What is the APO?

The APO is a regional intergovernmental organization and is nonpolitical, nonprofit, and nondiscriminatory.

When was the APO established?

It was established on 11 May 1961.

What does the APO do?

The APO promotes productivity among its members in the industry, service, and agriculture sectors, and in doing so it partners mainly with NPOs and other international organizations.

Why does the APO promote productivity?

The APO promotes productivity because it is one of the keys to achieving sustainable socioeconomic development.

How does the APO promote productivity?

The APO carries out capacity-building activities for NPOs and undertakes projects for human resources development such as training courses, research, and publications.

Where does the APO obtain its funding?

Funding mainly depends on annual membership contributions supplemented by special cash and project implementation grants from the governments of APO members.