Waterways and Polar Regions

August 6, 1953

The 12th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 4-8 August, 1953 in Paris, France:

The XII International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in Paris, August 4-8th, 1953,

Observing the increasing evidence of conflict between certain nations in regard to the occupation and control of territories in the Polar Regions and of those waterways which are of international importance;

Recognizing the complexity of the issues involved and also the diversity of international organizations concerned with the study and regulation of the problems which arise in these fields;

Affirms its belief that, in order to remove such causes of international tension, these territories and waterways should be increasingly brought under some form of international control which would ensure the use of their facilities and resources for the benefit of all nations;

Urges the National Sections of the WILPF to study the matters which may be nearest to their governments; and

Commends to the International Executive of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom further consideration of these questions with a view to approaching the United Nations.

Environment Extraterritorial Obligations United Nations WILPF Organisation International Resolution

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