Samedi 24 avril 2010, par DK // BANDUNG SPIRIT

BANDUNG PRINCIPLES known also as the DASA SILA BANDUNG (TEN PRINCIPLES OF PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE) are the last part of the Final Communiqué of the 1955 Bandung Conference under the title of "DECLARATION ON THE PROMOTION OF WORLD PEACE AND COOPERATION". After a short introduction, the DASA SILA was presented as follows :

1. Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
2. Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.
3. Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations large and small.
4. Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country.
5. Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself singly or collectively, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
6. (a) Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve the particular interests of any of the big powers.
(b) Abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries.
7. Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country.
8. Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties’ own choice, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
9. Promotion of mutual interests and co-operation.
10. Respect for justice and international obligations.

See the full Final Communiqué.