The 24th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 14-25 July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia:
WILPF expresses concern about “new militarism” /conventional weapons build-ups in countries of the Asia/Pacific region especially conventional naval capabilities (Japan, Australia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand.) It decides to:
- conduct a campaign for the establishment of conventional arms limitations talks for the Asia/Pacific encouraging countries to embrace non-military security rather than power-projection and gunboat diplomacy.
- lobby for the setting up of culturally-sensitive conflict resolution and peace keeping institutions for the Pacific.
- lobby for nuclear arms control and confidence building measures to tackle the nuclear arms race in the North Pacific and the nuclear trip wire on the Korean peninsula