Central Asian Cooperation Organization (CAC)

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History

Apr 1994, as Central Asian Economic Community (CAEC), on signature of a treaty by the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Tajikistan became a full member in Mar 1998. Also referred to as Common Economic Space (CES) and Central Asian Union. Reorganized under current title, 28 Dec 2001, Tashkent (Uzbekistan), in accordance with Tashkent Declaration of heads of member states. Ceased to exist, 7 oct 2005, when merged into Eurasian Economic Community (EurAseC).

Aims

Further progress and diversify political dialogue; develop the forms and mechanisms of regional economic integration; deepen mutual understanding on joint security issues; elaborate mutual efforts in maintenance of peace and stability in the region; develop cooperation in political, trade and economic, scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

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Activities

Strategy of Integrated Development (2000-2005) covers:

 • 1. Rational use of water resources and assurance of ecological safety of the region;

 • 2. Trade cooperation;

 • 3. Creation of a common agricultural market;

 • 4. Effective utilization of mineral and energy resources;

 • 5. Industrial cooperation aimed to a high-degree readiness for the production of competitive products;

 • 6. Creation of an integrated transport systems providing an access to internal markets;

 • 7. Development of a banking system and progressive establishment of a monetary union based on national currencies, for these purposes and also for the financing of joint regional investment projects set up, 1994, Central Asian Development and Cooperation Bank;

 • 8. Development of market infrastructure;

 • 9. Creation of favourable conditions for development of entrepreneurship;

 • 10. Scientific and technical cooperation.

Bilateral and multilateral agreements cover: common principles of indirect taxation (VAT and excise-duty); mutual protection and promotion of investments and elimination of double taxation on income and capital cooperation in pharmaceutical industry and public health; illegal drug and psychotropic substances turnover and abuse control; management of population migration; regional ecological issues; prevention and liquidation of emergency situations caused by natural disasters or technological accidents on the basis of reciprocity and coordination; complex utilization of water-energy resources of the Syrdarya River Basin. Inter-State Commission on Drugs established by Council of Prime Ministers. UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), set up by UN-ECE and UN-ESCAP in Mar 1998, covers cooperation in: development of transport infrastructure; utilization of regional power and water resources; attraction of foreign investments; pipeline delivery of hydrocarbon raw material to the world market.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 8 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Security
    • Security
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation
  • Integration
    • Integration

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F4912

Last News Received

2004
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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