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Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific - APRC (RAP-708)

Previous Sessions and documents APRC - 32nd Session - March 2014 (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
APRC - 31st Session - March 2012 (Hanoi, Viet Nam)
APRC - 30th Session - September 2010 (Gyeongju, Republic of Korea)
APRC - 29th Session - March 2009 (Bangkok, Thailand)
APRC - 28th Session - May 2006 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
APRC - 27th Session - May 2004 (Beijing, China)
APRC - 26th Session - May 2002 (Kathmandu, Nepal)
APRC - 25th Session - August 2000 (Yokohama, Japan)
APRC - Reports
Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.5

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the Thirty-sixth Session of the Conference (2009).
See Basic Texts, Vol. I, GRO XXXV - Regional Conferences

Category Cat.1
Purpose

The functions of the Regional Conferences shall be:

  • To provide a forum for consultation on all matters pertaining to the mandate of the Organization within the region, including any special issues of interest to the Members in the concerned region;
  • To provide a forum for the formulation of regional positions on global policy and regulatory issues within the mandate of the Organization or having implications in respect of the mandate and activities of the Organization, including with a view to promoting regional coherence on global policy and regulatory matters;
  • To advise on and identify the special problems of their respective regions and priority areas of work which should be taken into account in the preparation of the planning, programme and budgetary documents of the Organization and suggest adjustments to these documents;
  • To review and advise on the plans, programmes or projects carried out by the Organization which impact upon the region;
  • To review and advise on the performance of the Organization in the region in contributing to the achievement of results against relevant performance indicators, including any pertinent evaluations.

The Regional Conferences shall report to the Council, through the Programme and Finance Committee, in the areas of their respective mandates, on programme and budget matters and to the Conference on policy and regulatory matters. The reports of the Regional Conferences shall be presented by the Chairperson.

Secretary Mr Joachim Otte
Chairpersons of last Session

H.E. Khaltmaa Battulga, Minister for Industry and Agriculture (Mongolia) - Chairperson of the Ministerial Meeting

Mr Lkhasuren Choi-ish, Director-General of the Strategic Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Industry and Agriculture (Mongolia) - Chairperson of the Senior Officers Meeting

Number of Members 46
List of Members
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Fiji
  • France
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
Observers

Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Tokelau (Associate Member)

Special Observer: Holy See

Remarks

1/ Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific and in the Regional Conference for the Near East;

2/ France, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan participate as Members both in the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific and in the Regional Conference for Europe.

Languages Chinese, English, French, Russian
Document symbol APRC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium in non-Conference years.
Division

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP)

Office of Support to Decentralization (OSD)

Contact information/email

FAO-RAP@fao.org

Web site

Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific

First Session Bangalore, India, July 1953