Internationalization of Antarctica

July 29, 1959

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

Observing that during the period of the International Geophysical Year, twelve nations have had teams of scientific workers stationed in various areas of Antarctica and being assured that these have lived and worked in friendship and that there has been cooperation and collaboration between them in their fields of research and a free interchange of knowledge gained during their investigations;

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in the Fourteenth Triennial Congress at Stockholm in July 1959, would stress that these circumstances create a favorable climate for discussion on the future of Antarctica;

And urges that the question of the internationalization of Antarctica should be the subject of an enquiry of the internationalization of Antarctica should be the subject of an enquiry by UNO, as already proposed by the New Zealand Government, and as an initial step towards this end a conference of those countries having bases in Antarctica and/or claiming territorial rights in these regions should be called by UNO.

Decolonization and Independence Environment Antarctica Resolution

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