Member States History

State

Years

Notes

Algeria
1983 - 1989, 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2016, 2019-2025
 
Argentina
1968 - 1980, 1986 - 2004, 2004 - 2007, 2010 - 2022
(b), (c)
Armenia
2007 - 2019
 
Australia
1968 - 1989, 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2022
 
Austria
1971 - 1989, 1992 - 2022
 
Bahrain
2007 - 2013
 
Barbados
1974 - 1980
 
Belarus
2004 - 2011, 2013 - 2022
(l)
Belgium
1968 - 1980, 2004 - 2007, 2019-2025
(c)
Benin
2001 - 2013
 
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2007 - 2013
 
Botswana
1995 - 2001, 2010 - 2016
 
Brazil
1968 - 1989 1995 - 2007 2010 - 2022
 
Bulgaria
1974 - 1980, 1989 - 2001, 2007 - 2019
 
Burkina Faso
1998 - 2004
 
Burundi
1977 - 1983, 2016 - 2022
 
Cameroon
1989 - 2025
 
Canada
1989 - 1995, 2001 - 2025
 
Central African Republic
1983 - 1989
 
Chile
1968 - 1983, 1986 - 1998, 2004 - 2013, 2016 - 2022
(c)
China
1983 - 2025
 
Colombia
1968 - 1971, 1977 - 1983, 1998 - 2022
 
Costa Rica
1989 - 2001
 
Côte d'Ivoire
2013 - 2025
 
Croatia
2004 - 2007, 2012 - 2016, 2019-2025
(c), (l)
Cuba
1980 - 1992
 
Cyprus
1974 - 1992
 
Czechia
1968 - 1971, 1974 - 2013, 2015 - 2022
(d),(l)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1968 - 1980
(m)
Denmark
1989 - 2001, 2013 - 2019
 
Dominican Republic
2019-2025
 
Ecuador
1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2010, 2013 - 2025
 
Egypt
1974 - 2001, 2007 - 2013
 
El Salvador
2007 - 2019
 
Fiji
1998 - 2016
 
Finland
1977 - 1983, 1995 - 2001, 2019-2025
 
France
1968 - 2025
 
Gabon
1974 - 1980, 2004 - 2016
 
Georgia
2011 - 2015
(l)
German Democratic Republic
1977 - 1989
(e)
Germany
1974 - 1986, 1989 - 2025
(e)
Ghana
1968 - 1983, 2019-2025
 
Greece
1974 - 1980, 2007 - 2019
 
Guatemala
1980 - 1986, 2004 - 2010
 
Guyana
1971 - 1977
 
Honduras
1998 - 2004, 2007 - 2025
 
Hungary
1968 - 2004, 2013 - 2025
 
India
1968 - 2022
 
Indonesia
1977 - 1983, 2013 - 2025
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
1968 - 1974, 1986 - 2022
(f)
Iraq
1980 - 1992
 
Israel
2004 - 2022
 
Italy
1968 - 1971, 1980 - 2022
 
Japan
1968 - 2025
 
Jordan
2004 - 2007, 2010 - 2016
(c)
Kenya
1968 - 2022
 
Kuwait
2013 - 2019
 
Latvia
2007 - 2013
 
Lebanon
2004 - 2010, 2016 - 2022
 
Lesotho
1986 - 1992, 2016 - 2022
 
Liberia
2013 - 2019
 
Libya
1986 - 1992, 2016 - 2022
(n)
Lithuania
1998 - 2007
(c)
Madagascar
2004 - 2010
 
Malaysia
2007 - 2025
 
Mali
2019 - 2025
 
Malta
2007 - 2013
 
Mauritania
2013 - 2019
 
Mauritius
2010 - 2022
 
Mexico
1968 - 1980, 1983 - 2025
 
Mongolia
2004 - 2010
 
Morocco
1989 - 2013
 
Namibia
2007 - 2019
 
Nepal
1974 - 1977
 
Netherlands
1986 - 1992
 
Nigeria
1968 - 2022
 
Norway
1968 - 1977, 2007 - 2013
 
Pakistan
2004 - 2022
 
Panama
2013 - 2019
 
Paraguay
1998 - 2016
 
Peru
1980 - 1986, 2019-2025
 
Philippines
1974 - 1986, 2010 - 2022
 
Poland
1971 - 1977, 1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2012, 2014 - 2022
(l)
Qatar
2004 - 2007
(c)
Republic of Korea
2004 - 2025
(c)
Romania
1968 - 1974, 1998 - 2004, 2016 - 2022
 
