This article lists the member states of the United Nations (UN). There are currently 192 UN member states, and each of them is a member of the United Nations General Assembly.[1]

According to the United Nations Charter, Chapter 2, Article 4:[2]

1. Membership in the United Nations is open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations.

2. The admission of any such state to membership in the United Nations will be effected by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.

In principle, only sovereign states can become UN members, and today all UN members are fully sovereign states. However, four of the original members (Belarus, India, the Philippines, and Ukraine) were not independent at the time of their admission. Moreover, because a state can only be admitted by the approval of the Security Council and the General Assembly, some entities which may be considered sovereign states according to the Montevideo Convention are not members due to the fact that the UN do not consider them to be sovereign states, the lack of international recognition or opposition from certain members.

International organizations, non-governmental organizations, and entities whose statehood or sovereignty are not precisely defined, can only become United Nations General Assembly observers by invitation, allowing them to speak, but not vote, in General Assembly meetings.

UN member states displayed by the decade in which they joined the UN.

The member states are listed below with their respective dates of admission. There were 51 original members of the UN which were admitted in 1945, of which 49 are either still UN members or have their seats continued by a successor state (e.g., the USSR’s seat has been continued by Russia). The other two original members were Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, as both had dissolved and their seats were not continued by any state (see Former members: Czechoslovakia and Former members: Yugoslavia respectively). For China’s seat in the UN, the Republic of China was replaced by the People’s Republic of China on 25 October 1971, even though the governments of both have existed well before and after this date (see Seat of China).

The names used below are the official names of the member states used by the UN; however, the list is sorted by the common names of the member states for ease of navigation. To sort the member states by their official names used by the UN or their dates of admissions, click on the buttons in the column headers.

Note: Member states with bold font are original members.

