Politics & International Studies

The Non Aligned Movement, Neutrality and Multipolarity

The Non Aligned Movement, Neutrality and Multipolarity

The NAM that had started fading after the first Cold War ended and the US declared the ‘unipolar phase’ of its dominance, this movement of the Global South is  once again revving up its act.


Anuradha Chenoy, Adjunct Professor, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India; Associate Fellow, Transnational Institute, the Netherlands.


Two summits the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and G-77 (Group of 77 countries),  both in Kampala, Uganda January 19_ 22, 2024,   indicate new stirrings in the Global South. This geographical metaphor for the former colonies, earlier called the ‘under developed countries’ and then the ‘Third World’ now clubbed as the Global South,   show collective political assertion that is startling the great and hegemonic powers.

The gathering of foreign ministers of the 120 countries of NAM   in this 19th meeting, strongly condemned the illegal Israeli  military aggression in Gaza, demanded ceasefire, unhindered, expanded  humanitarian assistance and expressed support for South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. The African Union Commission’s Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat described the war in Gaza as ‘immoral and unacceptable’, while South African President Cyril Ramaphosa  called for a release of the hostages and the start of talks for a just solution for Palestine.

Published in: Defend Democracy Press

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