Prevention of the Use of Outer Space and the High Seas for Activities Endangering Mankind

11 July 1962

The 15th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 8-13 July, 1962 in San Francisco, USA:

Since neither outer space nor the high seas can be claimed as the property of individual nations, neither should be used by nations for activities which endanger mankind.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at its Fifteenth Triennial Congress, meeting in San Francisco (Asilomar, California), July 8-13, 1962, therefore recommends that exploration and utilization of outer space be coordinated by the United Nations, and also that steps be taken to prevent the use of the high seas for nuclear testing and other activities which menace or destroy life.