years;
Recognizing Kelsseks contribution to international legislation in both the General Assembly and its predecessor, including:
UN#167 International Emergency Number, which created a standardized telephone number for reaching emergency services;
UN#205 Repeal UN Patent Law, which prevented monopolization of important medicines and inventions;
GAR#38 Convention Against Genocide, which solidified the World Assemblys stance against this heinous crime;
GAR#57 Refugee Protection, which helped assist refugees fleeing from persecution; and co-authorship of
GAR#485 Repeal Disease Naming Compact, which cut down on unnecessary bureaucracy within this Assembly;
Introducing Kelsseks vast participation and hosting within the sporting spheres;
Affirming that due to the large number of entrants and activity, the difficulty and prestige of hosting a World Cup is one of the greatest honors a sporting nation can achieve;
Praising Kelsseks forays into the World Cup Cycle, including:
Co-hosting World Cup 46 alongside Adihan, the last World Cup of the Jolt Era;
Co-hosting Cup of Harmony 77 alongside Zwangzug, which included lending hosting help to the World Cup 85 Qualifying campaign by way of a Vilitan Plan; and
Winning the Cup of Harmony 43 title against Whirl Islands;
Asserting that while the hosting of a World Cup is demanding, it is eclipsed by hosting the Olympic Games, which is a time-consuming and taxing undertaking that only the most skilled and trusted nations can handle, due to the thousands of entries and hundreds of events;
Emphasizing that cities within Kelssek have hosted no less than four Olympic Games, including:
The IV Olympic Winter Games, held in the city of Alavaria;
The Games of the V Olympiad, held in the city of Outineau;
Co-hosting the Games of the XII Olympiad alongside Vekaiyu, by the cities of Novonaya and Provinsk; and
The XV Olympic Winter Games, held in the city of Clayquot;
Impressed by Kelsseks athletes achieving a top five medal tally at no less than fourteen Olympic Games at the time of writing, as well as the top medal tally at the VII Winter Olympics in Neverend, Liventia;
Recalling Kelsseks dominance in the early history of the World Cup of Hockey, which includes the hosting of three editions (13, 20, 39), six podium appearances (5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 19), and one title (14);
Celebrating Kelsseks other sporting success, including seven Olympic gold medals in water polo (the most in the sport), as well as back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles (11, 12);
Admiring the dedication of Kelssek in curating and contributing to sports history records, nearly singlehandedly in the NSWiki and as part of the administration team in the NationStates Sports Wiki;
Accentuating the longtime residency and diplomacy of Kelssek in The East Pacific;
Saluting Kelsseks service in The East Pacific's regional government, especially during the crucial reformatory period following The Empire's occupation, including:
Kelssek's part in framing the first Concordat of The East Pacific;
Serving as Vizier from 2009 to 2013;
Serving as Provost in the Magisterium in 2009 and 2011;
Serving as Arbiter of the Conclave from 2011 to 2013; and
Serving as Regional Cartographer from 2004 to 2008;
Noting their role as a mediating party in both the Listonian conflict and the Krechzianko-Vladistock War;
Observing the radio newscasts of the Kelssek Broadcasting Corporation, which kept nations aware of conflicts and resolutions throughout the region for over three years;
Concluding that a nation of such impressive contributions to the wider NationStates community should not go unrecognized;
Hereby Commends Kelssek.
Co-authored by Francois Isidore.
General Assembly Resolution # 551
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #128 “On Abortion” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Unequivocally celebrating the commitment of this body to reproductive rights,
Determined to further this goal by the removal of laws which hinder the access patients have to reproductive care,
Noting that GAR #128 requires all abortion physicians to meet the same qualifications as surgeons and receive a degree of training equitable to that of surgeons, despite the vast majority of abortions not requiring any surgery,
Also noting that GAR #128 allows physicians to neglect their professional duties out of moral objection to abortion, a privilege not guaranteed concerning any other medical procedure,
Concerned that these terms obstruct the ability of pregnant individuals to access the reproductive care guaranteed to them under World Assembly law,
Confident that the political will of member nations and resolutions GAR #29 "Patient's Rights Act", GAR #286 "Reproductive Freedoms", GAR #499 "Access to Abortion", and GAR #523 "Patient Travel Freedoms" provide for the guarantee of reproductive freedom to all individuals under the jurisdiction of member states,
Resolved that the duplicate protections in GAR #128 do not outweigh the compromises it makes to the opponents of reproductive freedoms,
The World Assembly hereby repeals GAR #128 "On Abortion".
