Developing Nations Summit
The first Developing Nations summit was held in Golden Agate, Larkinia, to group less developed countries for mutual support. Among other achievements, it created the Developing Nation Aid Commission, chaired by Apollopoli. The second summit was held in Matebian, Tanah Burung.
- 1 Golden Agate Declaration
- 2 Matebian Declaration
Golden Agate Declaration
FINAL DECLARATION – DEVELOPING NATIONS SUMMIT
Section I – International Monetery Fund.
1. States party will accept the creation of an International Monetary Fund with the goal of providing needed monies to Developing Nations to repair damages from disasters, or loans to buy needed equipment for development.
2. States party will accept that the money sent out as loans will contain zero (0) percent interest, and are repayable in long term (decades) if necessary .
3. States party will accept that the monies repaid to the fund will remain in the fund for other needy Developing Nations to access if necessary.
4. States party understand that they are free to contribute to the fund or not, and are free to submit requests for aid to the fund or not.
5. This fund will be monitored and disbursed by committee made up of 7 members, 5 from developing nations and 2 from developed nations.
Section II – Technology Advancement
1. As technological advancements are necessary for nations to pull themselves out of developing status and
2. As some states struggle to develop the necessary technology to advance, then
3. States party recognize the development of a “Technology Development Center” to help provide funding, and encourage an open and free sharing of technological advancements and scientific ideas
4. This center is to be a place where developing nations can coordinate sending students to study in more developed nations, if they should decide it.
5. This center is to be developed in a nation to be determined later.
Section III – Education
1. States party will make public education universal for all citizens and residents.
2. States party will include up-to-date materials in the technical and natural sciences and the humanistic arts in their public curricula.
3. States party will provide open public forums for academic debate on all issues and questions.
4. States party will form an International Academic Exchange Program where students, faculty and leading academic figures may engage in free interactive discussion of academic questions. Students may apply and enroll in, and faculty may transfer offices to, any public institution in any participatory state, according to the rules and policies appertaining.
5. States party will form an International Education Fund that will manage and monitor financial support of education-related projects, such as the creation and maintenance of the International Academic Exchange Program; the purchase and distribution of updated educational materials; the construction or renovation of educational facilities; compensation assistance for faculty and staff; scholarship assistance for students of at-risk or financially burdened communities; and other projects not here listed.
1. Ziobia: The Government of Ziobia will contribute an initial payment of US$10 billion to the International Education Fund upon its creation and the election of a managing board. Ziobia will also consider all invitations from other states party to establish Ziobian school and universities abroad, and requests to establish foreign schools on Ziobian territory.
2. Larkinia: The Government of Larkinia will match Ziobia’s financial donation of US$10 billion.
3. Tanah Burung: The people and government of Tanah Burung will contribute $1 billion.
4. Hell Bovines will contribute $150 million.
5. Centralis will contribute $15 billion.
6. Iansisle will contribute $200 million.
7. Neocong contributes $6 billion for aid to developing countries (not specifically earmarked for education)
Section IV – Human Rights
1. As basic human rights have been expressed in the (RL) United Nations Charter, and UN Declaration of Human Rights, states party will reaffirm their belief in the idea that “all people are created equal, and should have equal rights under the law.”
2. As freedoms of speech, press, religion and association and freedom from persecution are central tenets to securing human rights, states party will confirm their commitment to keeping these basic rights free.
3. States party agree that people have an inherent right to live a life that is free of poverty, illness and ignorance, and will promise to try and uphold those rights.
4. In keeping with the idea that people have a right to live a life free of poverty and illness, an International Food Security Organisation not just be about delivering food aid to the hungry, but also the transfer of agricultural technology, expertise, and training to third-world food producers, including economic help to stabilize local and international food markets be developed. The right of developing nations to protect their agricultural sector in order to achieve food security is recognized. Food aid will be vegetarian.
Section V – Military
1. A mutual defense agreement for developing nations that wish to participate is proposed. No nation should be forced to enter into it if they are unwilling to.
2. Forces for a Developing nations multi-national force should be from Developing countries. They will become better trained and equipped to handle a situation if they are trained to work alongside each other.
3. A two-pronged approach to defense. A NATO-esque agreement to contribute forces to a member state in case of attack, and a smaller "rapid response" peacekeeping force to be trained and housed in an agreed-upon nation and used when speed is needed over strength
4. A council of nations to call upon this Developing Nations Defense structure is to be made up of no less than 7 members, with at least two developing nations for every one developed nation that wants to help us on the council.
5. A developing nation can call upon this defense force in time of threat or invasion, and peacekeeping missions may be authorized by a 2/3 vote of the members of the defense council.
Ratified after the summit by
- the People's Democratic Social Republic of Ariddia
(ratifications still being accepted, add your nation here)
The Third World nations gathered in conference, recalling and affirming the Golden Agate declaration of the first developing nations conference, agree on the following terms:
Recognizing that self-determination is the most important factor in prosperity; Assured that less developed nations no longer wish to be the slaves of external forces; Firm in our devotion to a spirit of camaraderie among less developed nations; Recognizing that every nation has the right to choose their own ways of advancement and believing that one nation does not have the right to enforce their national views on another, we of the Third World Solidarity Conference stand together that each nation has the right to self-determination.
