Introduction

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies Centre has been initiated and established keeping in view Pakistan’s constructive and productive regional presence at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) when the country has become the permanent member in 2017. The Centre has been established to promote the “Shanghai Spirit” – the core value of the SCO featuring mutual trust, mutual respect, equality, respect for diverse civilizations and pursuit for shared development and prosperity.

Keeping in view, SCO Studies Centre will be focusing on the Nine Core Key Objectives of Education, Energy, Economy, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Expedition, Employment, Entertainment (Print and Electronic Media) and Environment to explore the possibilities of developing deep-rooted linkages within the SCO member countries and benefiting Pakistan and its citizens through “Connecting People and Providing Opportunities”.

SCO Studies Centre is multiplying the core values of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies and is meant to provide, Action Research, Advocacy, Education and Trainings and Consultancy services in the thematic areas for diverse groups of communities from across the region.