Ordinary Resolution on the creation of a Humanitarian Committee

Fellow Members of the World Forum,

We have seen the fighting that took place between the League of Cordilia and the Ryccian Junta. We have seen the devastating effect the war had not only in Ryccia, but the nations invaded by the Junta. We have seen human suffering all around us. How many are left without access to the basic needs that allow us to stay safe, or even survive? A coordinated effort between nations, overseen by the experience and wisdom of the members of the World Forum, could improve the quality-of-life everywhere. The people of Yttria are dedicated to the establishment of a new World Forum Committee, dedicated to the distribution of basic needs, as well as ensuring that the people are actually getting them.

Jerrik Edenbridge
Yttrian Representative to the WF

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Ordinary Resolution Authorizing the Creation of a World Forum Humanitarian Committee

Section A — Purpose

  1. A Humanitarian Committee of the World Forum would oversee and organize the distribution of basic needs to the government of countries where citizens are lacking them, with the understanding that the supplies will be given to the citizens in need of them.

  2. The Humanitarian Committee would watch over the nations that have been given supplies to make sure that the government is providing the citizens lacking basic needs with said supplies.

  3. The Humanitarian Committee would bring any failure to properly distribute basic needs to the citizens in need of them to the World Forum proper in order for a decision of whether or not intervention is required, and if so, what type of intervention is required.

  4. The Humanitarian Committee would take charge in relief efforts during and after wars, when citizens of nations are much more likely to be lacking in basic needs.

Section B — Definitions

  1. Basic needs are defined as anything necessary to one’s safety and/or continued survival.

  2. Humanitarian and Relief Efforts are defined as helping to support the wellbeing of others, in this context by supplying them with basic needs.

  3. Intervention is defined as a non-militaristic way of getting the government of a country to provide their citizens with the supplies given to them.

Section C — Functionality

  1. In order to receive aid, governments will apply to receive aid from the Humanitarian Committee or be approached by the Committee itself if the members deem it necessary, in which case, the Committee members will convene to vote on whether the application is valid.

  2. Citizens are considered in need of aid if their government cannot or will not provide them with basic needs, the government needs help providing them with basic needs, or there are at least 100,000 citizens who are lacking basic needs.

  3. Members who us the committee for personal profit, fail to provide relief supplies, or try to sabotage the aid process by voting for unjustified relief requests (citizens aren’t lacking basic needs) or against justified requests (citizens are lacking basic needs) will be expelled from the committee.

  4. If citizens of a nation are in need of basic needs, but the government doesn’t apply for help and/or rejects the help offer, the Humanitarian Committee may not get involved.

  5. Members of the Humanitarian Committee may individually supply aid to the people of a nation who has not applied for help and/or rejected the offer of help, but the actions will not be forsaken nor condoned by the Humanitarian Committee.

  6. If the application for aid is accepted, or the nation accepts the Committee’s offer of aid, the Humanitarian Committee will coordinate the bringing of supplies as to make sure that the citizens get everything they need, and eliminate waste caused by too much of the same supply.

Section D — Flexibility

  1. This Resolution understands that a certain amount of flexibility is to be allowed, as the definition of basic needs may change or be different depending on which nation one belongs to.

  2. The World Forum is given complete power to hold votes to edit the definition of Basic Needs, as well as create a list of specific Basic Needs to define the range in which the Humanitarian Committee may operate in.

  3. The standard for whether or not citizens are in need of aid may be changed by the WF.

  4. The process for gaining aid from the Humanitarian Committee may be changed to better reflect the WF’s values and make it easier for citizens to gain aid.

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The proposed committee would be nothing more than unnecessary and redundant bureaucracy. In the status quo, the Assembly is perfectly capable of coordinating humanitarian aid operations when necessary, and there is no reason to bypass international diplomatic processes through the creation of a committee.

Li Huang
Representative of the Central Bailtemmic Republic

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We are very much in agreement with this committee. A committee that improved cooperation among humanitarian agencies is a key positive for any humanitarian missions we would undertake. Especially in situations in Reizen, Spiras, Denver, NaGB, Ryccia amongst other nations.

