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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 Non-Aligned Movement unequivocally condemns, as criminal, and rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, as well as all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever, by whomever, against whomsoever committed, including those in which States are directly or indirectly involved, which are unjustifiable whatever the considerations or factors that may be invoked to justify them, and in this context, NAM members reaffirm their support for the provisions contained in General Assembly resolution 46/51 of 9 December 1991 and other relevant United Nations resolutions.
Qatar, he said, will continue its efforts as an active member in the movement to fulfill its responsibilities and obligations to the just causes of the non-aligned movement.
The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.
The Algeria Press Service (APS) reported that the meeting is held after the end of 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in coincidence with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Group of 77 (G-77).
Tunisia also chaired Thursday's session of the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, according to the same source.
The Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement, while expressing solidarity with Syria and holding Israel responsible for this hostile attack and its repercussions, calls on the UN Security council to assume responsibility and condemn this aggressive act," the statement added.
Morsi visited Tehran last August for the Non-Aligned Movement summit, and was the first Egyptian head of state to visit Iran since its revolution.
The Non-Aligned Movement has often taken bold positions challenging the world's major political and economic powers, although it has limited means of impacting their decisions.
The likes of the latter know that this goes against the charter of the Non-Aligned Movement, which was founded for the states and populations to earn their freedom and independence.
Morsi on Thursday denounced the "oppressive regime" in Syria at the opening of the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, sparking protests from the Syrian delegation whose members left the room.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived on Friday in Baghdad coming from Tehran, where he took part in the Non-Aligned Movement summit, which wrapped up activities today.
Summary: President Michel Sleiman arrived in Tehran Wednesday to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement summit.

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