The return of the Non-Aligned on the international scene. A change in continuity

Abstract

The recent summits on the Non-Aligned show the will of member States to see them come back on the international scene and exerting an effective influence on it in the name of peace and justice. To achieve that aim, and in order to be in agreement with the present necessities while remaining faithful to their founding principles, they intend to present a fresher look marked by a subtle dialectic of change and continuity, including an attempt at doctrinal renovation and an enlarged program of concrete recommendations. The fundamental touch of the last Summit, held in Havana in 2006, is that non-alignment henceforth means refusing American unilateralism.

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