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    ORG/1469
    4 July 2006

    United Nations Member States

    NEW YORK, 3 July (UN Headquarters) -- These are the 192 Member States of the United Nations with dates on which they joined the Organization, following the admission 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

    Côte 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.
     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.
     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".