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South Asia

For more than 40 years the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit has been cooperating with partners in South Asia. At present, it has offices in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, but through its regional projects the Foundation reaches out to all countries of the South Asian Association for regional Cooperation (SAARC). The Regional Office is based in New Delhi from where not only the Indian, but also the cross-national regional projects are implemented.

In South Asia, the Foundation stands for liberal democracy, rule of law and human rights, as well as economic freedom. It gives liberalism a voice and connects liberal networks, strengthens liberals in political parties and reaches out to the people through events and workshops, publications and campaigns. The four priorities of FNF in South Asia are:

1. Regional integration and conflict management
2. Rule of law, human and civil rights
3. Liberal democracy and good governance
4. Market economy and economic freedom

These goals can only be achieved by working closely together with partners: Liberal decision-makers from NGOs, associations and political parties, think tanks and representatives of business and industry who are committed to more liberalisation. FNF promotes economic freedom by cooperating with the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry or through the publication of the Economic Freedom Report. The Foundation works together with human rights and civil rights organisations to combat state power abuses. Along with think tanks and networks, FNF discusses liberal policies and circulates their documentation.

The Foundation also lays emphasis on building networks of its partners with each other within the project country and in the region South Asia, hence supporting the establishment of different liberal networks.

Publications International Work

Please have a look at our publications published by the Liberal Institute in English language: Concepts of Liberty, Occasional Papers, Ideas on Liberty, Liberal Thinkers, Liberal Report. You can download Policy Papers concerning the regions we work in: Central, South East and East Europe (engl.) and in German language for Africa, Mediterranean countries, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast and East Asia, European Institutions and North America.


Overview: All publications in English language

Contact South Asia

Head Office / Office India:

USO House
6, Special Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110 067
Tel.: +91 (11) 268 620-64

         +91 (11) 268 638-46
Fax: +91 (11) 268 620-42
E-mail: india@fnst.org
Website (engl.): http://southasia.fnst.org

Head: Dr. Ronald Meinardus



Office Pakistan:

House 19, Street 19, F-6/2
44000 Islamabad
Tel.: +92 (51) 227 889-6
Fax: +92 (51) 227 991-5
E-mail: pakistan@fnst.org
Websites: www.southasia.fnst.org and www.freedomgatepakistan.org

Project manager: Dr. Almut Besold

Office Bangladesh:

House 21, Road 11
Sector 6, Uttara
Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh.

Tel: +88 02 8950503 / 58953953
Fax: +88 02 8952896
Email: bangladesh@fnst.org
Website: www.southasia.fnst.org

Office Manager: Dr. Najmul Hossain