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Non-Aligned Movement, the voice of developing nations



HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 22 (ACN) HAVANA, Oct 22 (ACN) Since its founding in 1961, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), advocated to become a space of political consensus, where the strengthening of peace and international security focuses its work of more than five decades.

With its first summit in Belgrade in the same year, this Movement established a non-hierarchical, rotating and participatory style of administration, which allows its 120 member states to be involved in global decision-making in world politics.
NAM has demonstrated its capacity to adapt and even though the division of the world into two blocs disappeared with the fall of the Soviet Socialist Block, the truth is that this organization plays a key role in confronting poverty and fostering economic development and nuclear disarmament, among other issues.
Thanks to its high number of participants, the Non-Aligned Movement is the second world' largest body after the United Nations (UN).
Besides high-level meetings and other important events, NAM holds its Summit or Conferences of Heads of State or Government every three years, according to geographical rotation.
Cuba, one of the 26 members from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be represented at the 18th Summit, to be held October 25-26 in Baku, Azerbaijan, by Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Republic.

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