NAM Ministerial Meeting held in Caracas, Venezuela

Question: Which city hosted the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting held recently?
(a) Jakarta
(b) Caracas
(c) Bali
(d) Havana
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Ministerial meeting of Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held on 21st July, 2019 in Caracas, capital of Venezuela.
  • The theme of the meet was Promotion and Consolidation of Peace through Respect for International Law.
  • India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation, Syed Akbaruddin represented India.

Issues Raised by India

  • The defining challenges of current times – climate change, digital technologies and terrorism.

Suggestion Given by India

  • Re-examining the methodology of discussion and decision-making by NAM.

Background:

  • The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) had its origins in the Bandung Conference of April 1945 In Indonesia, inspired by three world leaders: Nehru of India, Tito of Yugoslavia and Nasser of Egypt.
  • Bandung formulated the concept of non-alignment based on the Third World desire not to become involved in the East-West ideological confrontation of the Cold War, and to focus instead on national independence struggles, the alleviation of poverty, and economic development. These principles were adopted at the founding non-aligned summit in Belgrade in 1961.
  • Whereas NAM started with 25 members in 1961, it has now expanded to 115 developing member countries which constitute nearly two-thirds of the United Nations.
  • The First NAM Summit Conference took place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in September 1961.
  • In 2018 the Non-Aligned Movement Summit was held in Baku city of Azerbaijan.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-strongly-rejects-pakistans-references-to-kashmir-at-nam-ministerial/article28634568.ece
https://www.deccanherald.com/international/nam-ministerial-india-rejects-paks-kashmir-references-748780.html
https://mnoal.org/nam-summits/
http://www.nambaku.org/about/

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