Executive Committee Report

APPF23-Executive Committee Report

23rd Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
10-15 January 2015

Executive Committee Report

1.- WELCOME TO THE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO THE 23 ASIA PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador gives the most cordial welcome to the delegates members of the Executive Committee and at the same time to all delegations.

2.- RESULTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FORUM
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, said that there were officially 268 participants from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, in the same way explained that there are 41 draft resolutions to be discussed at the Forum; all of which reflect the concerns in the region are diverse and therefore need a collective treatment.

On the other hand, she stated that the resolutions of the Ecuadorian delegation are the fruit of the confluence of ideals and thoughts that have emerged from the social struggles, one of them is the "good living".

3 . PRESENTATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Cambodia:
SPPD Cheang
Chairman of the Committee on International Relations, International Cooperation, Information and Media

Chile:
Marco Antonio Núñez Solano
Deputy Head of the Delegation

China:
H. E. Zhang Baowen
Vice-president of the Committee of the Assembly of the People's Republic of China

Indonesia:
H. E. Fadli Zon
Vice President

Japan:
Takuji Yanagimoto
Parliamentarian of the House of Counselors

New Zealand:
Linsay Tisch

Korea:
Lee Jin Bok
Parliamentary

Canada:
Leonard Michael Wallace
Member of Parliament

Australia
Bishop Browin
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Australia

4 . DESIGNATION OF NEW REGIONAL MEMBERS
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of the 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, said that, in accordance with the regulation of the APPF, next shall be the designation of the new regional members of the Executive Committee; thus this year the positions are renewed according to the northeast Asia subregion and to the subregion of the Americas.

In the case of northeast Asia there is a rule of succession that indicates that the members are replaced in alphabetical order, in this sense it corresponds to Mongolia be integrated as a member of the committee. On the other hand, in the subregion of the Americas, the countries have not yet designated who will take the position that is currently held by Chile; so any news will be informed during the closing session of the
Forum.

5.- REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT ON THE AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, exposes, for subsequent approval, the agenda to be approved by the Executive Committee.

AGENDA

Regional and International Situation: Politics and Security
• Strengthening peace and security in the region.
• Cyber-espionage: rights to privacy and security of communications.
• Alternative policies and new approaches to prevent and combat transnational organized crime and terrorism.

Regional and International Situation: Economy
• Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2014: Report of China.
• Open cooperation and non-exclusive to promote the growth of free trade, investment and sustainable development.
• Challenges for the financing of sustainable development in equity: new structure of global funding.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
• Democratization of the organizations (to cooperate towards peace, freedom, democracy and economic welfare).
• Preservation and promotion of cultural heritage in the region.
• Common legislative framework for the social protection and the portability of social rights.
• Cooperation in disaster prevention.
• Climate Change.

Future work of the APPF
• Date and place of the 24th Annual Meeting APPF.

6.- LIST OF RESOLUTIONS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE FORUM
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of the 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, said that the resolutions presented above are being analyzed by the different working groups, the same shall be approved at the Drafting Committee, which is currently appearing. She also stressed that it is important that all countries have proposed different resolutions, therefore there will
be no drawbacks in the working groups.

The delegate from China expresses that those resolutions currently can be set to not generate disadvantages within the working groups should be discussed.

Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, says that simple resolutions enter directly into the drafting committee; however, those more complex will be discussed within the various working groups and subsequently enter into the Drafting Committee.

7 . WORK METHODOLOGY OF THE 23 FORUM APPF
Continuing with the methodological clarification Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, exposes that there will be 4 axis of debate with 9 sub-themes and 10 working groups scattered among all the participating delegations in accordance with its resolutions,

The delegation of Indonesia requested the inclusion of a resolution within the that had been formally submitted, the leader of the delegation said that this had not been submitted earlier by a technical error on the part of the same. This is approved without any inconvenience within the committee.

It was pointed out that the delegation of Fiji has ceased to be a member of the APPF; it should be emphasized that Ecuador never was formally notified of this particular. Even Ecuador never received an excuse of participation of the event.

8.- CANDIDACY DRAFTING COMMITTEE
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, proposes Assemblyman Fernando Bustamante as chairman of the Committee for Drafting the APPF Forum 23, the same was accepted unanimously.

9 . NEXT MEETING OF THE ASIA PACIFIC PARLIAMETARY FORUM
Ms. Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of 23 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, and President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, gave the floor to the official delegate of the Parliament of Canada, which made a count of all logistical aspects that are being developed in Vancouver, for the 24 Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.



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