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Bandung Principles

Since its founding, the work of the Movement has been guided by the framework of the following “Ten Bandung Principles”:

  • Respect for fundamental human rights, and for the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations
  • Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations
  • Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations, large and small
  • Abstention from intervention or interference into the internal affairs of another country
  • Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself, singly or collectively, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations
  • Abstention from the use of arrangement of collective defense to serve the particular interests of any of the big powers, and abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries
  • Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country
  • Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration, or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties’ own choice, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations
  • Promotion of mutual interests and cooperation; and
  • Respect for justice and international obligations