Conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

1 January 1971

The 18th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 18 December, 1970-2 January, 1971 in New Delhi, India:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting at Congress at New Delhi, India, 28 December 1970 to 2 January 1971

Believing that the Geneva Agreement of 1954 should be the basis for a peaceful settlement

Appalled by the continued destructive actions of the USA in South East Asia particularly the escalation of the USA bombing in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam

Anxious over the continued sufferings of the Vietnamese people

Noting that numerous proposals advanced by various Vietnamese groups suggest that the announcement of a definite date by which all USA troops will be withdrawn will facilitate the cessation of hostilities, the release of prisoners of war and the setting up of an interim coalition government to supervise free and democratic elections for South Vietnam

Urges the withdrawal of all foreign troops on or before June 30, 1971 and asks the President of the United States of America to announce that all troops will be withdrawn by or before that date

Calls upon all WILPF Sections to pressure their governments to withdraw all support from the Thieu-Ky-Khiem regime and from USA intervention in South East Asia.