Non-Aligned Movement strongly rejects the application of unilateral coercive measures

New York, 9 October 2020. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held today its Ministerial Meeting, which usually takes place during the UN General Assembly High-Level Segment. The event was held online, as the United Nations has held all its activities since the inauguration of the 75th session on 15 September.

In the Political Declaration adopted in the session, Ministers strongly rejected the promulgation and application of unilateral coercive measures against Member States of the Movement. They were described as contrary to the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly the principles of non-intervention, self-determination and independence of States.

With this Declaration, NAM reiterated its determination to denounce and demand the repeal of such unilateral measures, which affect human rights and prevent the full economic and social development of peoples subjected to them.

The document also pointed out that the desire of the Movement to establish a peaceful and prosperous world remains encumbered by fundamental impediments, which are in the form of, inter alia, the coercive and unilateral measures imposed by developed countries on the nations of the South, even in times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The declaration also reiterates its condemnation to all unilateralism by some States, while further reiterating its full support to the values of multilateralism and international cooperation, which underpin the UN Charter and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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