This book traces economic and political issues through SAARC’s thirty-year journey. Topical and well-researched, this collection provides a comprehensive assessment of SAARC and provides policy directives for the future.  The book points out the issues and constraints that have hindered regional cooperation in South Asia. It establishes that despite being democracies, there has been little effort by member nations to promote regional cooperation in the public domain. It stresses that in view of the increased role that countries wish to play in globalisation, economic cooperation is the way forward. The book further argues that political will is the pivot on which the prospect of regional cooperation revolves.

Trafficking and Vulnerabilities of Children and Women: An Analysis

Trafficking and vulnerabilities of children and women: An analysis
Anuradha Koirala

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is dedicated to improving the welfare of the people of South Asia through economic growth, social progress and the cultural development of the region. It endeavours to achieve the six regional objectives stated in its charter through the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, national independence, non-use of force, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, and peaceful settlement of all disputes. Two significant consequences that derive from observing these principles are that decisions at all levels are taken on the basis of unanimity, and contentious issues are excluded from formal deliberations.

Children and women in South Asia ...

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