Arms Trade

22 August 1980

The 21st Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 19-23 August, 1980 in Hamden, Connecticut:

To the United Nations General Assembly:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting at its 21st Congress at Quinnipiac College, August 18 – 23, 1980,

Deeply concerned by the rapidly escalating arms trade, which does not guarantee physical security to any nation but depletes the resources of both the supplier and the recipient nations so that they are unable to meet their basic human needs;

Believing that although the best solution would be the elimination of all arms trade, the implementation of Article 85 of the Final Document of the Special Session on Disarmament could be an appropriate first steep toward this goal.

Strongly urges the General Assembly of the United Nations to immediately carry out this proposal reached by consensus and adopted by the Special Session on Disarmament.