NationStates Jolt Archive

Reposting proposal for the Promotion of Libraries

13-01-2004, 16:58
At the suggestion of other members of the UN, I am reposting my former proposal, and getting the word out sooner.

I do hope you all take a look at it and add your endorsement.

The Most Serene Republic of Cherubilia

Whereas freedom of access to information through public institutions such as libraries intends to guarantee the individual full opportunities to encounter free expression.

And the need for universal and equitable access to information, ideas and works of imagination for social, educational, cultural, democratic and economic development is a concept that cannot be ignored.

Therefore, we believe that every member of the United Nations should:

1) Promote the establishment and development of a national library system for the general public, including the promotion of literacy

2) Charter libraries to acquire, preserve and make available the widest variety of materials, reflecting the plurality and diversity of society.

3) Allow libraries to organize and disseminate information freely and oppose any form of censorship.

4) Ensure that libraries shall make materials, facilities and services equally accessible to all users. There shall be no discrimination due to race, creed, gender, age or for any other reason.
The Black New World
13-01-2004, 19:55
We endorsed this proposal a last time and we will do so again. We like books and old records.

UN representative,
The Back New World
14-01-2004, 04:38
The Allied States of Frisbeeteria encourage the various corporations in our member states to build all the libraries they want. One would hope they can find a profitable way to do so. But that's not Frisbeeteria's problem, nor is the building of libraries.

The Most Serene Republic of Cherubilia may have unlimited tax dollars at their disposal, but Frisbeeteria prefers to decide for themselves how tax money is spent. We vote against this proposal on the principal of national sovereignty. Don't tell us what to do, you well-meaning but misguided tax-and-spend liberals.

We further encourage our citizens to apply for library cards in Cherubilia, where they may check out books and not return them. Perhaps our more enterprising citizens will set up booths on the streets selling pirated Cherubilian library books. What the heck, Cherubilia can afford it.
14-01-2004, 04:57
The Rogue Nation of Greenspoint would also have to oppose this proposal on the grounds of national sovereignty.
14-01-2004, 05:17
I will approve, as I did before...