Mauritius joined the UN on 24 April 1968 and belongs to ECA and all the non-regional specialized agencies. The nation participates in the African Development Bank, Commonwealth of Nations, G-77, the ACP and AU. Mauritius is a signatory to the Law of the Sea and a member of the WTO. In 1984, Mauritius joined Madagascar and Seychelles in establishing the Indian Ocean Commission; the Comoros and France (as the representative of Réunion) joined in 1985. Mauritius also is a member of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).