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Postby Minskiev » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:26 pm

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first time drafting a ga proposal here goes

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Title: Volcanic Activity Compact
Category: Regulation
Area of Effect: Safety

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and any hazards that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation for evacuating, sheltering, or preventing the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity, risking the safety of the general public;

Hereby:

  1. Defines:
    1. a volcano as a vent in the earth's surface that erupts various dangerous substances;
    2. volcanic activity as any volcanic eruption or byproduct of a volcanic eruption;
    3. a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard to society and infrastructure caused by volcanic activity;
  2. Mandates that member states:
    1. Address all predicted, current, and recent past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible, when possible within reason, by:
      1. preparing for volcanic activity in whichever way minimizes the loss of life, damage to the environment, and property damage;
      2. actively preventing further damage and distributing necessary resources to where they are needed;
      3. reversing the damage caused by recent past volcanic activity if possible within reason;
    2. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity via communication and combined efforts to expand upon current infrastructure and plans to protect the general public from volcanic activity or the damage it will or has caused;
    3. Work with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau and all other relevant WA organizations to improve the safety of the general public through warning systems, evacuation procedures, and food, water, and shelter distribution;
  3. Recommends that member states at risk of volcanic activity:
    1. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of particular volcanic activity;
    2. Expand upon current infrastructure to better protect the general public from certain volcanic activity;
  4. Directs member states containing non-extinct volcanoes to:
    1. Research the recorded eruption history of their non-extinct volcanoes;
    2. Install proper instrumentation on said volcanoes;
    3. Monitor and interpret the data coming from that equipment;
    4. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
    5. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the WADB;
      1. The WADB will compile collected data from clause 4 to judge the threat that different volcanoes pose;
      2. The WADB will study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;


Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and any hazards that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

  1. Defines a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard to society and infrastructure caused by volcanic activity;

  2. Mandates that member states:
    1. Address any and all predicted, current, and recent past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible, when possible;
    2. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any, predicted or unpredicted by the World Assembly Disaster Bureau, volcanic activity via communication and combined efforts to expand upon current infrastructure and plans to better combat volcanic activity or the damage it will or has caused;
    3. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the WADB;
    4. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
    5. Create data from scientific models of volcanic activity scenarios to determine what sizes and types of eruptions and volcanic hazards could endanger the national population, and send the aforementioned data to the WADB;
  3. Recommends that member states:
    1. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;
    2. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
  4. Instructs the WADB to:
    1. Research the recorded eruption history of volcanoes;
    2. Install proper instrumentation on said volcanoes;
    3. Monitor and interpret the data coming from that equipment;
    4. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
    5. Compile collected data from clause 2e to better judge the threat different volcanoes pose;
    6. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
  5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
    1. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;
    2. Use discretion as to the hazards requiring education in safety procedures for their population;


Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and any hazards that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

  1. Defines a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;

  2. Directs member states to:
    1. Address any and all fallout from predicted, current, and past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible.
    2. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
    3. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
    4. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
  3. Recommends that member states:
    1. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;
    2. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
  4. Instructs the WADB to:
    1. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
    2. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
    3. Create scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to determine what sizes and types of eruptions could endanger the international population;
    4. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
  5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
    1. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;
    2. Use discretion in what hazards they need to educate their population about the safety procedures of;


Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and volcanic hazards they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity goes unnoticed or unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of international co-operation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

    1. Defines:
      a. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
    2. Directs member states to:
      a. Possess the ability to deal with predicted, current, and the aftermath of volcanic activity everywhere inside their borders, to the best extent practical within reason;
      b. Liaise with any other nation likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
      c. Share all relevant information they possess with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
      d. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
    3. Recommends member states to:
      a. Educate their populations on the safety procedure in the event of volcanic activity;
      b. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
    4. Instructs the WADB to:
      a. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
      b. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
      c. Create modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to see what sizes of eruptions could endanger the international population;
      d. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
    5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
      a. Operate their national volcanic activity detection system;
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Postby Ardiveds » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:56 pm

OOC: I have to ask: why only volcanoes? All these clauses can be applied to other natural disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes etc.
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Postby Minskiev » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:20 pm

Ardiveds wrote:OOC: I have to ask: why only volcanoes? All these clauses can be applied to other natural disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes etc.


