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    • 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....

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    • 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...

November 4, Kathmandu. A national consultation meeting of People's SAARC has been held today in Kathmandu. The meeting was inaugurated by Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayankaji Shrestha. On the eve of upcoming SAARC Summit in Maldives on November 10-11, 2011, the meeting has discussed on the issues of the public concern that relate to or have impact in the regional level in South Asia. Hon. Minister wished that the meeting would be able to incorporate diverse issues of national concern in the position that is to be submitted to Nepal Government.

Many intellectuals, professionals, human rights activists, civil society activists, representatives of civil society organizations, media persons, representatives of the organizations that work on the issues of children, women, ethnic and indigenous communities, Dalits, the marginalized, peasants, human trafficking, trade unions, regional economy, and  development activists among others actively took part in the discussion. A draft of the civil society issues and resolutions was presented for discussion. With suggestions and comments included and addressed, a civil society position paper is being prepared. The position paper or demand paper will be submitted to the Government so that the issues are considered by the Government upon participation in the Summit. The document will be submitted to the SAARC Secretariat as well. Further, this civil society paper with resolutions will be integrated in the consolidated paper at SAARC level.

Source: http://www.ngofederation.org