We however propose that this committee, should it not be redundant or unnecessary, be under or amalgamated to the World Forum Health Committee instead of a separate entity. As provision of medical humanitarian relief and assistance is already the functionality of WF Health. It would be unwise to add overlapping redundancy in important matters such as Humanitarianism.

Pazar Marchesa, Constanza Helena Zanchi
Ambassador to the World Forum of the Market Republic of Pazar Am Fluss

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As the delegate of the Federal Republic of Kliegme, we will like to voice our support in such proposal. The recent Rycco-Cordilian War has shown the basic rules of humanity being breached by the desperate junta, such as the chemical attack in the Peocracy. (He takes a short moment in remembrance of the victims)

However, what exactly determines a “basic need” differs to many, with said intervention to give out “basic needs” having the possibility to go against health standard laws or importation limits in certain nations. Therefore, I would like to inquire about this to the Yttrian Representative. What is the Yttrian interpretation of “basic needs”, and how it will not be in a bureaucratic mess of considering what stuff is allowed to send and what is not.

Kliegmean Representative, Kirill Leonov

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In response to Representative Li Huang, we in Yttria feel like this would streamline the proccess and make it easier for citizens to get the suplies they need to survive. This wouldn’t stop individual humantairian efforts.

In response to Representative Pazar Marchesa, thank you for informing me about this. I didn’t realize that there was already a humanitarian section, and my first priority was creating something with the power to function properly. I do, however, feel that it would be better to move everything into a seperate commuttee dedicated specifically to humanutarian efforts.

In response to Representative Kirill Leonov, in Yttria basic needs are defined as things that are required to survive and be safe in your environment. Because this isn’t the same for everyone, our list of 5 major basic needs are clean water, food, clothes, shelter, and sleep. However, this is why a there is a section allowing the establishment of a specific list of needs this Committee would take care of.

Jerrik Edenbridge
Yttrian Representative to the World Forum

We do not agree that this committee take the responsibilities of the WF Health in its humanitarian operations for healthcare provisions in emergency or lacklustre environments. The amount of paperwork and transition of medicaments, equipments and officers would be a nightmare to sort out.

We therefore still maintain that the creation of this committee agency be under the World Forum Health, or an amalgamation of its list or responsibilities, so that it be the “WF Healthcare and Humanitarian Committee.”

Pazar Marchesa, Constanza Helena Zanchi
Ambassador to the World Forum of the Market Republic of Pazar Am Fluss

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If it be the will of my esteemed colleagues, I would be more than happy to downgrade this Committee to a subdivision of the WF Health Committee. It is important that I not become arrogant and foolhardily demand that my resolution be accepted as it is. It is
important that this Humanitarian division comes into existence, even to a lesser extent than previously hoped for.

Jerrik Edenbridge
Representative of Yttria to the World Forum

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We ask for the head of the WF Health Committee their opinions about the addition, summon her in immediacy.

Pazar Marchesa, Constanza Helena Zanchi
Ambassador to the World Forum of the Market Republic of Pazar Am Fluss


It is our belief as the Director-General of the WF Health Committee to welcome the creation of this humanitarian committee in order to streamline and further increase the reach of humanitarian missions in The South Pacific. As well as allow for us to combat logistical issues in humanitarian missions such as expiration dates, linguistic difficulties, etc.

We however need clarification. In reference to the amendment of the WF charter proposal by the delegate of Eflad, it is our understanding that should this resolution to pass, the present charter must define Basic Needs. We ask the Chair or other delegates for further information.

Head Doctor Lady D.Valentine
Director-General of the WF Health Committee, Peocracy of Huawan

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Esteemed delegates,

we unfortunately cannot agree with the proposed resolution by the Yttrian ambassador. Please let me lay out our criticisms in detail:

1.) The Gianatlan delegation does not see the need to have a full committee taking care of the tasks laid out by the Yttrian representative. As the representative of the CBR already pointed out, creating a new committee of this kind will only cause unnecessary and redundant bureaucracy. We disagree with the CBR though, that the Assembly is perfectly capable of coordinating humanitarian aid operations. Instead we ask ourselves, why the delegations present in this meeting gloss over the fact, that we passed a resolution founding the Department of Peace Operations, which is sitting between the Committees of Health and International Law. While it could not start off its work after the war between the USI and NAGB, we are surprised that no member has gotten the idea yet to introduce the DPO through this resolution and define its tasks even though the resolution back then stated exactly what the Yttrian representative is proposing here as part of their scope of tasks.

