South-Asia Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SANGO)

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1988-05-05 Islamabad Pakistan


5 May 1988, Islamabad (Pakistan), when registered under Pakistan law, following the Islamabad Declaration made at a seminar, 15-20 Sep 1987, under the auspices of U-XF0547 - NGO Management Network. Interim organizing committee set up 15 Sep 1987. As of 2001, activities suspended.


Serve as an instrument for development, growth and improvement of NGOs, providing a forum for exchange of views and information, encouraging research and studies and serving as a centre for collection and dissemination of information; promote networking of NGOs in South Asia, establishing liaison with regional governmental bodies and international organizations; inform peoples and governments, in particular SAARC.


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General Council (meets every 2 years), comprising one accredited representative from each member organization, and founding members of the interim committee. Steering Committee (meets at least once a year), comprising 8-15 members, including President, General Secretary and Treasurer, and comprising at least one third women and at least one third men. Secretariat, headed by Executive Secretary. Regional Coordinating Committees; Secretariat.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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