Simply easier, I guess. Also, that makes GA res 105 almost redundant, or might even make it illegal for duplication, ish. Plus, volcanoes can cause earthquakes and tsunamis, so...
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Postby Drew Durrnil » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:25 pm

Too specific. Opposed.
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Postby Crowheim » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:29 am

I agree with others that this is probably too specific. However, should you choose to pursue it, edits are below.

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and volcanic any hazards
that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity goes unnoticed or is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of international co-operation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity; (As of right now this reads like you're saying that there's no international co-operation needed to prepare for these events, which I don't think is intended. A reword is needed.)

    1. Defines:
      a. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
    2. Directs member states to:
      a. Possess the ability to deal with predicted, current, and the aftermath of volcanic activity everywhere inside their borders, to the best extent practical within reason; Address any and all fallout from predicted, current, and past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible.
      b. Liaise with any other nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
      c. Share all relevant information they possess applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
      d. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
    3. Recommends that member states to:
      a. Educate their populations on the safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;
      b. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
    4. Instructs the WADB to:
      a. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
      b. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
      c. Create scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to see determine what sizes and types of eruptions could endanger the international population;
      d. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
    5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
      a. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;


Overall, a decent first attempt, but I think the topic is too specific and that there's also not much that this proposal would do if enacted. Feels like it makes a lot of suggestions but not a lot of mandates.
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Postby Barfleur » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:39 am

"I agree that this proposal is very specific and could feasibly be expanded to cover natural disasters generally. If the delegation from Minskiev chooses to keep it related to volcanoes, I would not take that as a deal breaker. I do not, however, see the need for such a resolution--I can all but guarantee that any nation home to volcanoes would already be devoting a large deal of time, money, and attention to ensuring that volcanic activity does not endanger the national wellbeing. That being said, I do see the value in having a centralized database for all studies and estimates relating to volcanic activity."

OOC: In sections 1 and 5, I'd recommend deleting the items and instead having it read as one sentence. For example:
1. Defines a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;

5. Acknowledges the right of member states to operate their own national volcanic activity detection system.
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Postby Wallenburg » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:31 pm

I disagree that this is too specific. The World Assembly has plenty of resolutions with a narrow scope. "Volcanoes" is not even that narrow, considering the body of law currently in place.
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Wallenburg wrote:I disagree that this is too specific. The World Assembly has plenty of resolutions with a narrow scope. "Volcanoes" is not even that narrow, considering the body of law currently in place.

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Minskiev wrote:Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

OOC: Given volcanoes are a natural phenomenon, that seems kinda odd. And exactly what is "international population"?

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

IC: "Each nation should have such preparedness plans already, given requirements of previous resolutions."

a. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;

OOC: So, again, none, because they're a natural phenomenon. What you mean is "hazard to society and infrastructure".

2. Directs member states to:
    a. Address any and all fallout from predicted, current, and past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible.

IC: "How can you address past volcanic activity? And how far into the past? Precambrian era?"

b. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;

IC: "Liaise? On what?"

OOC: On its own that verb doesn't mean much.

c. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;

IC: "Why? If only our nation is affected, why is it the World Assembly's business at all?"

d. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;

OOC: What good would WA committees do? You don't even mandate that nations monitor active volcanoes.

3. Recommends that member states:
    a. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;

IC: "Even in nations where volcanic activity does not happen?"

OOC: Like, say, RL Finland (where I live and where the continental plate was last volcanically active like three billion years ago).

b. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;

IC: "Which part of "volcanoes are a natural phenomenon" is so hard to understand? Exactly how did you plan to stop a volcano from erupting?"

