Zimbabwe - International cooperation
Zimbabwe became a UN member on 25 August 1980 and belongs to ECA and all the non-regional specialized agencies except IMO. It is also a member of the African Development Bank, the Commonwealth of Nations, G-77, the AU, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Preferential Trade Association (PTA) for eastern and southern Africa. Zimbabwe is a signatory of the Law of the Sea and a member of the WTO. Zimbabwe was suspended from Commonwealth participation for one year following the March 2002 presidential elections.