Arms Limitation, Conflict Resolution and Peace making for the Asia/Pacific

July 24, 1989

The 24th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 14-25 July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia:

WILPF expresses concern about “new militarism” /conventional weapons build-ups in countries of the Asia/Pacific region especially conventional naval capabilities (Japan, Australia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand.) It decides to:

  1. conduct a campaign for the establishment of conventional arms limitations talks for the Asia/Pacific encouraging countries to embrace non-military security rather than power-projection and gunboat diplomacy.
  2. lobby for the setting up of culturally-sensitive conflict resolution and peace keeping institutions for the Pacific.
  3. lobby for nuclear arms control and confidence building measures to tackle the nuclear arms race in the North Pacific and the nuclear trip wire on the Korean peninsula
Access to Justice Arm Transfers Disarmament Explosive Weapons Extraterritorial Obligations Health Militarisation Nuclear Weapons Political and Civil Rights Political Participation Right to Peace Small Arms WPS Agenda Asia Resolution

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