JN Resolutions

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Below are the current JN Resolutions that have been passed and are currently affecting the JN:

  1. On April 18, 2015, the JN passed a peacekeeping mission to Yemen. The joint military force was sent to crush a rebellion and restore order to the country. 70 RP was allocated to provision soldiers to stay in the area to keep the peace for as long as necessary.

  2. On March 28, 2015, the JN passed the Investment in Climate Change resolution. This invested 50 RP into climate change protection. Now, all problems related to climate change have a 70% chance of cancelled. Climate change problems that are not cancelled have their cost reduced by 50%.

  3. On December 13, 2014, the Resignation/Removal Penalty resolution was passed. All JN Government Officials (including the History Committee) now have to pay a penalty of 15RP if they choose to resign their position before their term is up. All officials who are removed from office by the JN Genaeral Assembly must pay a penalty of 30RP. All penalties are paid into the JN Welfare Fund.

  4. On November 15, 2014, the JN voted to invest in medical research to protect JN nations against the flu. From now on, all JN problems or random events related to the flu have a 70% chance of being prevented as determined by a draw or roll of chance). 

  5. On May 24, 2014 (amended by the JN on January 31, 2015), the JN voted to establish the History Committee of the JN that is charged with the task of writing the history of the Joined Nations and keeping the world updated on what is happening in the JN. The resolution mandates the following
    • Election of two members to a History Committee
    • Committee members earn 10 RP/week and can only be removed by a JN Resolution
    • Committee members are charged with researching and writing the history of the JN and posting it to the JN Website. Completion of this task will give the Committee members a 1IP bonus.
    • Committee members are charged with taking notes during meetings and updating the JN News page on the JN Website.
    • News updates must be posted within 96 hours of the end of the JN meeting, or Committee members must pay a 10RP penalty.

  6. On April 26, 2014, the JN voted 9-1 to amend the Hall of Fame resolution to allow the winner of the Most Outstanding Nation Award to retire the use of their country in the JN. This resolution also commissioned the writing of the history of the Joined Nations and allowed for the selection of a song and number for the year by the entire JN

  7. The JN Meeting Time Limiting resolution was passed on April 12, 2014. This resolution establishes the following rules for each JN Meeting:
    • Maximum number of resolutions that can be proposed by a nation in a single meaning is set at 3
    • The debate on a single resolution cannot last longer than 20 min.
    • The President of the JN is given the power to call for breaks during meetings

  8. A resolution establishing the additional rewards below in the JN was passed on April 12, 2014. The resolution also requires the building of a Hall of Fame page on the JN Website to memorialize the winners.
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Most Improved Nation
    • Best JN Government
    • Most Outstanding Nation (nominated by Mr. Brunken)

  9. (Reformed on October 4, 2014) On February 8, 2014, the JN established a General Welfare Fund. The resolution established an income tax that pays into a welfare fund to help poorer countries pay for problems, give financial aid to poorer countries, and relieve the stress of problems. The resolution was amended on February 22, 2014. The conditions of the resolution are as follows:
    • An income tax is established at the following rates to be collected on the income each JN member nation earns in the time between each JN meeting:
      • income > 60 RP = 40% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 50-60 RP = 35% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 40-50 = 30% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 20-40 RP = 20% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 10-20 RP = 10% tax into the welfare fund
      • income < 10 RP = no taxes
      • The US must pay 12 RP into the welfare fund each week there is a JN meeting
      • All income from Random Events are taxed at 20%.
      • All points lost due to problems or Random Events can be deducted from the taxes owed up to 50%
      • Taxes can only be paid when they are owed each week.
      • Salaries for the JN Government can not be taxed.
      • Countries ranked lower than 9th in wealth are exempt from all taxes unless their income is higher than 30 RP.
    • Welfare fund will pay 30% of the value of a problem for countries with a total value of less than 30.
    • The General Welfare Fund will pay 50% of all problems facing JN member nations if the affected submits a Request for Aid resolution to the JN.
    • the General Welfare fund will pay up to 100% of problems related to Random Events if a Request for Aid is written.
    • Requests for Aid are decided by a majority vote from the JN President, JN Supreme Council, and Mr. Brunken.
    • Countries with the least wealth get priority in using the Welfare Funds to fix problems
    • If the value of the General Welfare Fund holds more than 45 points in wealth after a JN meeting, the balance of the fund will be distributed evenly among all countries ranked lower than 9th in wealth. 
      • No JN member can receive these welfare payments more than two weeks in a row.

