• 11-sa_0.jpg
  • DSC_1104.jpg
  • DSC_1159.jpg
  • group_photo.jpg
  • image002.jpg
  • peoplesaarc_presentation.jpg
  • pjb.jpg
  • pjb2.jpg
  • psaarc2.jpg
  • saape_presentation.jpg
  • WP_20140914_003.jpg
  • WP_20140914_005.jpg
  • News

    • People’s SAARC Punjab Strategy meeting held

      People’s SAARC Pakistan, organised strategy meeting in Lahore, Punjab on 14 October at Progressive Labour Federation office. Over 40 activists from peasants’ organisations, women’s organisations, trade unions, social and political activists attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Nazli...

    • People’s SAARC Regional Convergence 2014 organised in Nepal

      South Asian people's movements (women, youth, peasants, labour, socially marginalised groups) and civil society organisations organised a regional convergence from 22 to 24 November 2014 in the form of People's SAARC, parallel to the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. The overarching theme of...

    • People's SAARC Regional Planning Meeting held

      People's SAARC Regional Planning Meeting heldThe regional planning meeting of People’s SAARC was organised on 14 September 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The planning meeting mainly focused on People’s SAARC mobilisation at the national and regional level for the regional convergence of People’s SAARC, which will be organised in Kathmandu, Nepal....

  • People's SAARC in Media

    • Nepal: People's SAARC challenges regional elite's agenda

      By Farooq Tariq The 18th South Asian Associations for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took place at Kathmandu, Nepal on November 25 and 26. The heads of the eight states of South Asia took part in the summit. Kathmandu was a showcase of what has happened repeatedly in the three decades since the...

    • People's SAARC wraps up with 24-point declaration

      HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: The three-day long People’s SAARC Convergence-2014 concluded today with a 24-point declaration. People’s SAARC also handed over the declaration to the government of Nepal as Nepal is hosting the 18th SAARC Summit. Coordinator of People’s SAARC Regional Convergence...

    • People’s SAARC kicks off in capital, around 80 issues to be discussed

      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam has said the government was committed to  promulgating an inclusive, proportional and democratic constitution within coming January 22. Opening the People’s SAARC Regional Convergence amidst a programme here Saturday, Minister...

South Asian people's movements (women, youth, peasants, labour, socially marginalised groups) and civil society organisations organised a regional convergence from 22 to 24 November 2014 in the form of People's SAARC, parallel to the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. The overarching theme of the convergence was ‘People’s Movements Uniting South Asia for Deepening Democracy, Social Justice & Peace’. The objective of the convergence was to strengthen the people’s solidarity in South Asia in tune with the vision and perspectives of an alternative model for political, social, economic, and cultural order that must ensure democracy, justice and peace for all in the region.

Representatives from all SAARC member countries took part in the conference. Altogether 72 parallel events were organised during the programme, which witnessed participation of 2,500 activists representing more than 150 South Asian organisations during the convergence. The events were organised by the concerned federation and network agencies at their own initiative, interests and costs. International delegates participating in the programmes bore the expenses by themselves. Participants at the Convergence reaffirmed solemn commitments towards justice, peace, security, human rights, and democracy in the region for equality and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. 

The three-day long Convergence concluded with a 32-point declaration. Convener of People’s SAARC Regional Convergence 2014, Sharmila Karki, who is also president of NGO Federation of Nepal, handed over the declaration to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey at the closing ceremony held on 24 November in Lalitpur.

There were 133 member organisations (national, regional and global) in the host country organising committee. NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) was hosting the secretariat of People’s SAARC 2014 Host Country Organising Committee.

Photographs: www.flickr.com