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These are the 192 Member States of the United Nations with dates on which they joined the Organization, following the admission of Montenegro on 28 June 2006:


Member

Date of Admission

 

 

Afghanistan

19 November 1946

Albania

14 December 1955

Algeria

8 October 1962

Andorra

28 July 1993

Angola

1 December 1976

Antigua and Barbuda

11 November 1981

Argentina

24 October 1945

Armenia

2 March 1992

Australia

1 November 1945

Austria

14 December 1955

Azerbaijan

2 March 1992

Bahamas

18 September 1973

Bahrain

21 September 1971

Bangladesh

17 September 1974

Barbados

9 December 1966

Belarus [1]

24 October 1945

Belgium

27 December 1945

Belize

25 September 1981

Benin

20 September 1960

Bhutan

21 September 1971

Bolivia

14 November 1945

Bosnia and Herzegovina [2]

22 May 1992

Botswana

17 October 1966

Brazil

24 October 1945

Brunei Darussalam

21 September 1984

Bulgaria

14 December 1955

Burkina Faso

20 September 1960

Burundi

18 September 1962

Cambodia

14 December 1955

Cameroon

20 September 1960

Canada

9 November 1945

Cape Verde

16 September 1975

Central African Republic

20 September 1960

Chad

20 September 1960

Chile

24 October 1945

China

24 October 1945

Colombia

5 November 1945

Comoros

12 November 1975

Congo (Republic of the)

20 September 1960

Costa Rica

2 November 1945

Cote d'Ivoire

20 September 1960

Croatia [3]

22 May 1992

Cuba

24 October 1945

Cyprus

20 September 1960

Czech Republic [4]

19 January 1993

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

17 September 1991

Democratic Republic of the Congo [5]

20 September 1960

Denmark

24 October 1945

Djibouti

20 September 1977

Dominica

18 December 1978

Dominican Republic

24 October 1945

Ecuador

21 December 1945

Egypt [6]

24 October 1945

El Salvador

24 October 1945

Equatorial Guinea

12 November 1968

Eritrea

28 May 1993

Estonia

17 September 1991

Ethiopia

13 November 1945

Fiji

13 October 1970

Finland

14 December 1955

France

24 October 1945

Gabon

20 September 1960

Gambia

21 September 1965

Georgia

31 July 1992

Germany [7]

18 September 1973

Ghana

8 March 1957

Greece

25 October 1945

Grenada

17 September 1974

Guatemala

21 November 1945

Guinea

12 December 1958

Guinea-Bissau

17 September 1974

Guyana

20 September 1966

Haiti

24 October 1945

Honduras

17 December 1945

Hungary

14 December 1955

Iceland

19 November 1946

India

30 October 1945

Indonesia [8]

28 September 1950

Iran

24 October 1945

Iraq

21 December 1945

Ireland

14 December 1955

Israel

11 May 1949

Italy

14 December 1955

Jamaica

18 September 1962

Japan

18 December 1956

Jordan

14 December 1955

Kazakhstan

2 March 1992

Kenya

16 December 1963

Kiribati

14 September 1999

Kuwait

14 May 1963

Kyrgyzstan

2 March 1992

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

14 December 1955

Latvia

17 September 1991

Lebanon

24 October 1945

Lesotho

17 October 1966

Liberia

2 November 1945

Libya

14 December 1955

Liechtenstein

18 September 1990

Lithuania

17 September 1991

Luxembourg

24 October 1945

Madagascar

20 September 1960

Malawi

1 December 1964

Malaysia [9]

17 September 1957

Maldives

21 September 1965

Mali

28 September 1960

Malta

1 December 1964

Marshall Islands

17 September 1991

Mauritania

27 October 1961

Mauritius

24 April 1968

Mexico

7 November 1945

Micronesia (Federated States of)

17 September 1991

Monaco

28 May 1993

Mongolia

27 October 1961

Montenegro [10]

28 June 2006

Morocco

12 November 1956

Mozambique

16 September 1975

Myanmar

19 April 1948

Namibia

23 April 1990

Nauru

14 September 1999

Nepal

14 December 1955

Netherlands

10 December 1945

New Zealand

24 October 1945

Nicaragua

24 October 1945

Niger

20 September 1960

Nigeria

7 October 1960

Norway

27 November 1945

Oman

7 October 1971

Pakistan

30 September 1947

Palau

15 December 1994

Panama

13 November 1945

Papua New Guinea

10 October 1975

Paraguay

24 October 1945

Peru

31 October 1945

Philippines

24 October 1945

Poland

24 October 1945

Portugal

14 December 1955

Qatar

21 September 1971

Republic of Korea

17 September 1991

Republic of Moldova

2 March 1992

Romania

14 December 1955

Russian Federation[11]

24 October 1945

Rwanda

18 September 1962

Saint Kitts and Nevis

23 September 1983

Saint Lucia

18 September 1979

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

16 September 1980

Samoa

15 December 1976

San Marino

2 March 1992

Sao Tome and Principe

16 September 1975

Saudi Arabia

24 October 1945

Senegal

28 September 1960

Serbia [12]

1 November 2000

Seychelles

21 September 1976

Sierra Leone

27 September 1961

Singapore

21 September 1965

Slovakia [13]

19 January 1993

Slovenia [14]

22 May 1992

Solomon Islands

19 September 1978

Somalia

20 September 1960

South Africa

7 November 1945

Spain

14 December 1955

Sri Lanka

14 December 1955

Sudan

12 November 1956

Suriname

4 December 1975

Swaziland

24 September 1968

Switzerland

10 September 2002

Sweden

19 November 1946

Syria [15]

