International Conference of Asian Political Parties

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International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP)
Chairman

Jose de Venecia

Chung Eui-yong
Founded 17 August 2000 (2000-08-17)
Headquarters

510-3 King's Garden Office Complex
Naesu-dong, Jongro-ku, Seoul, 110-872

Republic of Korea
Website
www.theicapp.org

The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) is a forum of political parties of Asia-Oceanian countries, which was launched in Manila Philippines in September 2000. The objectives of the conference are to promote exchanges and cooperation between political parties from different countries in the area and with various ideologies; to enhance mutual understanding and trust among Asian countries; to promote Asia's regional cooperation through the unique role and channel of political parties; and to create an environment for sustained peace and shared propoperity in the region.

Composition of the Standing Committee[edit]

As of 24 May 2011, the Standing Committee of the ICAPP is composed of representatives of twenty-two members from Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Vietnam. Two Co-Chairmen presides over the Standing Committee and represent the ICAPP during the period between the General Assemblies.

Co-Chairmen of the Standing Committee

1. Hon. Jose de VENECIA: Founding Chairman of the ICAPP; Co-Founder of LAKAS-CMD
2. Hon. CHUNG Eui-yong: Former Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Party (formerly United Democratic Party), Republic of Korea; Secretary General of the ICAPP Secretariat

Members of the Standing Committee (by alphabetical order of the name of country)

3. Hon. Shane L. STONE: Former Federal President of the Liberal Party of Australia
4. Hon. Ali Javad oglu AHMADOV: Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of New Azerbaijan Party, Azerbaijan

Co-Chairmen of the ICAPP

5. Hon. Dr. Salah Ali ABDULRAHMAN: Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives; Chair of the Advisory Body of Islamic National Menbar Society (Al-Menbar Islamic Society), Bahrain
6. Hon. SOK An: Deputy Prime Minister; Member of the Standing Committee of Cambodian People's Party and Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, Cambodia
7. Hon. KEO Puth Reasmey(*): Former Deputy Prime Minister; President of the Funcinpec Party, Cambodia
8. Hon. AI Ping: Vice Minister of the International Department, Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
9. Hon. Karan SINGH: Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Indian National Congress, India
10. Hon. Hossein KASHEFI VAHDATI: President of the Iran Parties House, Iran
11. Hon. Theo L. SAMBUAGA: Vice President, Golkar Party, Republic of Indonesia
12. Hon. NISHIMURA Chinami: Member of the Diet; Director-General of the International Department, Democratic Party of Japan
13. Hon. TANAHASHI Yasufumi(*): Member of the Diet; Director-General of the International Department, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
14. Hon. Nurlan NIGMATULIN: First Deputy Chairman of "Nur Otan" People's Democratic Party of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
15. Hon. HWANG Jin-ha: Member of the National Assembly; Vice Chairman, Policy Committee, Grand National Party, Republic of Korea
16. Hon. OOH Che-chang(*): Member of the National Assembly; Chairman of Committee on Strengthening Party Organization, Democratic Party of Korea
17. Hon. Dato Seri Shahidan bin KASSIM: Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for the Northern Region Economic Growth, United Malays National Organisation, Malaysia
18. Hon. K.P Sharma OLI: Former Deputy Prime Minister; Chief of International Department, Communist Party UML of Nepal
19. Hon. Mushahid HUSSAIN SAYED: Secretary-General of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q, Pakistan
20. Hon. Andrey Klimov: vice-Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Senate (Counsel of Federation), member of Presidium of the General Council of the United Russia Party
21. Hon. Abdulkadir Emin ONEN: Member of the Parliament; Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Justice and Development Party, Turkey
22. Hon. VUONG Thua Phong: Vice Chairman of the Commission for External Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam

Delegates with apostrophe(*) are Special Participants who are invited to participate in the SC activities under the special arrangements with the political parties of members from their respective countries.

General Assemblies[edit]

6th GA of the ICAPP, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Dec. 1-4, 2010.

The 6th General Assembly of the ICAPP was hosted by the Cambodian People's Party in collaboration with Funcinpec party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on December 1–4, 2010. Three hundred and eighty two delegates from 89 political parties of 36 Asian countries attended the event.[1]

The 5th GA of the ICAPP was planned to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, ostensibly hosted by the governing party the Pakistan Peoples Party, from 24 to 26 October 2008, but has been changed to be hosted in Astana, Kazakhstan from 24 to 26 September 2009.[2] It was attended by 63 political parites from 34 countries.

