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NAM XV Summit in Sharm el Sheikh and reference to RtoP in final document
27-30 April 2009
Havana, Cuba

On 27-30 April 2009, the non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau met in Havana, Cuba, to discuss preparations for the forthcoming XV Conference of Heads of State in the Non-Aligned Movement, to be held in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt on 15 and 16 July 2009. In preparation for this, they reviewed and deliberated global issues of collective concern.

They re-affirmed the 5 principles of the Non-Aligned Movement, which are 1) mutual respect for each others territorial integrity and sovereignty, 2) mutual non-aggression, 3) mutual non-interference in domestic affairs, 4) equality and mutual benefit, and 5) peaceful coexistence. Topics discussed and included in the meeting included regional and sub-regional political issues, human rights , and social and developmental issues, and UN reform. Included in the meeting report was the Responsibility to Protect, in regards to the promotion and preservation of multilateralism. Excerpts from the document are reprinted below.

19.2 Remain seized of and active in further deliberations in the UN General Assembly on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, bearing in mind the principles of the UN Charter and international law, including respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, non-interference in their internal affairs, as well as respect for fundamental human rights. The Movement took note of the presentation by the Secretary General of the Report mplementing the responsibility to protect (document A/63/677); (...)

61.5 The Ministers reiterated the role of the General Assembly in the maintenance of international peace and security and expressed grave concern at instances wherein the Security Council fails to address cases involving genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or ceasefire between parties, in fulfilment of its primary responsibility in this regard; (...)

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