The Archives of Yugoslavia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia organized an exhibition entitled "The First Conference of Heads of State or Governments of Non-Aligned Countries, Belgrade 1961" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Belgrade Conference. The exhibition will be displayed at the central hall of the National Assembly during the Ministerial Meeting from 5th-6th September, after which it shall be relocated into the exhibition hall of the Archives of Yugoslavia, open to visitors from 5th October 2011, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue both in Serbian and English, with an introductory text by Professor Ljubodrag Dimić, PhD.
The exhibits will include 253 documents (letters, photographs) sorted into six chapters:
-The First Contacts – Tito’s visit to India, Burma and Egypt, 16th December 1954 – 5th February 1955.
- The Asian-African Conference – Bandung, 18th-24th April 1955.
- The Tripartite Meeting Tito-Nasser-Nehru, Brioni, 18th-19th July 1956.
- “The Initiative of Five” at the XV Session of the UN General Assembly, September- October 1960.
- The Preparatory Meeting of Non-Aligned Countries, Cairo, 5th-12th June 1961.
- The Belgrade Conference, 1st-6th September 1961.
Within the last and most voluminous chapter, which includes 200 exhibits, all participating countries are presented with exhibits of their most significant documents and photographs of all heads of delegations of participating countries, all 25 of them and three countries with observer status. Finally, documents of the First Conference of Non-Aligned Countries are exhibited.
Most of the documents and photographs are presented to the public for the first time.