Coalition of Crown Albatross

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The Coalition of Crown Albatross World
The Coalition of Crown Albatross World
Administrative capitalTofino, Zamastan
TypeIntergovernmental Organization
Membership113 Member States
Leaders
Katherine von Wettin, Drambenburg
Saurius Kent, Gladysynthia
Bekla Gorsk, Vulkaria
Adara Davies, Cadair
Tyler Guterres, Zamastan
EstablishmentNovember 18th, 1975
November 18th, 1975
Population
• 2020 estimate
8,000,000,000+

The Coalition of Crown Albatross[1] (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.

Membership

See: List of sovereign states and dependent territories (Iearth)

There are 86 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 other 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 effected by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. Chapter II, Article 4.

History

Background

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.

Founding

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..

1975-80

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.

1980's

Jaginistan Crisis

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.

Verdusa Civil War

Coalition Peacekeeping forces in Verdusa during the 1987-89 Civil War.

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's

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.

In 1997, a volcanic eruption in South Sotoa, which killed 874 people, saw massive relief efforts undertaken by the Coalition.

2000's

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.

2010's

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.

2020's

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.

Structure

The Headquarters of the Coalition of Crown Albatross in Tofino, Zian, Zamastan, is the primary complex that houses the Coalition's functions, though there are multiple other headquarter offices across the World.

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.

General Assembly

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.

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 Rio Palito—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.

Secretariat

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.

Justice Council

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

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.

C.C.A. agencies may be disestablished by further resolution of the General Assembly via repeal of the resolution that created them; if other extant resolutions reference the agency, however, then a small skeleton staff remains to execute the details mandated of it in that specific resolution.

Acronym Name Parent agency Date created Relevant resolutions
OBM Coalition Office of Building Management 17 May 2008 GA#8
GAO Coalition General Accounting Office 23 September 2008 GA#17, GA#41, GA#80, GA#322
CWHA Coalition World Health Authority 06 January 2009 GA#31, GA#41, GA#49, GA#97, GA#134
GA#175, GA#186, GA#288, GA#320, GA#330
GA#369
ITSC International Transport Safety Committee 01 February 2009 GA#34, GA#83
HRDD Health Research and Development Division CWHA 07 April 2009 GA#41, GA#49, GA#103
CIHACC Coalition International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee 29 June 2009 GA#51, GA#121, GA#340, GA#380
IFWO International Food Welfare Organization 08 July 2009 GA#52
Coalition Seedbank IFWO 08 July 2009 GA#52
Coalition Emergency Crop Program IFWO 08 July 2009 GA#52
ITA Coalition Trade Administration 08 July 2009 GA#52, GA#70, GA#118
EPARC Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center CWHA 16 July 2009 GA#53, GA#320, GA#385, GA#389
CNA Coalition Numismatics Authority 13 August 2009[2] GA#56, GA#307
NDRO Nuclear Disaster Response Organization 02 September 2009 GA#60
CFDRA Coalition Food and Drug Regulatory Agency 26 September 2009 GA#64, GA#103, GA#249
CESC Coalition Endangered Species Committee 08 October 2009 GA#66, GA#403
IPU International Postal Union 19 December 2009 GA#73
Global Emigration, Security, Travel And Passport Organisation 03 February 2010 GA#76, GA#386
ULC Universal Library Coalition 15 February 2010 GA#78, GA#134, GA243, GA#354, GA#397
ULCEC ULC Executive Committee ULC 15 February 2010 GA#78, GA#397
ULEN Universal Literary Exchange Network ULC 15 February 2010 GA#78, GA#397
GIBO Global Initiative for Basic Education GAO 03 March 2010 GA#80, GA#230
CEC Clinical Excellence Commission 11 March 2010 GA#82
MoMH Museums of Musical Heritage 28 March 2010 GA#86
MoMHD Museums of Musical Heritage Database MoMH 28 March 2010 GA#86
CSP Coalition Scientific Programme 01 April 2010 GA#87, GA#92, GA#115, GA#199, GA#259
GA#281, GA#303, GA#322, GA#346, GA#349
GA#354, GA#376, GA#429
IMO International Meteorological Organisation CSP 01 April 2010 GA#87
IMI International Measurements Institute 11 April 2010 GA#88
WMF World Microcredit Foundation 10 May 2010 GA#94
Microgrant Institute WMF 10 May 2010 GA#94
CRODA Coalition Responsible Offshore Drilling Administration 22 May 2010 GA#95
IDEA International Drug Education Agency CFDRA 11 July 2010 GA#103
DOCTUS Database Of Clinical Treatments Under Study ULC 11 July 2010 GA#103
CDB Coalition Disaster Bureau 03 August 2010 GA#105, GA#289, GA#296, GA#354
IBWS International Bureau of Water Safety 11 August 2010 GA#107
World Identity Theft Advisory Database 06 September 2010 GA#110
International Identity Database 06 September 2010 GA#110
OEA Organization for Electoral Assistance 22 January 2011 GA#130
IGML International Geological and Metallurgical Laboratory CSP 25 April 2011 GA#148
MIA Missing Individuals Archive 19 May 2011 GA#151
OEX Office for Education Exchange 24 July 2011 GA#159
CNC Coalition Nautical Commission 14 October 2011[3] GA#168, GA#409
NESC Nuclear Energy Safety Commission 21 June 2012[4] GA#204, GA#263, GA#351, GA#391, GA#418
BIO Biomedical Innovation Organization WHA 27 September 2012 GA#219, GA#420
BEO Biomedical Education Organization WHA 27 September 2012 GA#219
JWRMP Joint Water Resources Management Panel 26 October 2012 GA#223
Coalition Development Foundation 23 November 2012 GA#226
CCBA Coalition Commission on Biological Agents WHA 03 March 2013 GA#242, GA#382
CCWC Coalition Chemical Weapons Commission 15 October 2013[5] GA#266, GA#272
CTCH Coalition Trust for Cultural Heritage 05 March 2014 GA#287
CFC Coalition Forest Commission 16 May 2014 GA#291, GA#422
CAA Coalition Adoption Authority 11 July 2014 GA#297
SaLDA Spill and Leak Disaster Administration 15 July 2014 GA#298
Antimicrobial Resistance Workgroup WHA 03 July 2015 GA#333
IMF International Mediation Foundation 28 October 2015[6] GA#348
ERWAS Explosive Remnants of War Action Subcommittee IHACC 08 February 2016 GA#358
CCC Coalition Compliance Commission 11 December 2016[7] GA#390, GA#408
CPO Coalition Patent Office 11 March 2017 GA#394
CCLC Coalition Central Library Complex ULC[8] 26 March 2017 GA#397
ISEC International Securities and Exchange Commission 13 May 2017 GA#401
Judicial Committee of the Compliance Commission CCC 02 October 2017 GA#408
WHAMMO Waterbody Health and Mitigation Management Organization 08 November 2017 GA#413
ACE Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment CSP 15 January 2018 GA#421
CLS Coalition Language Society 16 March 2018 GA#426
Traditional Medicines Evaluation Agency CSP 09 May 2018 GA#429
Agricultural Invasive Species Removal Service 03 June 2018 GA#431

