NON – ALIGNED MOVEMENT (NAM) was founded in Belgrade in year 1961. It was brainchild of India’s First Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Yugoslavia’s First President Josip Broz Tito, Egypt’s Second President, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Indonesia’s First President, Sukarno. These leaders or we must say stalwarts joined hands together and penned down formation of such an Intergovernmental Organisation of States, which would be not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc. They took this step to advocate a middle course for states in the Developing World between the Western and Eastern Blocs in Cold War.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR NON ALIGNED STUDIES (IINS), a Think Tank, was established in year 1980, with objectives similar to those of NAM. Since then, it has been rigorously working and voicing opinions about Human Rights situation and Security issues of people residing in Non Aligned Countries. While observing the scenario of NAM countries, IINS came with an initiative of starting up a News and Feature Agency in English and Hindi in manifestation of the emerging concept of News, Information and Communication Order outlined by the developing and NAM Countries. Thus, News from Non Aligned World (NNW) was started to fill the void in media exposition of issues, events and achievements of the Third World.
Today, NEWS FROM NON-ALIGNED WORLD is subscribed and read by a cross-section of people from academic, social, political, diplomatic and other fields. It is received by more than 850 newspapers (national, regional and languages press), various ministries of the Government of India and state government departments, and diplomatic missions in India and abroad educational institutions, socio-political organisations and enlightened individuals.
Every month, the NNW publishes a special features bulletin, which contains articles, commentaries, special features, and analytical evaluation of the events and happening during the month. NNW has been provided accreditation by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India. The Agency is also accredited to both Houses of the Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.