African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) formed in 1962. It is an autonomous inter-governmental organization comprising of 16 African members and 15 Asian members. Korea Rural Community Corporation is an associate member of African Asian Rural Development Organization. The headquarters of African-Asian Rural Development Organization is in New Delhi. The organization was set up to promote coordinated efforts, exchange of experiences and cooperative action for furthering the objectives of the development of rural areas. It also promotes collaboration with various international organizations for the economic and social welfare of the rural community. This non-political body enjoys observer status FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD, UNESCO, ICA, CIRDAP, and UNDP. India is one of the founder members of the Organization and is the largest contributor among the members.
Question for the Day on the Topic
Consider the following statements.
- The headquarters of African-Asian Rural Development Organization is in New Delhi.
- It is an autonomous inter-governmental organization comprising of thirty-one members from Africa and Asia.
Which of the statements is/are true?
- Only 1
- Only 2
- Both 1 and 2
- Neither 1 nor 2