South East Asia
5 August 1983
The 22nd Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 31 July – 6 August, 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden:
I. Whereas the South East Asia region, owing to its strategic position, has become an area of increased military interest and activity,
Be it resolved that the South East Asia region be made a nuclear free zone in which no nuclear plants, nuclear processing plants, military base storing nuclear bombs or nuclear waste dumps be established. All sections are urged to ask their governments to have this resolutions placed on the agenda of the United Nations First Committee.
II. Whereas the common interest of all countries in the South East Asia is peace and stability in the region,
Whereas the earnest aspirations of all the peoples of South East Asia is peace so as to concentrate efforts on the development of the country,
The WILPF meeting at its 22nd Triennial Congress in Goteborg, Sweden, requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to use his good offices to initiate opportunities to promote and develop dialogue without precondition between the two groups of Indo-China and ASEAN countries so as to reinforce mutual understanding and solve by peaceful means the existing problems with a view to establishing a zone of peace, stability, friendship and cooperation in South East Asia.