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Regional Consultation on Food-related Legislation in South Asia

Liberalizing Air Services

South Asia's Agenda for Bali

Sixth South Asia Economic Summit

Project Inception Meeting

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FAO Report on The State of Food Insecurity in the World published

FAO has published its latest report The State of Food Insecurity in the World: The Multiple Dimensions of Food Security. The report provides a global progress update towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger goals. The latest findings indicate that South Asia contains the largest share of undernourished in the world—35 percent of total global share.

Call for applications: Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling to be held from 20 to 24 November 2014, in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

SAWTEE participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference

SAWTEE is participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9) to be held on 3-6 December 2013 at Bali, Indonesia.

Dr Ratnakar Adhikari of Nepal appointed as the Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework

His Excellency Minelik Alemu Getahun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland in his capacity as Chair of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Board and following the WTO Director-General’s conclusion of the selection process, has announced the appointment of Dr Ratnakar Adhikari as the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) replacing Mrs Dorothy Tembo whose tenure comes to an end on 31st October 2013.

Sixth SAES Concluded

SIX years after its inauguration in Colombo, the 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) was held in Colombo again on 2–4 September 2013. The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka hosted the annual event in collaboration with different organizations, including SAWTEE. With the theme of “Towards a Stronger, Dynamic and Inclusive South Asia”, the SAES discussed the needs of South Asian nations to strengthen their economic growth prospects while managing risks and challenges in building a stronger region.