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Armenia. Kyrgyzstan. North Korea. Cambodia. Bangladesh. Afghanistan. Pakistan. Japan. India. Thailand. Asian Institute of Management. Asian news hub providing the latest news and analysis from Asia. Asian Development Bank - ADB. Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization. Asian Human Rights Commission - Human Rights SOLIDARITY. Saarclaw. South Asian Association For Regional Co-operation in Law, SAARCLAW, is an association of the legal communities of the SAARC countries comprising judges, lawyers, academicians, law teachers, public officers and a host of other law-related persons, duly registered with the SAARC Secretariat at Kathmandu and awarded the status of a Regional Apex Body Of SAARC.


It owes its origin to the desire of the members of the legal community to establish an association within the SAARC region to disseminate information and to promote an understanding of the concerns and developments of the region. SAARCLAW was established in Colombo on 24th October 1991, when the then President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Ranasinghe Premadasa inaugurated the Association in the presence of a large gathering of the legal community. The Annual SAARCLAW CONFERENCES have been acclaimed as affording an opportunity to its members for interaction, exchange of ideas and for forging a spirit of solidarity.

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development. Q1 2012 S’pore Business Formation Trends Released. has just released its latest Singapore Business Formation Statistics Report for the first quarter of 2012.

Q1 2012 S’pore Business Formation Trends Released

According to the report, there has been a surge in business formation activity during the initial quarter of 2012. Company incorporations in Q1 2012 increased to 14,596 entities representing a jump of 11% over Q4 2011. Furthermore, Exempt Private Company (EPC) formations recorded a 16% growth from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012 and emerged as the most preferred business structure among those starting new firms. “Q1 2012 witnessed several positive economic developments, which served to bolster investor confidence in the local economy. Entrepreneurs and investors are evidently upbeat about the outlook for the global economy and this has accelerated the rate of company registrations in Singapore.

The complete findings of the report can be viewed here. KICAC. The Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption (KICAC) was established on January 25th, 2002 pursuant to the Anti-Corruption Act, which was enacted in July 2001. The Commission is composed of nine commissioners including the Chairman, three of whom are recommended by the National Assembly, three by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and three by the President. Each serves a three-year term and can be reappointed for an additional term. The KICAC Secretariat, which oversees the organization's administration, consists of the Policy Planning Office, Public Relations & Cooperation Bureau, Report Inspection Bureau and 15 Divisions.

There are, currently, 139 employees working at the KICAC. The KICAC is an independent and neutral body committed to the prevention of corruption and is responsible for handling corruption reports, developing institutional improvements, formulating and assessing anti-corruption policies and conducting educational and promotional activities. Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific. The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific

It presents economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Non-technical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables.

South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) Society for Participatory Research in Asia - PRIA. Singapore Council of Women's Organisations.


Indonesia. Georgia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Iran. Iraq. China. Vietnam. Philippines. Timor Leste. Asia Pacific.