South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Dhaka on 8 December 1985. SAARC comprises of eight Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Secretariat of the Association was set up in Kathmandu on 17 January 1987. The objectives of the Association as outlined in the SAARC Charter are: to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potentials; to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia; to contribute to mutual trust, understanding and appreciation of one another's problems; to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific fields; to strengthen cooperation with other developing countries; to strengthen cooperation among themselves in international forums on matters of common interests; and to cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes.  Decisions at all levels are to be taken on the basis of unanimity; and bilateral and contentious issues are excluded from the deliberations of the Association.
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Careers

Staff at South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have experience in

Sectors

  • hiv/aids
  • development
  • economic policy
  • market research
  • private sector development

Funders

  • world bank group

Countries

  • india
  • bhutan
  • nepal
  • bangladesh
  • united kingdom

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • Nepal (headquarters)
  • Kathmandu
  • SAARC Secretariat, Tridevi Marg