2.) If such a committee was founded, we disagree with the notion that measures against nations failing to properly distribute basic needs to citizens, should be discussed by the Assembly. For swifter action, especially when it comes to measures against non-WF members, and considering a denying of basic needs equals a denying of human rights in various cases, we would like those decisions to be taken by the WFIC directly. To ease the bureaucratic burden on the judges and their employees, one should think about introducing automatic sanctions.

3.) The definition for basic needs is too losely defined. In general the definitions would need to be re-written in our point of view.

4.) It’s our opinion that the benefits of this committee or department, whichever it will be in the end, shall be given to nations, which did neither apply or are only unwilling to provide for the basic needs of their country’s inhabitants. If a nation doesn’t apply, it most likely will not want help, if a nation is unwilling to provide for its inhabitants, we cannot guide them to higher willingness by gifting them even more food, medicine, etc. which they won’t distribute.

5.) Provisions, that will expell nations from a committee due to not meeting an arbitrary requirement are going against WFR 1a, Sec. C, Subsec. 1, 3 and thus cannot receive support from our delegation.

6.) Section D is redundant since it should be clear to all members and observers of this Assembly, that we can amend resolutions in the future. We did so on a few occassions already, e.g. as reaction to the Rycco-Cordilian War with WFR 15.

I close with the remark, that we think the resolution is a good first attempt by the Yttrian representative to introduce themselves on the stage of the World Forum, but it’s lacking in too many aspects to be agreeable. Also we are of the opinion, that the Department of Peace Operations, which has a wider scope and is under the Committees of Health and International Law, should be founded and tasked with the general tasks laid out by the Yttrian delegation instead of creating a new committee, that will lead to more bureaucracy on the one hand and responsibility conflicts with the Committee of Health at the very least on the other.

Helene Meise
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Gianatla

In response to Ambassador Helene Meise of the Federal Republic of Gianatla,

Although I do not agree with point 4 of your argument, and the first sentence of point 1 along with the entirety of point 3 have already been discussed, I nonetheless thank you for your guidance. Yttria is only a fledging when it comes to global politics, and we clearly have much to learn. It is my privilege to at least open this topic to debate and further revision.

Jerrik Edenbridge
Representative of Yttria to the World Forum

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Allow me to display the DPO, which is under section B of the resolution to NAGB


Section B - Department of Peace Operations

  1. No later than after the defeat of a majority of the military forces fighting for N&GB within N&GB’s territory, a Department of Peace Operations directly under the Committees of Health and International Law shall integrate and deploy different resources in N&GB to:
    a. distribute aid
    b. ensure the safety of civilians
    c. saving salvagable infrastructure, especially key infrastructure
    d. replace foreign troops
  2. The Department of Peace Operations shall receive personnel and resources from the Committees of Health and International Law and directly from volunteering WF members
  3. The Department of Peace Operations shall gradually phase out in N&GB as soon as the IANAGB is taking over the government.
  4. Until further action taken by the Assembly, no additional foreign military forces shall be deployed in N&GB as soon as this resolution has passed the Assembly. Members and Observers will be trialed at the IC, if they go against that provision. All foreign forces currently present shall either withdraw or transfer command to the Department of Peace Operations as soon as the provision of No. 1 applies.
  5. Following the engagement of the Department of Peace Operations in N&GB, the Assembly will, in cooperation with the Committees of Health and International Law, assess whether a permanent establishment of such a department would be desirable. If so, the goals, tasks, organisation and procedure of the department will be regulated by a separate and independent resolution.

While I would agree with ambassador Meise about the idea that the DPO would have the same points of the humanitarian wing proposed by the Yttrian ambassador, we would like to remind the court that the DPO, based on how the law was written, apply only towards the events occurring in the N&GB.

