United Nations

A/51/462


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

7 October 1996

ORIGINAL:
ARABIC, ENGLISH,


                                            A/51/462
                                            S/1996/831
                                                       FRENCH AND SPANISH


GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                     SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-first session                                  Fifty-first year
Agenda items 27, 71, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 108,
  109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 145 and 159
NECESSITY OF ENDING THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL
  AND FINANCIAL EMBARGO IMPOSED BY THE UNITED
  STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST CUBA
GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT
MACROECONOMIC POLICY QUESTIONS
SECTORAL POLICY QUESTIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL
  ECONOMIC COOPERATION
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
ELIMINATION OF RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION
HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS
FINANCIAL REPORTS AND AUDITED FINANCIAL
  STATEMENTS, AND REPORTS OF THE BOARD OF
  AUDITORS
REVIEW OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE
  AND FINANCIAL FUNCTIONING OF THE UNITED
  NATIONS
PROGRAMME BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM 1994-1995
UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
ELIMINATION OF COERCIVE ECONOMIC MEASURES AS A
  MEANS OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC COMPULSION


                 Letter dated 30 September 1996 from the Permanent
                 Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
                      addressed to the Secretary-General


     In my capacity as Chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of the
Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, I have the honour to enclose the
Declaration of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries adopted at the
meeting held on 24 September 1996 at United Nations Headquarters to
celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the
Movement of Non-Aligned Countries.


     I should be grateful if you would kindly have this letter and its
annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly,
under agenda items 27, 71, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 108, 109, 110, 111,
112, 113, 145 and 159, and of the Security Council.


                                            (Signed)  Julio LONDON~O PAREDES  
                                                             Ambassador       
                                                      Permanent Representative


                                     ANNEX

               Declaration of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries,
               issued on 24 September 1996 on the occasion of the
               celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the
                           founding of the Movement


     The heads of State or Government, the Ministers for Foreign
Affairs and heads of delegation of the non-aligned countries who met
in New York on the occasion of the celebration of the thirty-fifth
anniversary of the founding of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries
at the Belgrade Conference in 1961, paid homage to the founding
fathers for the courage, vision, leadership and commitment they
showed, which inspired the historic decision leading to the creation
of the Movement.

     They reaffirmed that the philosophy of non-alignment and its main
principles maintained their full validity, and that, under the current
circumstances, the Movement constituted today more than ever the ideal
forum to continue to coordinate the interests and positions of the
non-aligned countries in the international arena.  They declared their
firm commitment that the Movement should continue to lead the
developing countries in negotiations and in international forums.

     They emphasized that the activities of the Movement of Non-Aligned
Countries would continue to be based on the principle of solidarity
and that its action would be inspired by the legacy from the struggle
against colonialism and racism, the defence of the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of States, non-interference in the internal
affairs of States, the full respect and promotion of international
law, abstention from the threat or use of force against the
territorial integrity or political independence of any State in
accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the peaceful
settlement of disputes.  They reaffirmed the right of self-
determination of all peoples, taking into account the particular
situation of peoples under colonial or other forms of alien domination
or foreign occupation.  They also called upon the international
community to resist jointly all new modalities of intervention,
economic coercion and other measures of an extraterritorial character
that currently threaten the non-aligned countries.

     They affirmed that the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, faithful
to its tradition of renewing itself according to the needs demanded by
changes in international relations, would continue to promote
collective action with the purpose of extending its role and
participation in world affairs; it would reinforce the means and
broaden the issues of consultation with other countries.

     They declared that during the next century, the Movement of Non-
Aligned Countries, in accordance with the Final Document of the
Cartagena Summit, would promote, with the same determination as in the
present, economic and social development, the eradication of poverty,
the solution to the debt problem, the fight against international
terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and nuclear
disarmament.

     They reaffirmed that the Movement would continue to promote the
restructuring, revitalization and democratization of the United
Nations based on the principles contained in its Charter, as well as
the restructuring of the international financial system, including the
Bretton Woods institutions, all on the basis of the principle of the
sovereign equality of States.

     They urged all members of the international community to eradicate
from the face of the earth all imperial, hegemonic and aggressive
policies and to contribute to the construction of a democratic system
of international relations that responds to the aspirations for
development, peace, equality and justice of the countries and peoples
of the globe.


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