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Definition of regions with a view to the execution by the Organization of regional activities

In accordance with the resolutions adopted by the General Conference at its 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 35th and 36th sessions (13 C/Resolution 5.91, 18 C/Resolution 46.1, 19 C/Resolution 37.1,1 20 C/Resolution 37.1, 21 C/Resolution 39.2, 22 C/Resolution 46, 24 C/Resolution 50.2, 25 C/Resolution 48, 26 C/Resolution 35, 27 C/Resolution 44, 28 C/Resolution 39, 29 C/Resolution 91, 30 C/Resolution 85, 31 C/Resolution 72, 32 C/Resolution 80, 33 C/Resolution 94, 34 C/Resolution 91, 35 C/Resolution 104, 36 C/Resolution 109, 37 C/95 and 38 C/Resolution 100 respectively), the following are empowered to participate in regional activities in which the representative character of states is an important factor:



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AFRICA

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African
Republic Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

ARAB STATES

Algeria
Bahrain
Djibouti
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Niue
Pakistan
Palau
Papua
New Guinea
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam

Associate Members: Macao (China) ; Tokelau

EUROPE

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America

Associate Member: Faroes

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Associate Members: Anguilla; Aruba ; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands ; Curaçao; Montserrat; Sint Maarten

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(*) This resolution is worded as follows:
“ The General Conference
Decides to take all appropriate measures to complete the list of Member States empowered to participate in the regional activities of the Organization as it emerges from 13 C/Resolution 5.91 and 18 C/Resolution 46.1, taking into account the principles set forth in those resolutions and on the basis of the proposals of the Member States already included in each of the various regions ”.

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