8. Finalized (Achieved) or Pending Membership to Main International Organizations
The Republic of Macedonia is, among others, a member in:
OSCE (1992), United Nations (1993), Council of Europe (1995), World Trade Organization (2003), Partnership for Peace (1995).
Macedonia has been granted official candidate status for membership in the European Union (since 2005) and in NATO. In 2001 Macedonia had signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU, which came into effect in 2004.