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Press Release 01/79 C3

FOUR COUNTRIES ADMITTED TO FAO ON OPENING DAY OF THE ORGANIZATION'S 31ST GOVERNING CONFERENCE BRINGING MEMBERSHIP TO 183 COUNTRIES


Rome, November 2, 2001 - Four countries became members of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today, bringing membership in the Organization to 183 countries and the European Community. FAO's governing Conference approved the applications of the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Yugoslavia was admitted as a new state. Previously, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, incorporating a number of now independent states, had been a member of FAO. That state ceased to exist according to UN Security Council Resolution 47/1 of 19 September 1992.

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For further information on the Conference please contact the FAO Media Relations Office at telephone number: +39 065705 2232, or the FAO web site at: http://www.fao.org


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