Community of Nations
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Map showing the members of the Community of Nations
|Headquarters||Kesselbourg City (International territory)|
|Membership||74 member states
3 observer states
|-||First Deputy Secretary-General||Shinai Yasuko|
|-||Second Deputy Secretary-General||Tapatoru Pataha|
|-||CoN Charter signed||12 February 1935|
|-||Charter entered into force||12 May 1935|
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.
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.
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.
The General Committee is appointed by the Secretary-General, who is a member thereof, to help lead the CN, including the Deputy Secretary-General.
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.
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.
The Security Council decides on such matters as intervention, peacekeeping and active observation.
|Region served||Nationality||Delegate name||Term began||Term ends|
|Permanent seat||Althiran||Mair Llewellyn||2016||2021|
|Permanent seat||Asterian||Richard Crone||2017||2021|
|Permanent seat||Negaran||Indra Agung||2010||2017|
|Permanent seat||Hyndanan||Jagadish Gupta||tbd||tbd|
|Asteria North||Mariranan||Dario Lorenzin||2016||2019|
|Asteria South||Satucinais||Josué Nee||2016||2019|
|Coius West||Farsi||Khina Bhaisa||2016||2019|
|Euclea East||Gaullican||Iseult Berlioz||2016||2019|
|Southern Group||Valentiri||Josephine Montilyet||2016||2019|
The Economic Council decides on economic and international financial matters, including sanctions.
The Social Council rules on social, cultural, religious, humanitarian, and increasingly environmental matters.
The Budgetary Council decides on the allocation of CN funds and resources.
The Legal Council interprets, negotiates and occasionally writes international law, and helps to solve disputes and develop legal systems.
The Trusteeship Council helps states rebuild, aids decolonisation, and promotes self-determination and the legitimacy and stability of the nation-state.