The 1986 Humanist World Congress wishes to express in public our grave concern at the continuation and escalation of international tension and of the armaments build-up between East and West, despite the good intentions expressed at the Geneva summit meeting.
We declare that in present circumstances it is both rational and ethical to work for greater trust between powerful nations, for extensive disarmament and for the transfer of more resources urgently to the Third World in every country working for social progress rather than armaments.
We believe that the road to greater solidarity between all nations of the world leads through the United Nations, all United Nations agencies, and the International Court of Justice as an effective machinery for enforcement of international law.
IHEU Congress 1986
'International solidarity', Humanists International, World Humanist Congress, Oslo, Norway, 1986