General Assembly Resolution # 552
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: South St Maarten
The World Assembly,
Affirming that all children should be granted the privilege of citizenship in a nation at birth,
Further Affirming that children, at birth, should not be deemed stateless due to the location of their birth,
Understanding that the location and time at which the birth of a child occurs occurs is natural and unpredictable,
Realizing that children are intermittently born in a nation that their parents are neither citizens nor residents of, or in which they are residents but not citizens,
Concerned that no legislation currently exists regarding the citizenship of such children,
Dismayed that, while this body has already acted to prevent member states from arbitrarily making their citizens stateless through GA#386 "Reducing Statelessness", it has never legislated to protect the citizenships of children who would otherwise be born stateless in the first place, and
Concluding that this oversight must be addressed in the form of international legislation, hereby enacts as follows:
In this resolution,
Jus sanguinis refers to a nationality law in which citizenship is determined by the citizenship of the biological parent(s).
Age of majority shall be defined as an age, set by each individual member nation, where a child takes on the full responsibilities of adulthood and furthermore assumes legal control over their actions and decisions.
In such cases where an individual would otherwise be stateless, in following jus sanguinis, all children of citizens of member nations shall be granted citizenship in all nations in which their parent(s) are citizens, regardless of their location of birth.
Nations with laws that prohibit citizenships other than their own being held by any of their citizens must not enforce such laws against these citizens until they reach the age of majority.
All children shall receive their citizenship(s) at birth and must retain them in perpetuity, unless they are revoked in accordance with procedures outlined in national or international law, voluntarily renounced, or terminated in accordance with Article 5.
If one of the multiple citizenships of a person has been passed down more than three generations without any of those generations living in that nation, the relevant nation may terminate that person's citizenship when they reach the age of majority.
Security Council Resolution # 352
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
The Security Council,
Seeking to recognise Ellenburgs unprecedented contributions to the international community as a whole, which include prolonged service to several organisations which have strengthened international relations and harmony,
Noting Ellenburgs beginnings over 15 years ago as a key member and former World Assembly delegate of the region Autropolis, where their tenure as Head of Recruitment resulted in the region growing from 13 nations to 114 nations in a year (a remarkable feat at the time); Ellenburg continues to oversee the ancient region through the office of State Executive,
Further noting that Ellenburg served as the World Assembly Delegate of Conch Kingdom, one of the largest regions in the world, until March 2021 via satellite state Free Azell; Ellenburg served the longest continuous tenure of any WA Delegate in Conch Kingdoms history, during which they increased World Assembly membership and participation in the region through their recruitment efforts; Ellenburgs contributions to the region were so great that they were awarded the regions most prestigious honour, The Order of Merit,
Acknowledging a plethora of other positions tenured by Ellenburg within Conch Kingdom and the Augustin Alliance, such as:
a term as the Prime Minister of Conch Kingdom, the highest electable position in the region and head of the government; as Prime Minister of the region, Ellenburg helped the region recover after rogue WA Delegate Sakaba unjustly ejected many members of the region, and ratified the constitution of the region which is still enforced to this day,
two terms as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Conch Kingdom, a position in which Ellenburg organised a successful event with The South Pacific and strengthened ties with regions such as The Free Nations Region and South Pacific (unrelated to The South Pacific) through the construction of official embassies, which greatly increased the Foreign Affairs presence of the previously isolated region, and
a term as Media Officer of the Augustin Alliance, a position in which Ellenburg published monthly reports regarding the Alliance, and represented the Alliance as a whole in an official capacity,
Further acknowledging Ellenburgs important role in the United Regions Alliance (URA), a large alliance that contains almost thirty unique regions and hundreds of World Assembly nations, as its founder and principal administrator, and further recognising that the sustainment of such a large alliance is no easy feat,
Celebrating Ellenburgs tenure as Head of Recruitment of the URA, where their hard work and efforts resulted in over forty regions being recruited into the alliance over a period of six months, which ensured that the URA became one of the largest alliances in the world; Ellenburg still continues to play a pivotal role in recruiting new regions to join the alliance,
Further celebrating Ellenburgs legislative contributions to the URA, which include extensive reforms to the World Assembly Affairs voting system to ensure fairness when issuing recommendations for voting on World Assembly proposals, in addition to creating new offices and streamlining others to better facilitate operations and increase efficiency,
Admiring Ellenburgs critical role in coordinating URA events and activities, such as their organisation of the URA 1st Anniversary Festival, the URA Halloween Festival, and the URA Grand Showcase, successful events which helped to connect regions and nations both within and beyond the alliance,
Lauding Ellenburg for also improving international communication and relations through their crucial role in establishing concrete partnerships between the URA and other regions, such as treaties with large and significant regions such as The North Pacific and The West Pacific, an indication of Ellenburgs successful efforts to further the URAs presence on the international stage,
Applauding Ellenburg for their efforts in assisting aspiring authors within the URA with the passage of their own proposals, such as Orca and Narwhals Land Reclamation Regulation and Scalizagastis Reducing Microplastics, through their administration of the World Assembly Affairs Council and their creation of the Resolution Writing Committee, and
Concluding that Ellenburg's existence as a nation has without a doubt positively impacted an innumerable amount of regions and the nations within, and that they are worthy enough to be awarded with official World Assembly recognition,
Hereby commends Ellenburg.
