5 August 1983
The 22nd Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 31 July – 6 August, 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden:
The WILPF 22nd International Triennial Congress expresses its support for the resolution in favour of East Timorese self-determination passed by the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva in February, 1983, which reaffirms inter alia the inalienable right of the people of East Timor to self determination in accordance with General Assembly resolution (XV) and calls upon all parties concerned to facilitate the entry into the territory of international aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of East Timor.
Congress calls on those sections whose governments either voted against or abstained from voting on this issue to press their governments to reconsider their attitude and ask all sections to seek the support of their governments for UN Resolution 36/50 of 24th November, 1981, when presented to the UN General Assembly in November of this year. (See also UN resolution 37/50 of 23rd November, 1982.)