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:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in its Fifteenth Triennial Congress at San Francisco (Asilomar, California), July 8-13, 1962, views with concern the failure to reach a peaceful solution in Vietnam.  The destructive warfare now going on, with the involvement of outside forces, may develop into global war.

To facilitate progress toward a peaceful settlement, we urge that the military assistance to both sides be withdrawn and that U Thant, Acting Secretary General of the United Nations, be requested to establish a United Nations presence in North and South Vietnam, to explore the basis for a cease-fire and for fruitful negotiation.