4. Instructs the WADB to:
    a. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;

IC: "You already gave this task to the member nations. Don't double the bureaucracy for no reason."

b. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;

IC: "Of past eruptions? Again, how long into the past?"

c. Create scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to determine what sizes and types of eruptions could endanger the international population;

OOC: Exactly what do you mean by "scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios" and "international population"?

d. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;

IC: "Didn't you already tell nations to do this? And why should the committee do the studying, instead of the nations in which volcanoes exist? Remember that the committees are funded by ALL member nations."

5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
    a. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;

OOC: Anything you don't take away from nations is something they have the right to do, so this is entirely unnecessary.
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Postby Minskiev » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:43 am

Sorry for not posting in here for a while. I also agree with Wallenburg. If a resolution on honor-based violence (one of thousands of causes for violence) is not too specific, surely safety measures on half of all natural disasters and what to do in case the sun gets obstructed by ash and everyone likely dies or faces severe conditions isn't too much, right?

Also, to Barfleur, keep in mind that volcanic hazards mean many things. And if I were to make it about natural disasters in general, you could argue that that overlaps GA 105.

Araraukar wrote:OOC: Given volcanoes are a natural phenomenon, that seems kinda odd. And exactly what is "international population"?


How so? Did a meteor not cause the extinction of thousands of species 65 million years ago? That was also natural/environmental. The international population is...self-explanatory.

IC: "Each nation should have such preparedness plans already, given requirements of previous resolutions."


GA 105 mentions a lot about individual preparation, but say there's a supervolcanic eruption and temperatures drop globally. What's the plan? Does each nation just work on its own?

OOC: So, again, none, because they're a natural phenomenon. What you mean is "hazard to society and infrastructure".


Still confused. Humans are animals, and animals are part of the environment. So are earthquakes caused by eruptions not an environmental hazard even when threatening the lives of humans, parts of the environment?

IC: "How can you address past volcanic activity? And how far into the past? Precambrian era?"


Cleaning up after them? Also, what do you mean by how far into the past? If it needs to be fixed, then they'll be fixed...

C: "Liaise? On what?"

OOC: On its own that verb doesn't mean much.


Liaise with other nations that will also be affected, to prepare. You seem to ask many questions with answers in the resolution.

It's not on its own. Sentences exist, y'know.

IC: "Why? If only our nation is affected, why is it the World Assembly's business at all?"

OOC: What good would WA committees do? You don't even mandate that nations monitor active volcanoes.


Because the WADB was tasked with helping member states deal with disasters? Also, who said it was just your nation?

I didn't create the WADB. See GA 105. WADB already monitors active volcanoes.

IC: "Even in nations where volcanic activity does not happen?"

OOC: Like, say, RL Finland (where I live and where the continental plate was last volcanically active like three billion years ago).


That's like asking why schools teach, say, German, even if the country isn't near Germany. People travel. Also, it was a recommendation. Not a demand.

IC: "Which part of "volcanoes are a natural phenomenon" is so hard to understand? Exactly how did you plan to stop a volcano from erupting?"


Combat =/= stop. Volcanic activity =/= only eruptions. Say a volcano erupts and all the relieved stress creates an earthquake nearby. People made their buildings more resistant to earthquakes, and ta-da. Volcanic activity combated.

IC: "You already gave this task to the member nations. Don't double the bureaucracy for no reason."


Did I?

IC: "Of past eruptions? Again, how long into the past?"


Yes, past eruptions. As to how long ago, good question.

OOC: Exactly what do you mean by "scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios" and "international population"?


Read more for your first question, already answered the second.

IC: "Didn't you already tell nations to do this? And why should the committee do the studying, instead of the nations in which volcanoes exist? Remember that the committees are funded by ALL member nations."


It was a recommendation. There's also a slight difference between what to do when disaster strikes and information about the disaster.

OOC: Anything you don't take away from nations is something they have the right to do, so this is entirely unnecessary.


