CIRDAP (Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific) is a Bangladesh-based intergovernmental organization involved in rural development and poverty alleviation. It was established on 6 July 1979 at the initiative of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations with support from several other UN bodies and donors. Initially it had six members countries and has grown to fifteen.
- Bangladesh (Host State)
- Lao PDR
- Sri Lanka
- Fiji (Joined as 15th member on June 2010)
- First Ministerial Meeting was held in 1987
- Second Ministerial Meeting on Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific was held 24–28 January 2010 in Dhaka
- Regional Cooperation Crucial for Watershed Management, Seminar on CIRDAP’s 31st Foundation Day, Dhaka, 6 July 2010.
- Second Ministerial Meeting on Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific, 27–28 January 2010, Dhaka
- Seventeenth Regular Meeting of the CIRDAP Governing Council (GC-17), 25 January 2010, Dhaka
- Twenty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the CIRDAP Executive Committee (EC-27), 24 January 2010, Dhaka
- Fourth Regional Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, 26 January 2010, CIRDAP, Dhaka
- Initiation of the ICT Centre at the CIRDAP International Conference (ICC), 26 January 2010, CIRDAP, Dhaka
- Training-cum-Exposure visit on Micro-Finance in Bangladesh for Indian Officials, 05-12 February 2010 (STST.56), Dhaka
- Twenty Fifth Meeting of CIRDAP Technical Committee (TC-25), 26–29 July 2009, Tehran, Islamic .Republic of Iran
- Policy Dialogue on Success Story of Malaysia on Rural Transformation and Poverty Reduction, 27-30, April 2009, Langkawi, Malaysia.
- Ministerial Retreat for Rural Development Ministers of CIRDAP Member Countries
- To assist national action and promote regional co-operation relating to Integrated Rural Development (IRD), in the region
- To act as a servicing institution for its member states
- To encourage joint collective activities to benefit the member countries both individually and collectively
- To poverty alleviation through people's participation in the development process.
- "Activists call to revise Saarc convention on trafficking". The Kathmandu Post. 2 December 2015. Archived from the original on 12 December 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
The CIRDAP was established in 1979 in Dhaka to assist its member in national action, promote regional cooperation and act as a servicing institution for the promotion of integrated rural development in the Asia Pacific region.
- Nasiko, Repeka (23 October 2015). "Lands PS resigns to join UN's CIRDAP". The Fiji Times. p. 1. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
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