11 July 1962

The 15th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 8-13 July, 1962 in San Francisco, USA:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at its Fifteenth Triennial Congress, meeting in San Francisco (Asilomar, California), July 8-13, 1962, has received with relief news of the independence of Algeria, achieved at such heavy cost.  We hope the proclamation establishing independence will put an end to the action of the Secret Army Organization.  We deplore the renewal of violence which has already sacrificed so many human lives.  We earnestly hope that the discipline and the wisdom shown by the Algerians since the Evian Agreement will enable them to achieve cooperation among all conflicting factions in the near future.