NationStates Jolt Archive

National Underwater and Marine Agency

Of Cascadia
04-05-2005, 22:24
This post has been edited due to reponese from other UN members.

The NationStates United Nations,

RECOGNIZING the need for each nation to cooperate in governing and protecting its waters from dangers such as, but not limited to, pollution, piracy, over fishing and marine accidents.

NOTING that pollution of and dumping untreated waste in rivers and oceans causes’ health and environmental problems in that and other nations' waters.

NOTING that piracy in both national and international waters can be a problem for maritime trade.

NOTING that over fishing will cause depletion of an important source of food and economic activity for all nations and cause severe environmental damage.

FURTHER NOTING marine accidents cause trade losses and damage to the environment.

DECLARES that the following will be made law in all member nations:

(1)The UN shall create a United Nations Underwater and Marine Agency (UNUMA) that will carry out this resolution.

(2) This agency shall be divided into four departments.

(a) Environment: Stop and prevent pollution of the seas and rivers. Also cleans up existing pollution and preserves marine habitats and life.

(b) Research: Researches the life in and waters of the seas and waterways.

(c) Marine Safety: Regulates the building, operation and salvaging of all ships, ports and other maritime sites and equipment. Also patrols the waters to rescue people and prevent piracy.

(3) All nations will take all steps necessary to protect the waters under their control from the above dangers.

(4) Each nation shall cooperate with all other nations and UNUMA in matters regarding the seas and waterways that do not endanger each nation’s security.

(5) UNUMA shall be funded fully to each nation’s ability.
04-05-2005, 22:29
1) It would be better if it were an international organisation, as opposing obliging nations to form a certain body with a certain name. It would also prevent differences in funding
2) It encompasses too many categories, really
04-05-2005, 22:34
We already have a body that does this. Why should we be forced to create and fund a new agency?
The Lynx Alliance
05-05-2005, 02:09
1) most of that stuff is covered in previous resolutions
2) there is already a body set up
3) at the moment, as it stands, UN proposals cannot set up new committies
thus this is:

OOC: i am using these cards already....? wow!