19 July 2019
St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to Cuba, Her Excellency Verna Mills, will lead the delegation to the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, on 20-21 July 2019 under the theme: “Promotion and Consolidation of Peace through Respect for International Law.”
The meeting will consider preparations for the upcoming 18th Summit of the NAM Heads of State and Government, which will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 25-26 October 2019. The meeting will also examine the Movement’s principled positions on global issues relating to peace and security, human rights, development, and the promotion and preservation of multilateralism, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the Bandung Founding Principles of the NAM.
A Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine, as well as a NAM Seminar on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, will be convened during the NAM Ministerial Meeting.
The Ministerial Meeting will conclude with the adoption of the outcome documents of the meeting: Final Document, Caracas Political Declaration, Political Declaration of the NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine and the Report of the Rapporteur General of the Ministerial Meeting.
The NAM was instituted in 1961 and it has a membership of 120 Member States. It is the largest grouping of countries outside of the UN system. With such a large membership, the NAM is an essential actor in global and multilateral affairs. Throughout its life span, the Movement has played an important role in advocating and representing the interests of developing countries, mainly in the areas of the search for a more equitable and just global order, supporting struggles for freedom and self-determination, eradication of colonialism, and in the pursuit of world peace.