| Bandung Conference

Agenda Item: Promotion of Asian-African Countries Economic and Cultural Cooperation, and Decolonization.

The Bandung Conference was established in the name of developing social, economic, cultural, and political relations between the newly independent Asian and African countries. The first session took place between 18-24 April in Bandung, Indonesia.

The guiding principle of the conference was the "coexistence for peace" that was declared between the two states as a result of the Sino-Indian conflict over Tibet in 1954. At the Bandung Conference, states with significant differences in terms of their foreign policy and interests came together and representatives from 29 countries represent 54 percent of the world's population.

The countries that organized the conference expressed their discomfort due to the failure of Western countries to consult Asian countries in their decisions regarding Asia.

The discussions focused mainly on whether the Soviet Union's position in Eastern Europe and Central Asia should be criticized in the same way as the colonialism of Western states.

Covering the principles of the United Nations Declaration and five principles of Indian Prime Minister Nehru, Bandung Conference adopted a ten-point declaration on the development of world peace and cooperation.

In this annual session of İstanbul Kültür University Model United Nations Conference, we will be discussing  Promotion of Asian-African Countries Economic and Cultural Cooperation, and Decolonization.

Under Secretary-General: Zahide Nur Kantarcı, Elif Güneş

Level of Committee: Beginner-Intermediate

Zahide Nur KANTARCIOĞLU

Bandung Conference

Elif GÜNEŞ

Bandung Conference