African delegates visit the Secretariat

African delegates hailing from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia visited the Secretariat on 2 September during the JPC training course on Management Consultancy for Productivity Improvement. They heard presentations from and engaged in dialogue with Secretary-General Mari Amano and other Secretariat staff on APO activities in the Asia-Pacific region and possible APO-Pan African Productivity Association collaborations.

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Green Productivity Advisory Committee convened in Tokyo

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Green Productivity Advisory Committee (GPAC) of the Asian Productivity Organization was held in Tokyo on 26 August 2015. The main agenda of this meeting was the updates on the Eco-products International Fair 2016 to be held in Thailand in next June.

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Colombian visitors at Secretariat

A mission from the Department of Antioquia, Colombia, visited the Secretariat on 19 August. APO Secretary-General Mari Amano welcomed the delegates, and Department Directors introduced them to organizational activities. (L–R) Embassy of Colombia in Japan Communications Attaché Paula Esguerra, Economic Development of Antioquia Province Secretary Tomás Cipriano Mejía, and Center for Science and Technology of […]

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Recruitment Notice

Program Officer
Deadline: 9 October 2015


Information & Public Relations Officer
Deadline: 9 October 2015


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Title: ISO 26000:2010 – Guidance on Social Responsibility
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