World Congress Guidelines and Policies

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World Congress Guidelines and Policies

Postby Auditorii » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:20 pm

World Congress

The World Congress is the Particracy game equivalent of the United Nations. The World Congress is made up of two permanent, primary organs the General Assembly and the Security Council. All parties, countries and organizations are allowed to participate in the General Assembly. The current session will be listed near the top of the World Congress forum and will be listed as "XYZnd/th General Assembly Session".

The governing authority of the World Congress is the Security Council, the Security Council is comprised of Permanent Members and Non-Permanent Members. Permanent Members are "Great Powers" as announced by the Zardic Institute of International Relations and have veto authority of the any resolution proposed by the Security Council. Non-Permanent Members are elected through elections conducted in-game via voting variables, ALL nations may nominate one nation on ALL FOUR candidate lists to the position of Non-Permanent Member.. Elections are currently set for the 5th of every month, meaning elections will be held on October 5th, March 5th, August 5th, etc. Moderation will simulate the elections, awarding each seat to the nation which received the highest number of nominations. In the case of a tie, the Permanent Members will decide which nation wins the seat. If a Permanent Member has the highest number of nominations, the seat is awarded to the next runner up. Members of the Security Council are represented by their Head of State, Head of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs or other appointed representative of the government.

The Secretary-General is represented in-game by the World Congress Coordinator of the Global Roleplay Committee. The World Congress Coordinator may appoint a player as a Deputy Secretary-General if they so wish. The Security Council is headed by the President of the Security Council, a player either elected by the Security Council membership or appointed by the World Congress Coordinator if the Security Council membership fails to appoint or a decision cannot be reached. Resolutions are passed by the Security Council are binding on ALL nations, though nations may ignore or defy Security Council resolutions, they are binding on all nations.

The World Congress News Service will be similar to national newspapers in that it provides both IC and OOC updates about the World Congress and will be responsible for passing information regarding both GA and SC Resolutions. The World Congress Coordinator by virtue of their authority as Secretary-General and member of the GRC will have the authority to recognize international organizations, institutions as "major" or "primary" international organizations.

Composition of the Security Council Guidelines and Policies
Seat A (Artania candidates): Aloria, Beluzia, Darnussia, Dorvik, Dundorf, Endralon, Hawu Mumenhes, Hobrazia, Keymon, Kirlawa, Kundrati, Luthori, Malivia, Rutania.
Seat B (Majatra candidates): Badara, Barmenia, Beiteynu, Cildania, Cobura, Deltaria, Istalia, Jakania, Jelbania, Kafuristan, Kalopia, Pontesi, Selucia, Solentia , Vanuku, Zardugal.
Seat C (Seleya candidates): Aldegar, Alduria, Baltusia, Gaduridos, Indrala, Kalistan, Kanjor, Likatonia, Lodamun, Mordusia, Rildanor, Saridan, Tukarali, Valruzia.
Seat D (Dovani, Keris & Macon candidates): Dankuk, Davostan, Dolgaria, Egelion, Hulstria, Hutori, Kazulia, Lourenne, New Endralon, Sekowo, Talmoria, Telamon, Trigunia, Vorona.

General Assembly-specific Guidelines and Policies
1. Any member of the General Assembly or the Security Council can propose a General Assembly Resolution. The proposal should be at most 3 sentences long and must include at least 2 voting variables.

2. The Resolution must receive the endorsement of five additional nations before it can be voted on.

3. The Head of Government or a representative nominated by the Head of Government can support a General Assembly Resolution on behalf of their nation. Third World Nations, NGOs, and opposition political parties cannot propose or support Resolutions.

4. Once a Resolution has received the necessary number of endorsements any Member of the Security Council or presiding officer can post the proposal in the Final Draft Approval thread, and Moderation will introduce the Resolution as a new law in the game system. Moderation reserves the right to refuse to implement Resolutions as laws.

5. If the Resolution garners a plurality of yes votes from the 58 nations within a month, the Resolution is considered adopted, and Moderation will remove it from the list of in-game laws.

6. General Assembly Resolutions are not binding but merely recommendations. However the Security Council may choose to enforce General Assembly Resolutions through binding Security Council Resolutions.

Security Council-specific Guidelines and Policies
1. Election for the President of the Security Council must be carried out within 1 week of a new elections for the Security Council. In the event that the 1 week time period has expired the World Congress Coordinator (as Secretary-General) with consultation of active Security Council members will appoint a player President of the Security Council from within the active members of the Security Council.

2. Non-Permanent Members within the Security Council must present their representative to the Security Council in the official session of the Security Council within 1 week or they will be removed and their seat awarded to the runner-up. In the event of a significant government change (for both Permanent and Non-Permanent Members), time will be given that is reasonable for players to adapt and announce their new representative to the Security Council.

Permanent Members who fail to respond within the 3 days from the election in the official session thread will have their seat inactivated for the term, their veto power suspended and the players (controlling HoS/HoG/MoFA) notified that if they wish to become active again within the Security Council they must reach out to the World Congress Coordinator who will make the determination.

3. World Congress Resolutions in both the GA and the SC will have an expiration date of 7 days (up from 5 days from a previous SC Resolution) meaning that at the end of 7 days (1 week) from their official posting, the votes will be tallied and the resolution will be either adopted or defeated. Players who are the sponsoring member of the resolutions are encouraged to message and notify players that a resolution has been presented to the GA or SC and that their vote is encouraged.
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