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ASIAN PRODUCTIVITY ORGANISATION (APO)

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Definition:
The Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) is an intergovernmental regional organisation established by Convention in 1961 by several governments in Asia to hasten their economic development. It is non-political, non-profit-making and non-discriminatory.

Context:
APO aims to increase productivity and, consequently, accelerate economic development in the Asian and Pacific region by mutual co-operation. Membership is open to all Asian and Pacific governments that are members of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) of the United Nations. Governments outside the Asian and Pacific region may become Associate Members.

Source Publication:
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 2001-2002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002 – Appendix F. Glossary of Organisations + businessdictionary.com.

Hyperlink:
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/Asian-Productivity-Organization-APO.html

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Friday, August 09, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013