Argentina - International cooperation

Argentina is a charter member of the UN, having joined on 24 October 1945; it belongs to ECLAC and all the non-regional specialized agencies. It is also a member of the OAS and of many other inter-American and intergovernmental organizations, such as G-77, IADB, and LAIA. In 1962, Argentina signed an agreement of cooperation and exchange of information with EURATOM. It led in the attempt to form a Latin American common market, and in 1967, it joined other Latin American nations in claiming an offshore territory extending 322 km (200 mi). Argentina is a signatory to the Law of the Sea and a member of the WTO. Most recently, Argentina has been an active member of MERCOSUR (Mercado Comun del Sur), the economic and strategic alliance formed by Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with Chile and Bolivia allied as associate members. Argentina also belongs to the following organizations: AFDB, Australia Group, BCIE, BIS, CCC, ECLAC, FAO, G-6, G-15, G-19, G-24, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, LAES, LAIA, MERCOSUR, MINURSO, MIPONUH, MTCR, NSG, OAS, OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, RG, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFICYP, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNMEE, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOP, UNMOVIC, UNTSO, UNU, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTOO, WTRO, and ZC.

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