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.
Aware that governments have to be persuaded to cooperate and cannot be forced to do so,
Convinced that the international community can scarcely afford to neglect any instrument which as the potential to stimulate cooperation,
Regarding fruitful deliberations within the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament as promoting confidence between States,
Strongly recommends the members of the Conference of Committee on Disarmament to consider
- The working paper on Presentation of Defence Expenditures and Their Distribution for Defence purposes (tabled by the Swedish Delegation)
- The draft conventions on chemical weapons (CCD/361 and CCD/420) and working papers with more detailed suggestions on the same item.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom also recommends its sections to rouse public opinion on disarmament by publishing figures of the defense expenditures and by spreading information on the horror of chemical weapons.