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    Note No. 119/Rev.1*
    15 January 2001
     

    UNITED NATIONS MEMBER STATES 

    NEW YORK, 10 January (UN Headquarters) -- Following is the list of the 189 Member States of the United Nations with dates on which they joined the Organization:
     
    Member
    Date of Admission
    Afghanistan 
    19 Nov. 1946 
    Albania 
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Algeria 
    8 Oct. 1962 
    Andorra 
    28 July 1993 
    Angola 
    1 Dec. 1976 
    Antigua and Barbuda 
    11 Nov. 1981 
    Argentina 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Armenia
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Australia
    1 Nov. 1945 
    Austria 
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Azerbaijan
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Bahamas
    18 Sep. 1973 
    Bahrain 
    21 Sep. 1971 
    Bangladesh 
    17 Sep. 1974 
    Barbados
    9 Dec. 1966 
    Belarus1)
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Belgium
    27 Dec. 1945 
    Belize 
    25 Sep. 1981 
    Benin 
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Bhutan 
    21 Sep. 1971 
    Bolivia 
    14 Nov. 1945 
    Bosnia and Herzegovina2)
    22 May 1992 
    Botswana
    17 Oct. 1966 
    Brazil 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Brunei Darussalam
    21 Sep. 1984 
    Bulgaria
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Burkina Faso
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Burundi
    18 Sep. 1962 
    Cambodia
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Cameroon
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Canada 
    9 Nov. 1945 
    Cape Verde
    16 Sep. 1975 
    Central African Republic
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Chad 
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Chile 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    China
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Colombia
    5 Nov. 1945 
    Comoros
    12 Nov. 1975 
    Congo (Republic of the)
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Costa Rica
    2 Nov. 1945 
    Côte d’Ivoire
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Croatia3)
    22 May 1992 
    Cuba
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Cyprus
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Czech Republic4)
    19 Jan. 1993 
    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Democratic Republic of the Congo5)
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Denmark
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Djibouti
    20 Sep. 1977 
    Dominica
    18 Dec. 1978 
    Dominican Republic
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Ecuador
    21 Dec. 1945 
    Egypt6)
    24 Oct. 1945 
    El Salvador
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Equatorial Guinea
    12 Nov. 1968 
    Eritrea
    28 May 1993 
    Estonia 
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Ethiopia
    13 Nov. 1945 
    Fiji
    13 Oct. 1970 
    Finland
    14 Dec. 1955 
    France 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Gabon
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Gambia
    21 Sep. 1965 
    Georgia
    31 July 1992 
    Germany7)
    18 Sep. 1973 
    Ghana 
    8 Mar. 1957 
    Greece
    25 Oct. 1945 
    Grenada
    17 Sep. 1974 
    Guatemala
    21 Nov. 1945 
    Guinea
    12 Dec. 1958 
    Guinea-Bissau 
    17 Sep. 1974 
    Guyana
    20 Sep. 1966 
    Haiti 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Honduras
    17 Dec. 1945 
    Hungary
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Iceland 
    19 Nov. 1946 
    India
    30 Oct. 1945 
    Indonesia8)
    28 Sep. 1950 
    Iran
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Iraq
    21 Dec. 1945 
    Ireland 
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Israel 
    11 May 1949 
    Italy
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Jamaica
    18 Sep. 1962 
    Japan 
    18 Dec. 1956 
    Jordan
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Kazakhstan 
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Kenya
    16 Dec. 1963 
    Kiribati
    14 Sep. 1999 
    Kuwait 
    14 May 1963 
    Kyrgyzstan
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Latvia
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Lebanon
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Lesotho
    17 Oct. 1966 
    Liberia 
    2 Nov. 1945 
    Libya 
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Liechtenstein 
    18 Sep. 1990 
    Lithuania
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Luxembourg
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Madagascar
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Malawi
    1 Dec. 1964 
    Malaysia9)
    17 Sep. 1957 
    Maldives
    21 Sep. 1965 
    Mali
    28 Sep. 1960 
    Malta
    1 Dec. 1964 
    Marshall Islands
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Mauritania
    27 Oct. 1961 
    Mauritius
    24 Apr. 1968 
    Mexico
    7 Nov. 1945 
    Micronesia (Federated States of)
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Monaco
    28 May 1993 
    Mongolia
    27 Oct. 1961 
    Morocco
    12 Nov. 1956 
    Mozambique
    16 Sep. 1975 
    Myanmar
    19 Apr. 1948 
    Namibia
    23 Apr. 1990 
    Nauru 
    14 Sep. 1999 
    Nepal
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Netherlands
    10 Dec. 1945 
    New Zealand
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Nicaragua
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Niger
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Nigeria 
    7 Oct. 1960 
    Norway
    27 Nov. 1945 
    Oman 
    7 Oct. 1971 
    Pakistan
    30 Sep. 1947 
    Palau
    15 Dec. 1994 
    Panama
    13 Nov. 1945 
    Papua New Guinea
    10 Oct. 1975 
    Paraguay
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Peru
    31 Oct. 1945 
    Philippines
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Poland 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Portugal
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Qatar 
    21 Sep. 1971 
    Republic of Korea
    17 Sep. 1991 
    Republic of Moldova
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Romania
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Russian Federation10)
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Rwanda
    18 Sep. 1962 
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    23 Sep. 1983 
    Saint Lucia
    18 Sep. 1979 
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    16 Sep. 1980 
    Samoa
    15 Dec. 1976 
    San Marino
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Sao Tome and Principe
    16 Sep. 1975 
    Saudi Arabia
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Senegal
    28 Sep. 1960 
    Seychelles
    21 Sep. 1976 
    Sierra Leone 
    27 Sep. 1961 
    Singapore
    21 Sep. 1965 
    Slovakia11)
    19 Jan. 1993 
    Slovenia12)
    22 May 1992 
    Solomon Islands
    19 Sep. 1978 
    Somalia
    20 Sep. 1960 
    South Africa
    7 Nov. 1945 
    Spain 
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Sri Lanka
    14 Dec. 1955 
    Sudan
    12 Nov. 1956 
    Suriname
    4 Dec. 1975 
    Swaziland
    24 Sep. 1968 
    Sweden
    19 Nov. 1946 
    Syria13)
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Tajikistan
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Thailand
    16 Dec. 1946 
    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia14)
    8 Apr. 1993 
    Togo
    20 Sep. 1960 
    Tonga 
    14 Sep. 1999 
    Trinidad and Tobago
    18 Sep. 1962 
    Tunisia 
    12 Nov. 1956 
    Turkey 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Turkmenistan
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Tuvalu 
    5 Sep. 2000 
    Uganda
    25 Oct. 1962 
    Ukraine
    24 Oct. 1945 
    United Arab Emirates
    9 Dec. 1971 
    United Kingdom
    24 Oct. 1945 
    United of Republic of Tanzania15)
    14 Dec. 1961 
    United States 
    24 Oct. 1945 
    Uruguay
    18 Dec. 1945 
    Uzbekistan
    2 Mar. 1992 
    Vanuatu
    15 Sep. 1981 
    Venezuela
    15 Nov. 1945 
    Viet Nam
    20 Sep. 1977 
    Yemen16)
    30 Sep. 1947 
    Yugoslavia17)
    1 Nov. 2000 
    Zambia
    1 Dec. 1964 
    Zimbabwe
    25 Aug. 1980 
    *Reissued to reflect additional information on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
    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. 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.
    11. Czechoslavakia 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    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. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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".
    17. 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.
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