The United Nations and the Gulf War

5 July 1992

The 25th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1-6 July 1992 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia:

The UN sanctioned Gulf War, precipitated by the U.S. Government, will set a precedent for governments to use the UN for their own political means, threatening an already unstable world peace, and enabling the U.S. military to become the police enforcers of the world, within the UN framework, while bypassing the UN Charter and the purpose for which the UN was originally established.

WILPF urges that:

A study be done to critically review the Gulf War and the conduct and role of the United Nations and the United States in that war, and to educate, inform and mobilize citizens, organizations and governments in support of the United Nations Charter and international laws.