Disarmament

July 29, 1959

The 14th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 27-31 July, 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden:

Recent developments in this field of nuclear, bacteriological, and chemical warfare confirm the conviction held by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom ever since its inception in 1915 that only total and universal disarmament can free the world from war.

While appreciating that such progress as is being made toward the banning of nuclear weapons is a significant step towards easing existing tensions, it will not eliminate the threat of war.

The Fourteenth Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in its session at Stockholm, 27-31 July 1959, therefore urges the next General Assembly of the United Nations to consider disarmament as its most pressing task.  Now is the time for governments to prove that at the moment when man is engaged in exploring outer space, they must put their best efforts and energy into organizing a civilized society on their own planet.

 

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