APC

Established 1996

Objectives

The Inter-governmental Asia-Pacific Consultations on Refugees, Displaced Persons and Migrants (APC) was established in 1996 to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to population movements, including refugees, displaced persons and migrants. Its aim is to promote dialogue and explore opportunities for greater regional cooperation on these matters.

Focus

  • Population movements
    • Nature, causes and consequences
    • Data collection and information-sharing
    • Prevention and preparedness
    • Reintegration and its sustainability
    • Comprehensive and durable solutions to refugee situations
    • Trafficking in women and children
    • Illegal immigrants/workers
    • People smuggling and irregular migration
    • Emergency response and contingency planning
34 Members
Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Republic of Korea
Laos
Malaysia
Micronesia
Mongolia
 
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia (France)
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
The Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor Leste
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Macau (SAR of China)

Observers

Secretariat

Permanent APC Secretariat (currently located in Australia)
Most Recent Meetings

2005

Mr. Qian Bo, China

China

2006

Mr. Qiao Huijun, China

China

2007

Dr. Hamid Rashid, Bangladesh

No plenary held

2008

Mr Auseugafa MTV Poloma Komiti

 

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Contact Information

APC Chair
Mr. Auseugafa MTV Poloma Komiti,
Chief Executive Officer,
Samoan Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 1861 Apia, Samoa
Tel: (+658) 20136
Fax: (+685) 21339
E-mail: amtvpk@ipasifika.net

APC's Chair Team
Mr. Togatalima Faafouina Milford
Assistant CEO-Immigration,
Samoan Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Tel: (+685) 20291/25524
Fax: (+685) 22243
E-mail: isaakomilford@samoa.ws

Mr. Henry Taefu
Principal Immigration Officer,
Samoan Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;
APC Coordinator
Tel:               (+685) 20292        
E-mail: henrytaefu@samoa.ws

APC Secretariat
Eleanor Kemperman
APC Secretariat
PO Box 25, Belconnen ACT 2616
Australia
Tel:               (+61) 2 6264 2777        
Mobile:               (+61) 0401 692 352        
Fax: (+61) 2 6264 3055
Website: http://www.apcprocess.net/
E-mail: Eleanor.Kemperman@immi.gov.au