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Graphic: Discussions at the 2019 APF Annual General Meeting

The APF seeks to operate according to the highest levels of accountability, efficiency and member participation.

We are an independent, non-profit legal entity, with a board of directors – the Forum Council – that reflects our regional diversity. Established by the APF Constitution, the Forum Council is composed of one voting councillor nominated by each full APF member.

In order to meet the needs of our growing membership, the APF adopted new governance arrangements in 2017, following a consultation process that extended over a number of years.

Under these arrangements, the:

  • General Assembly is responsible for setting strategy and making high-level decisions ('A status' members have voting and participatory rights and 'B status' members have participatory rights)
  • Five-member Governance Committee is responsible for considering and making recommendations to the General Assembly on a range of issues.

The APF secretariat, which reports to the Forum Council and implements its decisions, has a staff of eight people based in Sydney.

Our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan includes a robust approach to measuring our performance.

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2020-21 Annual Report

Our latest Annual Report outlines our activities and achievements over the 2020-21 financial year.


APF Strategic Plan 2015-2020

09 Sep 2015  

APF Constitution

12 Jan 2018  

APF Members' Guide

09 Sep 2015  

APF Organisational Chart

09 Sep 2015  
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  1. Discussions at the 2019 APF Annual General Meeting - APF/National Human Rights Commission of Korea