General Assembly Resolution # 553
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild
Proposed by: Big Boyz
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the importance of high-quality habitats in the protection of ecosystems;
Perceiving that tall grass prairies play an important ecological function by filtering pesticides, nutrients, and bacteria from agricultural runoff, as well as preventing soil erosion by establishing deep root systems;
Noticing that tall grass prairies support a wide range of biodiversity, often including plant, insect, large mammal, and prominent keystone species that may not be present in other ecosystems;
Noting that tall grass prairies are often desirable for conversion to agricultural purposes, due to high nutrient levels in the soil, moderate levels of rainfall, and a lack of trees;
Lamenting that only a tiny fraction of tall grass prairies remain today;
Observing that, in many WA member nations, the conversion of land for agriculture has severely decreased the abundance of tall grass prairies, leading to a reduction in biodiversity among pollinators;
Troubled that a lack of biodiversity among pollinators may be detrimental to agriculture by creating, in many cases, an unstable 1 to 1 relationship between crop yield and a single pollinator species, potentially collapsing the agricultural industry of some nations, should the pollinator become extinct; and
Concerned that failing to protect native prairies will lead to the extinction of several currently endangered species, many of which rely heavily on tall grass prairies;
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
tall grass prairie as a biome featuring the dominance of tall grass species, averaging greater than 1.5 meters in height, moderate levels of annual rainfall, and the presence of periodic wildfires, with period between combustion exceeding 1 year, but not more than 20 years, to prevent the encroachment of saplings and invasive plant species;
pollinators as species that frequently spread pollen between the male and female components of a plant species, allowing said plants to fertilize the female ovules for reproduction; and
land development as any sapient activity which alters a landscape from its naturally occurring form and does not allow the landscape to recover to its naturally occurring form within a period of 5 years (e.g. does not include controlled burns);
Tasks the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) with the following:
researching the historical prevalence of tall grass prairies in all WA member nations;
determining the impact that agriculture and land development has had on the decline of tall grass prairies and the loss of pollinators in all WA member nations;
performing ecological surveys to assess the feasibility of restoring tall grass prairies in nations with significantly diminished tall grass prairie ranges;
researching methods and creating guidelines for maintaining tall grass prairies in areas where periodic controlled burns have the potential to be ecologically damaging;
communicating their findings with all WA member nations; and
assisting member nations in conducting independent research into native tall grass prairies when adequate resources are lacking;
Mandates that all member nations:
determine areas where tall grass prairies currently exist within their borders;
conduct environmental impact studies to determine the effect of any land development within 5 kilometers of areas recognized as containing tall grass prairies;
share raw data on all research pertaining to tall grass prairies with the WASP;
maintain current tall grass prairies by:
performing periodic controlled burns when it is ecologically in the best interest of the prairie and the surrounding area and unlikely to lead to the development of a wildfire, or else following the guidance set forth by the WASP in clause 2d;
preventing land development for any purpose in tall grass prairies;
preventing human activities that have been found to be detrimental to the ecosystem, according to clause 3b, in the areas surrounding tall grass prairies; and
record all native multicellular species found to exist within a tall grass prairie, and collect seed samples from all native prairie plants; and
Strongly Recommends that member nations:
work to restore and maintain tall grass prairies in all ecologically feasible areas, as determined by the findings of the WASP;
create economic incentives for private entities to restore and maintain tall grass prairies when direct government action is infeasible; and
research methods of reducing land use and pollution associated with agriculture.