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AOSM History

1978-­

1993

First proposal for an AOSM at the 1978 Helsinki World Service Meeting. This was discussed in Australia 1982. It was again proposed 1985 in New York then further discussed in New Zealand.

In 1992 at the New York WSM informal discussions were held among Delegates.

1993-

1994

Conference New Zealand approved the go ahead, followed by research, discussions and planning with GSO Japan. First AOSM planned for Tokyo in 1995.

AOSM Locations so far

Year Location Theme Attendance
1995

1st AOSM

Tokyo, Japan

Twelve Stepping Your Neighbor Country (5) Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, GSO, New York.
1997

2nd AOSM

Auckland, NZ

Friends We Have Not Met (4) Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, GSO New York
1999

3rd AOSM

Sydney, Australia

Our Primary Purpose (7) Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Bali, Hong Kong, GSO New York
2001

4th AOSM

Seoul, South Korea

The Growing AA Family (14) Australia, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Saipan, Tonga.
2003

5th AOSM

Hong Kong, China

The Three Legacies-­‐ Recovery, Unity, Service (10) Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand, The Philippines, GSO New York.
2005

6th AOSM

Gold Coast, Australia

Sponsorship in ever Widening Circles (13) Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, GSO New York.
2007

7th AOSM

Ranzan, Japan

Global Growth through Structured Groups (15) Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, MERCAA (Middle East Regional Committee of AA) Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, GSO New York.
2009

8th AOSM

Bangkok, Thailand

Reaching Out (10) Australia, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, GSO New York.
2011

9th AOSM

Chandigarh, India

Singleness of Purpose (11) Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korean Intergroup in Japan, MERCAA, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, GSO New York.
2013

10th AOSM

Irkutsk, Russia

Carrying the Message Beyond Borders (9) Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, MERCAA, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, Thailand, GSO New York.
2015

11th AOSM

Dubai, UAE

Carrying the Message through Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI & CPC) (12) Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, MERCAA, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, GSO New York.
2017

12th AOSM

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Preserving the Integrity of Carrying the Message (11) Australia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, MERCAA, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, GSO New York.
2019

13th AOSM

Hong Kong, China

Improving Links with All Communities (14) Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, MERCAA, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, GSO New York.
2021

14th AOSM

Hyderabad, India (Virtual)

Carrying the Message in the Digital Age (19) Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, MERCAA, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, GSO New York.
2023 15th AOSM (Fiji) Carrying the Message and Overcoming Cultural Challenges within Borders

Fiji

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