International Forum

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International Forum
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Founding members are in navy blue. Non-founding members are in gold. Observers are in light blue. Suspended members are red.
Founding members are in navy blue. Non-founding members are in gold. Observers are in light blue. Suspended members are red.
HeadquartersRilanon, Christie Island
Member states117 members
3 observers
Leaders
• Secretary-General
Jeromy Gride
• Security Council chairperson
Klara Sarinov
• Deputy Secretary-General
Ferdynand Mokry
Establishment1921 CE

The International Forum is an international organization seated at Rilanon, Christie Island that seeks to maintain international peace and security, promote peaceful relations among nations, and to serve as the "primary place of discussion and deliberation" on matters of global concern. The organization was founded in 1921 in response to the Great War; with the result having been a stalemate, it was feared that another war could follow soon if a side made an attempt for a better outcome.

International Forum headquarters in Rilanon, Christie Island.

33 original founding nations signed the International Forum Charter in 1921. The organization has since expanded to 92 member-states and 4 observer states. Observers are able to participate in discussion, but cannot vote. The organization has two organs: the Security Council, designed to address threats to international peace; and the General Council, designed to address all other matters of international importance. Each member and observer can send one representative to the General Council. The General Council then elects the members of the Security Council, which has ten seats. The General Council also elects the Secretary-General, who is the chief administrative officer of the organization and the presiding officer of the General Council. Elected terms are for six months, with elections every February and August.

Effective in February 2021, an amendment to the International Forum Charter merged it with the Global Crisis Council, a separately-established international accords that is designed to be invoked in matters of particular emergency or crisis, such as a global war or an approaching extinction-level event. Beginning as of the start of that year's legislative term, members of the Security Council must also be members of the Global Crisis Council, which has stricter membership requirements and stronger enforcement mechanisms than the International Forum. Additionally, the Chairperson of the Global Crisis Council now presides over the Security Council ex officio, althought this had already been the de facto case since August of the previous year.

The current Secretary-General is Jeromy Gride of Mexregiona. The current Deputy Secretary-General is Ferdynand Mokry of Korćetta. The current Chairperson of the Global Crisis Council is Klara Sarinov of Durakia.

Incidents

1997 fire

2020 bombing

Leadership

The International Forum has 2 leaders: the General Secretary (also known as the Secretary General) and the Chairperson of the Security Council. They are the presiding officers and chief administrators of the General Council and Security Council respectively.

The General Secretaries who have served so far are as follows:

List of Secretaries General and Deputy Secretaries General
Secretary General Tenure Country of Origin Deputy Secretary General Tenure Country of origin
Helena Reitz August 11, 2022 - present Cryria Hilda Keller August 11, 2022 Durakia
Jeromy Gride February 21, 2022 Mexregiona Ferdynand Mokry February 24, 2022 - August 11, 2022 Korćetta
Remy Jacques August 21, 2021 - February 21, 2022 Alksearia
Shano Tuvria February 18, 2021 - August 18, 2021 Tavaris Remy Jacques - August 21, 2021 Alksearia
Joanna Hirov

The list of Chairpersons of the Security Council is as follows

List of Chairpersons of the Security Council
Name Tenure Country of origin
Klara Sarinov August 27, 2020 - present Durakia
V. D. Mortimer

Resolutions

The two chambers of the International Forum have the power to pass Resolutions. Before a Resolution is passed it must first be proposed as a Motion by an Ambassador whose country is a member of the International Forum and seconded by another Ambassador whose country is also a member state of the International Forum. Before a Motion, an Ambassador will present a Topic for debate by the Ambassadors.

The resolutions that have been passed by the International Forum General Council are as follows:

List of Resolutions and Motions of the General Council
Long name Short Name Date of Passage Votes
Resolution on the Question of Establishing a Global Health and Solidarity Organisation Resolution 1 of 2021 May 10, 2021 43 Aye, 5 Nay and 4 Abstentions
Resolution on the Question of Tasking the Security Council with Drafting Rules of War Resolution 2 of 2021 May 13, 2021 31 Aye, 13 Nay and 5 Abstentions
Resolution to Amend the International Forum Charter Regarding the Security Council Membership Override Resolution 3 of 2021 May 16, 2021 16 Aye, 13 Nay and 12 Abstentions
Resolution to Suspend the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Principality of Blueacia to the International Forum Resolution 4 of 2021 May 18, 2021 35 Aye, 7 Nay and 10 Abstentions
Resolution to Conduct an International Forum Investigation of Events on May 16, 2021 in the Republic of Kyrloth Resolution 5 of 2021 May 19, 2021 29 Aye, 5 Nay and 8 Abstentions
Resution on the Creation of a Committee to Oversee the Global Health and Solidarity Organisation and Deployment of the GHSO to Wessaeria and Serramal Resolution 6 of 2021 May 21, 2021 27 Aye, 7 Nay and 8 Abstentions
Resolution to Create an International Cultural Heritage Organisation Resolution 7 of 2021 May 23, 2021 35 Aye, 1 Nay and 2 Abstentions
Resolution on the International Forum Treaty on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Resolution 8 of 2021 May 24, 2021 15 Aye, 11 Nay, and 4 Abstentions
Resolution to Condemn Balistria of War Crimes, Crimes Against Sapient Kind and for Disrespecting International Rule of Law Resolution A of 2020 2020 51 Aye, 5 Nay and 7 Abstentions
Resolution on the Expulsion of the Nation of Balistria Resolution B of 2020 2020 27 Aye, 4 Nay and 10 Abstentions
Resolution to Call for the End of the Kurikian Blockade of Nystatiszna and the Assurance of the Nystatinne Government that they in Compliance with International Law and Norms Governing the Treatment of Foreign Nations in their Care Resolution 9 of 2021 May 29, 2021 29 Aye, 5 Nay and 9 Abstentions
Resolution on the Condemnation of Korćetta For Immigration Laws Contrary to International Norms Regarding Sapient Rights and Sapient Non-Discrimination Resolution 10 of 2021 June 22, 2021 30 Aye, 6 Nay and 1 Abstention
Resolution to Establish a Global Development Bank and Trade Organisation Resolution 11 of 2021 June 24, 2021 22 Aye, 1 Nay and 2 Abstentions
Resolution on Designating an International Civics Day Allocating an International Forum for Civics Education and Creating a Scholarship for Higher Education Resolution 12 of 2021
Resolution on Eliminating Vaccine Patents in Times of Pandemics Resolution 13 of 2021 July 9, 2021 20 Aye, 15 Nay, and 10 Abstentions
Resolution on Moving the Conversation to the Security Council Regarding Kurikia and Nystatiszna Resolution 14 of 2021 September 8, 2021 22 Aye, 4 Nay and 8 Abstentions
Resolution to Condemn the Terrorist Attacks on Asilica City Resolution 15 of 2021 September 8, 2021 31 Aye, 1 Nay and 1 Abstention
Resolution to Ban Apartheid as a Crime Against Sapient Kind Resolution 17 of 2021 September 8, 2021 45 Aye, 7 Nay and 4 Abstentions
Resolution on the Wessaeria Corruption Probe Resolution 18 of 2021 September 8, 2021 16 Aye, 1 Nay and 3 Abstentions
Resolution to Censure Ambassador Kodural Resolution 19 of 2021 September 10, 2021 7 Aye, 4 Nay and 3 Abstentions
Resolution to Create an International Aviation Organisation Resolution 20 of 2021 December 21, 2021 33 Aye, 7 Nay and 4 Abstentions
Motion to Recall the Security Council Motion 21 of 2021 December 21, 2021 19 Aye, 23 Nay and 10 Abstentions
Resolution to Ban Lead in Automotive Gasoline (Petrol) Resolution 1 of 2022
Resolution to Censure Permanent Representative of Kalatya Resolution 2 of 2022 March 2, 2022
Resolution to Establish a Global Telecommunications Coordination Organisation Resolution 3 of 2021 June 27, 2022 27 Aye, 0 Nay and 2 Abstentions
Resolution to Establish an International Convention on Climate Change Resolution 4 of 2021 August 3, 2021 35 Aye, 5 Nay and 2 Abstentions

General Council

The General Council consists of Ambassadors (or officials of equivalent rank and status) of every member nation of the International Forum. Each Ambassador is appointed by their nation in terms of the laws and customs of that nation. Every member nation has a single vote and is represented by only one Ambassador at a time.

The General Council has the power to elect the Secretary General, to elect members of the Security Council and of other bodies as determined by Resolutions of the International Forum. It also has the power to pass various Resolutions which include the ability to condemn, suspend and expel members such as when it condemned, suspended and expelled Balistria. It also has the power to delegate responsibility to other organs of the International Forum such as when it delegate decision-making power over the blockade of Nystatiszna by Kurikia. It has the power to set up international organisations such as when it established the International Cultural Heritage Organisation. It has the power to amend the Charter of the International Forum such as when in 2021 when it amended the Charter regarding Security Council override in 2021.

In addition, it also has the authority to suspend and expend the Ambassadors of individual nations such as when it suspended the Ambassador for Blueacia in 2021. It has the power to assist nations and authorise the use of International Forum resources such as when it authorised the Global Health and Solidarity Organisation to assist the nations of Serramal and Wessaeria.

The General Council has various procedures that govern its internal functions. These include rules for the conduct of Ambassadors both in the plenary chamber and in their duties outside the chamber, rules on voting, debating and the creation and dissolution of committees. Many of these rules emanate from the Charter however some arise out of convention.

Security Council

Unlike the General Council, the Security Council consists of only some of the members of the International Forum. These member states are elected by the General Council and typically have terms that span up to 6 months. Similar to the General Council, the Security Council has various rules of internal procedure. The powers of the Security Council include the ability to admit member nations. Although the General Council can pass non-binding resolutions that express their opinions on security issues (such as when it condemned the terrorist attacks on Asilica), the power to decide security matters falls within the remit of the Security Council.

This includes deciding on the International Forum's response and stance international armed conflict and international terrorism.