Following is the list of the 193 Member States of the United Nations with dates on which they joined the Organization (as of 10 November 2011)

STATE NOTESDATE OF
ADMISSION
Albania  

14 Dec. 1955

Algeria  

8 Oct. 1962

Andorra   28 July 1993
Angola   1 Dec. 1976
Antigua and Barbuda             11 Nov. 1981
Argentina   24 Oct. 1945
Armenia   2 Mar. 1992
Australia   1 Nov. 1945
Austria   14 Dec. 1955
Azerbaijan   2 Mar. 1992
Bahamas   18 Sep. 1973
Bahrain   21 Sep. 1971
Bangladesh   17 Sep. 1974
Barbados   9 Dec. 1966
Belarus

On 19 September 1991, Byelorussia informed
the United Nations that it had changed
its name to Belarus.  

24 Oct. 1945

Belgium

  27 Dec. 1945
Belize   25 Sep. 1981
Benin   20 Sep. 1960
Bhutan   21 Sep. 1971
Bolivia   14 Nov. 1945
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
was an original Member of the United Nations,
the Charter having been signed on its behalf
on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945,
until its dissolution following the establishment
and subsequent admission as new members
of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
was admitted as a Member of
the United Nations by General Assembly
resolution A/RES/46/237 of 22 May 1992.

22 May 1992
Botswana    17 Oct. 1966
Brazil   24 Oct. 1945
Brunei Darussalam   21 Sep. 1984
Bulgaria   14 Dec. 1955
Burkina Faso   20 Sep. 1960
Burundi   18 Sep. 1962
Cambodia   14 Dec. 1955
Cameroon   20 Sep. 1960
Canada    9 Nov. 1945
Cape Verde   16 Sep. 1975
Central African Republic   20 Sep. 1960
Chad   20 Sep. 1960
Chile    24 Oct. 1945
China    24 Oct. 1945
Colombia   5 Nov. 1945
Comoros   12 Nov. 1975
Congo (Republic of the)   20 Sep. 1960
Costa Rica   2 Nov. 1945
Cote d'Ivoire   20 Sep. 1960
Croatia

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
was an original Member of the United Nations,
the Charter having been signed on its behalf
on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945,
until its dissolution following the establishment
and subsequent admission as new members
of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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.

22 May 1992
Cuba   24 Oct. 1945
Cyprus   20 Sep. 1960
Czech Republic

Czechoslovakia was an original Member of
the United Nations from 24 October 1945.
In a letter dated 10 December 1992, its
Permanent Representative informed the
Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak
Federal Republic would cease to exist on
31 December 1992 and that the Czech Republic
and the Slovak Republic, as successor States,
would apply for membership in the United Nations.
Following the receipt of its application,
the Security Council, on 8 January 1993,
recommended to the General Assembly that
the Czech Republic be admitted to United
Nations membership. The Czech Republic
was thus admitted on 19 January of 
that year as a Member State.

19 Jan. 1993
Democratic People's
Republic of Korea
  17 Sep. 1991
Democratic Republic
of the Congo

Zaire joined the United Nations
on 20 September 1960. On 17 May 1997,
its name was changed to the Democratic
Republic of the Congo.

20 Sep. 1960
Denmark   24 Oct. 1945
Djibouti   20 Sep. 1977
Dominica   18 Dec. 1978
Dominican Republic   24 Oct. 1945
Ecuador   21 Dec. 1945
Egypt

Egypt and Syria were original Members
of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.
Following a plebiscite on 21 February 1958,
the United Arab Republic was established
by a union of Egypt and Syria and continued
as a single Member. On 13 October 1961,
Syria, having resumed its status as
an independent State, 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.

24 Oct. 1945
El Salvador   24 Oct. 1945
Equatorial Guinea   12 Nov. 1968
Eritrea   28 May 1993
Estonia   17 Sep. 1991
Ethiopia   13 Nov. 1945
Fiji   13 Oct. 1970
Finland   14 Dec. 1955
France   24 Oct. 1945
Gabon   20 Sep. 1960
Gambia   21 Sep. 1965
Georgia   31 July 1992
Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany and the

German Democratic Republic were admitted 
to membership in the United Nations on
18 September 1973. Through the accession
of the German Democratic Republic to the
Federal Republic of Germany, effective from
3 October 1990, the two German States
have united to form one sovereign State.

