Nepal - International cooperation
Nepal was admitted to UN membership on 14 December 1955 and is a member of ESCAP and all the UN nonregional specialized agencies except IAEA. It also belongs to the Asian Development Bank and G-77, is a signatory to the Law of the Sea, and has applied for membership in the WTO.
Nepal joined the Colombo Plan group in 1952. In 1985, Nepal joined with six other Asian nations to form the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC); the secretariat is in Ka¯thmāndu.