Azerbaijani Chairmanship

to the Non-Aligned Movement


Bandung principles

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was officially founded in 1961, at the Belgrade Summit, drawing on the principles (also known as Bandung Principles) agreed at the Afro-Asian Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia  in 1955.

Such principles were adopted later as the main goals and objectives of the policy of non-alignment. The fulfillment of those principles became the essential criterion for Non-Aligned Movement membership; it is what was known as the "quintessence of the Movement" until the early 1990s.

The ten principles of Bandung are followings:

  1. Respect of fundamental human rights and of the objectives and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
  2. Respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.
  3. Recognition of the equality among all races and of the equality among all nations, both large and small.
  4. Non-intervention or non-interference into the internal affairs of another -country.
  5. Respect of the right of every nation to defend itself, either individually or collectively, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
  6. Non-use of collective defense pacts to benefit the specific interests of any of the great powers.
    B. Non-use of pressures by any country against other countries.
  7. Refraining from carrying out or threatening to carry out aggression, or from using force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country.
  8. Peaceful solution of all international conflicts in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
  9. Promotion of mutual interests and of cooperation.
  10. Respect of justice and of international obligations.