Population Problems and Human Rights

22 August 1968

The 17th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 18-24 August, 1968 in Nyborg Strand, Denmark:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting at Congress, August 1968,

Having worked for peace within and between populations groups and nations ever since its foundation, has always realized that peace means not only no-war but also the possibility for each individual and society to develop in accordance with the principles formulated and generally accepted in the UN Declaration on Human Rights

The rapid acceleration of population growth is one of the obstacles to such development.

The Congress

Welcomes the interest in family planning, in all its aspects, by the United Nations and its Agencies, and

Urges the members of all National Sections to cooperate with those bodies whose task it is to prepare constructive projects for family planning.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom should take up work for an enlightened public opinion on population policy, as one of the most urgent tasks, in the context of Freedom from Hunger Program.