24 July 1989
The 24th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 14-25 July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia:
1. It is essential that strategies for energy supplies for the 21st century, which will profoundly affect future generations, should be formulated and co-ordinated at the global level.
2. A United Nations’ Specialized Agency for Energy should be established, charged with:
i. promoting massive research into:
a) “renewable forms of energy”
b) methods of saving energy and improved efficiency
c) new forms of energy based on hydrogen, solar power and fusion;
ii. organizing the transfer of energy technology from industrialized to developing countries;
iii. establishing international safety standards and other criteria;
iv. channeling funds from rich to poor countries to help finance agreed forms of energy for sustainable development
3. The Energy Agency should be responsible to an Environment and Development Security Council, to be set up in the United Nations (as recommended recently by the USSR, and by a Summit of 24 national leaders meeting at The Hague), representing all regions of the world, with powers to make and enforce international law, and to undertake or supervise the management of essential resources.