[GA -Passed] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy

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  1. Robespierre

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    Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
    Category: Civil Rights | Strength: Mild
    Proposed by: Morover | Onsite Topic
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    I mean, I guess? The proposals is pretty nonspecific and doesn't really do that much but there's nothing that objectionable.

    My only potential issue is (and Im not sure why these clauses arent numbered)
    In that this could set a bar too high for more underdeveloped nations but I suppose that could be taken as the lack of ability to comply rather than noncompliance.

    My question to the author would be if they are preparing more indepth resolutions or if this is going to be it.
     
  4. Morover

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    So, this was actually discussed rather heavily in the discussion thread, and the general consensus is that it would be either a nonissue or negligible.

    Firstly, and this is what I believe is more prevalent in this situation, the wording of the proposal makes it so that the member-state itself does not need to supply the hormone therapy - only that it needs to be made available. This means that the government can hire private agencies (and, more likely, they will come of their own accord) to supply hormone therapy affordably.

    Secondly, it was mentioned that underdeveloped nations would already likely be in violation of several other GA resolutions, therefore it shouldn't be a reason to vote against this proposal. I don't know if I necessarily agree with this, but it's worth keeping in mind.

    Honestly? I don't know. I don't have the same education as many other GA authors, and I'm not seeking to make the major resolutions that more prominent names make. I just want to make proposals and resolutions that I believe should be passed, and if that means having less in-depth resolutions, I'm fine with that, so long as it gets the job done.

    As for this specific proposal being rather vague and not widespread, I did so intentionally. This proposal was made specifically to cover up an area within "A Convention on Gender", and I didn't want to overstep my bounds. I believe that the way I worded everything in the proposal is nicely concise and does what I wish for it to do.



    I'll answer any questions y'all have, should you have any.
     
  5. Gorundu

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    I don't think there needs to be any more legislation on this. This is a niche issue and delving too much into the specifics would probably bring up more issues on compliance and ability to comply, and so on.
     
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  8. TlomzKrano

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    As far as I know, if a nation is incapable of complying with a resolution, it is simply exempted until it can be reasonably expected to comply. Otherwise we would needlessly punish nations that cant comply to begin with. But yeah Im not sure if there is an actual gensec precedent on that.
     
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    For, and helping it reach a vote.
     
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    Present (due to lack of knowledge on the General Assembly’s workings)
     
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  12. Pallaith

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    Do you really need to know the “workings” of the GA to judge whether or not this is a decent proposal and you would want to see it enacted? Some issues just don’t strike me as needing a background and history of how WA regulars play.
     
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    My main concern would be defining a consenting individual, but I think thats more my personal prefrence for laws to be as specific as possible.
     
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    If I don’t know the implications that come with a resolution’s passage then I wouldn’t know if I’d like to see it enacted because I have nothing to base it off of. It’s different for the Security Council because not only am I familiar with that chamber but I also know what qualifies as a quality proposal coming from that body. For the General Assembly, I am not aware of what qualifies as a quality proposal and as such I vote present and cite my lack of knowledge because I don’t believe myself to be able to make an educated vote as of yet.
     
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    While I agree that there could be an economic issue for the more underdeveloped member-states in being able to afford compliance with this proposal, the author makes the great point that they would also be in violation of numerous other resolutions. There is always an unspoken capability threshold for such enactments as to avoid punishing smaller, less funded, member-states that has appeared to become a standing practice when considering such proposals. It doesn't mean that these proposals are lacking in thought and preparedness.
     
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