Just making sure.
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Are we seriously going into 'nature is good even if it kills tons of people and wrecks the environment' territory?

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Postby Refuge Isle » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:36 pm

Minskiev wrote:2. Directs member states to:
    b. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;

"It is the Administration's goals to preform ritualistic sacrifices of property, with bombastic abandon, at the presence of volcanic activity."

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Postby Wayneactia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:22 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Are we seriously going into 'nature is good even if it kills tons of people and wrecks the environment' territory?

Volcanoes have been "wrecking" nature long before we were even a twinkle in evolutions eye. What pure capitalists refuse to realize is that we are passengers on this here planet and an integrated component of the biosphere we reside in. Nature does shit for reasons, not just money.

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Postby Barfleur » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:47 pm

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Imperium Anglorum wrote:Are we seriously going into 'nature is good even if it kills tons of people and wrecks the environment' territory?

Volcanoes have been "wrecking" nature long before we were even a twinkle in evolutions eye. What pure capitalists refuse to realize is that we are passengers on this here planet and an integrated component of the biosphere we reside in. Nature does shit for reasons, not just money.

OOC: Volcanic activity doesn't just affect humans, and even if it did, that would be a problem worth addressing well beyond "just money" reasons. And I fail to see how any of this has to do with "pure capitalis[m]."
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Postby Daarwyrth » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:57 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Are we seriously going into 'nature is good even if it kills tons of people and wrecks the environment' territory?

Why would we have to slap "good" or "bad" on nature? Nature just is, and has been long before us, and will be long after. However, while we humans are here, I don't see why we can't take measures to protect ourselves as best we can against natural phenomenons like volcano eruptions, and to educate people how to respond to the occurrence of such events.
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Postby Tinhampton » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:06 pm

Minskiev wrote:if anyone knows how to make it so that the letters are in a separate 'column' from their words (ex: 2a & 2b) I'd appreciate it <3

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I would also suggest merging 1 and 1a so that Article 1 simply reads "Defines a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;" and perhaps replacing your very last semicolon with a full stop =P
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Postby Minskiev » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:52 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Minskiev wrote:if anyone knows how to make it so that the letters are in a separate 'column' from their words (ex: 2a & 2b) I'd appreciate it <3

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I would also suggest merging 1 and 1a so that Article 1 simply reads "Defines a volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;" and perhaps replacing your very last semicolon with a full stop =P


yeah lol ik it looks weird but I just thought I might need to define something else

also ty
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Postby Lorrana » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:07 pm

Minskiev wrote:sup 8)

first time drafting a ga proposal here goes

I am aware of resolution 105, by the way

Draft 2:
Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and any hazards that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

  1. Defines:
    1. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
  2. Directs member states to:
    1. Address any and all fallout from predicted, current, and past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible.
    2. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
    3. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
    4. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
  3. Recommends that member states:
    1. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;
    2. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
  4. Instructs the WADB to:
    1. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
    2. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
    3. Create scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to determine what sizes and types of eruptions could endanger the international population;
    4. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
  5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
    1. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;
    2. Use discretion in what hazards they need to educate their population about the safety procedures of;


Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and volcanic hazards they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity goes unnoticed or unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of international co-operation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

    1. Defines:
      a. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
    2. Directs member states to:
      a. Possess the ability to deal with predicted, current, and the aftermath of volcanic activity everywhere inside their borders, to the best extent practical within reason;
      b. Liaise with any other nation likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
      c. Share all relevant information they possess with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
      d. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
    3. Recommends member states to:
      a. Educate their populations on the safety procedure in the event of volcanic activity;
      b. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
    4. Instructs the WADB to:
      a. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
      b. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
      c. Create modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to see what sizes of eruptions could endanger the international population;
      d. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
    5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
      a. Operate their national volcanic activity detection system;


if anyone knows how to make it so that the letters are in a separate 'column' from their words (ex: 2a & 2b) I'd appreciate it <3


I support this proposal. Also, it's very well written
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Postby Minskiev » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:49 pm

