World Disarmament and World DevelopmentAugust 6, 1953
The 12th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 4-8 August, 1953 in Paris, France:
The International Executive Committee of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom assembled in Paris, August 10-12th, 1953,
Views with concern the extension of militarism and rearmament throughout the world.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has followed with interest the deliberations of the United Nations Disarmament Commission and was encouraged by the news received during meetings that the United States Senate had adopted a resolution on universal reduction and limitations of armaments.
Members were moved by the report made to the WILPF Twelfth International Congress of the work of Japanese women to maintain their Constitution with its disarmament clause. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom welcomes all constructive steps but would point out that these efforts must be extended and implemented.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom urges that a Conference be called by the United Nations to which representatives from all nations should be invited to consider practical steps towards total and universal disarmament.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom further recommends that such a conference should undertake to develop a plan for using the resources in money, manpower and the treasures of the earth released through the lifting of the crushing burden of armaments, to attach the social and economic problems created by large scale hunger, disease and illiteracy which have been among the prime causes of war.Arm Transfers Disarmament Human Rights Militarisation Social and Economic Rights United Nations International Resolution