150 youths from NAM countries in 3rd edition of Nasser Fellowship for Int’l Leadership

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jun 2022

The Ministry of Youths and Sports’ announced that 150 youth leaders from tens of countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) are taking part in the third edition of its Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership programme, which is set to start in Cairo on Wednesday.

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The third edition, which is organised under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will be held from 31 May to 17 June under the slogan ‘Non-Aligned Youths and South-South Cooperation.’

According to the General coordinator of the programme, participants from Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Brazil, and Pakistan have arrived to take part in the programm and more are still on the way.

He also said that the third edition of the fellowship will feature the participation of youth leaders from about 73 countries in addition to an Egyptian delegation that represents many societal segments.

Earlier this week, the Nasser Fellowship organised a virtual training for its participants that introduced them to the concepts and principles of leadership and authority in large companies, in addition to discussing leadership transformation and exemplary practices.

NAM is a forum comprised of 120 world states that are not aligned with or against any major power bloc.

In April 1955, representatives from 29 Asian and African governments gathered in Bandung, Indonesia to discuss peace and the role of the third world in the Cold War, economic development, and decolonisation.

The core principles of the Bandung Conference were political self-determination, mutual respect for sovereignty, non-aggression, non-interference in internal affairs, and equality.

Drawing on the principles agreed at the Bandung Conference in 1955, the NAM was established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, through an initiative by then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito. This led to the first conference of the heads of state of non-aligned countries. The term non-aligned movement first appeared in the fifth conference in 1976.

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