Founded by French intellectual Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network International is a web of non-aligned press groups dedicated to the analysis of international relations.
Originating from diversified political, social and cultural backgrounds, the members of Voltaire Network collectively adhere to the principles of the 1955 Bandung Conference:
|1. ||Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and principles of the charter of the United Nations|
|2. ||Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations|
|3. ||Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations large and small|
|4. ||Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country|
|5. ||Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself, singly or collectively, in conformity with the the United Nations Charter|
|6. ||(a) Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve any particular interests of the big powers|
(b) Abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries
|7. ||Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country|
|8. ||Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties own choice, in conformity with the United Nations Charter|
|9. ||Promotion of mutual interests and cooperation|
|10. ||Respect for justice and international obligations.|
Voltaire Network does not aim to promote a particular ideology or a world vision, but to hone the critical thinking of its readers. It places reflection before belief and arguments before convictions.