strengthen good relations and solidarity among developing countries.
The Ministers underscored the importance of promoting a more dynamic and co- operative relationship with the developed and industrialised countries, based on constructive engagement, broad partnership and mutuality of benefits. To this end, the Ministers requested that the NAM, in co-ordination with the G77 analyse the matter in order to propose to their counterparts on subjects and the methods for the launching of the dialogue.
Dialogue among Civilisations
The Ministers recalled the positions of the NAM adopted at both the XII Durban Summit and the XIII Cartagena Ministerial Conference stressing that the Dialogue among Civilisations should be a durable process, and reaffirmed their support for the strengthening and institutionalisation of these processes at regional and international levels. They emphasised that in the current international environment, dialogue among civilisations is not an option but an imperative. In this connection, they recalled the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 8 September 2000, which underscored tolerance as a fundamental value of international relations in the 21st Century, and which called for the promotion of a culture of peace and dialogue among civilisations. They further welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly of a Global Agenda for Dialogue among Civilisations contained in Resolution A/56/6, and are convinced that implementation of its programme of action positively contributes to international efforts to attain universal peace, welfare and stability.
United Nations Millennium Declaration
The Ministers acknowledged their collective responsibility to uphold the principles and implement the commitments of the Millennium Declaration. In this regard, they welcomed the adoption of General Assembly Resolution 58/291 of 6 May 2004 on the integrated and co-ordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic and social fields, which decided to convene in New York in 2005, a High-Level plenary meeting to undertake a comprehensive review of the progress made in fulfilment of all the commitments contained in the Millennium Declaration, including the internationally agreed development goals. They urged the international community, especially the developed countries, to ensure the durable implementation of the commitments, targets, goals and objectives, as reflected in the specific outcomes of the summits and conferences within their mandates.
Strengthening, Restructuring, Revitalising and Democratising the United Nations
The Ministers reaffirmed the Movement’s commitment to the Charter of the United Nations and underscored the need to preserve and promote the centrality and sanctity of its principles and purposes.
The Ministers expressed their concern that the impact of the United Nations reforms on the developing countries is yet to be felt, given the continuous decline in the resources