Member state

Date of admission

Afghanistan 1946-11-19
Albania 1955-12-14
Algeria 1962-10-08
Andorra 1993-07-28
Angola 1976-12-01
Antigua and Barbuda 1981-11-11
Argentina 1945-10-24
Armenia 1992-03-02
Australia 1945-11-01
Austria 1955-12-14
Azerbaijan 1992-03-02
Bahamas 1973-09-18
Bahrain 1971-09-21
Bangladesh 1974-09-17
Barbados 1966-12-09
Belarus 1945-10-24
Belgium 1945-12-27
Belize 1981-09-25
Benin 1960-09-20
Bhutan 1971-09-21
Bolivia 1945-11-14
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-05-22
Botswana 1966-10-17
Brazil 1945-10-24
Brunei Darussalam 1984-09-21
Bulgaria 1955-12-14
Burkina Faso 1960-09-20
Burundi 1962-09-18
Cambodia 1955-12-14
Cameroon 1960-09-20
Canada 1945-11-09
Cape Verde 1975-09-16
Central African Republic 1960-09-20
Chad 1960-09-20
Chile 1945-10-24
China 1945-10-24
Colombia 1945-11-05
Comoros 1975-11-12
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960-09-20
Congo, Republic of the 1960-09-20
Costa Rica 1945-11-02
Côte d’Ivoire 1960-09-20
Croatia 1992-05-22
Cuba 1945-10-24
Cyprus 1960-09-20
Czech Republic 1993-01-19
Denmark 1945-10-24
Djibouti 1977-09-20
Dominica 1978-12-18
Dominican Republic 1945-10-24
Ecuador 1945-12-21
Egypt 1945-10-24
El Salvador 1945-10-24
Equatorial Guinea 1968-11-12
Eritrea 1993-05-28
Estonia 1991-09-17
Ethiopia 1945-11-13
Fiji 1970-10-13
Finland 1955-12-14
France 1945-10-24
Gabon 1960-09-20
Gambia 1965-09-21
Georgia 1992-07-31
Germany 1973-09-18
Ghana 1957-03-08
Greece 1945-10-25
Grenada 1974-09-17
Guatemala 1945-11-21
Guinea 1958-12-12
Guinea-Bissau 1974-09-17
Guyana 1966-09-20
Haiti 1945-10-24
Honduras 1945-12-17
Hungary 1955-12-14
Iceland 1946-11-19
India 1945-10-30
Indonesia 1950-09-28
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1945-10-24
Iraq 1945-12-21
Ireland 1955-12-14
Israel 1949-05-11
Italy 1955-12-14
Jamaica 1962-09-18
Japan 1956-12-18
Jordan 1955-12-14
Kazakhstan 1992-03-02
Kenya 1963-12-16
Kiribati 1999-09-14
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1991-09-17
Republic of Korea 1991-09-17
Kuwait 1963-05-14
Kyrgyzstan 1992-03-02
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 1955-12-14
Latvia 1991-09-17
Lebanon 1945-10-24
Lesotho 1966-10-17
Liberia 1945-11-02
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1955-12-14
Liechtenstein 1990-09-18
Lithuania 1991-09-17
Luxembourg 1945-10-24
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1993-04-08
Madagascar 1960-09-20
Malawi 1964-12-01
Malaysia 1957-09-17
Maldives 1965-09-21
Mali 1960-09-28
Malta 1964-12-01
Marshall Islands 1991-09-17
Mauritania 1961-10-27
Mauritius 1968-04-24
Mexico 1945-11-07
Micronesia, Federated States of 1991-09-17
Republic of Moldova 1992-03-02
Monaco 1993-05-28
Mongolia 1961-10-27
Montenegro 2006-06-28
Morocco 1956-11-12
Mozambique 1975-09-16
Myanmar 1948-04-19
Namibia 1990-04-23
Nauru 1999-09-14
Nepal 1955-12-14
Netherlands 1945-12-10
New Zealand 1945-10-24
Nicaragua 1945-10-24
Niger 1960-09-20
Nigeria 1960-10-07
Norway 1945-11-27
Oman 1971-10-07
Pakistan 1947-09-30
Palau 1994-12-15
Panama 1945-11-13
Papua New Guinea 1975-10-10
Paraguay 1945-10-24
Peru 1945-10-31
Philippines 1945-10-24
Poland 1945-10-24
Portugal 1955-12-14
Qatar 1971-09-21
Romania 1955-12-14
Russian Federation 1945-10-24
Rwanda 1962-09-18
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1983-09-23
Saint Lucia 1979-09-18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1980-09-16
Samoa 1976-12-15
San Marino 1992-03-02
Sao Tome and Principe 1975-09-16
Saudi Arabia 1945-10-24
Senegal 1960-09-28
Serbia 2000-11-01
Seychelles 1976-09-21
Sierra Leone 1961-09-27
Singapore 1965-09-21
Slovakia 1993-01-19
Slovenia 1992-05-22
Solomon Islands 1978-09-19
Somalia 1960-09-20
South Africa 1945-11-07
Spain 1955-12-14
Sri Lanka 1955-12-14
Sudan 1956-11-12
Suriname 1975-12-04
Swaziland 1968-09-24
Sweden 1946-11-19
Switzerland 2002-09-10
Syrian Arab Republic 1945-10-24
Tajikistan 1992-03-02
United Republic of Tanzania 1961-12-14
Thailand 1946-12-16
Timor-Leste 2002-09-27
Togo 1960-09-20
Tonga 1999-09-14
Trinidad and Tobago 1962-09-18
Tunisia 1956-11-12
Turkey 1945-10-24
Turkmenistan 1992-03-02
Tuvalu 2000-09-05
Uganda 1962-10-25
Ukraine 1945-10-24
United Arab Emirates 1971-12-09
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1945-10-24
United States of America 1945-10-24
Uruguay 1945-12-18
Uzbekistan 1992-03-02
Vanuatu 1981-09-15
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1945-11-15
Viet Nam 1977-09-20
Yemen 1947-09-30
Zambia 1964-12-01
Zimbabwe 1980-08-25
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