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Non-Aligned Movement Summit.
In Tehran, Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement Summit was opened with a session in which a committee of experts will work on a document that will expose the countries' common positions on topics such as the Iranian nuclear issue, the crisis in Syria, the hegemonic threats, the economic and financial situation, human rights and world peace. teleSUR multimedia.telesurtv.net The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states considering themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members and 17 observer countries. In a speech given during the Havana Declaration of 1979, Fidel Castro said the purpose of the organization is to ensure "the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics". The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations's members and contain 55% of the world population. Membership is particularly concentrated in countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World. The Non-Aligned movement was never established as a formal organization, but became the name to refer to the participants of the Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries first held in 1961. The term "non <b>...</b>