Non-Aligned Movement

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Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Map of the world indicating members and observers of the Non-Aligned Movement
     Member countries     Observer countries
Coordinating Bureau New York City, New York, U.S.
Membership[1]
  • 125 members
  • 19 observers
Leaders
 -  Principal decision-
making organ
Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries[2]
 -  Secretary-General Nicolás Maduro
Establishment 1961 in Belgrade
as the Conference of Heads of State of Government of Non-Aligned Countries
Website
csstc.org

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization (group of countries) who do not want to be officially aligned (friends) with or against any major power bloc (group of countries). In 2017, the movement had 125 members and 17 observer countries.[3]

The group was started in Belgrade in 1961. It was created by Yugoslavia's President, Josip Broz Tito, India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Egypt's second President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah, and Indonesia's first President, Sukarno. All five leaders believed that developing countries should not help either the Western or Eastern blocs in the Cold War. They also believed that developing countries should not be capitalist or communist, but should try to find a different way to help their people.

The Havana Declaration of 1979 said that the purpose of the organization is to help countries keep their "the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics."[4] This means that they wanted to govern their countries without the capitalist or communist countries telling them how.

The countries of the non-aligned movement are nearly two-thirds of the United Nations's members and 55% of the world population.

Secretaries-General[change | change source]

Between summits, the Non-Aligned Movement is run by the secretary-general elected at last summit meeting. As a considerable part of the movement's work is undertaken at the United Nations in New York, the chair country's ambassador to the UN is expected to devote time and effort to matters concerning the Non-Aligned Movement. The Coordinating Bureau, also based at the UN, is the main instrument for directing the work of the movement's task forces, committees and working groups.

Secretaries-General of the Non-Aligned Movement
Name Country Party From To
Josip Broz Tito  Yugoslavia League of Communists of Yugoslavia 1961 1964
Gamal Abdel Nasser  United Arab Republic Arab Socialist Union 1964 1970
Kenneth Kaunda  Zambia United National Independence Party 1970 1973
Houari Boumediène  Algeria Revolutionary Council 1973 1976
William Gopallawa  Sri Lanka Independent 1976 1978
Junius Richard Jayewardene United National Party 1978 1979
Fidel Castro  Cuba Communist Party of Cuba 1979 1983
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy  India Janata Party 1983
Zail Singh Congress Party 1983 1986
Robert Mugabe  Zimbabwe ZANU-PF 1986 1989
Janez Drnovšek  Yugoslavia League of Communists of Yugoslavia 1989 1990
Borisav Jović Socialist Party of Serbia 1990 1991
Stjepan (Stipe) Mesić Croatian Democratic Union 1991
Branko Kostić Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro 1991 1992
Dobrica Ćosić[source?] Independent 1992
Suharto  Indonesia Partai Golongan Karya 1992 1995
Ernesto Samper  Colombia Colombian Liberal Party 1995 1998
Andrés Pastrana Arango Colombian Conservative Party 1998
Nelson Mandela  South Africa African National Congress 1998 1999
Thabo Mbeki 1999 2003
Mahathir Mohamad  Malaysia United Malays National Organisation 2003
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 2003 2006
Fidel Castro[5]  Cuba Communist Party of Cuba 2006 2008
Raúl Castro 2008 2009
Hosni Mubarak  Egypt National Democratic Party 2009 2011
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Independent 2011 2012
Mohamed Morsi Freedom and Justice Party 2012
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  Iran Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran 2012 2013
Hassan Rouhani Combatant Clergy Association 2013 2016
Nicolás Maduro  Venezuela United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2016 2019

Members[change | change source]

Full Members[change | change source]

