News Thimphu, Bhutan - 11th May 2016

Assessment of SAARC Thimphu Declaration on Energy and Climate Change

News Kashmir University, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India - 8th December 2015

31st SAARC Charter Day Celebrated at UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies (UMIKS)

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 8th December 2014

Message on the occasion of the 30th SAARC Charter Day by Hon'ble Secretary-General Shri Arjun B. Thapa

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 28th November 2014

Dr Sayed Mossadeq Khalili, Minister and SAF-Afghanistan Director, participated in a panel discussion on the 18 SAARC Submit


In recognition of its objectives for regional development and cooperation, the Twenty-Seventh Session of the Council of Ministers  (Dhaka, 1st-2nd August 2006) has granted SAARC Apex Body status to the South Asia Foundation. This was renewed in 2011.

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on 8th December 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the Headquarters of SAARC Secretariat are in Kathmandu, Nepal.

SAARC provides a platform for the peoples of South Asia to work together in a spirit of friendship, trust and understanding. It aims to accelerate the process of economic and social development in Member States. (
Charter of SAARC

Declaration of the Fourteenth SAARC Summit

SAF as Apex body