Community of Nations

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Flag Emblem
Map showing the members of the Community of Nations
HeadquartersKesselbourg City (International territory)
Official languages
Type Intergovernmental organization
Membership 74 member states
3 observer states
Leaders
 -  Secretary-General Madison Haas
 -  First Deputy Secretary-General Shinai Yasuko
 -  Second Deputy Secretary-General Tapatoru Pataha
Establishment
 -  CoN Charter signed 12 February 1935 (83 years ago) (1935-02-12) 
 -  Charter entered into force 12 May 1935 (83 years ago) (1935-05-12) 

The Community of Nations 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

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.

Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is the leading executive and presiding legislative figure, who is appointed by runoff voting, round by round, in an open ballot by the International Assembly. A Secretary-General candidate must achieve nominations by at least 5% of the delegates in the International Assembly to be put onto the ballot; each IA delegate may only nominate one candidate per election. If there is a draw, the most recent living non-impeached Secretary-General is obligated to decide. Secretary-Generals have their terms renewed every five years; the incumbent Madison Haas of Valentir came to the position in 2015.

General Committee

The General Committee is appointed by the Secretary-General, who is a member thereof, to help lead the CN, including the Deputy Secretary-General.

Administrative Committee

The Administrative Committee is voted in by the International Assembly by open ballot single transferable vote. This always occurs immediately after the finish of a General Committee election. If there is a tie, the Secretary-General is obligated to break it. The Administrative Committee effectively manages the operation of the International Assembly; it arranges security, materials, interpreters, identification, and so forth. In its appointment, the International Assembly generally follows the recommendation of the Secretary-General and the Councils, as the roles are formally purely administrative.

International Councils

There are six International Councils which have formal legislative powers. They make decisions by their delegates voting through simple majorities. All International Councils have permanent representatives from the Althiran Union, Estmere, the Federation of Asteria, Negara, Songguo and Hyndana, and have a total of 14 members each. If abstention (which is allowed) causes a draw, the Secretary-General acts as tiebreaker. If the Secretary-General abstains, the decision does not pass. Councillors 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 term. Councillors from permanent members serve according to rules set by the members themselves.

Security Council

The Security Council decides on such matters as intervention, peacekeeping and active observation.

Region served Nationality Delegate name Term began Term ends
Permanent seat Althira Althiran Mair Llewellyn 2016 2021
Permanent seat Estmerish League Estmerish tbd tbd tbd
Permanent seat Federation of Asteria Asterian Richard Crone 2017 2021
Permanent seat Negara Negaran Indra Agung 2010 2017
Permanent seat Songguo Songhua tbd tbd tbd
Permanent seat Hyndanan Jagadish Gupta tbd tbd
Asteria North Marirana Mariranan Dario Lorenzin 2016 2019
Asteria South Satucinais Josué Nee 2016 2019
Badawiya-Bahia Kwitzambe Dingane Nhlakanipho 2016 2019
Coius West Fars Farsi Khina Bhaisa 2016 2019
Euclea Central Amathian tbd 2016 2019
Euclea East Gaullica Gaullican Iseult Berlioz 2016 2019
Euclea West Rhakhese tbd 2016 2019
Southern Group Valentir Valentiri Josephine Montilyet 2016 2019

Economic Council

The Economic Council decides on economic and international financial matters, including sanctions.

Social Council

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

Budgetary Council

The Budgetary Council decides on the allocation of CN funds and resources.

Legal Council

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

Trusteeship Council

The Trusteeship Council helps states rebuild, aids decolonisation, and promotes self-determination and the legitimacy and stability of the nation-state.