On 18 April 1955, the Indonesian President Sukarno declares the Bandung Conference open. With some 29 African and Asian countries in attendance, the Conference calls upon all the participants to unite in the fight against colonialism.
On 24 April 1955, the delegations of 29 countries from Africa and Asia, meeting at the Bandung (Indonesia) International Conference, publish a Final Communiqué containing the principles adopted at the Conference.
In April 1955, on the margins of the Asian-African Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia, the non-aligned leaders (from left to right) — Colonel Gamal A. Nasser, the Burmese Prime Minister, U Nu, the Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Nasser’s adjutant, Major Salah Salem — celebrate the Burmese New Year in traditional costume.
On the 10th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, the French journalist Arthur Conte publishes an article entitled 'Bandung, a turning point in history' in which he describes the role of this meeting at a global level.
As the Bandung Conference opens on 18 April 1955, the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera outlines the growing political awareness of the Asian-African peoples and highlights their various demands.
On 27 April 1955, the Luxembourg daily newspaper Luxemburger Wort considers the move towards non-alignment apparent at the Bandung Conference attended by 29 countries from Africa and Asia from 18 to 24 April 1955.
On 28 April 1955, General Paul Ely, French Commissioner General in Indo-China, sends a letter to Antoine Pinay, French Foreign Minister, in which he gives his first impressions of the Bandung Conference, held from 18 to 24 April 1955.
Commenting on the Bandung Conference held from 18 to 24 April 1955 and attended by delegations from 29 African and Asian countries, French cartoonist Mitelberg takes an ironic look at the misunderstandings surrounding decolonisation.