Growth in United Nations membership, 1945-present

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1945

51 Members

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Belarus*, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia*, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt*, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic*, Turkey, Ukraine, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics*, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia*


1946

55 Members

Afghanistan, Iceland, Sweden, Thailand


1947

57 Members

Pakistan, Yemen*


1948

58 Members

Myanmar


1949

59 Members

Israel


1950

60 Members

Indonesia*


1955

76 Members

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka


1956

80 Members

Japan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia


1957

82 Members

Federation of Malaya*, Ghana


1958

82 Members*

Guinea


1960

99 Members

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Somalia, Togo, Zaire*


1961

104 Members*

Mauritania, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Tanganyika*


1962

110 Members

Algeria, Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda


1963

113 Members*

Kenya, Kuwait, Zanzibar*


1964

115 Members*

Malawi, Malta, Zambia


1965

117 Members*

Gambia, Maldives, Singapore*


1966

122 Members*

Barbados, Botswana, Guyana, Lesotho


1967

123 Members

Democratic Yemen*


1968

126 Members

Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Swaziland


1970

127 Members

Fiji


1971

132 Members*

Bahrain, Bhutan, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates


1973

135 Members

Bahamas, Federal Republic of Germany*, German Democratic Republic*


1974

138 Members

Bangladesh, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau


1975

144 Members

Cape Verde, Comoros, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname


1976

147 Members

Angola, Samoa, Seychelles


1977

149 Members

Djibouti, Viet Nam


1978

151 Members

Dominica, Solomon Islands


1979

152 Members

Saint Lucia


1980

154 Members

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Zimbabwe


1981

157 Members

Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Vanuatu


1983

158 Members

Saint Kitts and Nevis


1984

159 Members

Brunei Darussalam


1990

159 Members*

Liechtenstein, Namibia


1991

166 Members*

Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea


1992

179 Members

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Croatia*, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Slovenia*, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


1993

184 Members

Andorra, Czech Republic*, Eritrea, Monaco, Slovak Republic*, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*


1994

185 Members

Palau


1997

185 Members*

 


1999

188 Members

Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga


2000

189 Members

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia*, Tuvalu


2002

191 Members

Switzerland, Timor-Leste


2003

191 Members*

 


2006

192 Members

Montenegro*


Based on "Basics facts about the UN", DPI, 2004,
Sales No. E.04.I.7,
and Press Release ORG/1469 of 3 July 2006