Lorrana wrote:
Minskiev wrote:sup 8)

first time drafting a ga proposal here goes

I am aware of resolution 105, by the way

Draft 2:
Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and any hazards that they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity is unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of legislation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

  1. Defines:
    1. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
  2. Directs member states to:
    1. Address any and all fallout from predicted, current, and past volcanic activity within national borders, to the best extent possible.
    2. Liaise with nations likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
    3. Share all applicable information relevant to volcanic activity with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
    4. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
  3. Recommends that member states:
    1. Educate their populations on safety procedures in the event of volcanic activity;
    2. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
  4. Instructs the WADB to:
    1. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
    2. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
    3. Create scientific modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to determine what sizes and types of eruptions could endanger the international population;
    4. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
  5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
    1. Operate their own national volcanic activity detection system;
    2. Use discretion in what hazards they need to educate their population about the safety procedures of;


Title: Volcanic Activity Protocol
Category: International Security
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many nations are home to volcanoes, both dormant and active;

Observing that some nations do not have adequate precautionary measures against said volcanoes and volcanic hazards they may cause;

Understanding the consequences that eruptions and volcanic hazards have on the environment and the international population if such volcanic activity goes unnoticed or unprepared for, due to the possibility of volcanic eruptions or hazards escaping national borders;

Alarmed at the apparent lack of international co-operation needed to evacuate, shelter, or prevent the loss of life, environmental damage, and property damage in the case of multinational volcanic activity;

Hereby:

    1. Defines:
      a. A volcanic hazard as any environmental hazard caused by volcanic activity;
    2. Directs member states to:
      a. Possess the ability to deal with predicted, current, and the aftermath of volcanic activity everywhere inside their borders, to the best extent practical within reason;
      b. Liaise with any other nation likely to be significantly affected to prepare for any volcanic activity, whether predicted or unpredicted;
      c. Share all relevant information they possess with the World Assembly Disaster Bureau;
      d. Work with the WADB and all other relevant WA organizations to predict volcanic activity;
    3. Recommends member states to:
      a. Educate their populations on the safety procedure in the event of volcanic activity;
      b. Expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity;
    4. Instructs the WADB to:
      a. Locate where volcanic eruptions have occurred in the past;
      b. Estimate the frequency of these eruptions;
      c. Create modeling of volcanic disaster scenarios to see what sizes of eruptions could endanger the international population;
      d. Study and distribute information on volcanoes and their eruptions and hazards;
    5. Acknowledges the right of member states to:
      a. Operate their national volcanic activity detection system;


if anyone knows how to make it so that the letters are in a separate 'column' from their words (ex: 2a & 2b) I'd appreciate it <3


I support this proposal. Also, it's very well written


thank you! chip (crowheim) helped a bunch :p
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Postby Ardiveds » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:57 pm

OOC: Does 3b still apply even if there are no active volcanoes in or anywhere near or even on the same planet as a particular nation?
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:34 pm

Ardiveds wrote:OOC: Does 3b still apply even if there are no active volcanoes in or anywhere near or even on the same planet as a particular nation?


:roll: It is recommended that Ireland expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity just as it is recommended that Italy do so. Ireland has thus born the impact of this recommendation (viz. its people and government have been properly harangued) just as Italy has. The fact that there are no active volcanoes in Ireland and thus the Irish government has very little incentive to create counter-volcanic infrastructure is entirely beside the point. As it would be if instead the proposal read, say, "Nations are absolutely required to create concrete reinforcements on the likely lava flow route into any city (pop >50,000) within 10 km of an active volcano." In this latter case, Ireland looks at its infrastructure, sees that all such reinforcements that are required - all zero of them - have been built, and moves onto other business. Italy's much more expensive road to compliance is not a sign that Ireland is either not in compliance or somehow exempt from compliance.

