Australia - International cooperation



Australia is a charter member of the UN, to which it gained admission on 1 November 1945. It belongs to ESCAP and all the nonregional UN specialized agencies and is a signatory to the Law of the Sea and a member of the WTO. Australia also participates in the Commonwealth of Nations and ANZUS, as well as the Asian Development Bank, Colombo Plan, OECD, South Pacific Commission, South Pacific Forum, and other intergovernmental organizations.

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