Control of Space Technology

22 August 1980

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

To all Sections:

Noting the proliferation of nuclear power sources in space technology and the development of nuclear and other weapons systems in outer space;

Mindful of the final document of the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament in 1978 expressing the need for international action in the spirit of the Treaty on Outer Space;

Be it resolved that WILPF Sections be asked (a) to take every opportunity to publicize the treaty and oppose the development and use of nuclear and other weapons systems in outer space, and (b) to approach the U.N. Environment Program, Nairobi, for information on any steps being taken through the program by governments or NGOs to prevent the use of nuclear power sources such as radioisotopes and nuclear reactors, expressing our concern about such use and about the development of nuclear and other weapons in outer space.