'RBH' Replacement

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The 'RBH' Replacement resolution is the first unofficial repeal and the first replacement resolution in the history of the NationStates United Nations. During the course of the debate on the Required Basic Healthcare resolution, opponents to the resolution managed to convince its sponsor Antrivum, to redraft the resolution in a weaker form. The RBH Replacement first revoked the official status of the Required Basic Healthcare resolution, and then proceeded to reiterate its basic goal that people have a right to basic healthcare needs.

This replacement resolution was instrumental in illustrating the importance that all resolutions should be retained as reference documents if repleaded. This resolution also began to show a shift in the nature of UN resolutions, with the replacement being much less specific than the original resolution.

Resolution Text

'RBH' Replacement
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice Strength: Significant Proposed By: Austrivum

WHEREAS the Democratic States of Austrivum, the original sponsor of “Required Basic Healthcare”, hereby submits a replacement document as expressed through its text as follows.

It is realized that the United Nations resolution “Require Basic Healthcare” promotes social justice through the statement “basic healthcare is not a luxury, but rather it is a moral imperative”, yet it inhibits the rights of national sovereignty by imposing fairly rigid guidelines.

This resolution requires the following steps to be taken:

1) The resolution “Required Basic Healthcare” is to be no longer enforced by the UN.
2) The resolution “Required Basic Healthcare” is to be re-classified as a “reference- document resolution”. A reference-document resolution is defined as: a prior, passed resolution that is no longer enforced by the UN, but rather, can be used at a nation’s discretion as a suggestion, kept on record by the UN, that will help nations formulate or adopt different, similar, or identical laws to be passed by each individual nation through their own government process(es).
3) The UN, through this replacement resolution, will support the right of healthcare to all people by adopting this declaration as follows:

The UN encourages all nations to provide healthcare to their children, for they are the future of their nations, and have the budding potential that should not be stunted by inaccessibility to healthcare. The working populace within each nation should be granted healthcare for supporting their nation’s economy. All seniors should be supported through healthcare as well, but also in prescription drug coverage, for as they age after many years of service to their nation, they will need, if they so desire, life strengthening, lengthening and encouraging medications. The needy, or poor, should not be scorned, but rather, assisted. The UN stands by the message of social justice in “Required Basic Healthcare”. However, “Required Basic Healthcare” will not be imposed upon UN nations, in order to maintain national sovereignty, but will be kept on record as a “reference-document resolution”. The UN encourages healthcare to be provided to all nations’ citizens, for each step, even the smallest ones that may be taken by some nations, improves the well being of the global community.

The Democratic States of Austrivum once again encourages all nations to design and enforce a comprehensive healthcare/prescription drug plan within their nation, especially once economically feasible by that nation. After this resolution’s passage it will take effect immediately.

---The Democratic States of Austrivum
Votes For: 9,151
Votes Against: 5,564
Implemented: Thu Jun 26 2003

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