WA Numeration and Units Act

WA Numeration and Units Act

A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity

Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage

Proposed by: Unibotian WA Mission

Description: The General Assembly,

COGNIZANT of the various units of measurement which nations use for a plenitude of reasons, and the attachment that a citizen generally has for their units of measurement or numeral system,

REALIZING that WA member nations’ trade need not be conducted exclusively with other WA members, and thus an enforced unit of measurements for the sake of harmonization among member nations could disrupt trade between member nations and non-compliant, non-WA-members,

HAVING ASCERTAINED that it would be poignant, and a dissipation of the General Assembly’s influence, for a nation to compromise their membership with the World Assembly to avoid the enforced usage of a foreign unit of measurement or numeral system,

HEREBY:

  1. AFFIRMS that Member Nations are at liberty:
    (a) To declare any variation of a mathematical unit as their official unit of their nation for whatever application;
    (b) To declare any variation of numeration or mathematical notation as the official numeral system of their nation for whatever application;

  2. FURTHER AFFIRMS that diplomats, ambassadors and any other international official have the freedom:
    (a) To use any variation of a mathematical unit they wish to, for whatever application they choose to use it for (including for the purposes of WA documentation);
    (b) To use any variation of numeration or mathematical notation they wish to, for whatever application they choose to use it for (including for the purposes of WA documentation);

  3. ENABLES member nations with the freedom to determine if they shall prohibit their private enterprises or any non-plenipotentiary citizens of their nation from using any units of measurement or variations of numeration or mathematical notation;

  4. ESTABLISHES the International Measurements Institute (IMI) to:
    (a) Tabulate all of the units of measurements and numeration used by WA nations with a well maintained, and publicly-viewable registry;
    (b) Devise (if not properly devised already) and publicly disclose the arithmetical methods of conversion for all the documented units of measurements and numeration which are mathematically possible to convert;

HAVING FURTHER ASCERTAINED that the conversion of values between systems will likely have undesirable rounding-based errors from arithmetical processes,

  1. DEMANDS that the IMI shall devise (if not already devised) an effective, neutral and mathematically intuitive unit of measurement for any application of mathematics that can be considered as needing its own quantitative unit using a numeral system that has been devised (or chosen) by the IMI for its precision, neutrality and intuitiveness;

  2. REQUIRES the tabulation and the publication of a comprehensive document to describe:
    (a) The aforementioned units of measurement which shall be henceforth referred to as “IMI Units”;
    (b) The numeral system which IMI units utilize;
    © Any standards that have been conceived by the IMI for the purposes of efficiency and standardization;

  3. DECLARES that it is the right and the duty of the IMI to solve any disputes over proper conventions, standards, or newly discovered applications, which require the creation or the revision of a unit of measurement or its standards;

  4. ENCOURAGES nations to use IMI units whenever standardization for extreme mathematical accuracy is necessary in international proceedings.

NationStates • View topic - [PASSED] WA Numeration and Units Act is the link for this in GA forum

There most seem to support it, claiming it to be well written and helpful to trade. But there are critics that either don´t want WA ruling over measurement, don´t want to give up their own systems or believe the resolution to be useless.

IMHO, this resolution its just a big waste of time. We have more than enogh measurements systems already. Either vote to use one of them as stardart or leave as it is.

“WA Numeration and Units Act” was passed 4,044 votes to 1,289.