Papua New Guinea - International cooperation
Papua New Guinea became a member of the UN on 10 October 1975 and participates in ESCAP and all the UN nonregional specialized agencies. It also belongs to the Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth of Nations, G-77, South Pacific Forum, and South Pacific Commission. Papua New Guinea has signed the Lomé Convention, the Law of the Sea, and the Antarctic Treaty, and it has observer status at ASEAN. It also formally acceded to the WTO in June 1996.