H.E. Oleg Firer, Ambassador of Grenada, attended a high-level meeting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade.
"The Non-Aligned Movement plays a significant role in international affairs, upholding the principles of equal rights of all states, respecting their sovereignty and interests, ensuring constructive multilateral dialogue in strict compliance with the UN Charter," commented Ambassador Firer.
Delegations from 120 member states, 18 observer states and 11 observer organizations attended the Non-Aligned Movement summit in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Serbian President Vucic said that the "non-aligned" countries played an important role in maintaining global peace during the Cold War, calling it a "success story." The two-day summit commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first conference held in 1961, also in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a forum of 120 states in the developing world that do not formally join or oppose any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states in the world. The movement originated in the 1950s as an attempt by some countries to escape the polarized Cold War world between the pro-Soviet communist countries that make up the Warsaw Pact and the pro-American capitalist countries that make up NATO.