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        Thursday, September 14, 2006
        Yet another world forum
        I stumbled upon Non-Aligned Countries Movement (NAM)’s site. It left me bewildered as to why the world needs yet another reason for politicians to trot around the globe attending summits to only return to their countries and run business as (un)usual – contrary to the principles of the organizations to which they belong.

        Take the first of ten "guiding principles" of NAM, also known as "The Ten Principles of Bandung". It reads "respect of fundamental human rights and the objectives and principles of the Charter of the United Nations." The tenth commandment is "respect of justice and international obligations." Then look at the member countries and tell me what could they possibly be talking about right now in the 14th summit being held in Cuba?
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