18 Sep. 1973
Ghana    8 Mar. 1957
Greece   25 Oct. 1945
Grenada   17 Sep. 1974
Guatemala   21 Nov. 1945
Guinea   12 Dec. 1958
Guinea-Bissau   17 Sep. 1974
Guyana    20 Sep. 1966
Haiti   24 Oct. 1945
Honduras   17 Dec. 1945
Hungary   14 Dec. 1955
Iceland   19 Nov. 1946
 India   30 Oct. 1945
Indonesia

By letter of 20 January 1965, Indonesia
announced its decision to withdraw from
the United Nations "at this stage and 
under the present circumstances".
By telegram of 19 September 1966,
it announced its decision "to resume
full cooperation with the United Nations
and to resume participation in its activities".
On 28 September 1966, the General
Assembly took note of this decision
and the President invited representatives
of Indonesia to take seats in the Assembly.

28 Sep. 1950
Iran (Islamic Republic of)       24 Oct. 1945
Iraq   21 Dec. 1945
Ireland  

14 Dec. 1955

Israel   11 May 1949
Italy   14 Dec. 1955
Jamaica   18 Sep. 1962
Japan   18 Dec. 1956
Jordan   14 Dec. 1955
Kazakhstan   2 Mar. 1992
Kenya   16 Dec. 1963
Kiribati   14 Sept. 1999
Kuwait   14 May 1963
Kyrgyzstan   2 Mar. 1992
Lao People's
Democratic Republic
  14 Dec. 1955
Latvia   17 Sep. 1991
Lebanon   24 Oct. 1945
Lesotho   17 Oct. 1966
Liberia   2 Nov. 1945
Libyan
Arab Jamahiriya
  14 Dec. 1955
Liechtenstein   18 Sep. 1990
Lithuania   17 Sep. 1991
Luxembourg   24 Oct. 1945
Madagascar   20 Sep. 1960
 Malawi   1 Dec. 1964
Malaysia

The Federation of Malaya joined the United
Nations on 17 September 1957.  On 16
September 1963, its name was changed
to Malaysia, following the admission to the
new federation of Singapore, Sabah
(North Borneo) and Sarawak. Singapore
became an independent State on 9 August
1965 and a Member of the United Nations
on 21 September 1965.

17 Sep. 1957
Maldives    21 Sep. 1965
Mali   28 Sep. 1960
Malta   1 Dec. 1964
Marshall Islands   17 Sep. 1991
Mauritania   27 Oct. 1961
Mauritius   24 Apr. 1968
Mexico   7 Nov. 1945
Micronesia
(Federated States of)
  17 Sep. 1991
Monaco   28 May 1993
Mongolia   27 Oct. 1961
Montenegro

The membership of the State Union Serbia
and Montenegro in the United Nations,
including all organs and organizations
of the United Nations system, is continued by
the Republic of Serbia on the basis of Article 60
of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia
and Montenegro, activated by the Declaration
of Independence adopted by the National
Assembly of Montenegro on 3 June 2006.

The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as
a Member of the United Nations by General
Assembly resolution 60/264 of 28 June 2006.

28 June 2006
Morocco              12 Nov. 1956        
Mozambique   16 Sep. 1975
Myanmar   19 Apr. 1948
Namibia   23 Apr. 1990
Nauru   14 Sept. 1999
Nepal   14 Dec. 1955
Netherlands   10 Dec. 1945
New Zealand   24 Oct. 1945
Nicaragua   24 Oct. 1945
Niger   20 Sep. 1960
Nigeria   7 Oct. 1960
Norway   27 Nov. 1945
 Oman   7 Oct. 1971
Pakistan   30 Sep. 1947
 Palau   15 Dec. 1994
 Panama   13 Nov. 1945
Papua New Guinea   10 Oct. 1975
Paraguay   24 Oct. 1945
Peru   31 Oct. 1945
Philippines   24 Oct. 1945
Poland   24 Oct. 1945
Portugal   14 Dec. 1955
Qatar   21 Sep. 1971
Republic of Korea   17 Sep. 1991
Republic of Moldova   2 Mar. 1992
Romania   14 Dec. 1955
Russian Federation

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
was an original Member of the United Nations
from 24 October 1945. In a letter dated
24 December 1991, Boris Yeltsin, the President
of the Russian Federation, informed the
Secretary-General that the membership of the
Soviet Union in the Security Council and all other
United Nations organs was being continued by
the Russian Federation with the support of the
11 member countries of the Commonwealth
of Independent States.

