Canada has joined JPND as the first ever Third Country member. Israel joins as full member to bring total number of countries participating in JPND to 27.
At the twelfth JPND Management Board meeting on May 4th, 2012, two countries’ applications for membership of JPND were accepted:
Israel becomes the 26th full member country of JPND, following the applications of Austria and Croatia earlier in 2012. Full membership of JPND is open to EU Member States and EU-Associated Countries.
In a first for JPND, Canada’s application for Third Country membership of JPND was also accepted. Canada now participates in JPND according to the recently published JPNDPolicy on Third Country Participation.
This brings the total number of countries participating in JPND to 27.