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Map of the current UN member states by their dates of admission.      1945 (original members)      1946–1959      1960–1989      1990–present      non-member observer states

This is a list of United Nations member states arranged in chronological order according to their dates of admission (with the United Nations General Assembly resolutions that admitted them).[1] There are currently 192 United Nations (UN) member states.[2]

Members denoted with "→" changed their names, had their memberships in the UN continued by a successor state, merged with other members, or were dissolved.

Contents

1940s

1945

These nations were the 51 founding members of the UN. 50 of them signed the United Nations Charter at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco on 26 June 1945, while Poland, which was not represented at the conference, signed it on 15 October 1945.[3]

24 October 1945
25 October 1945
30 October 1945
31 October 1945
1 November 1945
2 November 1945
5 November 1945
7 November 1945
9 November 1945
13 November 1945
14 November 1945
  • Bolivia → Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
15 November 1945
  • Venezuela → Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
21 November 1945
27 November 1945
10 December 1945
17 December 1945
18 December 1945
21 December 1945
27 December 1945

1946

19 November 1946
16 December 1946
  • Siam (Resolution 101) → Thailand

1947

30 September 1947

1948

19 April 1948
  • Burma (Resolution 188) → Myanmar

1949

11 May 1949

1950s

1950

28 September 1950

1955

14 December 1955

1956

12 November 1956
18 December 1956
  • Japan (Resolution 1113)

1957

8 March 1957
  • Ghana (Resolution 1118)
17 September 1957

1958

12 December 1958

1960s

1960

20 September 1960
28 September 1960
7 October 1960

1961

27 September 1961
27 October 1961
14 December 1961

1962

18 September 1962
8 October 1962
25 October 1962

1963

14 May 1963
16 December 1963

1964

1 December 1964
  • Malawi (General Assembly decision)
  • Malta (General Assembly decision)
  • Zambia (General Assembly decision)

1965

21 September 1965

1966

20 September 1966
17 October 1966
9 December 1966

1967

14 December 1967

1968

24 April 1968
24 September 1968
12 November 1968

1970s

1970

13 October 1970
  • Fiji (Resolution 2622)

1971

21 September 1971
7 October 1971
  • Oman (Resolution 2754)
9 December 1971

1973

18 September 1973

1974

17 September 1974

1975

16 September 1975
10 October 1975
12 November 1975
4 December 1975

1976

21 September 1976
1 December 1976
  • Angola (Resolution A/RES/31/44)
15 December 1976
  • Samoa (Resolution A/RES/31/104)

1977

20 September 1977

1978

19 September 1978
18 December 1978

1979

18 September 1979

1980s

1980

25 August 1980
16 September 1980

1981

15 September 1981
25 September 1981
  • Belize (Resolution A/RES/36/3)
11 November 1981

1983

23 September 1983

1984

21 September 1984

1990s

1990

23 April 1990
18 September 1990

1991

17 September 1991

1992

2 March 1992
22 May 1992
31 July 1992
  • Georgia (Resolution A/RES/46/241)

1993

19 January 1993
8 April 1993
28 May 1993
  • Eritrea (Resolution A/RES/47/230)
  • Monaco (Resolution A/RES/47/231)
28 July 1993
  • Andorra (Resolution A/RES/47/232)

1994

15 December 1994
  • Palau (Resolution A/RES/49/63)

1999

14 September 1999
  • Kiribati (Resolution A/RES/54/1)
  • Nauru (Resolution A/RES/54/2)
  • Tonga (Resolution A/RES/54/3)

2000s

2000

5 September 2000
  • Tuvalu (Resolution A/RES/55/1)
1 November 2000

2002

10 September 2002
27 September 2002

2006

28 June 2006

Summary

Map of the UN member states by the decade of their dates of admission (former member states shown in insets).

Below is a summary of the growth in UN membership.[4]

Year # of admissions # of members
1945 51 51
1946 4 55
1947 2 57
1948 1 58
1949 1 59
1950 1 60
1951–1954 0 60
1955 16 76
1956 4 80
1957 2 82
1958 1 [A]82[A]
1959 0 82
1960 17 99
1961 4 [A]104[A]
1962 6 110
1963 3 113
1964 3 [B]115[B]
1965 3 [C]117[C]
1966 4 [C]122[C]
1967 1 123
1968 3 126
1969 0 126
1970 1 127
1971 5 132
1972 0 132
1973 3 135
1974 3 138
1975 6 144
1976 3 147
1977 2 149
1978 2 151
1979 1 152
1980 2 154
1981 3 157
1982 0 157
1983 1 158
1984 1 159
1985–1989 0 159
1990 2 [D][E]159[D][E]
1991 7 166
1992 13 179
1993 6 [F]184[F]
1994 1 185
1995–1998 0 185
1999 3 188
2000 2 [G]189[G]
2001 0 189
2002 2 191
2003–2005 0 191
2006 1 192
2007– 0 192

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Egypt and Syria merged to form the United Arab Republic on 22 February 1958. They resumed as separate UN members on 13 October 1961 after Syria resumed its status as an independent state.
  2. ^ a b c Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar on 26 April 1964, which later changed its name to the United Republic of Tanzania.
  3. ^ a b c Indonesia temporarily withdrew from the UN on 20 January 1965. It announced its intention "to resume full cooperation with the United Nations and to resume participation in its activities" on 19 September 1966, and was invited to rejoin the UN on 28 September 1966.
  4. ^ a b c Yemen and Democratic Yemen merged on 22 May 1990.
  5. ^ a b c The German Democratic Republic acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany on 3 October 1990.
  6. ^ a b Czechoslovakia ceased to be a UN member on 1 January 1993 after its dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  7. ^ a b Yugoslavia (referring to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), effectively dissolved by 1992, was removed from the official roster of UN members in 2000 following the admission of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (name later changed to Serbia and Montenegro) as new UN members.

References

  1. ^ "Current Member States". United Nations. http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/cms.shtml. 
  2. ^ "What are Member States?". United Nations. http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/whatisms.shtml. 
  3. ^ "Founding Member States". United Nations. http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/founders.shtml. 
  4. ^ "Growth in United Nations membership, 1945–present". United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/growth.shtml. 







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