Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons

29 July 1965

The 16th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 26-31 July, 1965 in The Hague, Holland:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,

Welcomes and supports suggestions of the Pugwash Conference of April, 1965 “…that pilot activities be instituted in several European countries aimed at minimizing secrecy in biological research, building mutual trust and confidence and (at) the conclusion of an agreement not to do research and development of biological weapons …” and

Resolves that the WILPF works for a United Nations convention, to be signed by all States, members and non-members of the United nations, which would

      (i) Prohibit all preparation for biological, chemical and radiological warfare;

and

      (ii) Eliminate existing stocks.