Member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (2017). Light blue states have observer status.
  1.  Afghanistan
  2.  Algeria
  3.  Angola
  4.  Antigua and Barbuda
  5.  Azerbaijan
  6.  Bahamas
  7.  Bahrain
  8.  Bangladesh
  9.  Barbados
  10.  Belarus
  11.  Belize
  12.  Benin
  13.  Bhutan
  14.  Bolivia
  15.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  16.  Botswana
  17.  Brazil
  18.  Brunei Darussalam
  19.  Burkina Faso
  20.  Burundi
  21.  Cape Verde
  22.  Cambodia
  23.  Cameroon
  24.  Central African Republic
  25.  Chad
  26.  Chile
  27.  Colombia
  28.  Comoros
  29.  Congo
  30.  Cuba
  31.  Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  32.  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  33.  Djibouti
  34.  Dominica
  35.  Dominican Republic
  36.  Ecuador
  37.  Egypt
  38.  Equatorial Guinea
  39.  Eritrea
  40.  Ethiopia
  41.  Fiji
  42.  Gabon
  43.  Gambia
  44.  Ghana
  45.  Grenada
  46.  Guatemala
  47.  Guinea
  48.  Guinea-Bissau
  49.  Guyana
  50.  Haiti
  51.  Honduras
  52.  India
  53.  Indonesia
  54.  Iran
  55.  Iraq
  56.  Ivory Coast
  57.  Jamaica
  58.  Jordan
  59.  Kenya
  60.  Kuwait
  61.  Kyrgyzstan
  62.  Laos
  63.  Lebanon
  64.  Lesotho
  65.  Liberia
  66.  Libya
  67.  Madagascar
  68.  Malawi
  69.  Malaysia
  70.  Maldives
  71.  Mali
  72.  Mauritania
  73.  Mauritius
  74.  Mongolia
  75.  Morocco
  76.  Mozambique
  77.  Myanmar
  78.  Namibia
  79.    Nepal
  80.  Nicaragua
  81.  Niger
  82.  Nigeria
  83.  Oman
  84.  Pakistan
  85.  Palestine
  86.  Panama
  87.  Papua New Guinea
  88.  Paraguay
  89.  Peru
  90.  Philippines
  91.  Qatar
  92.  Rwanda
  93.  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  94.  Saint Lucia
  95.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  96.  São Tomé and Príncipe
  97.  Saudi Arabia
  98.  Senegal
  99.  Seychelles
  100.  Sierra Leone
  101.  Singapore
  102.  Somalia
  103.  South Africa
  104.  South Sudan
  105.  Sri Lanka
  106.  Sudan
  107.  Suriname
  108.  Swaziland
  109.  Syria
  110.  Tanzania
  111.  Thailand
  112.  Timor-Leste
  113.  Togo
  114.  Trinidad and Tobago
  115.  Tunisia
  116.  Turkmenistan
  117.  Uganda
  118.  United Arab Emirates
  119.  Uzbekistan
  120.  Vanuatu
  121.  Venezuela
  122.  Vietnam
  123.  Yemen
  124.  Zambia
  125.  Zimbabwe

Former members[change | change source]

  1.  Cyprus Cyprus Is A Founding Member of NAM and on 2004 Cyprus Ceased There Membership Along with Malta Until Became A Member of the European Union
  2.  Malta Malta Is Officially Joined the Non Aligned Movement in 1974 and on 2004 Malta Ceased There Membership Along with Cyprus Until Became A Member of the European Union
  3.  Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia Is A Founding Member of NAM Yugoslavian Capital Belgrade is the birthplace of NAM also Yugoslavia Hosted NAM Summits From 1961 to 1991 withdraw from the Non Aligned Movement in 1992 along with the dissolution Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only part of the Former Yugoslavia that currently joined the Non Aligned Movement

4.  Ukraine (Dropped Observer Status)

Observers[change | change source]

The following countries and organizations have observer status:[6]

  1.  Armenia
  2.  Argentina
  3.  China
  4.  Costa Rica
  5.  El Salvador
  6.  Iceland
  7.  Kazakhstan
  8.  Liechtenstein
  9.  Macedonia
  10.  Mexico
  11.  Montenegro
  12.  Norway
  13.  Republic of Korea
  14.  Serbia
  15.  Solomon Islands
  16.  Switzerland
  17.  Tajikistan
  18.  United Kingdom
  19.  Uruguay


References[change | change source]

  1. "NAM Members & Observers". 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, Tehran, 26–31 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. "The Non-Aligned Movement: Background Information". Government of Zaire. 21 September 2001. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. http://www.namegypt.org/en/AboutName/MembersObserversAndGuests/Pages/default.aspx
  4. Fidel Castro speech to the UN in his position as chairman of the non-aligned countries movement 12 October 1979; Pakistan & Non-Aligned Movement, Board of Investment - Government of Pakistan, 2003
  5. Fidel Castro, having recently undergone gastric surgery, was unable to attend the conference and was represented by his younger brother, Cuba's acting president Raúl Castro. See "Castro elected President of Non-Aligned Movement Nations", People's Daily, 16-09-2006.
  6. Member and Observer Countries, Non-Aligned Movement

Other websites[change | change source]