International Organisations

Non-Aligned Movement

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), created in 1961, consists of 120 Member States that were not aligned with, or against any major power blocs during the Cold War. Following the end of the Cold War in 1991, it has broadened its mandate to focus on emerging non-traditional challenges and threats. Most recently, the convening of the 31st Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on COVID-19 was an initiative by NAM.

The Maldives became a member of NAM in 1976, and since then Maldives has been an active participant in its meetings, including its Summits and annual Ministerial meetings. The Maldives also participates in negotiations on international peace and security, and disarmament in the United Nations through NAM.

At NAM, the Maldives also calls for the organization to address the current-day challenges, such as climate change, food security and terrorism.

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