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Coalition of Crown Albatross
A blank map of Iearth, commonly referred to collectively as the Coalition of Crown Albatross
|Administrative capital||Tofino, Zamastan|
|Membership||113 Member States|
|Katherine von Wettin, Drambenburg|
|Saurius Kent, Gladysynthia|
|Bekla Gorsk, Vulkaria|
|Adara Davies, Cadair|
|Tyler Guterres, Zamastan|
|Establishment||November 18th, 1975|
|November 18th, 1975|
• 2020 estimate
The Coalition of Crown Albatross (abbreviated C.C.A.) is a region and intergovernmental organization that operates in accordance with the World Assembly. The Coalition is located on the planet Iearth, and aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among its many member nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. Its headquarters building is located in Tofino, Zamastan, with other main offices in Forgeheim, Ruskayn (Palace of Nations), Cardiff, Cadair (Cymry International Complex), and Vulkar, Vulkaria.
The C.C.A. has five principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council; the C.C.A. Secretariat; and the Justice Council. The C.C.A.'s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Drambenburgian diplomat Katherine von Wettin. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
- 1 Membership
- 2 History
- 3 Structure
- 4 Objectives
- 5 References
There are 120 C.C.A. member states, including all undisputed independent states. The C.C.A. Charter outlines the rules for membership:
1. Membership in the Coalition of Crown Albatross is open to all peace-loving states that accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations.
2. The admission of any such state to membership in the Coalition of Crown Albatross will be decided by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
See also: History of Iearth
From 1949-1954, many nations on Iearth were engulfed in the World War. In the decade following the war, several international treaty organizations such as the International Committee of the Albatrossian Cross were formed to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. These treaties all failed in differing respects, and tensions of these foiled treaties boiled over when the Tariel War erupted between Zamastan and Gladysynthia in 1972. The two nations had agreed to a temporary alliance in the World War to defend Avergnon from Drambenburgian aggression, but once the war had ended, both nations had gone back to flared aggression over the Northern Isle oil fields, most notably the Picotheca oil sands. When the war concluded, President Marvin Gaviria recognized the importance for a more secured treaty and international coalition to prevent further violence, both on the Zamastan-Gladysynthia border as well as across the globe.
The C.C.A was formulated and negotiated among the delegations from the Big Four (Zamastan, Cadair, Vulkaria, and Gladysynthia) in the wake of the Tariel negotiations at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference from 7th-17th February 1975 and they agreed on the aims, structure and functioning of the C.C.A. After a month of planning, the C.C.A. Conference on International Organization opened in Mönusÿnthys and was attended by 10 governments and a number of non-governmental organizations involved in drafting the C.C.A. Charter. The C.C.A. officially came into existence 18th November, 1975, upon ratification of the Charter by all signatories
The first meetings of the General Assembly, with 11 nations represented, and the Security Council took place in Congressional Hall, Tofino, Zamastan. The General Assembly selected Tofino as the site for the headquarters of the C.C.A., and a re-purposed facility was renovated to become the headquarters building. Leslie Hull Miranda was elected as the first Secretary-General of the C.C.A..
Though the C.C.A.'s primary mandate was peacekeeping, the division between the former Allied Powers and the League Powers of the World War often created division within the organization. This was especially evident during Leslie Hull Miranda's tenure as Secretary-General, as many nations such as the DSC and Malvare protested the appointment of a Zamastanian to the office.
In 1976, a massive earthquake killed nearly 2,000 people in Vulkaria and resulted in one of the Coalition's first international aid sponsorship projects, with hundreds of aid workers being sent to affected areas to help in medical, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.
In 1982, Beleroskov invaded and overthrew the government of Jaginistan, deposing the King of Jaginistan, Ahmed She'massoud, and installing a puppet government. The C.C.A., under Skithan Secretary-General Aiken Depanna, denounced the Beleroskovian government, and most member states placed heavy sanctions on them. In the ensuing diplomatic crisis, Beleroskov left the C.C.A., with President Victor Petrominov calling the organization a "devil's business backed by the devil regimes of Zamastan, Cadair, and Avergnon." In Jaginistan, a civil war erupted as rebels (often supplied covertly by the Zamastanian Intelligence Service) fought against the Beleroskov-backed regime. Eventually, the rebels secured victory in 1992.
