Indonesian president calls on NAM to be more proactive in 21st century

15:55, May 25, 2011      

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Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on the Non-Alligned Movement (NAM) to be more proactive to help sharp the new world of 21st century, after he formally established the 16th Ministerial Conference and Commemorative Meeting of the 50th Anniversary of NAM in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday morning.

The president said that the Movement, with the power of 118 member states, could be a greater force for peace, justice and prosperity in the 21st century, which is different from 1960s when NAM was founded.

The new world was marked by rapid power-shifts, as new power centers with growing economic, military and diplomatic resources were emerging, which were changing the weight of the world; as the media, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, and individuals had their capacity, resources and influence multiplied; as ordinary people wanted to take part in all decision-making processes that affects their lives; and as the new generation had no experience nor memory of the cold war, he added.

"That is why the best way for our Movement to be relevant is to be pertinent to today's challenges, and responsive to opportunities," Yudhoyono said.

Indonesian president called on NAM to be neither defensive nor dogmatic while marching forward in the world of challenge and opportunity, not only with confidence and courage but more importantly with a forward looking mind-set, and with a win-win world view

In details, he said that NAM could be a net contributor to a culture of global peace and security, to political development, promotion of democracy and advancement of good governance, and to equitable global prosperity, where no nation should be left behind.Source: Xinhua



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