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Repeal "Disease Naming Compact"

Expired or discarded

Chamber: General Assembly
NS id: gorundu_1585021922
Created: 2020-03-23 23:52

Category: Repeal
Option: Resolution ID 781
Author: gorundu

The World Assembly,
Understanding the intention of the resolution to create an international standard for naming novel diseases,
Skeptical, however, of the resolution's premise that "there is no international consensus on the naming of novel communicable diseases" and that it would "[imperil] the safety of those infected and the sanity of doctors",
Asserting that it is very likely, in the scenario of a novel disease being discovered, that an unofficial international consensus would be formed on its naming due to the need for clear communications between governments,
Noting that even if there is no international consensus on the name of a disease, it is unlikely that doctors would have to "slug through pages of bureaucracy simply to find out what is to be treated", as foreign names of diseases would be public knowledge in its country of origin and thus easily identifiable,
Finding it ironic that the resolution proposed to solve the supposed problem of bureaucracy by establishing a worldwide bureaucracy,
Recognising that it would be extremely difficult to create a name that is "appropriately informative" for all member states, as languages and writing systems vary widely and many words may not have suitable translations in other languages,
Concerned that the requirement on member states to "refrain from funding internal attempts to name such diseases" may inadvertently restrict support for necessary research, such as work that involves identifying and categorizing disease-causing viruses or organisms, or that seeks to improve public health communication
Concluding that this level of micro-management is unnecessary for the World Assembly,
Hoping for future efforts to promote international cooperation on vital matters that necessitate coordinated government action, rather than micro-managing member states or imposing top-down policies on issues best addressed independently by the medical and scientific community.
Hereby repeals GA#484 "Disease Naming Compact".
Co-authored by Kelssek

Approvals

Recording 77 approvals as of last update. Proposal was quorate (73 approvals needed). This proposal was matched to WA Office voting data. You can find it here.

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mcmasterdonia 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 a.m.
roylaii 24 Mar 2020, 3:10 a.m.
bran_astor 24 Mar 2020, 3:10 a.m.
legolannd 24 Mar 2020, 6:10 a.m.
koxor 24 Mar 2020, 6:10 a.m.
united_england_n_wales 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 a.m.
bettisia 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 a.m.
lacmhacarh 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 a.m.
harmonic_empire 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 a.m.
south_newlandia 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
hendricksted 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
kakazagistan 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
dead_i_jack 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
loush_land 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
negeitamonity 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
sfr_philippines 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 a.m.
rindin 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 a.m.
ausgurd 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 a.m.
tzedeck 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
san_lumen 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
portals 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
groot 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
marrabuk 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
nazbeth 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
laissez-faire_federated_states 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
bietzopolis 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
irish_socialist_soviet_republics 24 Mar 2020, 11:10 a.m.
rikuchar 24 Mar 2020, 11:10 a.m.
barak_khalad 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
cyndorr 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
lisboaprt 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
arrstotzka 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
eastern_european_peoples 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
la_creu 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
new_sinai 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
awesomeland012345 24 Mar 2020, 12:10 p.m.
eleuthernia 24 Mar 2020, 1:10 p.m.
zenkistan 24 Mar 2020, 1:10 p.m.
the_chuck 24 Mar 2020, 1:10 p.m.
zicona 24 Mar 2020, 1:10 p.m.
brazillya 24 Mar 2020, 1:10 p.m.
korinthis_karelus 24 Mar 2020, 2:10 p.m.
notty_swaras 24 Mar 2020, 2:10 p.m.
forktasticstan 24 Mar 2020, 2:10 p.m.
citzongia 24 Mar 2020, 3:10 p.m.
the_newest_of_virginia 24 Mar 2020, 3:10 p.m.
i_love_refrigerators 24 Mar 2020, 3:10 p.m.
byrdonia 24 Mar 2020, 4:10 p.m.
the_proudhonnian_isles 24 Mar 2020, 4:10 p.m.
baracua 24 Mar 2020, 4:10 p.m.
eard_stopia 24 Mar 2020, 5:10 p.m.
quartia_and_karafuto 24 Mar 2020, 5:10 p.m.
goodkingwenceslas 24 Mar 2020, 5:10 p.m.
aumeltopia 24 Mar 2020, 6:10 p.m.
octal 24 Mar 2020, 6:10 p.m.
knat 24 Mar 2020, 6:10 p.m.
nastropolis 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 p.m.
smiley_bob 24 Mar 2020, 7:10 p.m.
ile_morice 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 p.m.
zombiedolphins 24 Mar 2020, 8:10 p.m.
swuoz_smua_wa_delegate 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 p.m.
bonnie_blue_republic 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 p.m.
jew_man 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 p.m.
rurecorona 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 p.m.
sachsen-osterreich 24 Mar 2020, 9:10 p.m.
kingdom_of_totalitarianism 24 Mar 2020, 10:10 p.m.
thanatosa 25 Mar 2020, 12:10 a.m.
phloryda 25 Mar 2020, 12:10 a.m.
some_people_on_planet_arcadia 25 Mar 2020, 1:10 a.m.
batefirans 25 Mar 2020, 3:10 a.m.
st_nevis_and_kitts 25 Mar 2020, 4:10 a.m.
dabberwocky 25 Mar 2020, 6:10 a.m.
angora_guanaco 25 Mar 2020, 7:10 a.m.
tap-dancing_badgers 25 Mar 2020, 8:10 a.m.
neue_europa 25 Mar 2020, 9:10 a.m.
xkrieg 25 Mar 2020, 10:10 a.m.
foreignaid 25 Mar 2020, 11:10 a.m.

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