The following are proposals for WA resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements can make a proposal, but it will only become a resolution (to be voted on by the entire WA) if it is approved by at least 6% of WA Regional Delegates.
As the WA currently has 950 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 57 approvals to achieve quorum.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Xanthorrhoea
The General Assembly:
Recognising the numerous social, humanitarian and economic benefits of a healthy, happy populace, and the importance of access to effective medication in maintaining this health and happiness;
Recalling the efforts of resolutions such as GA 41 Access to Life-Saving Drugs, GA 333 Preserving Antimicrobials, GA 429 Traditional Medicine, and GA 571 Access to Transgender Hormone Therapy to improve access to safe and effective medication worldwide;
Noting, despite these efforts, the ongoing disproportionate distribution of access to effective medications between nations, and between peoples within nations, including the significant impact of poverty and income inequality on this access, and noting the lack of a globally accepted standard of medical treatment;
Seeking to reaffirm and strengthen its commitment to improving the health of all peoples, regardless of World Assembly (WA) membership status, hereby enacts the following:
The World Medications Council (henceforth the WMC) is established as a branch of the World Health Authority, with the purpose of improving access to safe, efficacious, and cost-effective medications in all nations. The WMC shall have the following duties:
To assess and record the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of all known medications, defined as any substance used to diagnose, prevent, treat, or manage the symptoms of disease, medical and/or psychological conditions (including for the purposes of disinfection, immunisation, contraception, abortion, hormone therapy, and euthanasia). In assessing a medication, the WMC must consider:
A medications safety, including the severity and frequency of known adverse effects, the therapeutic range, toxicity, interactions with other medications, and requirements for that medication's safe storage, handling, and administration;
The impact of patient factors on a medications safety, including species, pregnancy, intercurrent medical and/or psychological conditions, employment, and lifestyle factors;
A medications efficacy for all clinical indications for which it is used, including the magnitude of effect, whether a medication is curative or requires ongoing use, the therapeutic dose, frequency of dosing, duration of therapy, and synergistic or adverse effects when used with other medications;
A medications relative cost-effectiveness, including the medication's price, total cost of therapy, costs associated with storage, handling and transport, staff training and safety protocols required for its use, and relative cost and efficacy compared to other available medications used for the same or similar purposes; and
Any other factors it deems relevant.
To, based on this assessment, create and maintain an Effective Medications List (henceforth the EML), containing those medications that are best suited to meet the needs of an effective health system.
To regularly assess and update the EML based upon the current scientific consensus.
To undertake activities to promote access to medications on the EML in all WA member nations (henceforth members).
To promote access to medications on the EML in non-WA member nations, with the consent of and according to the laws of those nations.
All members must provide access to all medications included in the EML to all residents of their nation, unless one of the following exceptions applies. Nations are not required to provide access to a medication:
That is illegal, or for purposes that are illegal in that nation, for all of their residents;
For purposes other than the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or management of disease, medical and/or psychological conditions for which that medication has an established clinical use; or
That they cannot provide access to for reasons outside their control. In this case, they must provide access to an available similarly effective alternative, and provide access to the unavailable medication as soon as possible.
Members must ensure that medications are priced in a way that allows all residents to afford all the medications they require while maintaining an adequate standard of living.
Members are encouraged to minimise the cost of medications to patients through all appropriate means, including subsidising common and/or effective medications, standardising prices, enforcing strong anti-trust legislation, and creating special access schemes for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
Co-authored by Tinhampton
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Safety
Proposed by: The Grand Union Kingdom
To ensure no life is lost in easily preventable situation in the home, this act will help reduce serious injuries.
1. All new buildings shall be built to a certain level of safety.
2. Buildings with over 30 people living in them are subject to an annual safety test and review.
3. Buildings with over 20 floors should have a fire escape plan and provide residents with a clear plan.
4. Buildings with dangerous materials should be immediately removed and replaced with safe materials
5. Any building with a lift must also have all floors accessible by stairs incase of fire.
6. Any balcony over 40 metres must have a 1.5 metre barrier and clear lighting.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Xernon
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging the negative impact of homelessness on the health, social, and economic indicators of member nations, and
Believing that additional solutions are necessary for combatting homelessness,
Hereby enacts the following:
For the purposes of this resolution:
''homelessness" refers to the lack of reliable access to physical housing and consistent housing amenities. This includes living on the streets, in temporary shelters and boarding houses, or with friends and relatives intermittently, and excludes those independently pursuing nomadic life-styles.
"housing status" refers to whether an inhabitant is homeless or not.
The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) is established and shall be responsible for:
Collecting annual data from member nations pertaining to: the population of homeless inhabitants, measures taken by member nations to prevent homelessness, and the efficacy of those measures.
Collaborating with member nations to establish annual homeless population reduction milestones, also referred to as homelessness reduction milestones, taking into account each member nation's resources and fiscal status.
Researching innovative strategies in home construction, land use planning, and urban development to maximize affordable housing.
Employing volunteer based efforts to construct permanent housing for homeless inhabitants in low resource member nations.
Member nations must establish local housing agencies tasked with providing homeless inhabitants or inhabitants at risk of homelessness with housing resources and case management services.
Member nations shall guarantee all inhabitants, regardless of housing status, the right to:
Access and use spaces designated for public use, including public parks, sidewalks, libraries, and transportation, within their normal hours of operation and for their designated purpose. Cases where an inhabitant poses a clear and present danger to the safety of those around them shall be an exception to this clause.
Register for and receive government documents and services.
Member nations shall enact laws that prohibit discrimination in employment and employment-related decisions based on housing status. This excludes assessing an employee or candidate's geographic location when making employment-related decisions.
Member nations must provide inhabitants experiencing homelessness with access to the following services:
Emergency and preventative healthcare.
Food assistance either directly via food vouchers or in collaboration with local food banks.
Vocational training and job finding assistance.
Member nations shall endeavor to achieve their homelessness reduction milestones. As part of this, member nations must:
Create systems of welfare to assist low-income homeless inhabitants or inhabitants at risk of homelessness with security deposits, rent and utility payments, and housing search services.
Establish nationally-based systems extending to local governments dedicated to the distribution of resources for the development of affordable housing.
Implement permanent housing accommodations for the disabled and inhabitants with chronic health conditions who may be at an increased risk of homelessness. Such accommodations shall not be segregated from other residential communities nor shall they be considered an inheritable entitlement. Inhabitants retain their right to free movement.
Create a homelessness strategy that targets youth populations experiencing child abuse, domestic violence, or parental substance use that may lead to youth homelessness.
Facilitate full and free access to education for homeless children by providing them with the transportation and resources necessary to attend school.
Enact laws that protect inhabitants from the loss of their residential property without legal justification or fair compensation. For purposes of this resolution, legal justification refers to foreclosure or seizure due to criminal or civil misconduct in accordance with the laws of member nations.
Equip night shelters, whose primary function is to eliminate the challenges attributed to health risks and diseases encountered by lack of sleep or sanitary places to sleep, with security cameras, bathrooms, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The WA General Accounting Office (GAO) shall allocate and provide funds at the request of any member nation for the purposes of complying with this legislation, so long as the recipient member nation:
Uses the funds exclusively to fulfill the mandates of this legislation, and
Is deemed to be a low resource nation, or
Is suffering from an economic downturn that renders it unable to achieve its homelessness reduction milestones.