Quorum, 10th November 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Principality of Ledilia
Republic of New Westphalia
Kingdom of Lytera
Empire of Adammia
Kingdom of Atovia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Principality of Posaf
Principality of New Eiffel
Principality of Montescano
Empire of Aenopia (provisional)

Quorum entered into session at 19:03 UTC.

Membership applications

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige was accepted as a provisional member state.

Grand Republic of Cycoldia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 1
The Grand Republic of Cycoldia was accepted as a provisional member state.

People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 1
The People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Wegmat (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The Kingdom of Wegmat was accepted as a provisional member state.

Empire of Aenopia (full, upgrade from observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 1
The Empire of Aenopia was upgraded from an observer state to a provisional member state.

Executive appointments

Press Secretary
The Chair nominated Mr. Adam Belcher of Adammia for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Adam Belcher was duly confirmed as GUM Press Secretary.

Secretary for Micronational Development
The Chair nominated Mr. Nicholas Randouler of Posaf for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Nicholas Randouler was duly confirmed as GUM Micronational Development Secretary.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Misberia asked what areas of GUM business they may be able to assist with. The Chair stated that delegations should put forward motions, and that Secretaries were welcome to include delegations in their own projects.

The delegate for Posaf stated that he had been working with the Supreme Judge and the delegates for New Eiffel and Essexia on a micronational equivalent to the Paris Climate Agreement, and asked whether it might be adopted by the organisation. The Chair stated that if the agreement had the support of the Supreme Judge and was compliant with the GUM Charter, then it could be put on the agenda for a future session.

The delegate for Aenopia asked about the status of the planned London summit. The Chair deferred to the Events Officer, who responded that it was probably too late notice to organise a summit in December, and that he would like to discuss a new date in the New Year.

The Supreme Judge stated that there was little risk of the proposed climate agreement violating the Charter, so long as it was non-binding on its signatories. The Chair urged the proposers to make the agreement non-binding. The delegate for Montescano concurred.

Any Other Business
There was no other business.

The Quorum adjourned at 20:07 UTC.