24 Oct. 1945
Rwanda    18 Sep. 1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis   23 Sep. 1983
Saint Lucia    18 Sep. 1979
Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines
  16 Sep. 1980
Samoa   15 Dec. 1976
San Marino   2 Mar. 1992
Sao Tome and Principe   16 Sep. 1975
Saudi Arabia    24 Oct. 1945
Senegal    28 Sep. 1960
Serbia 

The membership of the State Union Serbia
and Montenegro in the United Nations,
including all organs and organizations
of the United Nations system, is continued by
the Republic of Serbia on the basis of Article 60
of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia
and Montenegro, activated by the Declaration
of Independence adopted by the National
Assembly of Montenegro on 3 June 2006.

The Republic of Montenegro
was admitted as a Member
of the United Nations by General
Assembly resolution 60/264 of 28 June 2006.

1 Nov. 2000
Seychelles   21 Sep. 1976
Sierra Leone   27 Sep. 1961
Singapore   21 Sep. 1965
Slovakia

Czechoslovakia was an original Member of
the United Nations from 24 October 1945.
In a letter dated 10 December 1992, its
Permanent Representative informed the
Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak
Federal Republic would cease to exist on
31 December 1992 and that the Czech Republic
and the Slovak Republic, as successor States,
would apply for membership in the United Nations.
Following the receipt of its application,
the Security Council, on 8 January 1993,
recommended to the General Assembly that
the Slovak Republic be admitted to United
Nations membership. The Slovak Republic
was thus admitted on 19 January of 
that year as a Member State.

19 Jan. 1993
Slovenia

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
was an original Member of the United Nations,
the Charter having been signed on its behalf
on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945,
until its dissolution following the establishment
and subsequent admission as new members
of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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.

 22 May 1992
Solomon Islands   19 Sep. 1978
Somalia   20 Sep. 1960
South Africa    7 Nov. 1945
South Sudan   14 July 2011
Spain   14 Dec. 1955
Sri Lanka   14 Dec. 1955
Sudan   12 Nov. 1956
Suriname   4 Dec. 1975
Swaziland   24 Sep. 1968
Sweden   19 Nov. 1946
Switzerland   10 Sep. 2002
Syrian Arab Republic

Egypt and Syria were original Members
of the United Nations from 24 October 1945.
Following a plebiscite on 21 February 1958,
the United Arab Republic was established
by a union of Egypt and Syria and continued
as a single Member. On 13 October 1961,
Syria, having resumed its status as an
independent State, resumed its separate
membership in the United Nations.

24 Oct. 1945
Tajikistan     2 Mar. 1992
Thailand   16 Dec. 1946
The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
was an original Member of the United Nations,
the Charter having been signed on its behalf
on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945,
until its dissolution following the establishment
and subsequent admission as new members
of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 

By resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993,
the General Assembly decided to admit as
a Member of the United Nations the State
being provisionally referred to for all purposes
within the United Nations as "The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia" pending settlement of the
difference that had arisen over its name.

8 Apr. 1993
Timor-Leste   27 Sep. 2002      
Togo   20 Sep. 1960
Tonga   14 Sep. 1999
Trinidad and Tobago   18 Sep. 1962
 Tunisia   12 Nov. 1956
 Turkey   24 Oct. 1945
Turkmenistan   2 Mar. 1992
Tuvalu   5 Sept. 2000
Uganda   25 Oct. 1962
Ukraine    24 Oct. 1945
United Arab Emirates   9 Dec. 1971
United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland
  24 Oct. 1945
United Republic
of Tanzania

Tanganyika was a Member of the United
Nations from 14 December 1961 and
Zanzibar was a Member from 16 December
1963. Following the ratification on 26 April 1964
of Articles of Union between Tanganyika and 
Zanzibar, the United Republic of anganyika
and Zanzibar continued as a single Member,
changing its name to the United Republic
of Tanzania on 1 November 1964.

14 Dec. 1961
United States of America   24 Oct. 1945
Uruguay   18 Dec. 1945
Uzbekistan   2 Mar. 1992
Vanuatu   15 Sep. 1981
Venezuela
(Bolivarian Republic of)
  15 Nov. 1945
Viet Nam   20 Sep. 1977
Yemen

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
since been represented as one
Member with the name "Yemen".

30 Sep. 1947
Zambia   1 Dec. 1964
Zimbabwe   25 Aug. 1980

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