Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization

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African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) formed in 1962, is an autonomous inter-governmental organization comprising 15 African members and 15 Asian members.[1] AARDO is devoted to develop understanding among members for better appreciation of each other's problems and to explore, collectively, opportunities for coordination of efforts for promoting welfare and eradication of thirst, hunger, illiteracy, disease and poverty amongst hundreds of millions of rural people. AARDO has its headquarters in New Delhi, India. India, one of the founding members of the AARDO, is the largest contributor in terms of membership contribution.

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