A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Rome, Italy, from 26 to 28 September 1983, adopted the aforementioned Agreement setting up, outside the framework of FAO, the Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East (CARDNE).
In accordance with paragraph 2, Article XII, the Agreement was open for signature at FAO Headquarters in Rome as from 28 September 1983.
In accordance with paragraph 4, Article XII, the Agreement entered into force on 30 December 1987. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 2 February 1988.
On 6 October 1993, the Governing Council of the Centre adopted amendments to Articles V and IX of the Agreement. Pursuant to Article XIII.1 of the Agreement, the amendments took effect with respect to all contracting parties on the sixtieth day after the adoption by the Governing Council, i.e. on 5 December 1993.
Signatories and Parties to the Agreement
The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:
Participant / Signature(S) / Ratification(R) / Accession(Ac)
Cyprus: 1 Oct 1985(S)
Egypt: 28 Sep 1983(S) ; 20 Aug 1985(R)
Iraq: 28 Sep 1983(S) ; 1 Oct 1986(R)
Jordan: 28 Sep 1983(S) ; 23 Feb 1984(R)
Pakistan: 17 Jul 1987(Ac)
Syria: 28 Sep 1983(S) ; 30 Dec 1987(R)
Tunisia: 31 May 1985(Ac)
Yemen: 28 Sep 1983(S)