Commonwealth Treaty Organisation

Commonwealth Treaty Organisation
Headquarters Palace of Nations, Rokkenjima
Official Languages English, Rokkenjiman
Type Intergovernmental organisation
Membership 13 sovereign states
Secretary-General Serenity Azurewind
Formation 2015

The Commonwealth Treaty Organisation (CTO) is an intergovernmental organisation to promote international co-operation. At its founding, CTO had 12 member states; there are now 28. The headquarters of the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation is in Rokkenjima, and experiences extraterritoriality. The organisation is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

CTO has four principal organs: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security); the Secretariat (for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); and the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ). CTO has also established a number of smaller organisations, including the Mundus Refugee Council and Mundus Health Organisation.

Principal Organs

General Assembly

The General Assembly (CTOGA) is the main deliberative assembly of the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation. Composed of all Organisation member states, the assembly meets to discuss General Assembly resolutions, as well as Security Council resolutions when it is not convened.

Security Council

The Security Council (CTOSC) is one of the five principal organs of the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as  approving any changes to the Commonwealth Treaty Organisation Charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorisation of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only CTO body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states

The Security Council consists of six members. Three of these, Dartfordia, East Moreland and South Hills, are considered permanent members, while three are elected form each geographical region in the Organisation.

Due to a lack of membership of the organisation, the CTO Security Council is currently suspended and its powers are vested in the General Assembly.

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