In 1987, a coup d'etat led by renegade military officials attempted to overthrow the government of Verdusa, leading to a violent civil war that lasted until 1989. The C.C.A. sent peacekeeping forces, mostly made up of neighboring San Martinan and Emmirian troops, to defend international workers and protect safe-zones established by the Coalition and the Verdusian government. In a April 21st, 1987 ambush, 41 Coalition peacekeepers were killed by rebel forces, leading to higher military involvement and an Emmirian-led reinforcement contingent to help back the government forces.
1990 marked the appointment of the first female Secretary-General, Kjersten van der Haagen, who was also the first Secretary-General representing a foreign League Power (Drambenburg). The primary crisis of her term was marked by the Treviso Nuclear Crisis in West Chanchajilla in January of 1992, considered to be the worst man-made disaster in history. The C.C.A.'s controversial response to the crisis caused significant uproars in nations who's energy infrastructure had been largely sponsored by Beleroskov and Yuan.
From 1992 to 1995, the Chezian War raged in Western Nortua, causing massive humanitarian disasters with the displacement of over 5,000,000 Chezian inhabitants from Constantio, Cechena, Syraranto, and Achijan. Most of the stages of the war ended through peace accords, involving full international recognition of new states, but with a massive human cost and economic damage to the region. Often described as Nortua's deadliest conflicts since the Sotoa War, the wars were marked by many war crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity and rape. The Cechena genocide was the first Nortuan crime to be formally classified as genocidal in character, and many key individual participants in it were subsequently charged with war crimes. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Chezian Alliance (ICTCA) was established by the Coalition of Crown Albatross in 1998 to prosecute these crimes. According to the C.C.A., the Chezian War resulted in the death of 290,000 people.
Van der Haagen died on April 5th, 1992, in a plane crash while traveling from Lerbin to a Security Council meeting in Tofino. Her death led to the appointment of Farhen Brooks, who would later be elected President of Vulkaria.
Zamastanian military involvement in Vulkaria in 1999-2005 was condemned by several member nations of the C.C.A., though a formal condemnation by the organization itself was never issued, as Secretary-General Iewin Jones of Cadair blocked the request.
In 2011, Frederick Armbar of West Chanchajilla instated populist social policies that led to an economic collapse because of their excesses—including a uniquely extreme fossil fuel subsidy. The destabilized economy led to a crisis in West Chanchajilla, resulting in hyperinflation, an economic depression, shortages of basic goods and drastic increases in unemployment, poverty, disease, child mortality, malnutrition and crime, all of which precipitated the West Chanchajillan migrant crisis where more than two million people fled the country over the next decade, mostly to neighboring East Chanchajilla and Zamastan.
In 2017, a series of terrorist attacks in Zamastan reinvigorated tensions with Malvare, leading to Zacharias Castovia's decision to fully sanction Malvare, an action which was followed by many member nations.
In 2018, East and West Chanchajilla engaged in the South Turania Offensive. Also in that year, a brief military conflict between Zamastan and Gladysynthia over the city of Danaska was denounced by much of the Coalition, with SG Adrik Pavel of Baytonia threatening to temporarily halt Zamastan and Gladysynthia's placement on the Security Council. The conflicts reached conclusions with the Treaty of Turania and the Treaty of Mönusÿnthys 2018-9B, both of which were sponsored by several member nations of the Coalition.
Following a series of attacks on international shipping in May 2020, Ossinia's seat on the C.C.A. was revoked by Katherine von Wettin. Shortly afterwards, Zamastan invaded the island nation and toppled the government of Martin Saint-Yves. Since the assumption of the new federal government on July 31st, 2020, Ossinia's seat has been reinstated.
