Sixty Member States for the Hague Conference

On Wednesday, 29 May 2002, Panama, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 60th Member State of the Organisation. Panama was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, on child abduction, and on intercountry adoption. The Hague Conference has now 9 Member States in Latin America.