e 20 SAARC summit is e 20 meeting of e heads of state or heads of government of e eight SAARC countries. e SAARC Summit will take place in Islamabad. Pakistan is aggressively seeking support from smaller Sou Asian nations to host e SAARC summit in Islamabad. Sri Lanka and Nepal have already shown support.Follows: 19 SAARC summit. 16, · e idea of Meeting of SAARC Cabinet Secretaries was suggested by India in year 2008 to discuss professional issues of common concern such as administrative reform, procedural simplifications and implementation of development programs relevant to SAARC Countries which was welcomed by Member States. 30 Secretary General, SAARC’s Visit to SAARC Development Fund imphu, Bhutan: Dr. Sunil Motiwal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SAARC Development Fund (SDF) welcomed e Secretary General of e Sou Asian Association for more. SAARC member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) met in imphu, Bhutan from ober 4 to 6 for e Counterpart Agencies Meeting of SAARC. e Report of e Second PPR Regional Roadmap Meeting for SAARC would be submitted to e next session of e SAARC CVOs’ Forum. As part of e SAARC-IFAD scoping study entitled Streng ening e Role of SAARC in e Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in Sou Asia , e Second Meeting of e Reference Group took place on 23-24 ch in Ka mandu. e irteen SAARC Summit held in Dhaka in ember 2005 recognized e crucial role of culture in bringing e peoples of Sou Asia closer . At e Meeting of e Senior Officials Preparatory to e Second Meeting of e SAARC Ministries of Culture held in Colombo on 30 ober 2006 e SAARC Agenda for Culture was presented by Sri. Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established on 8 ember 1985 by seven countries, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, e Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and social progress and cultural development in e Next meeting of e Programming. Press Release- SAARC Heal Ministers’ Video Conference to address e COVID-19 pandemic, 23 April -04-23 Pres Release- e Leaders of e Member States of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held a Video Conference on 15 ch . 19, · NEW DELHI: After a long hiatus, Saarc could finally see some progress wi Nepal holding a virtual meeting of e foreign ministers next week. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi are bo likely to . Pakistan to host next SAARC summit, says Qureshi NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ursday said e member countries of Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) had unanimously ided to hold e next summit level meeting in Islamabad. 31, · e second meeting of Education Ministers of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held here on Friday, was attended by representatives of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan. e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight countries in Sou ern Asia. ADVERTISEMENTS: In terms of population, its sphere of influence is e largest of any regional organization: almost 1.5 billion people, e combined population of its member states. Virtual Meeting of e SAARC Ministers of Education/Higher Education on Education Sectors’ Response to COVId-19, ober 08, Informal Session of e SAARC Council of Ministers (Virtual), 24 . Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka formally adopted e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter on 8 ember 1985. SAARC provides a platform for e people of Sou Asia to work toge er to accelerate e process of economic and social development. SAARC Development Goals (2007-) SDGs on Livelihood Eradication of Hunger Poverty Halve proportion of people in Poverty by 20 Ensure adequate nutrition and dietary improvement for e poor Ensure a robust pro-poor grow process Streng en connectivity of power regions and of poor as social groups Reduce social and institutional vulnerabilities of e poor, women. SAARC Regional Consultation Meeting on Pulses Value Chain Development for achieving Food and Nutrition Security in Sou Asia in ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India during 17-19 April SAARC Regional Consultation on ‘Fish Culture in Cages and Pens in Reservoirs, Lakes, Rivers and ine Waters for Aquaculture Diversification in Sou Asia’. e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is e regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in Sou Asia.Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, e Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. e SAARC comprises 3 of e world's area, 21 of e world's population and 4.21 (US$3.67 trillion) of e global economy, as . ISLAMABAD: Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said is week e Sou Asian nation had restated its willingness to host e next summit of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). A summit of Sou Asian leaders set for Islamabad in was called off as several countries, led by India, ided not to attend amid rising tensions between. SAARC Media: Evolution, development and policy challenges Greater Kashmir. e concentration of media content into e hands of few global giants, is a grim situation for e nation-states. 27, · 27-28 ember. Combined Meeting for Implementing Agencies of e SDF Funded Project, Streng ening of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Selected Areas of SAARC Countries.’ e meeting will also be attended by e Counterpart Agency Focal Points of e SAARC Development Fund. 16, · Speech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1) at e 15 Informal Meeting of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC. 16, · Based on e recommendations of e Group, SAARC Secretariat, wi technical assistance from a Consultant/Gender Specialist, developed a detailed draft Action Plan ( – ). e draft is to be discussed and approved by e next Meeting of e Group, scheduled to be hosted by Pakistan. SAARC Gender Info Base (SGIB). ADVERTISEMENTS: e efforts of e countries of Sou Asia, were successful, when e Sou Asian association for regional cooperation was formally launched in ember 1985 wi e specific aim of promoting regional economic cooperation among e seven member States— India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. In 2007 SAARC became an 8-member regional . e next informal meeting is slated to be held in Manila in . e process of expanding intra-regional trade rough preferential tariff concession and improved ket access was started wi e signing Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA) in 1993. SAARC has been arranging CVO’s meeting since 2008 and till date ree such meetings have been held. is forum has emerged as an effective platform for discussing policy and technical issues pertaining to livestock development, animal heal and public heal hazards originating from animal sources for taking coordinated regional. 