In July 2020, following the bombing of the Syraranto Parliament in Covijo, President Kyriakos Tasoulas called for international support to quell a rebellion, to which a majority of countries refused, stating they'd rather seek diplomatic courses of peace. Tasoulas, without warning, launched a military campaign against his own citizens in the Western region of Syraranto, plunging the country into a devestating civil war. Syraranto's seat was frozen by the Security Council as attempts to reace peace developments began, but the involvement of Tasoulas' allies Yuan and Great Epsilon caused the peace talks to fail in mid-August. In addition, the involvement of nations like Vuswistan, North Icadania, and Achijan supplying rebel forces further complicated the issue.
The C.C.A. has five principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council; the C.C.A. Secretariat; and the Justice Council. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
See collection of General Assembly transcripts: CCA General Assembly
The General Assembly is the main deliberative assembly of the C.C.A.. Composed of all C.C.A. member states, the assembly meets in regular yearly sessions, but emergency sessions can also be called. The assembly is led by a president, elected from among the member states on a rotating regional basis, and 21 vice-presidents. The current General Assembly President is Bekla Gorsk of Vulkaria.
When the General Assembly decides on important questions such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, a two-thirds majority of those present and voting is required. All other questions are decided by a majority vote. Each member country has one vote. Apart from approval of budgetary matters, resolutions are not binding on the members. The Assembly may make recommendations on any matters within the scope of the C.C.A., except matters of peace and security that are under consideration by the Security Council.
See collection of Security Council transcripts: CCA Security Council
The Security Council is charged with maintaining peace and security among countries. While other organs of the C.C.A. can only make "recommendations" to member states, the Security Council has the power to make binding decisions that member states have agreed to carry out. The decisions of the Council are known as Coalition of Crown Albatross Security Council resolutions.
The Security Council is made up of fifteen member states, consisting of five permanent members—Zamastan, Gladysynthia, Vulkaria, Cadair and Beleroskov—and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. The five permanent members hold veto power over C.C.A. resolutions, allowing a permanent member to block adoption of a resolution, though not debate. The ten temporary seats are held for six-month terms, with five member states per three months voted in by the General Assembly on a regional basis. The current Security Council President is Tyler Guterres of Zamastan.
Security Council Resolutions
|236||2 February 2021||78–13–2||Condemn West Chanchajilla||Open forum for General Assembly voting participation|
|237||19 May 2021||Birat Civil War||Closed to Security Council voting members|
The C.C.A. Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, assisted by the Deputy Secretary-General and a staff of international civil servants worldwide. It provides studies, information, and facilities needed by C.C.A. bodies for their meetings. It also carries out tasks as directed by the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and other C.C.A. bodies.
The secretary-general acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the C.C.A.. The position is defined in the C.C.A. Charter as the organization's "chief administrative officer".
The secretary-general is appointed by the General Assembly, after being recommended by the Security Council, where the permanent members have veto power. The current Secretary-General is Drambenburgian diplomat Katherine von Wettin, and the Deputy Secretary-General is Rannous Devin of Gladysynthia.
The Justice Council of the Coalition of Crown Albatross is the primary judicial organ of the C.C.A.. The Justice Council is composed of 15 judges who serve 9-year terms and are appointed by the General Assembly; every sitting judge must be from a different nation.
The ICJ's primary purpose is to adjudicate disputes among states. The court has heard cases related to war crimes, illegal state interference, ethnic cleansing, and other issues. The Justice Council can also be called upon by other C.C.A. organs to provide advisory opinions.
Economic and Social Council
See collection of Economic and Social Council transcripts: CCA Economic and Social Council
The Economic and Social Council assists the General Assembly in promoting international economic and social co-operation and development. The Economic and Social Council President, currently Adara Davies of Cadair, is elected for a one-year term and chosen among the small or middle powers represented on the council. The council has one annual meeting in July, held in either Tofino or Cardiff. The council's functions include information gathering, advising member nations, and making recommendations.
Agencies, an encompassing term used to refer to agencies, committees, or other organisations of the Coalition, may be established by resolutions of the General Assembly to execute or fulfil obligations contained within those resolutions. Staffed by civil servants from the General Assembly Secretariat, these agencies may operate out of the C.C.A. Headquarters in Tofino, or may have some branches or offices established in interested member states such as Cadair, Avergnon, or Austrolis.
Peacekeeping and Security
Economic development and humanitarian assistance
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