TL;dr - the presence or absence of factors requiring national action under a WA law is irrelevant to the writing of such a law, and saying "but we don't have volcanoes on Farfoodlebrox Delta, the fourth moon of Omicron Convenience VI!" is not an argument for or against any provision of any resolution.
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:50 am

Daarwyrth wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Are we seriously going into 'nature is good even if it kills tons of people and wrecks the environment' territory?

Why would we have to slap "good" or "bad" on nature? Nature just is, and has been long before us, and will be long after. However, while we humans are here, I don't see why we can't take measures to protect ourselves as best we can against natural phenomenons like volcano eruptions, and to educate people how to respond to the occurrence of such events.

A volcano erupts in AD 79 and the pyroclastic flow incinerates a town of 16 thousand people, burning all of the inhabitants alive. I would call that a 'bad' thing. Sure, there probably isn't anyone who is specifically responsible, but a 'bad' thing nevertheless.

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Postby Ardiveds » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:17 am

Sierra Lyricalia wrote:
Ardiveds wrote:OOC: Does 3b still apply even if there are no active volcanoes in or anywhere near or even on the same planet as a particular nation?


:roll: It is recommended that Ireland expand upon current infrastructure to better combat volcanic activity just as it is recommended that Italy do so. Ireland has thus born the impact of this recommendation (viz. its people and government have been properly harangued) just as Italy has. The fact that there are no active volcanoes in Ireland and thus the Irish government has very little incentive to create counter-volcanic infrastructure is entirely beside the point. As it would be if instead the proposal read, say, "Nations are absolutely required to create concrete reinforcements on the likely lava flow route into any city (pop >50,000) within 10 km of an active volcano." In this latter case, Ireland looks at its infrastructure, sees that all such reinforcements that are required - all zero of them - have been built, and moves onto other business. Italy's much more expensive road to compliance is not a sign that Ireland is either not in compliance or somehow exempt from compliance.

TL;dr - the presence or absence of factors requiring national action under a WA law is irrelevant to the writing of such a law, and saying "but we don't have volcanoes on Farfoodlebrox Delta, the fourth moon of Omicron Convenience VI!" is not an argument for or against any provision of any resolution.

OOC: So does Ireland have to make infrastructure improvements to protect their people from those non existent volcanoes or not?
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Postby Daarwyrth » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:24 am

Imperium Anglorum wrote:
Daarwyrth wrote:Why would we have to slap "good" or "bad" on nature? Nature just is, and has been long before us, and will be long after. However, while we humans are here, I don't see why we can't take measures to protect ourselves as best we can against natural phenomenons like volcano eruptions, and to educate people how to respond to the occurrence of such events.

A volcano erupts in AD 79 and the pyroclastic flow incinerates a town of 16 thousand people, burning all of the inhabitants alive. I would call that a 'bad' thing. Sure, there probably isn't anyone who is specifically responsible, but a 'bad' thing nevertheless.

Of course, that is a bad thing, but it doesn't make nature inherently bad. In 1912 a ship was sunk by an iceberg that it collided with, drowning 1517 in the Atlantic as a result. Does that make the iceberg itself 'bad'? No, I'd argue that it's doesn't. The iceberg caused a bad thing, but it isn't bad itself. The same can be applied to volcanoes, or any other natural phenomenon that causes the deaths, I'd say.
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Postby Ardiveds » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:35 am

Daarwyrth wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:A volcano erupts in AD 79 and the pyroclastic flow incinerates a town of 16 thousand people, burning all of the inhabitants alive. I would call that a 'bad' thing. Sure, there probably isn't anyone who is specifically responsible, but a 'bad' thing nevertheless.

Of course, that is a bad thing, but it doesn't make nature inherently bad. In 1912 a ship was sunk by an iceberg that it collided with, drowning 1517 in the Atlantic as a result. Does that make the iceberg itself 'bad'? No, I'd argue that it's doesn't. The iceberg caused a bad thing, but it isn't bad itself. The same can be applied to volcanoes, or any other natural phenomenon that causes the deaths, I'd say.

OOC: I think he’s calling the event bad, not the volcano.
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