Members of the United Nations

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This is a list of countries what are members of the United Nations. The list includes the date each country joined the United Nations.

Flag Member Country Date joined
 Afghanistan Afghanistan 19 November 1946
 Albania Albania 14 December 1955
 Algeria Algeria 8 October 1962
Andorra Andorra 28 July 1993
 Angola Angola 1 December 1976
 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 11 November 1981
 Argentina Argentina 24 October 1945
 Armenia Armenia 2 March 1992
 Australia Australia 1 November 1945
 Austria Austria 14 December 1955
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 March 1992
The Bahamas Bahamas 18 September 1973
Bahrain Bahrain 21 September 1971
Bangladesh Bangladesh 17 September 1974
Barbados Barbados 9 December 1966
Belarus Belarus 24 October 1945[1]
 Belgium Belgium 27 December 1945
Belize Belize 25 September 1981
 Benin Benin 20 September 1960
Bhutan Bhutan 21 September 1971
 Bolivia Bolivia 14 November 1945
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 May 1992 [2]
Botswana Botswana 17 October 1966
 Brazil Brazil 24 October 1945
Brunei Brunei Darussalam 21 September 1984
 Bulgaria Bulgaria 14 December 1955
 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 20 September 1960
 Burundi Burundi 18 September 1962
Cambodia Cambodia 14 December 1955
 Cameroon Cameroon 20 September 1960
 Canada Canada 9 November 1945
Cape Verde Cape Verde 16 September 1975
 Central African Republic Central African Republic 20 September 1960
Chad Chad 20 September 1960
 Chile Chile 24 October 1945
 China China 24 October 1945
 Colombia Colombia 5 November 1945
Comoros Comoros 12 November 1975
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 20 September 1960 [3]
 Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the 20 September 1960
Costa Rica Costa Rica 2 November 1945
 Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 20 September 1960
Croatia Croatia 22 May 1992[2][4]
 Cuba Cuba 24 October 1945
 Cyprus Cyprus 20 September 1960
 Czech Republic Czech Republic 19 January 1993 [5]
 Denmark Denmark 24 October 1945
Djibouti Djibouti 20 September 1977
Dominica Dominica 18 December 1978
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 24 October 1945
Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 21 December 1945
 Egypt Egypt, Arab Republic of 24 October 1945 [6]
 El Salvador El Salvador 24 October 1945
 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 12 November 1968
Eritrea Eritrea 28 May 1993
Flag of Estonia (bordered).svg Estonia 17 September 1991
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 13 November 1945
Fiji Fiji 13 October 1970
 Finland Finland 14 December 1955
 France France 24 October 1945
Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 20 September 1960
The Gambia Gambia 21 September 1965
Flag of Georgia (bordered).svg Georgia 31 July 1992
 Germany Germany 18 September 1973 [7]
 Gambia Ghana 8 March 1957
 Greece Greece 25 October 1945
Grenada Grenada 17 September 1974
Guatemala Guatemala 21 November 1945
Guinea Guinea 12 December 1958
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 17 September 1974
Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 20 September 1966
Haiti Haiti 24 October 1945
Honduras Honduras 17 December 1945
 Hungary Hungary 14 December 1955
Iceland Iceland 19 November 1946
 India India 30 October 1945
 Indonesia Indonesia 28 September 1950 [8]
 Iran Iran, Islamic Republic of 24 October 1945
Iraq Iraq 21 December 1945
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Ireland 14 December 1955
Flag of Israel.svg Israel 11 May 1949
 Italy Italy 14 December 1955
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 18 September 1962
 Japan Japan 18 December 1956
Jordan Jordan 14 December 1955
 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2 March 1992
 Kenya Kenya 16 December 1963
Kiribati Kiribati 14 September 1999
North Korea Korea, Democratic People's
Republic of (North Korea)
17 September 1991
 South Korea Korea, Republic of (South Korea) 17 September 1991
Kuwait Kuwait 14 May 1963
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2 March 1992
Laos Laos 14 December 1955
 Latvia Latvia 17 September 1991
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 24 October 1945
Lesotho Lesotho 17 October 1966
 
