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Agreement for the Establishment of a Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Jul 29, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001115)
Title (French)

Accord portant création d'un Centre de développement rural intégré pour l'Asie et le Pacifique

Title (Spanish)

Acuerdo sobre el Establecimiento de un Centro de Desarollo Rural Integrado para Asia y el Pacífico

Place of adoption
Kuala Lumpur
Depository
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Language
English
Entry into force
May 23, 1979
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Food & nutrition
Keyword
Less favoured areas Agricultural development Institution International agreement-text
Geographical area
Southern Asia, South Asian Seas, Asia, East Asian Seas, North Pacific, South-Eastern Asia, Indian Ocean
Abstract

Objective: To facilitate the promotion and success of integrated rural development programs through regional cooperation.

Summary of provisions: The Contracting Parties undertake to establish a Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (art.I.1). The objectives of the Centre include: providing technical support to Member States, fostering the exchange of ideas and experience and encouraging joint or collaborative activities. The Centre is also to assist national action and to promote regional cooperation with the aim of improving the production, income and living conditions of small scale farmers and other needy rural groups (art. I.2). To achieve these objectives, the Centre is to conduct, promote or assist research on various aspects of integrated rural development, to hold consultative conferences, to organise training courses, to provide technical support and to serve as a clearinghouse and data bank for information. (art. I.3)

Institutional mechanisms: The Centre is to have a Governing Council consisting of all Member States (art IV and V), an Executive Committee (art. VI) and a Technical Committee (art.VII). Moreover, the Centre shall have a Director to direct the work of the Centre in accordance with the policy and decisions adopted by the Governing Council, and under the guidance of the Executive Committee (art. VIII).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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Afghanistan -
Bangladesh
Fiji -
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of -
Lao, People's Dem. Rep.
Malaysia
Myanmar -
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Sri Lanka -
Thailand
Viet Nam

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