NationStates Jolt Archive

Do not read this thread ;)

05-12-2003, 02:04
Fooled ya! Thought that reverse psychology would work! :lol:

(This new version is courtesy of Mojotronica)

Economic strength is vital for everything from the purchase of military systems to the funding of social programs. While the UN has passed many lofty and noble resolutions over time, it has only intermittently addressed the concerns of the international business community. This has hurt the economies of all UN member nations, and has resulted in an alarming number of resignations from the UN.

This proposal resolves to help all nations economically, specifically by strengthening UN Member nations free (and fair) trade practices. To accomplish this, the UN will create the World Trade Federation.

The World Trade Federation's primary purpose will be to eliminate barriers to free and fair trade. All conflicts over economic interests will be adjudicated by a court comprised of a single representative of each UN member nationstate. It will be the responsibility of each nation to determine how it's representative is appointed. Conflicts will be resolved by negotiation, and failing that, by a majority ruling of the judges.

World Trade Federation operations will be budgeted out of the UN general fund.

Section I. UN member nations must allow any international businesses the opportunity to compete within their nation, limited only by national and local laws against the goods or services the business provides.

Section II. Protective tariffs for all goods and services shall be limited to no more than 2% of the net profit, or 4% of the gross profit, (whichever is favorable) earned in the nation by the international business.

Section III. Sanctions may be levied against a member nation if approved by a majority of UN member nations. They may be invoked only after evidence is presented to support the accusation. Guilt will be determined by a perponderance of the evidence. The trial must be resolved expediciously.

Section IV. Any action that limits trade in a manner that is less favorable to international businesses than to domestic ones shall be interpreted as a sanction. This includes military action against, or excessive detainment (greater than 48 hours) of trade vehicles of any member nation. Nations that invoke sanctions without the approval of the World Trade Federation will be subject to an international lawsuit, adjudicated by the World Trade Federation. Proceeds from the lawsuit (if successful) will be approximate to losses incurred, and will go to the injured member nation.
05-12-2003, 03:54
okay i didn't read it
The Global Market
05-12-2003, 03:58
I'll support this but I highly doubt it will be passed.
The Zoogie People
05-12-2003, 03:59
I agree with most of what you said, well - most - since I'm not sure if there are any hideous evils hidden in fine print. :)

Anyways, the only question is why a preponderance of evidence? Why not beyond reasonable doubt?
The Zoogie People
05-12-2003, 04:06
I would also vote on this if it passed. Unfortunately, I'm not a regional delegate, so I can't endorse the proposal, but work on it for a few days and fix it up if it needs it, and just polish it in general, then submit it. I've seen on other threads, on how to help your economy..."Leave the UN" I believe this is a very important issue ... until someone proves me blatantly incorrect. Which they may.
05-12-2003, 21:54
Yep, the only resolutions I submit will be to improve the economy, to perhaps quell the recent seperatist movement. :?