Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific (CPS)

Plan de Colombo pour la coopération économique et sociale en Asie et dans le Pacifique

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History

May 1950, following a proposal for a Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic Development in South and South-East Asia, put forward by the meeting of Commonwealth and Foreign Ministers, Jan 1950, Colombo. In pursuance of an agreement of this meeting, a Consultative Committee was formed at subsequent meetings in the same year, in Sydney (Australia) and later in London (UK). Technical Cooperation under the Plan commenced Mar 1951; the Plan came into full operation in July 1951, with the commencement of capital aid operations and launching of national development plans. Current name adopted Dec 1977. The Plan was initially set up for 6 years; subsequent action by the Consultative Committee extended it from 1957-1961, 1961-1966, 1966-1971, 1971-1976 and 1976-1981; and, at the 28th Meeting of the Consultative Committee in Nov 1980, Jakarta (Indonesia), the Plan was extended indefinitely, its need and relevance henceforth being examined only if considered necessary.

Aims

Promote interest in and support for the economic and social development of Asia and the Pacific; promote technical cooperation and assist in the sharing and transfer of technology among member countries; keep under review relevant information on technical cooperation between member governments, multilateral and other agencies so as to accelerate development through cooperative effort; facilitate transfer and sharing of the developmental experiences among member countries within the region with emphasis on the concept of South-South cooperation.

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Activities

Training/education; events/meetings; politics/policy/regulatory; capacity building.

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Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 27 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Management
    • Planning
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Value Redistribution
    • Cooperative

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

C0281

Last News Received

2017
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