The 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will convene under the theme, ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Influence’. The Summit is expected to result in an outcome document.
As the current Chair of the NAM from 2024-2027, Uganda is hosting the Summit. In advance of the Summit, a Senior Officials meeting will convene for two days, followed by a Ministerial Meeting for an additional two days. The Summit of Heads of State and Government follows these events.
A group of 25 countries established the NAM at the group’s first Summit, which convened in September 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Since its establishment, the NAM has focused on international peace and security, including calling for nuclear disarmament and the establishment of nuclear-free zones, condemning terrorism, and supporting UN efforts on peacekeeping and peacebuilding. The NAM does not have a formal founding charter or treaty, nor does it have a permanent secretariat. The country holding the Chairmanship is responsible for coordinating and managing the affairs of the Movement. There are currently 120 Member States, 18 observer countries, and ten observer organizations that participate in the NAM.
Read the SDG Knowledge Hub’s story about the NAM’s 18th Summit here.
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dates: 19-20 January 2024
location: Kampala, Uganda