WLA in the Western Pacific

  • The Regional Formation for the Western Pacific represents WLA in the Asia Pacific. To act as the law conscience of the Region; to operate semi-autonomously with its own regional budget.

    NETWORKS

  • The WLA for Western Pacific Region, one of the six regions of the World law Organization, is home to approximately 1.8 billion people, more than one-fourth of the world’s population. It stretches over a vast area, from China in the north and west, to New Zealand in the south, and French Polynesia in the east. One of the most diverse of the WLA regions, the Western Pacific constitutes some of the world’s least developed countries as well as the most rapidly emerging economies. It includes highly developed countries such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Singapore; and fast growing economies such as China and Viet Nam.

    Role

    Our role is to act as a catalyst and advocate for action at all levels, from local to global, on law issues of public concern.

    Countries and areas

    The Western Pacific Region, one of the six regions of the World law Organization, is home to approximately 1.8 billion people, more than one-fourth of the world’s population. It stretches over a vast area, from China in the north and west, to New Zealand in the south. One of the most diverse of the WLA regions, the Western Pacific constitutes some of the world’s least developed countries as well as the most rapidly emerging economies. It includes highly developed countries such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Singapore; and fast growing economies such as China and Viet Nam.

    The region is divided in 20 Regional Chapters in the Western Pacific Region. These are:

    American Samoa Mongolia
    Australia New Caledonia (France)
    Brunei Darussalam New Zealand
    Cambodia New Zealand
    China Philippines
    Fiji Republic of Korea
    Hong Kong (China) Samoa
    Japan Singapore
    Macao (China) Solomon Islands
    Malaysia Viet Nam
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