The 4th GA of the ICAPP was co-hosted by the governing Grand National Party and the opposition Uri Party in Seoul, Korea from 7 to 10 September 2006. It was attended by 90 political parties from 36 countries.[3]

The 3rd GA of the ICAPP was hosted by the Communist Party of China in Beijing on September 3–5, 2004. Delegates from 81 political parties of 35 countries in the Asia-Pacific region attended the Conference, and four as observers from Germany and South Africa.[4]

The 2nd GA of the ICAPP was held in the city of Bangkok on November 22–24, 2002 by Thai Rak Thai Party, the ruling party of Thailand. Delegates from 76 political parties of 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region attended the Conference.

The 1st GA of the ICAPP was held on September 17–19, 2000 in Manila hosted by Lakas-CMD of the Philippines. Delegates from 46 political parties of 20 Asian countries attended the Conference.

Standing Committee Meetings[edit]

15th SC Meeting of the ICAPP, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 5, 2011.

The 15th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the sideline of ICAPP Conference on Natural Disasters and Environmental Proctection under the auspices of UMNO on May 5, 2011.[5]

The 14th Meeting of the SC of the ICAPP was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the sideline of 6th GA under the auspices of the Cambodian People’s Party and the Funcinpec Party of Cambodia, on Dec. 1, 2010.[6]

The 13th Meeting of the SC of the ICAPP was held in Kunming, China under the auspices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 16, 2010.[7]

The 12th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Kathmandu, Nepal under the auspices of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) during February 26–28, 2010.[8]

The 11th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Astana during September 24–26, 2009 on the sidelines of the 5th GA. The meeting was attended by 14 members of the Standing Committee, with 4 members abstaining. The Meeting was also attended by the Delegation from the Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Politicos de America Latina y el Caribe (COPPPAL)[9]

The 10th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Astana during March 28–29, 2009. The meeting was attended by 11 members of the Standing Committee, with 7 members abstaining. The Meeting was also attended by the Delegation from the COPPPAL.[10]

The 9th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Islamabad during March 28–29, 2008. The meeting was attended by 12 members of the Standing Committee, with 6 members abstaining.[11]

The 8th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Tehran during November 22–23, 2007. The meeting was attended by 9 members of the Standing Committee, with 7 members abstaining.[12]

The 7th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Seoul during February 23–24, 2007. The meeting was attended by 12 members of the Standing Committee, with 4 members abstaining.[13]

The 6th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Seoul during September 7–9, 2006, on the sidelines of the 4th General Assembly. The meeting was attended by thirteen members of the Standing Committee, with two members abstaining.[14]

The 5th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Seoul during June 1–3, 2006. The meeting was attended by ten members of the Standing Committee, with five members abstaining.[15]

The 4th Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Seoul during May 26–27, 2005. The meeting was attended by twelve members of the Standing Committee, with three members abstaining.[16]

The 3rd Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Beijing during September 3–5, 2004, on the sideline of the 3rd General Assembly of the ICAPP under the auspices of the Communist Party of China.

The 2nd Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Bangkok during November 22–24, 2002, on the sideline of the 2nd General Assembly of the ICAPP under the auspices of Pheu Thai Party.

The 1st Meeting of the SC of ICAPP was held in Manila during September 17–20, 2000, on the sideline of the 1st General Assembly of the ICAPP under the auspices of Lakas CMD Party.

Special ICAPP Conferences[edit]

ICAPP Conference on Natural Disasters and Environmental Protection, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during May 5–7, 2011.


The ICAPP Conference on Natural Disasters and Environmental Protection was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during May 5–7, 2011, and was attended by representatives from 40 major political parties in 24 countries in the region.[17]

The ICAPP Conference on Poverty Alleviation was held in Kunming, China during July 17–18, 2010, and was attended by representatives from 58 major political parties in 28 countries in the region. The conference was hosted by the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC).[18]

The ICAPP Special Workshop on Constitution-Making in Nepal was held in Kathmandu during June 23–25, 2009. It was co-hosted by the ICAPP Secretariat and the Institute for Foreign Affairs (IFA) of Nepal. Representatives of 24 political parties and 50 public opinion leaders including intellectuals and journalists attended the conference.[19]

The ICAPP Special Workshop on State Subsidies for Mainstream Political Parties as a Means to Prevent Political Corruption was held in Seoul during May 23–25, 2008 and attended by 65 representatives from 34 major political parties in 29 countries in the region. The workshop was co-hosted by the ICAPP Secretariat and the ICAPP Parliamentarians’ Union in the Korean National Assembly.[20]

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