The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association is one of the twenty five member organisations of the Asia Pacific Region (AP Region). There are five Regions of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The Regions have been created for management and administrative purposes and to ensure that WAGGGS is able to meet the needs of each country. The Asia Pacific Region holds a conference every three years at which all member organisations of the Region have the opportunity to meet, discuss progress, plan for the future and elect a Regional Committee. The AP Region has an office in the World Bureau in London.
The Asia Pacific Conference elects a committee of six members from nominations made by the Region’s Member Organisations. One member must be under the age of 30 years at the time of the election. Regional Committee Members serve a three-year term of office and are then eligible for re-election for a further three-year term. The 10th conference was held in the Maldives in July 2010 and the next conference will be in Japan in 2013.
The Committee looks at the needs of individual countries and oversees the development and implementation of projects, activities, training and regional events.
For further information and the latest news on the Asia Pacific Region please visit the following WAGGGS website: http://asia.wagggsworld.org/
Asia Pacific News Link
Communication is an important aspect of the region and a newsletter named ‘Asia Pacific Link News’ is produced by members of the committee three times per year. This newsletter includes information on membership, projects, new initiatives and much more. To view this newsletter click here.