Indonesian National Archives Together with Padjajaran University, Airlangga University and Udayana University Hold Bandung-Belgrade-Havana (BBH) Conference

The National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI), Padjadjaran University (Unpad), Airlangga University (Unair), and Udayana University (Unud) jointly held a Commemorative Conference in Global History and Perspective Bandung-Belgrade-Havana (BBH) conference which was held for 2 November 13-14 2022 at the Four Star Hotel, Renon, Denpasar.

The conference involved around 140 scholars from various disciplines and practitioners from various professional fields as well as social and solidarity movement activists, based in diverse geographical areas in Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

This conference was also held in a series of 60 years chronology of the Belgrade Non-Aligned Conference and 55 years of the Havana Tricontinental Conference, which was a follow-up to the Bandung Conference. Indonesia was the right place for the deliberations of the three conferences because it witnessed the key role of Indonesia and President Sukarno. In addition to other Bandung leaders, in the history of the international struggle for peace, justice and global prosperity. This conference took place consecutively in four places that have special meaning in the movement for the struggle for Indonesian independence and a special relationship with Sukarno, each of which was held in Jakarta (07/11), Bandung (08-09/11), Blitar (09/11 ), Surabaya (10-12/11) and Bali (13-14/11).

While recommendations for implementing BBH in Bali are:
1) Colonialism, neo-colonialism and Western imperialism are still entrenched in Asian, African and Latin American countries. Social and political movements in Asian, African and Latin American countries need to unite to gather strength and solidarity to end colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism and to build an alternative to a new world order based on lasting peace, justice and prosperity.

2) Wars are still going on in various parts of the world, both in Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Wars are not only happening physically, but also virtually, digitally, through social media and economically through sanctions by Western countries against countries that are not in accordance with Western interests. The current war in Ukraine can be understood as Russia's resistance to years of Western aggression through economic and media sanctions. The war in Ukraine is a US-NATO war against Russia. This war has claimed lives but has also had an impact on global crises in the fields of food, energy and finance. The campaign to end the war needs to be continued, including calls to stop the supply of weapons from the West to Ukraine.

3) In this global crisis, NAM is required to play a more active role in initiating peace steps by building synergies with the BRICS to balance the economic and military strength of the US, NATO and their allies.