Program for Conference After the War, June 2, 1917



Presented at the Executive session of the Committee of Thirty-five, held in New York City, June 2nd, 1917. To be returned at once with comment or suggestions to Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead, 19 Euston St., Brookline, Massachusetts.


1. a. New courses in schools and colleges based on the principle of world organization and the lessening of tariff barriers.

b. A Universal System of Ethics for schools, prepared by an international committee.

2. Democratic Control of Foreign Policies through Parliaments elected by men and women.

3. Only civilian delegates to have voting power at The Hague Peace Conference; Women not to be debarred from the Permanent International Conference.

4. Social, Moral and Political pressure by citizens on their own governments for international action.


1. <5a> No conquests. Autonomy and democratic parliament not to be refused to any nationality or nation.

2. <5b> A Concert of Nations Open to All. 

3. Third Hague Peace Conference to Provide for:

a. Permanent International Conference meeting regularly every two or three years.

[next three points bracketed together] <6> b. Codification and creation of international law.

c. International protection for unorganized regions, e.g., Albania and African dependencies.

d. New international adjustments, e.g., adequate outlets or changes of jurisdiction in the interests of justice and peace.

<7)> 4. A Permanent International Committee to carry out the provisions of the Int. Conf. to study international relationships and to prepare a program for the Conference that is to follow.

<8> 5. The establishment of a World Court in addition to the Tribunal of Arbitration.

<-- 9a> 6. Economic regulations as pressure on nations which fail to keep pledges.

<10> 7. A Permanent Council of Conciliation which shall not only examine specific cases but shall study and report on existing situations, causes that might lead to wars and policies that would prevent them.

<9b --> 8. International control of seas and <of> international waterways.

<9c --> 9. Gradual reduction of rival armies and navies.

<11> 10. Adjustment of the conflict between national and international law as bearing on international organization.

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