  10. The War on Drugs resolution was passed unanimously by the JN on November 4, 2013. This resolution created a military alliance in the JN to eradicate drug problems around the world. The resolution forces JN countries with military means to step in and wipe out drug lords when these problems occur in any JN country. The country with the drug problem has the option to refuse military aid. This resolution passed in response to the ongoing drug war in Thailand. 

  11. A resolution passed on October 19, 2013 changes the rules for how Aid Requests are paid by the JN. The new resolution now stipulates that if a Request of Aid is passed by the JN, 50% of the amount requested must be paid by the country making the request. If said country does not have enough wealth to cover 50% of the problem, then it must pay 50% of its wealth toward the problem.

  12. Supreme Council Salary Reform Resolution, passed on October 12, 2013, changes the salary of Supreme Council members from 5 RP a week to 5 RP a week where there is a resolution submitted to the Supreme Council. This resolution also changes the term of each Supreme Council members from 4 meetings to 4 meetings where resolutions are submitted to the JN.

  13. Help Countries with Refugees Resolution - This resolution, passed September 28, 2013, allows any country with a problem related to refugees to get the problem automatically fixed by the JN. To get this free assistance form the JN, the country with the problem needs only to complete a current events sheet on the refugee problem. Once the sheet is turned in, the JN president pays foe the problem with RP from the JN.

  14. The Resolution to Establish Oaths of Office, passed on December 15, 2012, states that each Supreme Council member and the JN President will have to take before assuming their office. These oaths are intended to remind serving members of their duties as the President or members of the Supreme Council. The oaths can be administered by whomever the elected official wishes. This resolution established the following oaths.

    For President:

    I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of President of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules of principles of Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.

    For Supreme Council:


    I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of Supreme Council of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules of principles of Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.

  15. Operation Peace in the Middle East passed on December 8, 2012. The resolution fixed a 100RP problem in the Middle East and spent 25RP to set up a defense against future problems in that region. Now, with this resolution, countries in the Middle East region can fix any problem they get that is related to violence, conflict, terrorism, or civil disorder with a current events sheet. Meaning, to fix the problem, instead of paying, they simply fill out a current events sheet on the problem news story and then the problem is fixed AND they get the RP for the current event.

  16. The Succession of Presidential Power Amendment passed on October 20, 2012, adds to the JN rules an order of power transfer when the President is absent on the day of a meeting. Now, if the President is absent on the day of a meeting, the presidential powers first transfer to the Supreme Council member who has served on the SC the longest and then to the richest SC member if there is a tie. If those two factors are equal, power transfers to the richest member of the JN, Mr. Brunken.

  17. US Human Rights Defender Grants — Any current event summary sheet turned in that is related to improving human rights of a country will get an extra 3RP.

  18. US Fight Censorship Grants – US will pay 5RP to countries that can identify censorship in their country in a current event sheet. The resolution also sets up the Joined Nations Commission on Free Speech, Expression, Press, and Information to draw up a resolution that will set the JN standard for censorship. All countries will be paid 10 RP for their participation and three special grants will be paid by the US to the three countries the US feels works hardest to shape the JN’s policy on censorship.

  19. JN Government Reform Resolution (March 17, 2012) — This resolution made six changes to the JN Government. These were:
    • The title “Consul” will be changed to “President”.
    • The President serves a term of four meetings. After the fourth meeting of the Presidents’ term, a new election for President will be held.
    • A President is limited to only 3 terms (12 meetings) of service.
    • Supreme Council members serve a term of 4 meetings. After the fourth meeting, a new election for Supreme Council members will be held.
    • The President will be paid a salary of 10RP per meeting.
    • All Supreme Council members will be paid a salary of 5RP per meeting.