24, · Speaking at a virtual informal meeting of e Saarc Council of Ministers on e sidelines of e 75 session of e United Nations General Assembly, Qureshi also stressed e need to adopt. Similarly, in o er areas of cooperation, e first meeting of e SAARC home ministers has taken place in order to address e menace of terrorism and drug trafficking more effectively. Similarly, first meeting of finance ministers was also held and instructed IGEG to develop modalities for expeditious and time-bound realization of e mandate. SAARC Development Fund (SDF): Its pri y objective is funding of project-based collaboration in social sectors such as poverty alleviation, development, etc. SDF is governed by a Board consisting of representatives from e Ministry of Finance of e Member States. 25, · (Last Updated On: 25, )Foreign Ministers of SAARC member states have emphasized e importance of e regional consensus for e success of e Afghan Peace Negotiations (APN). In e SAARC Information meeting of e Council of Foreign Ministers, which was held virtually on e sidelines of e UN General Assembly, Acting Foreign Minster Mohmmad [ ]. 16, · Calendar e 15 Informal Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held virtually on 16 on e sidelines of e 53rd Annual Meeting of ADB. e Informal Meeting was attended by SAARC finance ministers/heads of delegations, and ADB Management and senior staff to discuss e impact of COVID-19 on Sou Asian economies. All e Seven countries expressed eir unanimous ision for e development of human resources. Fif SAARC Summit (1990): e Fif SAARC Summit scheduled to be held at Sri Lanka, could not be held. So, it was held between 21-23 ember, 1990 at Male in Maldives. Chandra Sekhar, e en Prime Minister of India attended is Conference. Why in News. Recently, e Foreign Ministers’ meetings of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and e Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) took place in a virtual manner.. Key Points. India-Pakistan Tussle: India called e SAARC countries to collectively resolve to defeat e scourge of terrorism, including e forces at. 16, · @Fastrack, India initiated is SAARC meeting to offer help. India has stand by dors, medicines and testing kits, and has good knowledge in controlling outbreaks of e virus. Hopefully, e next meeting of SAARC agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS) expert group will be able to adopt e Schedules of Specific Commitments and start negotiations. SDF Counterpart Agencies from eight SAARC Member States (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) are meeting in Male’ Maldives is week for 6 Counterpart Agencies Meeting of e SAARC Development Fund (SDF). Hon’ble Minister for Economic Development H.E. Mr Fayyaz Ismail graced e inural session of e Meeting today, 23 [ ]. A Research Guide on e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (2006-). SAARC Development Goals (SDG) has also been introduced to set appropriate targets for e member states and call for attainment of ose targets in scheduled timeframe. a meeting of e SAARC foreign ministers revisited e scheme approved. e meeting shows our efforts are ongoing and moving ford, Minister Gyawali told e Post. ere is a growing realisation at SAARC is still relevant, said Gyawali. After Nepal hosted e 18 summit in , e next edition of e event was supposed to be held in Pakistan in . SAARC was founded by seven countries in 1985. In 2005, Afghanistan requested its accession to SAARC and formally applied for membership in e same year. SAARC has 6 main departments at take care of e entire organization's plans and goals. Read to know more about it in is article. For UPSC Preparation, follow BYJU'S. Representatives from 8 SAARC countries including India reviewed progress made in poverty alleviation and discussed to make SAARC development goals compatible wi MDGs during Secretary-level meeting. SAARC Convention on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances . SAARC Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism and its Additional Protocol. SAARC Conference on Cooperation in Police Matters . Meeting of e SAARC Interior/Home Ministers. Social Development. Heal . Gender related issues. You . Children. SAARC Social Charter. Saarc. Secretary-General of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, is head of a SAARC Secretariat, which is headquartered in Ka mandu, Nepal. SAARC is an economic and geopolitical union between e eight Sou Asian member nations, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Secretary-General is appointed for a ree-year term by election by. e Informal Meeting of e Council of Ministers of e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held in New York last week has approved e nomination of former Foreign Secretary and senior career diplomat Mr. Esala Weerakoon, to be e 14 Secretary General of SAARC, wi effect from 01 ch . SAARC or Sou Asian Association for Regional Co-operation was formed in ember, 1985 at Dhaka. India, Pakistan Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives are its founding members. Afghanistan became its 8 member in 2007. SAARC is e first systematic organizational output of efforts at regional level among member states of Sou Asia. e original [ ]. 18, · News Desk. -. 18, . Amid escalated tensions between India and Pakistan after e recent meeting of e Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar are scheduled to meet virtually at e Sou Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting on 24, reported . e meeting was chaired by Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Ku Gyawali, facilitated by e SAARC Secretariat in Ka mandu. e newly appointed Secretary General of SAARC Esala Weerakoon also addressed e informal meeting. e Sri Lanka delegation comprised Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayana Colombage and senior officials of e. 25, · Pakistan has already requested e concerned au orities to allow SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry to operate under SAARC patronage and nomenclature to carry ford agenda of regional integration wi in e ambit of SAARC Charter, Constitution of SAARC CCI and e Guidelines & Procedure for Apex bodies, till next meeting of standing committee.