MAPSA is a member of the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals, Asia Pacific (ASAAP).
The National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) is the consultative and advisory body for women’s organisations affiliated to it. The formation of the NCWO was a major step in the history of the country. Unity, Understanding, Co-operation, Sacrifice, Conviction and Determination formed the corner stone of the Council. The sustained and dynamic leadership NCWO has given to women’s organisations has enabled them to pursue programmes in an even numerous tasks both at home as wives and mothers and in their work; in education, in upgrading the quality of schooling; the elimination of legislation that discriminate against women; in the economy and employment sectors as valuable contributors to national economic development and in politics where active involvement of women has been encouraged and the area of violence against women.
This Association was formed in 1974 to provide an opportunity for secretaries in and around Asia to meet and share their knowledge and experience. An ASA Congress is held once every 2 years and it is hosted by one of the member association on a rotation basis according to seniority of their membership in ASA in the following order: Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh.