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Community of Nations

Emblem of Community of Nations Estmerish: Community of Nations Floren: Comunitat de Nacions Gaullican: Communauté des Nations Narodyn: Cообщество Націй Senrian: 반꼬꾸꾜우도우때 Weranic: Gemeinschaft der Nationen
Emblem
Map showing the members of the Community of Nations
HeadquartersKesselbourg City (international territory)
Official languages
TypeIntergovernmental organization
Membership74 member states
3 observer states
Leaders
Ekaterine Beruchashvili
Máirtín Ó Conaill
Tapatoru Pataha
Establishment
• CoN Charter signed
12 February 1935 (85 years ago) (1935-02-12)
• Charter entered into force
12 May 1935 (85 years ago) (1935-05-12)

The Community of Nations (abbreviated as CN) is an international organisation established in the wake of the Great War to foster intergovernmental cooperation and prevent another major war. The headquarters of the Community is in Kesselbourg City, and enjoys a status as international territory. The organisation is financed by voluntary contributions by its member states, and its objectives include ensuring international peace and security, as well as promoting human rights and social development, protecting the environment, and organising international aid.

History

The Community of Nations was established in Kesselbourg City, Kesselbourg shortly after the Great War, for the purposes of organising and harmonising the international community, in particular in the hopes of mitigating the effects of the Great War and preventing such an event from occurring again. At its establishment up until the present day, it has had wide currency, with almost all widely reocgnised sovereign states being members of the CN.

Structure

International Assembly

The International Assembly is the main body of delegates to the Community of Nations; all countries recognised by majority vote in the International Assembly are entitled to send a single voting delegate to the International Assembly. The International Assembly is able to move and pass motions on anything, but nothing it passes is binding but for motions on whether to recognise or not recognise certain regimes or governments as legitimate states, to decide on appointments of members of its Committees, and to impeach Secretary-Generals. The state in question, if already a member, is excluded from the voting on itself. The strict formula for motions to be passed is half of the total number of non-abstaining delegates plus one, rounded down; this remains the same no matter how many delegates are actually present, thus the quorum number is a simple majority of non-abstaining delegates. Draws on simple motions mean the motion fails.

General and Administrative Committee

The General and Administrative Committee (abbreviated as CGA, from Gaullican "Comité général et administratif") effectively manages the operation of the Community of Nations; it arranges security, materials, interpreters, identification, and so forth for Committees and Commissions within the CN. It also deals with budgetary issues and oversees the bureaucracy of the CN. In its appointment, the International Assembly generally follows the recommendation of the Secretary-General and the Committees, as the roles are formally purely administrative.

The General and Administrative Committee is chaired by the Secretary-General, which is officially the chief bureaucrat of the Community of Nations. However they are often seen as the face of the organisation and so have an important diplomatic role. The Secretary-General is elected every five years and rotates by region. The Secretary-General has two deputies - the Secretary for Logistics and the Secretary for Personnel. Under these are several under-secretaries.

International Committees

There are five International Committees which have formal legislative powers. They make decisions by their delegates voting through simple majorities. All International Committees have permanent representatives from Estmere, Nuxica, Narozalica, Senria, Swetania and Werania and a representative from each of the eight regions. These members would be elected by their regional peers and serve terms of three years with no re-election allowed, unless the Secretary-General approves it as a measure of last resort (i.e a deadlock between nations fails to produce a candidate) .

If abstention (which is allowed) causes a draw, the Secretary-General acts as tiebreaker. If the Secretary-General abstains, the decision does not pass. Committeelors from those members with non-permanent seats are elected by their region, but cannot serve another term until all other members of that region have served. They serve a three year terms. Committeelors from permanent members serve according to rules set by the members themselves.

Security Committee

The aim of the Security Committee is the preservation of peace. Its mission is to decide on such matters as intervention, peacekeeping and active observation of threats to the global order. The SC oversees peacekeeping missions as well as approving Community of Nations mandates and economic sanctions as measures to maintain global peace.

The Security Committee unlike others allows members (both permanent and non-permanent) to veto motions. Vetoes can be overridden by the International Assembly under the following quorums

  • Non-permanent member veto - 50% of IA votes.
  • Permanent member veto - 75% of IA votes.
  • Two-member veto - Unable to be overridden.
Region served Nation Delegate name Term began Term ends
Permanent seat Estmere Margaret Roxton 2016 2021
Permanent seat Nuxica Josuè Magriñà 2016 2021
Permanent seat Narozalica Jan Jarabinec 2016 2021
Permanent seat  Senria Hiroyosi Haruna 2018 2023
Permanent seat  Swetania Kaspars Zeidmanis 2015 2020
Permanent seat Werania Werania Helmuth Abshagen 2017 2021
Asteria North Cassier Cassier tbd 2017 2020
Asteria South Satucin Josué Nee 2017 2020
Badawiya-Bahia Tsabara tbd 2017 2020
Coius West Kituk tbd 2017 2020
Coius South 2017 2020
Euclea East Gaullica Gaullica Iseult Berlioz 2017 2020
Euclea West Velzemia Velzemia tbd 2017 2020

Economic Committee

The Economic Committee decides on economic and international financial matters.

Social Committee

The Social Committee rules on social, cultural, religious, humanitarian, and increasingly environmental matters.

Legal Committee

The Legal Committee interprets, negotiates and occasionally writes international law, and helps to solve disputes and develop legal systems.

Trusteeship Committee

The Trusteeship Committee helps states rebuild, aids decolonisation, and promotes self-determination and the legitimacy and stability of the nation-state. There are currently no territories under the auspices of this committee.

Commissions

The Community of Nations has fifteen commissions designed to act as specialised agencies in executing the CN's aims and missions abroad.

  • Commission for Human Rights - Founded in 1935 with a wide range of responsibilities in the promotion and protection of human rights abroad as defined in the Declaration of Universal Natural Rights.
  • Commission for Commerce and Trade Law - Focuses on “harmonising international trade law” and solving trade disputes.
  • Commission for Refugees and Displaced Peoples - Deals with refugee management.
  • Commission for Labour Standards - Deals with the advancement of social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards. Includes representation from trade unions.
  • Commission for Disarmament - Deals with arms control and the prevention of arms proliferation.
  • Commission for Cultural and Scientific Development - Deals with the promotion of cooperation within cultural and scientific spheres and the preservation of cultural landmarks.
  • Commission for Agriculture and Food Security - Intended to eradicate world hunger. Later expanded to also include agricultural development.
  • Commission for Disease Prevention and Health - Intended to combat epidemics and promote the development of good health.
  • Commission for Water Sanitation and Security - Deals with the promotion of water sanitation and provides relief in droughts.
  • Commission for Economic and Social Development - Deals with helping development of countries and the eradication of poverty.
  • Commission for Habitation and Shelter - Focuses on providing housing and dealing with issues such as overpopulation.
  • Commission for Maritime Boundaries - Governs international sea boundary law.
  • Commission for the Protection of Women - Deals with women's issues.
  • Commission for the Affairs of Indigenous Peoples - Deals with indigenous issues. Created in 2001.
  • Commission for Climate Action - Deals with climate change issues. Created in 2014.