A Global Women’s Network for Disarmament and Development

28 July 1986

The 23nd International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 23 – 29 July, 1986 in Zeist, the Netherlands:

Since the arms race is not only the worst threat to all children of the world, but is also disastrous to all development,

WILPF urges all women to join forces in a global women’s network to stop the destructive arms race and use the dwindling resources of the planet for development and creative and life-giving purposes instead of inventing more and more sophisticated killing methods.

Then and only then, might we have a chance to encourage development and put an end to the famines of this world.