ZA COM MR-AAO-247
- 1961 - present (Accumulation)
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The International Institute for Non-Aligned Studies in India holds a comprehensive collection of NAM resources. It maintains a reference library for research scholars, visitors and other dignitaries. Some individual member states hold their own archives.
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The Non-Aligned Movement was founded in Belgrade in 1961 by countries not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It focused on national struggles for independence, eradication of poverty and economic development. It supported the liberation movements and took an active stance against apartheid. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members and 17 observer countries.