Biological Weapons

July 24, 1989

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

The Norwegian section supports the Swedish proposal on this theme with the following text added:

“In 1972 the UN Convention against biological warfare was signed by more than 100 countries. The convention covers only research on offensive weapons. It permits research on biological war means for defensive use. In reality, however, there is no clear boundary between defensive and offensive research.

WILPF fears a military build-up of genetic capacity and demands the UN to expand the Convention of 1972 to include biological weapons of all types.”

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