Flag Member Country Date joined
 Liberia Liberia 2 November 1945
Libya Libya 14 December 1955
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 18 September 1990
Lithuania Lithuania 17 September 1991
 Luxembourg Luxembourg 24 October 1945
Flag of Macedonia.svg Macedonia, The Former
 Yugoslav Republic of
8 April 1993[2] [9]
Madagascar Madagascar 20 September 1960
 Malawi Malawi 1 December 1964
 Malaysia Malaysia 17 September 1957 [10]
Maldives Maldives 21 September 1965
 Mali Mali 28 September 1960
Malta Malta 1 December 1964
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 17 September 1991
 Mauritania Mauritania 27 October 1961
 Mauritius Mauritius 24 April 1968
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Mexico 7 November 1945
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated States of 17 September 1991
Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Moldova 2 March 1992
Flag of Monaco (bordered).svg Monaco 28 May 1993
Mongolia Mongolia 27 October 1961
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 28 June 2006[2] [11]
Morocco Morocco 12 November 1956
Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 16 September 1975
Myanmar Myanmar 19 April 1948
 Namibia Namibia 23 April 1990
Nauru Nauru 14 September 1999
Nepal Nepal 14 December 1955
 Netherlands Netherlands 10 December 1945
 New Zealand New Zealand 24 October 1945
 Nicaragua Nicaragua 24 October 1945
Niger Niger 20 September 1960
 Nigeria Nigeria 7 October 1960
 Norway Norway 27 November 1945
Oman Oman 7 October 1971
 Pakistan Pakistan 30 September 1947
Palau Palau 15 December 1994
 Panama Panama 13 November 1945
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 10 October 1975
Paraguay Paraguay 24 October 1945
 Peru Peru 31 October 1945
 Philippines Philippines 24 October 1945
 Poland Poland 24 October 1945
 Portugal Portugal 14 December 1955
Qatar Qatar 21 September 1971
 Romania Romania 14 December 1955
 Russia Russian Federation 24 October 1945 [12]
 Rwanda Rwanda 18 September 1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 23 September 1983
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 18 September 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 September 1980
Samoa Samoa 15 December 1976
 San Marino San Marino 2 March 1992
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 16 September 1975
 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 24 October 1945
 Senegal Senegal 28 September 1960
 Serbia Serbia 1 November 2000[2] [13]
Seychelles Seychelles 21 September 1976
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 27 September 1961
Singapore Singapore 21 September 1965[10]
 Slovakia Slovakia 19 January 1993[5]
 Slovenia Slovenia 22 May 1992[2] [14]
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 19 September 1978
 Somalia Somalia 20 September 1960
South Africa South Africa 7 November 1945
South Sudan South Sudan 14 July 2011[15]
 Spain Spain 14 December 1955
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 14 December 1955
Sudan Sudan 12 November 1956
Suriname Suriname 4 December 1975
Swaziland Swaziland 24 September 1968
 Sweden Sweden 19 November 1946
 Switzerland Switzerland 10 September 2002
Syria Syria 24 October 1945[6]
Tajikistan Tajikistan 2 March 1992
Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of 14 December 1961 [16]
 Thailand Thailand 16 December 1946
 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 27 September 2002
Togo Togo 20 September 1960
Tonga Tonga 14 September 1999
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 18 September 1962
Tunisia Tunisia 12 November 1956
 Turkey Turkey 24 October 1945
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2 March 1992
Tuvalu Tuvalu 5 September 2000
 Uganda Uganda 25 October 1962
 Ukraine Ukraine 24 October 1945
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 9 December 1971
 United Kingdom United Kingdom
 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
24 October 1945
 United States United States of America 24 October 1945
 Uruguay Uruguay 18 December 1945
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2 March 1992
Vanuatu Vanuatu 15 September 1981
Venezuela Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 15 November 1945
Vietnam Vietnam 20 September 1977
Yemen Yemen 30 September 1947 [17]
Zambia Zambia 1 December 1964
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 25 August 1980


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All notes are based on Official list of member states

  1. Joined as Byelorussia. United Nations told of name change on 19 September 1991
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original Member of the United Nations. The Charter was signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified (confirmed) on 19 October 1945. When Yugoslvia was dissolved the new countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were formed.
  3. Zaire joined the United Nations on 20 September 1960. On 17 May 1997 it changed its name was to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic was an original Member of the United Nations from 24 October 1945. The Czech and Slovak Federal Republic separated on 31 December 1992 and that the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, as successor States, were thus admitted as Member States on 19 January of that year.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Egypt and Syria were original Members of the United Nations from 24 October 1945. Following a plebiscite (vote) on 21 February 1958, Egypt and Syria joined together as the United Arab Republic . On 13 October 1961, Syria, became an independent country, 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 as members on 18 September 1973. The German Democratic Republic stopped being a member on 3 October 1990, when the two Germancountries united to form one sovereign country.
  8. On 20 January 1965, Indonesia said it was leaving the United Nations “at this stage and under the present circumstances”. On 19 September 1966, decided "to resume full cooperation with the United Nations and to resume participation (start joining) in its activities". On 28 September 1966, the General Assembly invited Indonesia to take its seats in the Assembly.
  9. By resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993, "Macedonia" became a Member of the United Nations. In the United Nations Macedonia is called "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" because of arguments about its name.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Federation of Malaya joined the United Nations on 17 September 1957. On 16 September 1963, its name was changed to Malaysia, when the new states of Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo) and Sarawak joined the union. Singapore became an independent country on 9 August 1965 and a Member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965.
  11. On 4 February 2003, the official name of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was changed to Serbia and Montenegro. Montenegro held a referendum (vote) on 21 May 2006 and declared independence from Serbia on 3 June. President of the Republic of Serbia told the Secretary-General that the membership of Serbia and Montenegro was being continued by the Republic of Serbia On 28 June 2006 Montenegro became a United Nations Member State by General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/264.
  12. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was an original Member of the United Nations from 24 October 1945. On 24 December 1991, Boris Yeltsin, the President of the Russian Federation, told the Secretary-General that the Soviet Union's membership in the Security Council and all other United Nations organs was being taken over by the Russian Federation with the support of the 11 member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  13. 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. On 4 February 2003 the official name of the country was changed to Serbia and Montenegro. On 3 June 2006, the President of the Republic of Serbia told the Secretary-General that the membership of Serbia and Montenegro was being continued by the Republic of Serbia, after Montenegro’s declaration of independence.
  14. 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. "U.N. Admits South Sudan as 193rd Member". foxnews.com. Associated Press (FOX News Network, LLC). 2011-07-14. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/07/14/un-admits-south-sudan-as-13rd-member/. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  16. Tanganyika was a Member of the United Nations from 14 December 1961 and Zanzibar was a Member from 16 December 1963. After 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.
  17. 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 been one Member with the name "Yemen".