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Bandung Conference (Afro-Asian Conference, 1955)

An international conference held in Bandung, Indonesia, on 18-24 April 1955, including representatives from 29 Asian and African countries. The purpose of the conference was to promote anti-colonialism and to discuss policies in light of the Cold War. Israel was not invited to the conference, due to the threat of boycott from Arab countries. The conference adopted a 10-point resolution echoing the UN Charter, resolved to support the Arabs in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and called on Israel to withdraw to the borders envisioned in the Partition Plan. The conference is considered a milestone in the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement.