Emergency Resolution on Cyprus

18 July 1974

The 19th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 17-20 July, 1974 in Birmingham, England:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting in its 19th Triennial Congress at Birmingham, 17-20 July 1974, calls on the United Nations Secretary-General to use the power of his high office to help restore independence of Cyprus and to prevent the escalation of violence.

A cable was sent to the Secretary General of the United Nations with copies to the Turkish and Greek Embassies at London.  Mrs. Butler, MP transmitted the text in a letter to Prime Minister Howard Wilson and was asked to pose a question in Parliament on what the United Nations Force was doing, since Britain, Greece and Turkey had signed a tripartite agreement to preserve the independence of Cyprus.