Community of Majulan Nations
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|Motto||The Light of the Mother Continent Shall Guide The World!|
|Formation||March 19, 1979|
|Founded at||Rutete International District|
|Purpose||Political and economic cooperation among members|
|Headquarters||Rutete International District1|
|Ayele Yihun Andenet|
|1Seat of MACON|
2Seat of MAES
The Community of Majulan Nations (CMN) is a continental union which aspires to unite all nations in Majula under a common supranational organization, common market, and mutual defense organization. It currently consists of three member states. the CMN was established following the Rutete Declaration on 19 March 1979, in which the nations of Marensoald and the Mawusi laid out plans to expand their bilateral relationship to that of a trans-continental organization, chiefly alongside Habasha. The Community was thus brought into being the following year, when the Majulan Council (MACON) was first brought to session in Sahabahina. Key decisions made by the CMN are made by the Majulan Council, an annual meeting of all heads of state and government of each signatory nation. The Community's secretariat is the Majulan Commission (MACOM), and is located in the International District of Rutete.
The CMN covers approximately -AREA-, with current population estimates of -POPULATION-. The most spoken languages in the Community are Midrasian, Arabekhi, Watuwakuu, Mehare, and numerous smaller indigenous dialects. A number of WECO heritage sites are located in the CMN, both historic and natural, including the Nchizakimya Rainforest and River System, the largest in the world.
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Politics
- 6 Foreign relations
- 7 Current issues
The Objectives of the CMN are as follows:
- To foster greater unity and solidarity between the nations of Majula
- To build meaningful cross-cultural harmony, and dismantle racial and ethnic discrimination on all fronts
- To develop and integrate the economies of the continent to the benefit of all nations and peoples
- To increase the political and social cooperation between all Majulan peoples
- To ensure Majula's place in the world economy, and in global political affairs or negotiations
- To defend and improve human rights on the continent
- To uphold the institutions of popular sovereignty, transparency, and good governance
- To promote peace, stability, and security on the continent
- To combat political and cultural imperialism, and to defend the sovereignty of all Majulan nations
- To oppose unwanted and/or unethical foreign exploitation of Majulan labor, resources, and capital
- To end extreme poverty, the need for subsistence farming, and to raise the standard of living of Majulan peoples through cooperative development in all fields of human activity
- To defend the shared natural and cultural heritage of Majula
- To advance the development of the continent through promotion of research into science and technology
- To promote general health and work towards the elimination of preventable disease, and to develop the resources needed to combat this threat with Majulan labor and resources
The CMN operates on the basis of the Treaty of Rutete (1979), with subsequent amendments, the latest of which took place in 2013. The Community employs a intergovernmental decision-making system which vests most decision-making on national representatives in the Council. The Community has five principal decision-making bodies: the Executive Secretariat (MAES), the Council (MACON), the Majulan Summit the Committee of Permanent Representatives (MACOPER) and the Majulan Human Rights Agency (MAHRA).
Integration within the Community has occurred on a sector-by-sector basis, with the development of the current three policy areas: the Political-Security Community, the Economic Community and the Socio-Cultural Community. The policy and government framework of the CMN is deliberately vague, leaving ample room for voluntary integration beyond the common policies of the organisation. The most notorious example of this is the Majulan Peacekeeping Taskforce, a multinational taskforce formed by the militaries of Habasha, Marensoald and Mawusi that was created in 1999 in response to continued tensions caused by terrorist activity in Enanulo.
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The CMN lacks a traditional structure of checks and balances, prioritizing instead consensus in decision-making and trans-national integration in a sector-by-sector approach, respecting the principles of national sovereignty and subsidiarity. Decisions in the CMN are taken on the basis of unanimity. The range of action of the Community's autonomous bodies, the Executive Secretariat, the Community Agencies and the MAHRA, is usually limited to policy coordination between the Member States' governments.
The most important decision-making body is the Majulan Summit, a biannual meeting of the CMN chief executives. The Summit provides policy guidance and instructions for the actions of the Councils and the Secretariat; it also decides on key issues affecting the Community and reviews issues brought up by the specific Member States. The Summit also names the Secretary-General of the Community. The Summits are presided by the various national leaders on a yearly rotating basis. As of 2019, the Summit Chair is Laurence Jojomba, the Marensaise President.
The Majulan Council (MACON) is the primary decision-making body of the organisation. It is divided between the Coordinating Council and three sectoral councils: the Political Council (MAPACON), the Economic Council (MAECON) and the Socio-Cultural Council (MASOCON). The Coordinating Council meets at least three times a year and is formed by the ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States as well as the Secretary-General. The Coordinating Council's chief responsibility is to guarantee policy cohesion between the three sectoral councils, prepare the Summits and coordinate the implementation at the national level of Community policies. The Council is overseen by the Head Councillor, which is selected by the Coordinating Council every five years. Presently, the CMN's Head Council is Farijika Duvernay, of Mawusi.
The three Sectoral Councils, the MAPACON, the MAECON and the MASOCON meet on a regular basis, usually every month or every two months. Each Council is formed by national ministers with the appropriate portfolios for each council and is tasked with ensuring policy coordination across the Member States in their specific areas as well as directing the work of the Community Agencies. Under each Sectoral Council, there is a varied number of Community Agencies, tasked with implementation duties.
The Executive Secretariat of the Community (MAES) is tasked with the implementation of Community-wide policies directly or in coordination with the Community Agencies, monitoring and reporting on national policies, carrying out the foreign representation of the Community. The Secretariat is formed by the Secretary-General, his Deputy Secretaries and a small staff of career and nationally-appointed senior advisors and civil servants.
The Secretary-General of the Community, currently Ayele Yihun Andenet of Habasha presides the Executive Secretariat, acting as its chief administrative officer. The Secretary-General is appointed for a non-renewable five-year term by the heads of state and government. The nationality of the Secretary-General rotates every term. The Secretary-General is assisted by three Deputy Secretaries, one per each of the sectoral communities. The Deputy Secretaries are selected by the Secretary-General from a list of candidates nominated by the Member States.
Committee of Permanent Representatives
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (MACOPER) is formed by the Member States's ambassadors to the Community of Majulan Nations. The MACOPER supports the work of the Secretariat and the Councils, establishing a permanent communications line between the institution bodies' and the national governments, coordinating between the Community Agencies and the National Secretariats, and aid in the Secretariats' foreign representation duties. Typically, the MACOPER meets weekly, deciding on minor implementation issues and raising more important questions to the Council and Secretariat.
Each ambassador before the Community presides over the National Secretariats. The National Secretariats are small, national agencies that serve as national focal points, that help to prepare Council and Summit meetings and serve as points of contact between the Community and sub-national bodies, particularly for policies that affect the local and regional level.
Originally a Community Agency, the Majulan Human Rights Agency, commonly known as MAHRA, became an independent entity in 2012. MAHRA has the power to review and report on national and Majulan human rights violations as well as a number of indicators of good governance and transparency. MAHRA does not have the power to impose sanctions or punish countries that violate the Community's Human Rights Charter, rather providing non-binding recommendation to MACOPER on a situational basis. For this reason, MAHRA has been criticised as ineffectual and ineffective by Asuran and Majulan NGOs.