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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

Mohamed Bennouna

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2020

National liberation movements — Military assistance — Security assistance — Weapons of mass destruction — Act of state — Universal international organizations — Neutrality and non-alignment

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1The Non-Aligned Movement (‘NAM’) was founded in Belgrade in 1961 at a conference of Heads of State, representing 25 predominantly Asian and African States. The NAM is neither a new alliance nor an international organization, but a grouping of States mostly formed as a result of the decolonization process. Its members were determined not to adopt the logic of the Cold War (1947–91), nor to embrace the division of the world, which as of 1947/48 was split in two blocs of nuclear weapon States, the clash of which could lead to catastrophic consequences for the entire...
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