Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Countries

Bureau de coordination des pays non alignés

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1973-09-05 Algiers Algeria


Established 5-9 Sep 1973, Algiers (Algeria), at 4th S-XS0033 - Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, also referred to as Conference of Non-Aligned Countries, following a resolution of S-XS2337 - Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries, 8-12 Aug 1972, Georgetown (Guyana), and meeting of Preparatory Committee, 13-15 May 1973, Kabul (Afghanistan). 1st meeting: 19-21 Mar 1974, Algiers. Also known as Coordinating Bureau of the F-XK0563 - Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the latter having existed since 1961, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), and sometimes referred to as 'Movement of Non-Aligned Countries'.


Work towards establishment of a new international economic order; elaborate an economic strategy for non-aligned countries.


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Coordinating Bureau (currently 69 countries) meets at Ministerial and Senior Official levels. The Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement is assisted by: an Advisory Council; a team of economic experts; Ambassadors-at-Large (4) for 4 regions (Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Middle East); an Office of the Executive Assistant to the NAM Chairman; a Technical Committee attached to the latter Office. The Bureau has no secretariat but normally meets at United Nations Headquarters, New York NY (USA).

Ministerial meetings include: S-XS0234 - Ministerial Meeting of the Mediterranean Non-Aligned Countries; U-XK1154 - Non-Aligned Movement Committee of Ministers on Imposition of Sanctions; U-XE0915 - Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Committee on Methodology, unofficially known as 'Committee for the Movement's Functioning'; U-XK1153 - Standing Ministerial Committee for Economic Cooperation of the Non-Aligned Movement (SMC).

Organizations within the Non-Aligned Movement include: U-XK1014 - Non-Aligned Committee of Nine on Palestine; H-XF1954 - Non-aligned Countries Ad Hoc Group for the Solidarity Fund for Economic and Social Development; U-XE7224 - Broadcasting Organizations of the Non-aligned Countries (BONAC); H-XF2465 - Non-Aligned News Agency Pool (NANAP); G-XF1953 - Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India (RIS, India); U-XK0694 - Group for South-South Consultation and Cooperation; Intergovernmental Council for Coordination of Cooperation of Non-Aligned Countries in the Field of Information and Communication; E-XE2494 - Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S and T Centre).


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