TEHRAN, Aug. 25) Agencies) – Iran will host the Non-Aligned Movement meeting on “human rights and cultural diversity” on September 3-4.
The conference will be held at foreign ministerial level at the IRIB international hall.
Organizers say the meeting will enhance the share of the NAM members in international interactions especially on subjects such as human rights and cultural diversity.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It was founded in 1950s; as of 2007, it has of 118 members. The purpose of the organization as stated in the Havana Declaration of 1979 is to ensure "the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, Zionism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics". They represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nation’s members and comprise 55% of the world population