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Nonaligned Movement,

organized movement of nations that attempted to form a third world force through a policy of nonalignment with the United States and Soviet Union. Yugoslavia, India, Indonesia, Egypt, and Ghana were instrumental in founding (1961) the movement, which grew out of the Bandung ConferenceBandung Conference,
meeting of representatives of 29 African and Asian nations, held at Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955. The aim—to promote economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism—was more or less achieved in an atmosphere of cordiality.
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 (1955). Its members, mainly developing nations from Asia, Africa, and Latin America that embrace more than half the world's people, include true neutrals and many nations that were in fact aligned with one of the superpowers during the cold warcold war,
term used to describe the shifting struggle for power and prestige between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II until 1989. Of worldwide proportions, the conflict was tacit in the ideological differences between communism and
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. In light of the cold war's end, it reassessed its role and has redefined itself as a forum for its member nations to develop policies and positions that they can seek to implement at the United Nations and other international forums. The 120 member nations meet regularly to discuss their common interests. See also Third WorldThird World,
the technologically less advanced, or developing, nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, generally characterized as poor, having economies distorted by their dependence on the export of primary products to the developed countries in return for finished products.
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The abuse of the principle of universal jurisdiction in some cases by national courts against officials of other sovereign nations remains a source of concern for the Non-Aligned Movement.
At the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament, which was held at the initiative of the Non-Aligned Movement, strong support was expressed for taking urgent and effective measures towards nuclear disarmament including through a comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons.
And if the ideas of the non-aligned movement were to be revived, this will definitely not be achieved by Iran's appointment at the head of this movement for the next three years.
Nasrin stated that the Non-aligned Movement is the biggest organization after the UN, and that its strengthening would benefit the people of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The Non-Aligned Movement is made up of a large group of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major international power bloc.
He added that the Non-Aligned Movement was able to be an active party in formulating the new international order of peace and security.
BELGRADE: The Non-Aligned Movement on Tuesday confirmed its support for a Palestinian bid for UN membership at a ministerial meeting here, Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said.
BALI (TAP) - Tunisia is taking part in the 16 Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), held on May 25-27 in Bali, Indonesia.
BALI-INDONESIA (SANA)-Meetings of the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-aligned Movement (NAM) was convened on Wednesday in Bali, Indonesia, with the participation of Syria's delegation, headed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad.
Kyrgyz delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nurlan Aitmurzaev will take part in the 16th Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Non-Aligned Movement on the island of Bali (Indonesia) on May 25.
Summary: Manila (Philippines) - The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) hailed on Thursday Morocco's efforts to promote interreligious dialogue, the culture of peace and the harmonious coexistence between faiths and cultures.
Yemen is to take part in a ministerial meeting of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on interfaith dialogue and cooperation for peace and development to be held in the Philippine capital, Manila, on 16-18 March.

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