UCA Statements

Falkland Islands Conflict

09 May 1982

It was resolved that the Assembly


  1. express deep sorrow at the tragic loss of life which has already occurred in the Falkland Islands conflict;

  2. regrets the manner in which some sections of the Australian media have glamourised the conflict;

  3. draw the attention of the Australian people to the way in which the incident has escalated and that this is a warning of how easily a third world war could begin, therefore necessitating even more attention to ending the arms race;

request the Australian Government not to be involved politically or militarily in the conflict and, instead, to devote its efforts to work for a settlement of the dispute by the United Nations.