Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development

The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development is a direct response to the outcomes of the Stockholm Action Plan (1998), which is the intergovernmental response to the final report of the World Commission for Culture and Development (1996) and the recent review forum of the Stockholm Action Plan entitled Stockholm+5, May 2003. The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development is hosted by the Sustainable Heritage Development Programs at the Australian National University. Professor Amareswar Galla is the Director of the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development. Mission The Pacific Asia Observatory aims to facilitate the promotion of Cultural Policies in Sustainable Development in the Pacific and Asia Region through: - Cooperative projects that deal with cross cultural communications using web based tools as well as conventional means - Regular thematic conferences, symposia, workshops and seminars, including the Annual Asia Pacific Week of the ANU - Publications including case study volumes and an e-journal which will be available free of cost for reprinting in developing countries - Capacity building programs that locate culture in poverty alleviation.