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Basic Documents:
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  • Foreword
  • 1. The Call from Colombia
  • 2. Final Document
         Chapter I: Global issues
    Chapter II: Analysis of the International Situation
         Chapter III: Economic Issues

         Chapter IV: Social Issues
         Anexx: Reservations
  • 3. Declaration of UNCTAD
  • 4. Declaration on UNIDO and the United Nations Regional Economic Commissions
  • 5. Statement of H.E President Ernesto Samper Pizano of Colombia at the Inaugural Session
  • 6. Report of the Chairman of the X Conference, H.E. President Soeharto of Indonesia
  • 7. Report of the Raporteur-General
  • 8. Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia in the Preparatory Meeting at Ministerial Level
  • 9. Report: Preparatory Meeting at Ministerial Level for the XI Conference
  • 10. Report: Preparatory Meeting at Ambassadorial/Senior Officials Level for the XI Conference
  • 11. Agenda for the XI Conference
  • 12. List of Participants


    I. The Eleventh Summit of Heads of State or Government of the Non Aligned Countries was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 18-20, 1995.

    II. It was preceded by a preparatory meeting at the Ambassadorial/Senior Official level, held October 14-15, and by a preparatory meeting at the Ministerial level, held October 16-17.

    III. The following members of the Movement attended the Summit:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Irak, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahirya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

    VI. The following countries national liberation movements and international organizations attended the Summit as observers:

    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China (People's Republic), Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Uruguay.

    The following organizations and national liberation movements also attended as observers: Organization of United Nations, Organizations of African Unity, League of Arab States, Organization of African Unity, League of Asian People's Solidarity Organization, New Independentist Movement of Puerto Rico.

    V. The following countries and organizations attended the Summit as guests:

    Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominiacan Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine. The following organizations also attended as guests: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations Special Committee for the Indian Ocean, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP), Secretariat of the Commonwealth, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestine People, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Special Committee for Reviewing the Situation regarding Enforcement of the Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Institute for Non-Aligned Studies, South Centre, SELA, G77.

    VI. The following countries and organizations attended as guests of the Government of Colombia:

    Japan, the Organization of American States, the International Labour Organization, Greenpeace, International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

    VII. The following organizations also attended:

    The New Agency Pool of the Non-Aligned Countries.

    VII. The Conference was opened by H.E. Ernesto Samper Pizano, President of the Republic of Colombia who delivered an outstanding statement. The new Chairman of the Movement underlined the future goals and objectives to be pursued within the framework of the Non-Aligned Movement. He reminded that, like Colombia, the Movement has put the economy at the service of the people and its actions should aim at eradicating poverty as a matter of priority and urgency. President Samper also emphasized the need to adopt and alternate development model geared to our peoples' needs and possibilities, including the urgent need to make free trade become a reality. Furthermore, the President of Colombia and new leader of the Movement reiterated that the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries should now be based on cooperation rather than confrontation, as well as on the quest of world peace. In addition, President Samper stressed that modernizing does not mean to abandon the principles which inspired the Movement. In this inspiring statement he reaffirmed that both environmental crisis and the drug issue concerns us all and that ending drug trafficking is an ethical imperative. He underscored the Movement's opposition to the arms race which was, in its time, spurred by the Cold War and registered his conviction on the necessary reform of the United Nations. President Samper urged to reflect on the need for the South to have the right to objective information and pluralism in order to define a new identity based on a culture of tolerance and cooperation. Following a proposal made by the President of Gabon, H.E. El Hadj Omar Bongo, and seconded by the President of Cyprus, H.E. Glafcos Clérides, the Conference decided, by acclamation, to incorporate the statement of President Ernesto Samper Pizano as an official document of the Conference.

    VIII. The Heads of State or Government welcomed Turkmenistan as a new member of the Movement. They also welcomed Ukraine as a guest of the Movement.

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