As such, we find it unlawful that at its current point, the DPO be applied to other events that may occur, such as the Rycco-Cordilian war and the reconstruction of Reizen. Thus we find that the actions underlined and proposed by ambassador Edenbridge do not inhibit any current or present situation.

We hereby propose a compromise, and adoption of the resolution by ambassador Edenbridge as the new definition of the DPO under the WF Health committee. That way a larger scope is defined, it will not entangle any bureaucracy, and would finally make the actions effective.

Lord Gideon Kwah
Royal Delegate to the World Forum
The Peocracy of Huawan

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Delegate Kwah,

I think, you misunderstood our point. We would like a new resolution on the DPO, because at the moment it does not exist since the resolution founding it was never getting activated. It’s our opinion to not change much on the basics of the DPO though, because overall it should not just be an organisation dealing with humanitarian efforts, but should also have the capabilities to help a nation getting stable, safe and built up again, things that are definitely not in the scope of the Health Committee.

As far as i understand you, you wouldn’t be principally opposed to this idea and were just under the assumption, that we want to use a resolution against NAGB for Ryccia or other countries, which we haven’t intended. Thus it’s my understanding, we aren’t far apart in our opinion and so I hope for your delegation’s support for the upcoming resolution proposal on that matter.

Helene Meise
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Gianatla

The stability and safety of a nation would raise a question on how far deep should the WF go to ensure or play within a nation. Who gets to decide whether a nation is stable, to what matrix to what description?

Ambassador Meise is correct, in principle the delegation of Huawan would agree to a resolution that would help states. Although in practice the WF could not dictate every nation under a criterion matrix of stable and unstable. If it were we would certainly have ejected half of the world forum already.

The DPO under speaker Aqaba’s tenureship and Izaakian control did not meet the intended goals. Observers saw that N&GB proliferates even more WMDs than ever before the Izaakian occupation. What of Ryccia who has never been in a period of peace for the past two decades? What of Reizen who is still reeling through the 7 pillars and the Frost Empire rejecting most aid towards them? What of Viliakmon who is currently under a threeway civil war? Are nations like Gianalta expected to sit in these governments to dictate what laws they could or couldn’t pass?

Huawan is in the principle that the WF exists as railing guides for nations into a scientifically proven and tailored approach to ensure prosperity of the nation’s lands and people. Yet we must not dictate or force them to accept an arbitrary matrix, let alone sit in their government and force their hands. That is not what the WF stands.

As such we hereby propose the DPO to be written under Yttria’s proposal instead of the previous one.

Lord Gideon Kwah
Peonic Royal Ambassador to the WF
Peocracy of Huawan

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While the Gianlucians don’t go to the lectern for another answer, ambassador Meise can be seen writing down notes on a paper previously given to her by one of her envoys. Two other members of the Gianlucian delegation sitting in the back can be seen observing the situation further and listening to Lord Kwah’s remarks, which causes frowning in one face and a shaking of the head in the other. The left one, who shook his head, leans to the frowning employee and whispers his disagreement into the frowning one’s ear.

After a few more minutes, Ambassador Meise has shown up to receive the word from the Speaker once again. When asked to come to the lectern, she presented following new resolution proposal:

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Department of Peace Operations

Section A — Purpose

  1. The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) shall be a department under direct supervision of the Committees of Health and International Law. It shall integrate and deploy different resources in peace operations sanctioned by the WF Assembly.
  2. The main tasks of the DPO are to
    1. fulfill basic needs by distributing aid
    2. ensuring the safety of civilians and generally ensuring human rights
    3. saving salvageable infrastructure, especially key infrastructure
    4. protecting cultural sites, especially those deemed to be of major international significance by the ICHPP according to WFR 5 and those of major significance for minorities.
    5. preventing the intervention of other foreign troops or replacing foreign troops in areas torn by violence, especially during and directly following wars. The DPO is allowed to work alongside foreign troops, if necessary.
  3. This resolution supercedes WFR 13, which shall be lifted for neither having been nor being enforceable.

