A Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of the Near East Plant Protection Organization, which was held in Rabat, Morocco, from 16 to 18 February 1993, adopted the Agreement for the Establishment of the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO).
Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XIX, the Agreement was signed in Rabat on 18 February 1993 on behalf of the ten States mentioned below and remains open for signature at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIX of the Agreement, the Near East States referred to in Annex I to the Agreement may become parties to the Agreement either by signature, followed by the deposit of an instrument of ratification or by the deposit of an instrument of accession.
As provided for in paragraph 4 of Article XIX, the Agreement shall enter into force with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it, on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Governments of at least ten of the States specified in Annex I to the Agreement.
Subject to paragraph 5 of Article XIX of the Agreement, at any time after the entry into force of the Agreement, any State not specified in Annex I may notify the Director-General of FAO of its desire to become a Member of the Organization. The Governing Council of the Organization shall then decide on the application.
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)
Algeria: 18 Feb 1993(S)
Egypt: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 13 Apr 1995(R)
Jordan: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 3 Oct 1995(R)
Malta: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 28 Oct 1994(R)
Mauritania: 18 Feb 1993(S)
Morocco: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 18 Feb 1997(R)
Pakistan: 4 Jan 1995(Ac)
Sudan: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 16 Mar 1995(R)
Syria: 18 Feb 1993(S)
Tunisia: 18 Feb 1993(S) ; 11 Mar 1994(R)
Yemen: 18 Feb 1993(S)