Member Countries of the United Nations

193 Member Countries and 3 Non-Members

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There are currently 193 member countries of the United Nations. Of the world's 196 countries, there remain only two non-member states: the Holy See or Vatican city and Palestine. These nations are assigned the status of permanent observers of UN proceedings for political and religious reasons. That leaves only one country not accounted for.

Taiwan

Taiwan's UN membership status is complicated. This country meets the criteria of a sovereign state almost completely but is still not officially recognized as independent by most UN member countries. Therefore, Taiwan is both non-member and non-country in the eyes of the United Nations.

Taiwan was a member of the United Nations from October 24, 1945, to October 25, 1971. Since then, China has replaced Taiwan in the UN, even on the United Nations Security Council.

Current United Nations Member Countries

The United Nations was established on October 24, 1945 by only 51 founding member states. Here are the names of all UN member countries and their date of entry.

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