Russian Federation
1968 - 2025
(g)
Rwanda
2004 - 2007
(c)
Saudi Arabia
1992 - 1998
 
Senegal
1980 - 1986, 2007 - 2013
 
Serbia
2004 - 2010
(h)
Sierra Leone
1974 - 1992, 2004 - 2007, 2013 - 2019
(c)
Singapore
1971 - 2025
 
Somalia
1974 - 1977
 
South Africa
2004 - 2013, 2019-2025
(c)
Spain
1968 - 1974, 1980 - 2022
 
Sri Lanka
2004 - 2013, 2016 - 2022
(c)
Sudan
1992 - 2004
 
Sweden
1983 - 1989, 2001 - 2007
 
Switzerland
2004 - 2010, 2013 - 2025
 
Syrian Arab Republic
1968 - 1980
(i)
Thailand
1968 - 1971, 1992 - 2022
 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2001 - 2007
 
Togo
1989 - 1995
 
Trinidad and Tobago
1980 - 1986
 
Tunisia
1968 - 1974, 2004 - 2007
(c)
Turkey
2004 - 2007 2010 - 2022
(c)
Uganda
1980 - 1986, 1992 - 2022
 
Ukraine
2010 - 2014, 2019-2025
(l)
United Arab Emirates
1968 - 1977
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1968 - 2025
 
United Republic of Tanzania
1968 - 1989, 1992 - 1998
 
United States of America
1968 - 2022
 
Uruguay
1986 - 2004, 2004 - 2007
(c), (j)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2004 - 2022
 
Viet Nam
2019-2025
 
Yugoslavia (former)
1980 - 1992
(k);
Zambia
2013 - 2019
 
Zimbabwe
2004 - 2010, 2019-2025
 

(a) Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966, members of the Commission are elected by the General Assembly for a term of six years, the term of half of the members expiring every three years. By its resolution 3108 (XXVIII) of 12 December 1973, the Assembly increased the membership of the Commission from 29 to 36 States. The term of those members elected at the forty-ninth session of the General Assembly became effective on the opening day of the twenty-ninth regular annual session of the Commission, in 1996, and expired on the day preceding the opening of the thirty-fourth regular annual session, in 2001. The term of those members elected at the fifty-second session of the Assembly became effective on the opening day of the thirty-first regular annual session of the Commission, in 1998, and expired on the day preceding the opening of the thirty-sixth regular annual session, in 2004. By its resolution 57/20 of 19 November 2002, the Assembly further increased the membership of the Commission from 36 States to 60 States. Members were elected at the fifty eighth session of the General Assembly, in 2003, and their term became effective on the opening day of the thirty-seventh regular annual session of the Commission, in 2004.

(b) Between 1998 and 2004, alternating annually with Uruguay starting in 1998.

(c) Members elected at the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly, in 2003, with a three year term expiring on the day preceding the opening of the fortieth regular annual session, in 2007.

(d) By the twenty-sixth session of the Commission (1993), the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic had been dissolved to become, respectively, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

(e) By the twenty-third session of the Commission (1990), the two German States had united to form one sovereign State, Germany.

(f) By the nineteenth session of the Commission (1986), Iran had changed its name to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

(g) By the twenty-fifth session of the Commission (1992), the Russian Federation continued the membership of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

(h) Effective 3 June 2006, the membership of Serbia and Montenegro in the United Nations was continued by Serbia.

(i) By the seventh session of the Commission (1974), Syria had changed its name to the Syrian Arab Republic.

(j) Between 1998 and 2004, alternating annually with Argentina starting in 1999.

(k) By the twenty-fifth session of the Commission (1992), the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had been dissolved. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia were admitted as members of the United Nations on 22 May 1992. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was admitted as a member of the United Nations on 1 November 2000.

(l) The following six State members elected by the General Assembly on 3 November 2009 agreed to alternate their membership among themselves until 2016 as follows: Belarus (2010-2011, 2013-2016), Czech Republic (2010-2013, 2015-2016), Poland (2010-2012, 2014-2016), Ukraine (2010-2014), Georgia (2011-2015) and Croatia (2012-2016).

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

(n) Following the adoption by the General Assembly of resolution 66/1, the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations formally notified the United Nations of a Declaration by the National Transitional Council of 3 August 2011 changing the official name of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to "Libya" and changing Libya's national flag.