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 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.
September 2, 1992 |
Leaders of the Nonaligned Movement, a group of 108 mostly poor Third World countries known for their lofty rhetoric and bashing of the West during the days of superpower conflict, opened a summit conference here Tuesday in an effort to define a new role for themselves now that the Cold War is over. The West-bashing, however, didn't entirely stop.
February 2, 1991
IRAQ'S U.N. ambassador, Abdul Amir Anbari, said his nation sent letters to foreign ministers of all the nonaligned nations. He refused to discuss the contents. But Kuwait's ambassador said the letter urged governments to protest the allied bombardment of targets in Iraq. INDIAN Foreign Minister Vidya Charan Shukla flew to Beijing to seek China's support for a bid by the nonaligned nations to end the war. A PLO envoy is also in India.