Basic Documents: Final Document Introduction
1. The Heads of State or Government of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries met in Durban, South Africa from 2 - 3 September 1998, to address crucial global issues affecting their peoples with the view to agreeing to a set of actions in the promotion of peace, security and development, conducive to a new system of international relations based on the principles of justice, equality and democracy.
2. The Heads of State or Government welcomed the work done by the Movement in the period since the XIth Summit, and decided to pronounce themselves on the following issues of concern to the Movement.
3. The Heads of State or Government expressed their appreciation at the adoption by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Cartagena Document on Methodology, May 14 - 16 1996 and affirmed the need to adhere to the guidelines therein set.