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Title Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS)
Code RAP-703
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.1


Established by the Conference at its Twelfth Session (1963, Resolution 41/63) on the recommendation of the Sixth FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Far East (1962).

The Commission title was changed from "Asia and Far East" to "Asia and Pacific" by the Eighty-second Session of the Council in 1982.



Rules of Procedure

General Rules of the Organization.

Category Cat. 1

To review the state of food and agricultural statistics in the Region and advise Member Nations on the development and standardization of agricultural statistics within the general framework of FAO's work in the field, and to convene working parties or other Subsidiary Bodies of national experts required for this purpose.

Secretary Mr Mukesh Srivastava

Open to all Member Nations and Associate Members whose territories are situated wholly or partly in the Asia and Pacific Region or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territories in the Regions (see Report of 47th Council Session, para. 191).

Membership shall comprise such eligible Nations as have notified the Director-General of their desire to be considered as Members.

Number of Members 25
List of Members
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Fiji
  • France
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Japan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Viet Nam
Languages English and French
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennum
Division Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP)
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First Session September/October 1966