At the request of interested Member Nations in North-West Africa, a draft agreement for the establishment of a commission for controlling the desert locust in that area, within the framework of FAO, was prepared by the Organization. The Agreement was reviewed in March 1970 by the FAO North-West African Desert Locust Research and Control Coordination Sub-Committee. The Agreement was approved by the FAO Council at its Fifty-fifth Session (November 1970) and submitted to Member Nations for acceptance.
In accordance with paragraph 1, Article XIX, the Agreement entered into force on 17 August 1971, date of receipt of the third instrument of acceptance. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 24 September 1971 under No. 11354.
At its Sixth Session (April 1977), the Commission adopted amendments to the Agreement which were approved by the FAO Council at its Seventy-second Session (November 1977). These amendments entered into force for all the parties to the Agreement.
Parties to the Agreement
The following participants deposited their instruments of acceptance on the corresponding date indicated:
Algeria: 17 Aug 1971
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: 13 May 1971
Mauritania: 16 Jan 1989
Morocco: 1 Oct 1971
Tunisia: 22 Jul 1971