1 January 1971

The 18th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 18 December, 1970-2 January, 1971 in New Delhi, India:

We welcome the recent bilateral treaties between the Federal German Republic on the one hand and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People’s Republic of Poland on the other as significant political developments and as important first steps toward decreasing tensions in Europe.  Since the solution of the German problem is essential to European security, we recommend as further steps:

  • Recognition of the two sovereign German States and the special status of West Berlin
  • Association of both German States with the United Nations and all its Specialized Agencies on an equal basis
  • Convening of a conference on European security to determine the concrete conditions needed for realization of tension in Europe and to negotiate an agreement on disarmament.