Calling the International Community to Take Preventive Action to Prohibit the Proliferation of Small Arms

8 August 2004

The 28th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 2–8 August 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden

  1. Whereas the UN and other international bodies can take preventive action against world war breaking out in the 21st century, nevertheless they have all failed to secure peace and freedom through the prohibition of weapons of mass/ individual destruction.
  2. Recalling the NGO statement made to the Conference on Disarmament in 2001,
  3. We call on Sections to urge the UN, other international bodies and governments to play an active role in condemning and stopping the proliferation of small arms across the world and especially in Africa, and encourage them to work with NGOs working for world peace and environmental protection.