September 2, 1986 |
Prime Minister Robert Mugabe assumed the chairmanship of the Nonaligned Movement on Monday and called on Third World countries to break the shackles of apartheid and poverty. Taking over from Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the 101-member group, Mugabe said he is beginning his three-year term conscious of his duty to all the group's diverse members and "the suffering people of southern Africa."
June 8, 1987 |
Representatives from members of the 101-nation Nonaligned Movement gathered here Sunday for a five-day conference that will focus on ways to reduce the dependence of Third World countries on the West for news, organizers said.
February 9, 1991 |
A special closed-door conference of the Nonaligned Movement in Belgrade next week might produce a fresh initiative to restore peace in the Gulf, a senior Yugoslav diplomat hinted Friday. "We have no illusions, but we do have certain hopes that we can exchange elements that would contribute toward the final goal" of a diplomatic solution, said Dragoslav Pejic, Belgrade's ambassador for nonaligned affairs.
October 20, 1995 |
When the United Nations opens its General Assembly this weekend, celebrating its 50th anniversary, an overwhelming majority of its members will be demanding "democratic" reforms in the world body. The 113-member Nonaligned Movement, holding a summit meeting in this Caribbean coastal city, wants changes in U.N. structure that will give the members more voting power and will safeguard the "sovereign equality of states."
October 19, 1995 |
The movement's renowned founding fathers are history--Nehru of India, Nasser of Egypt, Tito of Yugoslavia. So is its primary cause: to avoid dominance by one side or the other in the Cold War rivalry between East and West, Moscow and Washington. As that rivalry fades into the past, the very name of the Nonaligned Movement of nations seems to make little sense anymore.
May 31, 1994 |
The world seemed to be sliding inexorably toward violent confrontation, if not nuclear disaster, that day in 1961 when the leaders of Egypt, Yugoslavia and India declared themselves officially out of the running of the Cold War, laying the groundwork for a network of nations that would be neither of the East nor of the West. The Berlin Crisis threatened superpower confrontation in the middle of Europe; an ill-fated U.S.