KARACHI: The social emancipation of the people of the South Asian region is one of the priorities of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The SAARC social charter set out inspiring goals for the member states such as poverty eradication, population stabilisation and empowerment of women, youth mobilisation, and human resource development, promotion of health and nutrition and protection of children. Amjad Hussain Sial, Secretary General SAARC said that economically, SAARC’s eight vibrantly growing economies offer tremendous scope for effective regional integration. He underscored that SAARC enjoys commitment and support from the highest political leadership of the region, namely, SAARC heads of state and government.
He particularly mentioned the SAARC initiatives for pursuing climate-resilient development in South Asia through mitigation of climate change.