Join Our Mailing List

Sponsor Us!

United Nations:
Member States


UN: Table of Contents | Human Rights Council | Security Council


Print Friendly and PDF

There are currently 193 member states in the United Nations
(Year indicates date of admission; No date indicates original member in 1945; * indicates shortned name)

Afghanistan (1946)
Albania (1955)
Algeria (1962)
Andorra (1993)
Angola (1976)
Antigua & Barbuda (1981)
Argentina
Armenia (1992)
Australia
Austria (1955)
Azerbaijan (1992)
Bahamas (1973)
Bahrain (1971)
Bangladesh (1974)
Barbados (1966)
Belarus
Belgium
Belize (1981)
Benin (1960)
Bhutan (1971)
Bolivia *
Bosnia * (1992)
Botswana (1966)
Brazil
Brunei * (1984)
Bulgaria (1955)
Burkina Faso (1960)
Burundi (1962)
Cambodia (1955)
Cameroon (1960)
Canada
Cape Verde (1975)
CAR * (1960)
Chad (1960)
Chile
China [1]
Colombia
Comoros (1975)
Congo (1960)
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire * (1960)
Croatia (1992)
Cuba
Cyprus (1960)
Czech Republic (1993)
DPRK * (1991)
DRC * (1960)
Denmark
Djibouti (1977)
Dominica (1978)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea (1968)
Eritrea (1993)
Estonia (1991)
Ethiopia
Fiji (1970)
Finland (1955)
France
Gabon (1960)
Gambia (1965)
Georgia (1992)
Germany (1973)
Ghana (1957)
Greece
Grenada (1974)
Guatemala
Guinea (1958)
Guinea-Bissau (1974)
Guyana (1966)
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary (1955)
Iceland (1946)
India
Indonesia (1950)
Iran *
Iraq
Ireland (1955)
Israel (1949)
Italy (1955)
Jamaica (1962)
Japan (1956)
Jordan (1955)
Kazakhstan (1992)
Kenya (1963)
Kiribati (1999)
Kuwait (1963)
Kyrgyzstan (1992)
Laos * (1955)
Latvia (1991)
Lebanon
Lesotho (1966)
Liberia
Libya (1955)
Liechtenstein (1990)
Lithuania (1991)
Luxembourg
Macedonia * (1993)
Madagascar (1960)
Malawi (1964)
Malaysia (1957)
Maldives (1965)
Mali (1960)
Malta (1964)
Marshall Islands (1991)
Mauritania (1961)
Mauritius (1968)
Mexico
Micronesia * (1991)
Moldova * (1992)
Monaco (1993)
Mongolia (1961)
Montenegro (2006)
Morocco (1956)
Mozambique (1975)
Myanmar (1948)
Namibia (1990)
Nauru (1999)
Nepal (1955)
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger (1960)
Nigeria (1960)
Norway
Oman (1971)
Pakistan (1947)
Palau (1994)
Panama
Papua New Guinea (1975)
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal (1955)
Qatar (1971)
Romania (1955)
Russia * [2]
Rwanda (1962)
Saint Kitts & Nevis (1983)
Saint Lucia (1979)
Saint Vincent (1980)
Samoa (1976)
San Marino (1992)
Sao Tome * (1975)
Saudi Arabia
Senegal (1960)
Serbia (2000)
Seychelles (1976)
Sierra Leone (1961)
Singapore (1965)
Slovakia
(1993)
Slovenia (1992)
Solomon Islands (1978)
Somalia (1960)
South Africa
South Korea * (1991)
South Sudan (2011)
Spain (1955)
Sri Lanka (1955)
Sudan (1956)
Suriname (1975)
Swaziland (1968)
Sweden (1946)
Switzerland (2002)
Syria *
Tajikistan (1992)
Tanzania * (1961)
Thailand (1946)
Timor-Leste (2002)
Togo (1960)
Tonga (1999)
Trinidad & Tobago (1962)
Tunisia (1956)
Turkey
Turkmenistan (1992)
Tuvalu (2000)
Uganda (1962)
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (1971)
United Kingdom *
United States *
Uruguay
Uzbekistan (1992)
Vanuatu (1981)
Venezuela *
Vietnam (1977)
Yemen (1947)
Zambia (1964)
Zimbabwe (1980)

The UN also recognizes two states with Non-Member State Observer Status[3]: Holy See (1964) and Palestine (2011)

[1] By Resolution 2758 (XXVI) of Oct. 25, 1971, the General Assembly decided "to restore all its rights to the People's Republic of China and to recognize the representative of its Government as the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations."
[2] In December 1991, Russia assumed the permanent Security Council seat previously held by the U.S.S.R.
[3] Non-member observer states are recognized as sovereign states and are free to submit a petition to the Security Council join as a full member at their discretion

* Full Names:
Bolivia - Plurinational State of Bolivia
Bosnia - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunei - Brunei Darussalam
CAR - Central African Republic
DPRK - Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran
Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic
Macedonia - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Micronesia - Federated States of Micronesia
Moldova - Republic of Moldova
Russia - Russian Federation
Sao Tome - Sao Tome & Principe
South Korea - Republic of Korea
Syria - Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania - United Republic of Tanzania
United Kingdom - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States - United States of America
Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


Sources: United Nations

Back to Top