Non-Aligned Movement Conference

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member countries who attended the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York have resolved to work to make the group more relevant in the face of global challenges such as terrorism, conflicts and trade disputes.

Speaking at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement on the sidelines of the United Nations 73rd General Assembly, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey urged the organization to put in place measures to prevent terrorism and fundamentalism, which pose a threat to global peace and security.

Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey noted that “without tolerance for culture, religion as well as adherence to the principles of rule of law, development would elude the world”.

She added that whereas conflicts, climate change, inequality, terrorism, poverty and youth unemployment were slowing down development in various parts of the world, NAM member  countries should work together in unity and with a sense of purpose to help address these challenges.