Biological Weapons Conference

Biological Weapons Conference

A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.

Category: Global Disarmament

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Bergnovinaia

Description: The WA,

DEFINES biological weapons as:
1)Any form of an infectious or biological agent of any kind that is intended to cause death, permanent illness, or injury.
2)This includes but is not limited to biologically-derived toxins and poisons, living microorganisms (bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and fungi), and toxins (chemicals that are produced by microorganisms, plants, or animals).
3)Any synthetic agent that mimics agents listed in the above two sections.

APPALLED at the devastation biological weapons can wreak on civilian and military populations alike;

REALIZING that the disarmament of biological weapons will aid efforts in international
peace;

DECLARES that the risk of use of biological weapons infecting non-involved nations is not worth utilizing the weapons;

NOTING that some nations may not use biological weapons;

Hereby:

  1. REQUIRES member states to disarm their biological arsenal, never acquire or possess a biological weapon, or assist any non-member nation in any way to develop, acquire, or deploy such weapons (except for article 5).

  2. CALLS FOR these weapons be disarmed in the safest way possible in order to protect the environment and citizens lives.

  3. ALLOWS any member nation to attack non-member nations with any force necessary if they are attacked with biological weapons (except with biological weapons of any kind).

4.DEMANDS that precautionary measures to prevent trafficking of these weapons or agents are taken.

5.ALLOWS member nations to use such agents for peaceful purposes, either nationally or internationally, which includes and does not exclude, experimentation and implementations for vaccinations and other preventative treatments, testing for decontamination purposes, or other peaceful purposes. However, appropriate and effective measures are taken with regard to safety and security.

Although even my country sees those as dishonourable, i´m against because i dislike the idea of losing an option that potential enemies still have.

NationStates • View topic - PASSED: Biological Weapons Conference is the link to the WA forum discussion. There we see some support, a discussion about how hard is to reach voting quorum, a concern if the resolution would prevent necessary use of bio-agents (like rat poison) and a few nations threatening to leave WA if this passes (due to their reliance on bio-weaponry).

Last Decision

The General Assembly resolution Biological Weapons Conference was passed 3,490 votes to 2,146, and implemented in all WA member nations.