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19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit

19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit:

The 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit was held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda on 19 and 20 January.

  • NAM Summit was held under Uganda’s leadership in Kampala. Uganda has taken over as chair from Azerbaijan, to run until 2027.
  • Theme: ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence.’

Non-Aligned Movement:

  • The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an alliance of developing nations that refuses to identify with any major superpower.
  • It was established in 1961 at the height of the Cold War. Whereas it started with the Bandung Conference held in Indonesia in 1955.
  • Current members: 120 countries: 53 from Africa, 39 from Asia, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean and two from Europe.
  • It also includes the non-UN member state of Palestine, 17 other observer countries, and 10 observer organizations.
  • India is one of the founding members.