Demilitarize Namibia

24 July 1989

The 24th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 14-25 July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia:

WILPF has followed with sympathy the long Namibian struggle for peace and freedom from colonial domination and scourge of apartheid. The struggle for liberation has left many wounds. Demilitarization of the country could be a major contribution towards their healing that the world community could  make, considering the particular status of the country in the UN.

A demilitarization of the country will no doubt have a decisive impact on the building of a democratic, free and independent Namibia. The UN should guarantee this through the establishment of a UN force on the border between South Africa and Namibia and between Namibia and Angola.

The struggle for liberation has left many wounds. Demilitarization of the country could be a major contribution towards their healing which the world community could make, considering the particular status of the country under UN auspices.