29 July 1959
The 14th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 27-31 July, 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden:
The Executive Committee of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in Stockholm, August 1-3, 1959 believes that in order to obtain a stable settlement in Europe it is imperative that a broad neutral zone be established through the Continent, guaranteed by the great powers, and the United Nations.
As a first step we recommend a de-nuclearised zone, followed by a gradual elimination of all military forces. When a wide demilitarized zone has been established the reunion of Germany could and should be accomplished by negotiations between East and West Germany under United Nations auspices.
We consider it essential that this development should be accomplished in as short a time as possible and that it be regarded as a step towards total and universal disarmament. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom hopes that the Summit Conference will deal with the question in this sense.