Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
Communauté asiatique et pacifique de la noix de coco
1968-11 Jakarta Indonesia
Nov 1968, Jakarta (Indonesia), as Asian Coconut Community (ACC), by Agreement drafted by representatives of participating governments in two series of intergovernmental consultations, held in Oct and Nov 1968, following a proposal resulting from a study prepared by the secretariat of United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ESCAFE), now E-XE4177 - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Agreement was adopted 1 Dec 1968 and entered into force 30 Jul 1969. Rules of procedure were adopted 2-8 Sep 1969, Colombo (Sri Lanka); amended 27-31 Jul 1976, Davao (Philippines). Present name adopted at 13th session, 17-20 Dec 1975, Bali (Indonesia). 33rd Session, 28-31 Oct 1996, decided that the associate membership of the Community be extended to other developing countries outside the region.
Promote, coordinate and harmonize all activities of the coconut industry with a view to achieving maximum economic development of the industry through better production, processing, marketing and research.
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Each member State Contracting Party has 1 representative with plenipotentiary authority (in addition, members may designate 1 or more advisers). Each representative in turn holds Chairmanship (1-year term). Secretariat, headed by Executive Director (appointed for a 3-year term, extendable for another 3 years). The Community meets annually but may also be called to extra sessions when necessary. Secretariat Divisions (4): Trade and Market/Statistical; Publication; Administration and Finance; Documentation.
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