Although APHN is registered as a charity in Singapore, it is a regional organisation with representation on the APHN Council from Sectors* in the region. The Founding Sectors of APHN are Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
* A Sector is a geographic region that may include one or more countries or part of a country.
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Updated: July 2021
Amendments to the Constitution was passed at the 13th Annual General Meeting held in Bangkok on 11 October 2013. These amendments were approved by the Registrar of Societies. To download a printable version of the lastest Constitution (2020), please click here.
- Place of Business
- Values and Objects
- Membership Rights and Privileges
- Cessation of Membership
- Entrance Fees, Subscriptions and Other Dues
- Supreme Authority and General Meetings
- Proceedings at General Meetings
- Duties and Powers of the Council
- Proceedings of Council
- Duties of Council Members
- Endowment Fund
- Trust Property and Trustees
- Amendments to Constitution
The APHN has a complex structure that allows for both individuals and organisations to be involved in the organisation. Only Ordinary Organisational Members have voting rights. Council Members and representatives of Organisational Members must be Individual Members. This ensures the commitment of those involved in the business of the APHN.
The APHN has a governing Council of 15 members. Nine are elected and six are co-opted. All members have a three-year term. The first Annual General Meeting was held in Taiwan in 2001.
|21st Council||Virtual (Zoom)||June 2021 - June 2024|
|20th Council||Virtual (Zoom)||August 2020 - June 2021|
|19th Council||Surabaya, Indonesia||August 2019 - July 2020|
|18th Council||Sydney, Australia||September 2018 - August 2019|
|17th Council||Singapore, Singapore||July 2017 – 2018|
|16th Council||Hue, Vietnam||August 2016 – July 2017|
|15th Council||Taipei, Taiwan||May 2015 – August 2016|
|14th Council||Hong Kong, China||June 2014 – May 2015|
|13th Council||Bangkok, Thailand||October 2013 – June 2014|
|12th Council||Yogyakarta, Indonesia||September 2012 – October 2013|
|11th Council||Penang, Malaysia||July 2011 – September 2012|
|10th Council||Gifu, Japan||August 2010 – July 2011|
|9th Council||Perth, Australia||September 2009 – August 2010|
|8th Council||Hanoi, Vietnam||September 2008 – Sep 2009|
|7th Council||Manila, Philippines||September 2007 – Sep 2008|
|6th Council||Hat Yai, Thailand||March 2006 – September 2007|
|5th Council||Seoul, Korea||March 2005 – March 2006|
|4th Council||Taipei, Taiwan||June 2004 – March 2005|
|3rd Council||Osaka, Japan||March 2003 – June 2004|
|2nd Council||Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia||May 2002 – March 2003|
|1st Council||Taipei, Taiwan||May 2001 – May 2002|