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United Nations
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Basic Information
Type
Organization

The United Nations is a political intergovernmental organization with representatives from 193 countries in attendance, plus two members with Observer status; The Holy See, and the State of Palestine. While the United Nations are composed of many umbrella organisations, two are of particular significance; the General Assembly, and the Security Council. The United Nations was formed when the UN Charter took effect on October 24, 1945, after the events of World War II.

Current Members of the United Nations[]

  • Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina (Founding member)
  • Armenia Armenia (originally part of the United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • 25px Australia (Founding member)
  • Austria Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (originally part of the United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • The Bahamas Bahamas
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belarus Belarus (founding member of United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Belgium Belgium (Founding member)
  • Belize Belize
  • Benin Benin
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Bolivia Plurinational State of Bolivia (Founding member)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Brazil Brazil (Founding member)
  • Brunei Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cape Verde Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • 25px Canada (Founding member)
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Chad Chad
  • Chile Chile (Founding member)
  • China People's Republic of China (Treated as a founding member of the United Nations, took up seat formerly held by Taiwan Taiwan (Republic of China) in 1971)
  • Colombia Colombia (Founding member)
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Congo Congo
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica (Founding member)
  • Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia Croatia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
  • Cuba Cuba (Founding member)
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czechia Czechia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia, previously known as the Czech Republic)
  • North Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo (known as Zaire Zaire between 1971 to 1997)
  • Denmark Denmark (Founding member)
  • Djibouti Djibouti
  • Dominica Dominica
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (Founding member)
  • Ecuador Ecuador (Founding member)
  • Egypt Egypt (founding member, originally joined the United Nations as the United Arab Republic United Arab Republic)
  • El Salvador El Salvador (Founding member)
  • Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Estonia Estonia (while originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, it was widely unrecognised as being under Soviet control)
  • Eswatini Eswatini (originally joined the United Nations when known as Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia (Founding member)
  • Fiji Fiji
  • Finland Finland
  • France France (Founding member)
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Gambia Gambia
  • Georgia Georgia (originally part of the United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Germany Germany (includes the current Federal Republic of Germany, and its two previous constituent states West Germany West Germany and East Germany East Germany)
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Greece Greece (Founding member)
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Guatemala Guatemala (Founding member)
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana Guyana
  • Haiti Haiti (Founding member)
  • Honduras Honduras (Founding member)
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • India India (Founding member)
  • Indonesia Indonesia (Briefly expelled between 1965 and 1966)
  • Iran Islamic Republic of Iran (Founding member)
  • Iraq Iraq (Founding member)
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (originally part of the United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Kiribati Kiribati
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan (originally part of the United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia Latvia (while originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, it was widely unrecognised as being under Soviet control)
  • Lebanon Lebanon (Founding member)
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Liberia Liberia (Founding member)
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania (while originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, it was widely unrecognised as being under Soviet control)
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg (Founding member)
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Malawi Malawi
  • Malaysia Malaysia (originally joined the United Nations as the Federation of Malaya Federation of Malaya)
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Mali Mali
  • Malta Malta
  • The Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Mexico Mexico (Founding member)
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia and again under Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro)
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Myanmar Myanmar
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nauru Nauru
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands (Founding member)
  • New Zealand New Zealand (Founding member)
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua (Founding member)
  • Niger Niger
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia, and also formally known as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Norway Norway (Founding member)
  • Oman Oman
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Panama Panama (Founding member)
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay (Founding member)
  • Peru Peru (Founding member)
  • The Philippines Philippines (Founding member)
  • Poland Poland (Founding member)
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Qatar Qatar
  • South Korea Republic of Korea
  • Moldova Republic of Moldova (while originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, it was widely unrecognised as being under Soviet control)
  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Russian Federation (Founding member while originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)
  • Rwanda Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa Samoa
  • San Marino San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (Founding member)
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Serbia Serbia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia and again under Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro)
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Singapore Singapore (originally part of the United Nations as part of the Federation of Malaya Federation of Malaya)
  • Slovakia Slovakia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia)
  • Slovenia Slovenia (originally part of the United Nations while part of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
  • Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
  • Somalia Somalia
  • South Africa South Africa (Founding member, originally joined as the Union of South Africa Union of South Africa)
  • South Sudan South Sudan
  • Spain Spain
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Syria Syrian Arab Republic (founding member, originally joined the United Nations as the United Arab Republic United Arab Republic)
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan (originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Timor-Leste Timor-Leste
  • Togo Togo
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Türkiye Turkey (Founding member)
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Tuvalu Tuvalu
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Ukraine Ukraine (founding member of United Nations while part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Founding member)
  • Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States United States of America (Founding member)
  • Uruguay Uruguay (Founding member)
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (originally part of the Soviet Union Soviet Union as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic)
  • Vanuatu Vanuatu
  • Venezuela Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Founding member)
  • Vietnam Viet Nam
  • Yemen Yemen (includes the current Republic of Yemen, and its two previous constituent states North Yemen North Yemen and South Yemen South Yemen)
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Former Members of the United Nations[]

  • Taiwan Taiwan (previously known as the Republic of China)

Dissolved states of former members[]

  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • East Germany East Germany
  • Federation of Malaya Federation of Malaya
  • North Yemen North Yemen
  • Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
  • South Yemen South Yemen
  • Soviet Union Soviet Union
  • Tanganyika Tanganyika
  • United Arab Republic United Arab Republic
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Zanzibar Zanzibar

States/Organizations with Observer status[]

  • Cook Islands Cook Islands
  • European Union European Union
  • Vatican City The Holy See
  • Niue Niue
  • Palestine State of Palestine
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Non-members[]

  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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