Affirming that education is the most important pre-condition for development, we agree to establish a Third World Open University, in which professors and technical experts from all sorts of developing countries teach, and where tuition is free of charge to students from the Third World. Aid sent will be entirely under control of the university. A primary purpose of the University will be to train teachers who can then return to their original country.
Recognizing the importance of primary and secondary education, we also support a fund to help with the creation of elementary and high schools to prepare the scholars of tomorrow and create universal literacy.
Specific provisions: These educational initiatives are to be funded through monies donated to the International Education Fund created in Golden Agate, plus additional pledges made here. Campuses of the Third World Open University are established in Tanah Burung, Xikuang, Hell Bovines, Watfordshire and Ariddia. Pledges of funding, teachers and other support have been made by Cirdanistan, Aztec National League, Tanah Burung, Hell Bovines, Larkinia, Lusaka and Ariddia.
Recognizing that a problem of epidemic proportions in most Third World nations is the lack of access to adequate medical care, especially in rural areas, and a shortage of skilled workers such as doctors or medical technicians, we hereby create a Third World Health Organization, which will
- send medical personnel to developing nations to train 'barefoot doctors,' who will receive a few months of training in the basics of medical care, and then work in their village (or perhaps re-directed to a village with a shortage of doctors if they choose to do so) and help prevent diseases and treat common afflictions that would otherwise result in the persyn's death.
- assist in the building of small, networked medical facilities in villages and urban areas that can be taken over by the local community (so they do not have to be dependent on the DNAC for medical needs).
- send engineers to train others to improve sanitation and if possible, alleviate crowded living conditions which allow diseases to spring up and spread.
4. Economic development
We commend and support the work of the Developing Nations Aid Commission.
We agree to create a Third World Development Pool, under the control of the Third World Nations themselves.
- Every signatory nation is asked, but not required, to donate a sum of money, amount of their choice, to the Development Pool.
- Additional money may be donated at any time.
- A Board of five people, elected at every successive Third World Conference and consisting of no more than one member from any single signatory nation, shall hold control over the Pool.
- Any nation signatory to the treaty may approach the Board. An amount of no more than one-tenth the Pool's current reserve may be requested, subject to the Board's approval and appointment of a Committee of Oversight.
- The Board may turn down any request it sees as being not in the best interest of the people of the requesting nation. If said nation feels its request has been turned down unfairly, it may bring the issue up at a subsequent Conference.
- Any money taken from the Pool must be returned in full, but without interest, within fifteen years of the date taken out.
- The Board must report any tardy nations at the next Conference meeting, where appropriate action to the circumstance will be decided upon and initiated.
Specific provisions: Initial capital for the Development Pool is provided by a donation made some time ago by SeOCC and not yet utilized. The Development Pool takes over the functions of the Developing Nations International Monetary Fund established in Golden Agate. Ariddia's society being based upon a moneyless economy, Ariddia cannot donate funds, but has offered doctors, engineers and whatever other form of material aid or training may be required, as per the other articles of the Declaration, and within the limits of Ariddia's abilities.
5. Food & Agriculture
In order to create food independence for Third World nations, we hereby create a Developing Nation Agency for Agricultural Development. This agency will promote:
- permaculture gardening. In such a model, nearly all available space in urban areas is put to some agricultural or otherwise nature-oriented use, such as the planting of fruit trees, or small scale gardens. These gardens and trees are planted in empty lots, spaces between buildings, community parks, on apartment rooftops and other areas. With the exception of gardens grown on apartment rooftops, such gardens belong to the community that nurtured it. We must stress that this is not a government-run project (where bureaucracy would quickly overwhelm any government branch), but from the bottom-up. In addition to providing additional food to the people, this lessens the stress on the environment in rural areas, where deforestation might be caused by desperate farmers. However, this project does require an initial investment to get the project 'off the ground,' so to speak, although any such organization would also fund project to build agricultural infrastructure that does not involve the permaculture model.
- the 'rainforest ecological harvesting system', which consists of professional teams of people whose main task is to get into rainforests and collect tree fruits and berries that grow naturally there, in an ecological and environment-friendly way.
Acknowledging that trade between third world countries should be encouraged; believing that trade should be based on the rights of workers in a nation; recognizing that one nation does not have to trade with another nation who's values they do not agree with should they not want to and recognizing that all nations have different economic systems;
We create a Common Market of the Third World. This new organization will leave complete freedom of action to its signatories and its only purpose will be to coordinate trade and lend economic aid in case of natural disasters. And as nations vary in their ability to protect workers rights, they be given assistance to protect the workers of their nations if needed. Finally, a nation shall not be limited in their ideological views, outside of the protections of workers rights.
We take note of the International Fair Trade Agreement and note that several countries here have signed it.
Membership in the Third World Organization and its subsidiary bodies is open to all signatories of the declarations of Golden Agate and/or Matebian. There shall be regular summits of third world & developing nations in order to promote the interests of smaller, developing nations and prevent them from being controlled by the interests of extremely large states with 'Frightening' economies.
There shall be a permanent Executive Council, similar to the Security Council of the UN, with rotating members. There will be no permanent Executive Council members, however. The executive shall be composed of five members, elected at the regular summits every five years (about 4 months real-life time). The executive shall govern the Development Pool and other subsidiary bodies.
Ratified after the summit by
- the People's Democratic Social Republic of Ariddia
(ratifications still being accepted, add your nation here)