The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was admitted to the UN on 8 April 1993. Macedonia is a member of EBRD, ECE, FAO, IAEA, IMF, INTERPOL, OSCE, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, WHO, WIPO, and WMO, among other bodies, and has applied for member status in the WTO. In February 1994 the Macedonia's sovereignty was recognized by the United States and EU countries. In November 1995 Macedonia ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and accepted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights. The convention includes several Eastern and Central European nations that see membership as a precursor to possible admission to the EU in the future.