Posted in ASIAN PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ( APA ), RUDANA - THE INDONESIAN SENATOR with tags on December 4, 2008 by Nyoman Rudana


Senator Nyoman Rudana attended the 3rd PLENARY SESSION of ASIAN PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY 2008 at The House of Regional Representatives compound, 27 November 2008.




Senator Nyoman Rudana stood behind the white army supporting  President SBY planted a tree at the opening of APA 2008




Senator Nyoman Rudana posed with Miss Indonesia and all the runner ups from different provinces of Indonesia



About the APA



The APA was born out of Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) in November, 2006, in Tehran. The establishment of the AAPP goes back to 1999 when a group of Asian parliamentarians decided to join forces toward promoting peace and human rights in Asia. In 2006, while broadening areas of cooperation, and emphasizing their desire for taking serious steps toward integration, member parliaments set in a process that would eventually lead us to an Asian common legislative mechanism. Unlike AAPP, members of the APA Plenary must be elected by members of member parliaments. This gives the APA an unprecedented and unique status in Asia. The APA comprises, in 2007, of 40 Member Parliaments and 18 observers. Each Member Parliament has a specific number of seats in the Assembly based on the size of their population. The number of total seats, and therefore, number of votes, is currently 206. Members of Assembly must be elected by members of the Member Parliaments. The APA Charter and Tehran Declaration lay out a framework of cooperation among Asian countries, and point out to a vision; that is Asian Integration.


The Secretary General is HE Dr. M.H. Nejad – Hosseinian from Iran.

The APA members have requested the President, in the final declaration of the First Session of the APA Plenary, to consult with member parliaments and governments about several issues, including:

1- Pact of Friendship in Asia.

2- Integrated Energy Market in Asia.

3- Asian Monetary Fund. (Paragraph 30 of Tehran Declaration)

4- Globalization; Opportunities and Challenges for Asia

5- Reducing Poverty in Asia, UN MDG.

6- Cultural Diversity, the Strength of Asia.

7- Combating Corruption, and promoting Good Governance.

8- Drafting the APA Rules of Procedures. (As required under Article 15 of the     


9- Preparing the agenda and organization of the Joint Conference of the APA

     parliamentarians and Foreign Ministers of the member states.

10- Developing possible areas for enacting common legislations.

11- Organizing a public information campaign.