APPAP is an Asia Pacific focused partnership. Asia Pacific is defined as comprising of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Adjustments to this focus may be made on the basis of a consensus among the partners. Membership shall be limited to organizations that operate within the Asia Pacific region.

Membership is open to non-governmental organizations that are committed to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and their incitement, promote the prevention of these crimes, and support the protection of vulnerable communities. National R2P Focal Points, or their representatives, will also be invited to participate in the partnership. As such, the partnership is of a hybrid and multi-track nature, looking to operate on Tracks 1, 2 and 3 as appropriate to the specific goals of atrocity prevention.

Partners are encouraged to regularly contribute information for the APPAP website, such as information about activities, events and initiatives relating to atrocity prevention and analysis that can be shared publicly.

Members of partnership organizations may be invited to represent the partnership in dialogue with relevant other bodies. Such activities will be organized on an ad hoc basis and in consultation with the Partnership as a whole as well as the Secretariat.

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New Membership

Following the first meeting of the Partnership, held in Singapore, new members will be encouraged and admitted into the Partnership by decisions of the group as a whole on the basis of a recommendation from the Secretariat and a consensus of the group.

The Secretariat and individual Partners may solicit expressions of interest from organizations wanting to join the partnership. The expressions will be presented to the membership as a whole.

To join the Partnership, organizations should deposit a letter of intent, signed by an authorized representative, with the Secretariat.

By joining APPAP, partners commit to:

  • Promoting the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and the protection of vulnerable populations;
  • Participating in decision-making about Partnership activities;
  • Funding their own participation in the Partnership;
  • Promoting the work of the Partnership;
  • Abiding by the collective decisions of the Partnership, recalling that all such decisions will be taken by consensus;
  • Supporting implementation of the Partnership's plans and decisions and engage in the activities of the Partnership;
  • Supporting the relevant work of other partners, where possible; and,
  • Representing the interests and views of the Partnership, when relevant.