NationStates Jolt Archive

Possible Illegal UN Proposal

25-08-2004, 21:40
There is currently a proposal in the queue that I think qualifies as an amendment to a previous resolution, and is thus illegal.

UN Member State Taxation Ban
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice Strength: Significant
Description: WHERAS We believe the wording of Resolution 4 (UN Taxation Ban) to be imprecise and incomplete in keeping with the original spirit of the resolution;
THEREFORE in keeping with this original intent and to prevent creation of an unchecked UN entity with earnings and monetary power beyond any individual member nation;
BE IT RESOLVED that the United Nations may not collect taxes, directly and/or indirectly, from any member nation and/or their citizens.

I understand that there's a fine line between an amendment and clarification, but this fails that test in two respects: first, it expands the scope of the resolution to member states as well, when the original resolution expressly states that it should apply only to taxes directly applied to the citizenry; second, it specifically reaches out to ban the creation of new UN departments, which was mentioned nowhere in the original resolution.

Perhaps someone can clear this up?
Tuesday Heights
25-08-2004, 22:50
As one who frequents the UN proposal list, I would consider this to be an amendment proposals seeking to render the original resolution useless.