11 July 1962

The 15th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 8-13 July, 1962 in San Francisco, USA:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at its Fifteenth Triennial Congress, meeting in San Francisco (Asilomar, California), July 8-13, 1962, reaffirms its policy of self-determination for ALL peoples and its conviction that no State shall intervene directly or indirectly in the internal or external affairs of any other State.

The WILPF opposes any attempt to overthrow or support activities which might help to overthrow the Government of Cuba either by use of force or by economic or political sanctions.

The WILPF regrets that the Punta del Este Conference the Government of Cuba was excluded from the organization of American States in spite of the fact that there were no laws on which to base such exclusion and that for that reason six countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico did not vote.

The WILPF urges that offers of mediation be examined, that refugees from Cuba should not receive military training or military assistance or be encouraged to engage in political activities.