Objectives

Peacekeeping and Security

Human Rights

Economic development and humanitarian assistance

References

  1. https://www.nationstates.net/region=coalition_of_crown_albatross | Coalition of Crown Albatross NationStates Page
  2. CNA, though established on 13 August 2009, was later disestablished upon the passage of GA#210 which repealed GA#56. However GA#307 later "re-established" the body on 23 November 2014. As CNA was re-established, as opposed to a new organisation with the same name, its original establishment date is listed here.
  3. Originally established on 12 May 2009, the resolution creating the agency was repealed on 01 September 2011. As no other resolutions had referenced CNC at this point, the agency was fully disestablished. One month later, the resolution establishing CNC again referenced "founding" the agency, thereby confirming this was a new iteration of the agency.
  4. The NESC was originally established on this date in GA#204 however a later resolution, GA#212, repealed GA#204. No other resolution at this point referenced the NESC and it was disestablished. However GA#263 officially "re-established" the NESC, thereby clarifying the new iteration was in fact the same body; the original establishment date is therefore referenced in this list.
  5. The CCWC was established in GA#266 however that resolution was repealed with the passage of GA#268. Re-established with the passage of GA#272 on 25 November 2013, however, the original establishment date is used here as GA#272 states the body is "re-tasked" confirming it had never been officially disestablished.
  6. GA#348 tasks the IMF with executing part of the resolution's obligations however the IMF had not existed in legislation up until this point. It can therefore be assumed that though tasking this body, this resolution also established this body.
  7. Though the Coalition Secretariat has operated a Compliance Commission since the establishment of the Coalition, this is the first time that body has been given legislative underpinning through a resolution. As such its official establishment date is listed as the date GA#390 was passed.
  8. Though not explicitly placed under the purview of the ULC, GA#397 tasks the ULC and previously established child agencies of the ULC with oversight of the CCLC and execution of its functions. It is therefore understood that the CCLC is a child agency of the ULC.