The Asia Pacific Forum (APF) serves and is accountable to the NA communities of Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, NERF, New Zealand, Pakistan North, Pakistan South, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The goals of APF are:
- To encourage, develop and support NA in those parts of the world as well as worldwide.
- To encourage and support translations of NA literature into local languages.
- Encourage and support Outreach, H&I and Public Information efforts within Asia and the Pacific.
- Encourage, maintain and support communication among NA members, communities and Regions within those parts of the world as well as worldwide.
- To continue working with NA World Services in their efforts.
The APF serves a large geographic area of the world. Some of the world’s largest populations live within Asia and the Pacific. NA has been growing rapidly in many of the countries listed above. In some countries NA is just starting for the first time and in others NA has been established for over 30 years. The APF seeks to bring the experience, strength and hope of members in one community into contact with members in other communities.
Translation of NA literature into the first languages of the countries of the Asia Pacific is progressing and experience shows that NA literature is a very effective tool to help establish NA fellowships.