Botswana - International cooperation



Botswana became a member of the UN on 17 October 1966 and is a member of ECA and all the nonregional specialized agencies except IAEA and IMO. It is a member of the AU and the WTO, and is a signatory of the Law of the Sea. It belongs to the Southern African Customs Union (with South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland), and the Preferential Trade Area for East and Southern Africa. Botswana also participates in the African Development Bank, the Commonwealth, G-77, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which maintains a secretariat at Gaborone.

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