The emission of commemorative postal stamps” The 60th anniversary of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement – Belgrade 1961” is issued to honor the great diplomatic anniversary and very important international event which marked the beginning of the new era in the Cold war period. This was the era in which, beside two antagonistic blocks of countries, NATO and Warsaw pacts, the important role in international relations was starting to belong to the group of countries that stood for ideals of collaboration between countries based on equality, openness and impartiality in international relations, consisting mostly of countries established in the period of postcolonial emancipation of peoples of Africa, Asia and South America. The emission of commemorative postal stamps highlights and emphasizes the importance of Belgrade and former Yugoslavia in the process of founding and functioning of the Non-Aligned Movement, especially in the context of the great anniversary, the inauguration of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade in 1961.
The First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement was held in Belgrade, the capital of then Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, from 1 to 6 September 1961. The aim of the Conference was ”the exchange of views on international issues in order to more effectively contribute to world peace and security and peaceful cooperation among nations”. Twenty-five countries represented by their heads of state, government or ministers of foreign affairs took part in the Conference and three countries participated as observers. The important role of the Non-Aligned Movement today is confirmed by the significant number of member and observer states taking part in its activities. By issuing the emission of commemorative postal stamps” The 60th anniversary of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement – Belgrade 1961” the Republic of Serbia emphasizes the importance of preservation of memories of important diplomatic events and contributes to the promotion of the principles and ideals of the Non-Aligned Movement in today’s world.
Expert collaboration: Museum of Yugoslavia.
Graphic realization of the issue: Nadežda Skočajić, MA graphic artist.
This issue has been expanded with digitalized material that can be read via QR code.Sheetlet of the "60 years since the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement – Belgrade, 1961" issue has two QR codes.The QR code in the upper right corner of the sheetlet, visible on the digital display of the issue, leads to the page: https://efilatelija.posta.rs/, while the QR code in the lower left corner leads to the page where the digitalized artefacts from the time of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Belgrade in 1961 are displayed, and it can only be read from the printed sheetlet of the issue, which is why it was replaced by letters on the display.