NON – ALIGNED MONUMENT

Non-Aligned Monument

Located with its entrance facing Avenue of the Republic and borders Church Street to its north and North Road to its south is the Non-Aligned Monument. This edifice was unveiled by His Excellency, Mr. Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana in honour of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement; these founders are:  the Presidents of Egypt, Ghana, India and Yugoslavia.

The monument also commemorates the 1972 Conference (August 8-11) of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned countries, the first of its kind to be held in Guyana. It consists of four busts, sculpted to the likeness of each of the founders of the movement. The busts were sculpted in the countries where the men originated from.