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Membership of the UN is open to all peace-loving countries which accept the obligations of the Charter and are adjudged by the Organisation to be able and willing to carryout these obligations. It has 193 members as on 01 December - 2014.

Montenegro became an independent European Nation in May 2006 marking one of the final acts of the dissolution of the old Yugoslavia. The people of Montenegro in a referendum in May 2006, voted to separate from Serria and became an independent nation.

Montenegro became 192nd member of United Nations. It succeeded from erstwhile Serbia and Montenegro which had become the member of United Nations as 189th member in 2007.


United Nations Member States

As on 01 December – 2014, there are 193 Member States in the United Nations. Each member state is a member of the United Nations General Assembly. Following is the list with dates on which they joined.

U.N. Member State Date of Admission
   
Afghanistan 19 November 1946
Albania 14 December 1955
Algeria 8 October 1962
Andorra 28 July 1993
Angola 1 December 1976
Antigua and Barbuda 11 November 1981
Argentina 24 October 1945
Armenia 2 March 1992
Australia 1 November 1945
Austria 14 December 1955
Azerbaijan 2 March 1992
Bahamas 18 September 1973
Bahrain 21 September 1971
Bangladesh 17 September 1974
Barbados 9 December 1966
Belarus 24 October 1945
Belgium 27 December 1945
Belize 25 September 1981
Benin 20 September 1960
Bhutan 21 September 1971
Bolivia 14 November 1945
Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 May 1992
Botswana 17 October 1966
Brazil 24 October 1945
Brunei Darussalam 21 September 1984
Bulgaria 14 December 1955
Burkina Faso 20 September 1960
Burundi 18 September 1962
Cambodia 14 December 1955
Cameroon 20 September 1960
Canada 9 November 1945
Cape Verde 16 September 1975
Central African Republic 20 September 1960
Chad 20 September 1960
Chile 24 October 1945
China 24 October 1945
Colombia 5 November 1945
Comoros 12 November 1975
Congo (Republic of the) 20 September 1960
Costa Rica 2 November 1945
Côte d’Ivoire 20 September 1960
Croatia 22 May 1992
Cuba 24 October 1945
Cyprus 20 September 1960
Czech Republic 19 January 1993
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 17 September 1991
Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 September 1960
Denmark 24 October 1945
Djibouti 20 September 1977
Dominica 18 December 1978
Dominican Republic 24 October 1945
Ecuador 21 December 1945
Egypt 24 October 1945
El Salvador 24 October 1945
Equatorial Guinea 12 November 1968
Eritrea 28 May 1993
Estonia 17 September 1991
Ethiopia 13 November 1945
Fiji 13 October 1970
Finland 14 December 1955
France 24 October 1945
Gabon 20 September 1960
Gambia 21 September 1965
Georgia 31 July 1992
Germany 18 September 1973
Ghana 8 March 1957
Greece 25 October 1945
Grenada 17 September 1974
Guatemala 21 November 1945
Guinea 12 December 1958
Guinea-Bissau 17 September 1974
Guyana 20 September 1966
Haiti 24 October 1945
Honduras 17 December 1945
Hungary 14 December 1955
Iceland 19 November 1946
India 30 October 1945
Indonesia 28 September 1950
Iran 24 October 1945
Iraq 21 December 1945
Ireland 14 December 1955
Israel 11 May 1949
Italy 14 December 1955
Jamaica 18 September 1962
Japan 18 December 1956
Jordan 14 December 1955
Kazakhstan 2 March 1992
Kenya 16 December 1963
Kiribati 14 September 1999
Kuwait 14 May 1963
Kyrgyzstan 2 March 1992
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 14 December 1955
Latvia 17 September 1991
Lebanon 24 October 1945
Lesotho 17 October 1966
Liberia 2 November 1945
Libya 14 December 1955
Liechtenstein 18 September 1990
Lithuania 17 September 1991
Luxembourg 24 October 1945
Madagascar 20 September 1960
Malawi 1 December 1964
Malaysia 17 September 1957
Maldives 21 September 1965
Mali 28 September 1960
Malta 1 December 1964
Marshall Islands 17 September 1991
Mauritania 27 October 1961
Mauritius 24 April 1968
Mexico 7 November 1945
Micronesia (Federated States of) 17 September 1991
Monaco 28 May 1993
Mongolia 27 October 1961
Montenegro 28 June 2006
Morocco 12 November 1956
Mozambique 16 September 1975
Myanmar 19 April 1948
Namibia 23 April 1990
Nauru 14 September 1999
Nepal 14 December 1955
Netherlands 10 December 1945
New Zealand 24 October 1945
Nicaragua 24 October 1945
Niger 20 September 1960
Nigeria 7 October 1960
Norway 27 November 1945
Oman 7 October 1971
Pakistan 30 September 1947
Palau 15 December 1994
Panama 13 November 1945
Papua New Guinea 10 October 1975
Paraguay 24 October 1945
Peru 31 October 1945
Philippines 24 October 1945
Poland 24 October 1945
Portugal 14 December 1955
Qatar 21 September 1971
Republic of Korea 17 September 1991
Republic of Moldova 2 March 1992
Romania 14 December 1955
Russian Federation 24 October 1945
Rwanda 18 September 1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis 23 September 1983
Saint Lucia 18 September 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 September 1980
Samoa 15 December 1976
San Marino 2 March 1992
Sao Tome and Principe 16 September 1975
Saudi Arabia 24 October 1945
Senegal 28 September 1960
Serbia 1 November 2000
Seychelles 21 September 1976
Sierra Leone 27 September 1961
Singapore 21 September 1965
Slovakia 19 January 1993
Slovenia 22 May 1992
Solomon Islands 19 September 1978
Somalia 20 September 1960
South Africa 7 November 1945
South Sudan 14 July 2011
Spain 14 December 1955
Sri Lanka 14 December 1955
Sudan 12 November 1956
Suriname 4 December 1975
Swaziland 24 September 1968
Switzerland 10 September 2002
Sweden 19 November 1946
Syria 24 October 1945
Tajikistan 2 March 1992
Thailand 16 December 1946
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 8 April 1993
Timor Leste 27 September 2002
Togo 20 September 1960
Tonga 14 September 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 18 September 1962
Tunisia 12 November 1956
Turkey 24 October 1945
Turkmenistan 2 March 1992
Tuvalu 5 September 2000
Uganda 25 October 1962
Ukraine 24 October 1945
United Arab Emirates 9 December 1971
United Kingdom 24 October 1945
United of Republic of Tanzania 14 December 1961
United States 24 October 1945
Uruguay 18 December 1945
Uzbekistan 2 March 1992
Vanuatu 15 September 1981
Venezuela 15 November 1945
Viet Nam 20 September 1977
Yemen 30 September 1947
Zambia 1 December 1964
Zimbabwe 25 August 1980



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