Membership to the APPF is open to all countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
There are currently 27 members, organised into four sub regions:
Observer CountriesThe following countries have previously attended the APPF as Observers:
Becoming a member of the APPF
Under Article 6 of the APPF Rules of Procedure, membership of the APPF is open to national parliaments of sovereign states of the Asia-Pacific region (in particular those of the member nations of ASEAN, APEC, and the PIF) who:
Under Article 42(d), the Executive Committee shall receive applications for membership in the Forum from each parliament and submit the recommendations to the next Annual Meeting for determination.
A national parliament who wishes to become a member of the APPF should write to the President of the APPF. Membership requests should state that:
The President will forward the request for consideration at the next Executive Committee meeting. If the Executive Committee approves the request, it will then be put to the following Annual Meeting for endorsement.
The national parliament applying to become a member may wish to ask APPF hosts to invite them as an observer until their membership request is considered by the Annual Meeting.