Jordan became a member of the UN on 14 December 1955 and belongs to ESCWA and all the nonregional specialized agencies. It is one of the founding members of the Arab League and also participates in G-77. Jordan has greatly benefited from the work of UNICEF and of UNRWA, which helps the Palestinian refugees. Jordan does not adhere to the Law of the Sea. In 1995 Jordan announced its intention to join the WTO; its accession came on 11 April 2000. Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1994 and exchanged ambassadors the following year.