An Introduction to NAMCHRCD
The Non-aligned Movement Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (NAMCHRCD) is an outcome of the Non-aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting on Human Right and Cultural Diversity, held on September 3-4, 2007, in Tehran . In the final document of the Meeting, entitled "the Tehran Declaration and the Plan of Action", the Member States decided to establish a Center in Tehran . According to the Charter of the Center, this institution is an inter-governmental and independent body which functions as a research – educational institution.
Taking into consideration the virtues of historical traditions and the values of all civilization and cultures around the World, the Center provides scientific promotes discourse in global human rights issues for the Member States. Under the heading of "Unifying Diverse Cultures towards the Enrichment of the Universality of Human Rights" in the Tehran Declaration, the main purpose in creation of the Center is to prepare a platform for the exchange of knowledge, good practices, general reflections, and to have intensive debate in order to contribute to the advancement of human rights, with a special focus on the common human rights challenges that the developing countries encounter.