Tuesday, July 1, 2008


What is Peoples SAARC 2008?

Peoples SAARC is an annual regional convergence of peoples organisations and movements in parallel to the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Sri Lanka is hosting the 2008 SAARC summit in Colombo between 27 July and 03 August. For security and logistical reasons Peoples SAARC 2008 will take place on 18, 19 and 20 July in Colombo. We look forward to hosting at least 500 delegates from the region and 500 from Sri Lanka as well as mobilising over 5000 on 20 July for a mass demonstration of South Asian peoples unity and for a peoples agenda in South Asia.

Background paper of Peoples SAARC 2008

Background Paper

Who participates in Peoples SAARC?

Women, labour, peasants, urban and rural poor, cultural activists and organic intellectuals, students, youth and marginalised and excluded social groups and communities. All activists groups, social movements, progressive intelligentsia, cultural activists, writers, journalists and all those who subscribe to the ideas of the People’s SAARC must be galvanized in the name of the People’s SAARC and helped to converge in Colombo during the third week of July 2008. We pledge to abide by three principles of the platform process namely: (i) by being inclusive; (ii) by subscribing to the common minimum agenda; and (iii) by non-domination by individuals or organizations.

How can one participate?

Those interested in participating need to submit the duly filled Registration Form via fax or email to the contact details given below.

Fax - +94 11 2768860
Email - peoplesaarcsl@gmail.com

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