Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

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,

Aware that the ENDC negotiations have stalled not because of lack of progress in technical studies but because the political determination to make agreements has been lacking;

convinced that to reduce the devastating capabilities of modern weapons must be intensified; and

Considering that the peoples of the world are waiting anxiously for such initiatives from the Nuclear Powers as could bring fruitful negotiations;

Appeal to you to renew your efforts to reach agreement on a comprehensive test ban, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and other related issue; and

Realizing that disarmament negotiations cannot be fully effective without participation of all nuclear powers suggest that further efforts be made to persuade France to take its seat at the conference table and that representatives of the People’s Republic of China be invited to attend.