24 October 1945

Tajikistan

2 March 1992

Thailand

16 December 1946

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia[16]

8 April 1993

Timor Leste

27 September 2002

Togo

20 September 1960

Tonga

14 September 1999

Trinidad and Tobago

18 September 1962

Tunisia

12 November 1956

Turkey

24 October 1945

Turkmenistan

2 March 1992

Tuvalu

5 September 2000

Uganda

25 October 1962

Ukraine

24 October 1945

United Arab Emirates

9 December 1971

United Kingdom

24 October 1945

United of Republic of Tanzania[17]

14 December 1961

United States

24 October 1945

Uruguay

18 December 1945

Uzbekistan

2 March 1992

Vanuatu

15 September 1981

Venezuela

15 November 1945

Viet Nam

20 September 1977

Yemen [18]

30 September 1947

Zambia

1 December 1964

Zimbabwe

25 August 1980


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[1]    On 19 September 1991, Byelorussia informed the United Nations that it had changed its name to Belarus.

[2]    The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent admission as new Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was admitted as a Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/46/237 of 22 May 1992.

[3]    The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent admission as new Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  The Republic of Croatia was admitted as a Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/46/238 of 22 May 1992.

[4]    Czechoslovakia was an original Member of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.  In a letter dated 10 December 1992, its Permanent Representative informed the Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic would cease to exist on 31 December 1992 and that the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, as successor States, would apply for membership in the United Nations.  Following the receipt of its application, the Security Council, on 8 January 1993, recommended to the General Assembly that the Czech Republic be admitted to United Nations membership.  The Czech Republic was thus admitted on 19 January of that year as a Member State.

[5]    Zaire joined the United Nations on 20 September 1960.  On 17 May 1997, its name was changed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

[6]    Egypt and Syria were original Members of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.  Following a plebiscite on 21 February 1958, the United Arab Republic was established by a union of Egypt and Syria and continued as a single Member.  On 13 October 1961, Syria, having resumed its status as an independent State, resumed its separate membership in the United Nations.  On 2 September 1971, the United Arab Republic changed its name to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

[7]    The Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic were admitted to membership in the United Nations on 18 September 1973.  Through the accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany, effective from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one sovereign State.

[8]    By letter of 20 January 1965, Indonesia announced its decision to withdraw from the United Nations “at this stage and under the present circumstances”.  By telegram of 19 September 1966, it announced its decision “to resume full cooperation with the United Nations and to resume participation in its activities”.  On 28 September 1966, the General Assembly took note of this decision and the President invited representatives of Indonesia to take seats in the Assembly.

[9]    The Federation of Malaya joined the United Nations on 17 September 1957.  On 16 September 1963, its name was changed to Malaysia, following the admission to the new federation of Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo) and Sarawak.  Singapore became an independent State on 9 August 1965 and a Member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965.

[10]   Montenegro held a 21 May 2006 referendum and declared itself independent from Serbia on 3 June.  On 28 June 2006 it was accepted as a United Nations Member State by General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/264.

[11]   The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was an original Member of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.  In a letter dated 24 December 1991, Boris Yeltsin, the President of the Russian Federation, informed the Secretary-General that the membership of the Soviet Union in the Security Council and all other United Nations organs was being continued by the Russian Federation with the support of the 11 member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

[12]   In a letter dated 3 June 2006, the President of the Republic of Serbia informed the Secretary-General that the membership of Serbia and Montenegro was being continued by the Republic of Serbia, following Montenegro’s declaration of independence.  On 4 February 2003, following the adoption and promulgation of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro by the Assembly of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the official name of “ Federal Republic of Yugoslavia” was changed to Serbia and Montenegro.  The Socialist “Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent admission as new Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was admitted as a Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/55/12 of 1 November 2000.

[13]   Czechoslovakia was an original Member of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.  In a letter dated 10 December 1992, its Permanent Representative informed the Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic would cease to exist on 31 December 1992 and that the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, as successor States, would apply for membership in the United Nations.  Following the receipt of its application, the Security Council, on 8 January 1993, recommended to the General Assembly that the Slovak Republic be admitted to United Nations Membership.  The Slovak Republic was thus admitted on 19 January of that year as a Member State.

[14]   The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent admission as new Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  The Republic of Slovenia was admitted as a Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/46/236 of 22 May 1992.

[15]   Egypt and Syria were original Members of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.  Following a plebiscite on 21 February 1958, the United Arab Republic was established by a union of Egypt and Syria and continued as a single Member.  On 13 October 1961, Syria, having resumed its status as an independent State, resumed its separate membership in the United Nations.

[16]   The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent admission as new Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  By resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993, the General Assembly decided to admit as a Member of the United Nations the State being provisionally referred to for all purposes within the United Nations as “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” pending settlement of the difference that had arisen over its name.

[17]   Tanganyika was a Member of the United Nations from 14 December 1961 and Zanzibar was a Member from 16 December 1963.  Following the ratification on 26 April 1964 of Articles of Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar continued as a single Member, changing its name to the United Republic of Tanzania on 1 November 1964.

[18]   Yemen was admitted to membership in the United Nations on 30 September 1947 and Democratic Yemen on 14 December 1967.  On 22 May 1990, the two countries merged and have since been represented as one Member with the name “ Yemen”.

NOTE: The information regarding United Nations Organizations member states on this page is re-published from the United Nations. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of UN member countries information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about UN member countries should be addressed to the UN.



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