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1970 General Resolution

CONVINCED that human survival depends on the abolition of war as a means of settling disputes among nations;

AWARE that human well-being depends on diverting to human needs the vast amounts now spent on weapons;

BELIEVING that peoples everywhere yearn for an end to conflict and a beginning toward human betterment;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1970 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the governments of the United States and Canada to support the following steps toward General and Complete Disarmament, a policy established in the XIV United Nations General Assembly by unanimous vote:

  1. An end to the practice of selling arms abroad, which exacerbates international tensions and accelerates the arms race.
  2. Strong support for the matters now under discussion at the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament—a comprehensive test ban treaty, abolition of chemical and biological warfare and the prohibition of nuclear weapons and other military devices from the ocean floor.

WE FURTHER URGE the United States Government to declare a moratorium on the research, development and deployment of anti-ballistic missiles (Safeguard) and Multiple Independent-targeted Re-entry Vehicles while the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) are in progress, thus demonstrating its good faith and stimulating further agreement.

WE FURTHER URGE the United States and Canadian governments to take leadership in the United Nations at its 25th Anniversary General Assembly towards the strengthening of the United Nations to make it capable of creating, interpreting and enforcing world law, thus making complete disarmament of all nation states back to internal police forces possible.

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