NAM and the current need for Sustainable Development

With the ever growing economies and the need and greed for more, the doctrine of Sustainable Development becomes the most relevant principle in today’s times. The doctrine of Sustainable Development has most commonly been defined as development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains two key concepts:
· the concept of needs, in particular, the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
· the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”

The Movement since its inception has always believed in promoting the rule of law and respect for it at all levels which will ensure the maintenance of international peace and security, achieving socioeconomic development. The movement emphasizes that it is necessary for developing countries to work hand in hand to reach a target reform of global financial and economic governance and structural design in order to establish an even-handed, clear and autonomous international system.

Emphasising on rule of law, NAM asks for compliance at international level from all its member countries and other made with regard to funding development programs and transfer of technology, mostly in compliance with MDG 8. NAM also reaffirmed the vital role that universal rules based, equitable, non-discriminatory and multilateral trading system along with meaningful trade liberalization they feel can be of great importance as it might stimulate economic growth and development worldwide. This would benefit at all stages of developments in all countries. NAM’s new set of sustainable development may turn the tables making these legitimate demands into goals and targets which might seem promising to millions of entrepreneurs worldwide mostly in developing countries for whom the present circumstances seem unfavourable. NAM has presented a new set of sustainable development goals which they feel would be universally applicable, and laudable not ignoring the diversity of legal, political and economic system besides the local culture. Their norms describe the importance of not being over-perspective while respecting the diversity of national circumstances. The arrangement of the political and legal system is seen as a matter within the domestic jurisdiction of States and “no one size fits all”. Its framework has asked all its countries to make sure that all states must work for promoting these rules of law at national and international levels.

The NAM Members remain concerned on the application of unilateral and extraterritorial measures and politically motivated domestic laws directed against other States, and stress upon their negative impact on the rule of international law as well as on international relations. However it has been asked from the members to abstain from unlawful coercive measures which might involve imposing sanctions both individually or collectively. Also it imposes rules which make it mandatory for no State or a group of States from stripping other States of their legal rights for any political or biased considerations.

The Movement thereby reaffirms the need for the intercontinental community to maintain and defend its commitments which are expressed in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, in the 2005 World Summit Outcome and the outcome of the document of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General assembly on the Millennium Development Goals of 2010, in order to take further measures which would be effective in action along with being in accordance with international law. Thereby removing the obstacles to the full realization of the right of freedom and independence of people who had lived under colonial and foreign occupation, which might go on with adversely affecting their economic and social development along with ones environment, being unsuited to the dignity and worth of the mortal being , therefore needs to be counter attacked and eliminated.

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