Section B — Definitions

  1. Basic needs according to this resolution cover common physiological needs like fresh air, food, clean water and warmth as well as medical treatment with medicine, vaccines and contraceptives.
  2. Foreign troops are all armed forces not belonging to the official government of a country.
  3. Humanitarian operations are all DPO missions mainly fulfilling the task laid out in Section A, Subsec. 2, Letter a.
  4. Key infrastructure is all infrastructure necessary to fulfill basic needs for a group of people. Key infrastructure in the wider sense can not only include hospitals or agricultural farms, but also bridges, streets, railroads, stations, schools or places of worship.
  5. The official government is any sitting government, which has not been declared illegitimate by a majority in the WF Assembly.
  6. Peace operations are all humanitarian and peacekeeping operations.
  7. Peacekeeping operations are all DPO missions mainly fulfilling the tasks not fulfilled by humanitarian operations.
  8. Salvageable infrastructure is all infrastructure, that is either still in well condition or which only requires relatively minor repairs to become usable for civilians again.
  9. A war is an armed conflict between two parties, at least one of which has to be the official government of a country.

Section C — Organisation

  1. The DPO consists of two branches. The branch for humanitarian operations is mainly under HEA’s supervision, whereas the branch for peacekeeping operations is mainly under the supervision of INL.
  2. The DPO shall receive personnel and resources from the HEA, the INL and from volunteering WF participants. This includes, but is not limited to, healthcare workers, policing forces, teachers and a team of analysts and experts, who can independently assess the success of DPO missions.
  3. All DPO missions require qualitative and quantitative goals, the success of which can be assessed.
  4. The team of analysts and experts shall oversee the DPO missions and report on them to the Committees every three months. If a mission is in danger to not meet its goals, the Assembly shall decide on solution proposals presented by the Committees.

Section D - Deployment

  1. To receive aid from a humanitarian mission by the DPO, governments are required to apply for it. The Assembly will vote on the application in analogy to an ordinary resolution. Under normal circumstances the Assembly is highly encouraged to grant aid to an applicant, if there are at least 100,000 inhabitants lacking fulfillment of their basic needs due to the government not being able to provide for them.
  2. If the application for a humanitarian mission is accepted, the DPO will coordinate the logistics in cooperation with the official government or with locals, if there is no official government or the official government is asking for it.
  3. If inhabitants of a country instead of its government are applying to receive aid through a humanitarian mission, the DPO shall seek arbitration in talks with the official government to improve the situation of the applicants and the group they represent.
  4. The WF participants’ right to supply a nation with humanitarian aid, who has not applied for the DPO’s help, is not touched by this resolution. However, WF participants are encouraged to supply and coordinate humanitarian aid through the DPO whenever possible for higher efficacy and sustainability of humanitarian aid missions.
  5. For the installation of a peacekeeping mission, the rules laid out in WFR 1d continue to apply.
  6. After the Assembly has passed a standard resolution imposing a peacekeeping mission, no additional foreign troops of WF participants shall be deployed to the area in question. Present foreign troops of WF participants shall immediately cooperate with the DPO by transferring command to it, or withdrawing after the arrival of DPO troops in case they do not intend to cooperate with WF forces. WF participants purposefully going against the provisions of this subsection will be trialed at the WFIC.
  7. If the goal of a peacekeeping mission is met, the DPO shall gradually phase out their mission and let the then official government of a country take over again. The resolution does not touch the WF participants’ right to extend their own peacekeeping efforts in a country, if the then official government is asking individual countries to extend their peacekeeping presence beyond the DPO’s mission.
  8. WF participants or individuals being citizens of a WF participant using the DPO for personal profit or trying to sabotage its missions will be fined by the WFIC. If necessary, the WFIC can decide on further, stricter sanctions.
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Ambassador Meise of Gianatla,

Your resolution covers many of my main ideas, and I find it to be very suitable for the cause. I thank you for the improvement over my original resolution, and for allowing it to continue on in a new form. This has my support.

Jerrik Edenbridge
Representative of Yttria to the World Forum

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