United Nations Administration of Assistance Programs

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:

Considering the emergence of many colonial countries to independence, and the urgent need of assistance of all developing countries; and

Recognizing that these areas often comprise economic battlegrounds of aid motivated by expediency and opportunism in a struggle for raw materials, and perpetuation of “cold war” policies; and

Realizing the natural suspicion and fear generated in the minds of the peoples concerned, and the pressing need to end exploitation and political domination by nations and groupings of nations;

Be it therefore resolved that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at its Fifteenth Triennial Congress, meeting in San Francisco (Asilomar, California), July 8-13, 1962, recommend to its National Section and Headquarters Members that they urge their respective Governments to support the legitimate claims of citizens of developing and newly independent countries for genuine freedom and self-determination by working for agreement among donor nations and groupings of nations that all programs of assistance be channeled through or coordinated with appropriate Agencies of the United Nations.