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CHAPTER I
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
2 . Declarations of Acceptance of the Obligations contained in the Charter of the United Nations - Admission of States to Membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter 1
San Francisco, 24 October 1945
Status :
144 Members. See also "Status" in chapter I.1.
Decision of the General Assembly Registration and Publication of the Declarations 2
Participant
Resolution
Date of Adoption
Registration Date
Registration Number
UNTS Volume
UNTS Page
Afghanistan 1
34 (I)
9 Nov 1946
14 Dec 1946
7
1
39
Albania
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3043
223
23
Algeria
1745 (XVII)
8 Oct 1962
11 Oct 1962
6336
442
37
Andorra
47/232
28 Jul 1993
28 Jul 1993
30158
1728
31
Angola 3
31/44
1 Dec 1976
1 Sep 1978
16920
1102
205
Antigua and Barbuda
36/26
11 Nov 1981
11 Nov 1981
20564
1256
47
Armenia
46/227
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28686
1668
201
Austria
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3044
223
27
Azerbaijan
46/230
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28691
1668
221
Bahamas
3051 (XXVII)
18 Sep 1973
18 Sep 1973
12760
891
109
Bahrain
2752 (XXVI)
21 Sep 1971
21 Sep 1971
11351
797
77
Bangladesh
3203 (XXIX)
17 Sep 1974
17 Sep 1974
13543
950
3
Barbados
21 75 (XXI)
9 Dec 1966
9 Dec 1966
8437
581
131
Belize
36/3
25 Sep 1981
25 Sep 1981
20408
1252
59
Benin 4
1481 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5357
375
91
Bhutan
2751 (XXVI)
21 Sep 1971
21 Sep 1971
11340
796
295
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5
46/237
22 May 1992
22 May 1992
28937
1675
227
Botswana
2136 (XXI)
17 Oct 1966
17 Oct 1966
8357
575
151
Brunei Darussalam
39/1
21 Sep 1984
21 Sep 1984
23093
1369
81
Bulgaria
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3045
223
31
Burkina Faso 6
1483 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5359
375
99
Burundi
1749 (XVII)
18 Sep 1962
18 Sep 1962
6303
437
149
Cambodia 7
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3046
223
35
Cameroon 8
1467 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5354
375
79
Cape Verde
3363 (XXX)
16 Sep 1975
16 Sep 1975
14309
981
345
Central African Republic 9
1488 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5363
375
115
Chad
1485 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5361
375
107
Comoros
3385 (XXX)
12 Nov 1975
12 Nov 1975
14414
986
239
Congo 10
1486 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5362
375
111
Côte d'Ivoire 11
1484 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5360
375
103
Croatia 5
46/238
22 May 1992
22 May 1992
28935
1675
219
Cyprus
1489 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
9 Jun 1961
5711
397
283
Czech Republic 12
47/221
19 Jan 1993
19 Jan 1993
29466
1703
199
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
46/1
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28363
1649
297
Democratic Republic of the Congo 13
1480 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
2 Jan 1960
6022
418
157
Djibouti
32/1
20 Sep 1977
1 Sep 1978
16922
1102
213
Dominica
33/107
18 Dec 1978
18 Dec 1978
17409
1120
111
Equatorial Guinea
2384 (XXIII)
12 Nov 1968
12 Nov 1968
9295
649
197
Eritrea
47/230
28 May 1993
28 May 1993
30068
1723
215
Estonia 14
46/4
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28368
1649
317
Fiji
2622 (XXV)
13 Oct 1970
13 Oct 1970
10789
752
207
Finland
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
19 Dec 1955
3055
223
69
Gabon
1487 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
7 Nov 1960
5436
379
99
Gambia
2008 (XX)
21 Sep 1965
21 Sep 1965
7928
545
143
Georgia
46/241
31 Jul 1992
31 Jul 1992
29076
1684
37
Germany 15
3050 (XXVIII)
18 Sep 1973
18 Sep 1973
12759
891
105
Ghana
1118 (XI)
8 Mar 1957
8 Mar 1957
3727
261
113
Grenada
3204 (XXIX)
17 Sep 1974
7 Sep 1974
13544
950
7
Guinea
1325 (XIII)
12 Dec 1958
12 Dec 1958
4595
317
77
Guinea-Bissau
3205 (XXIX)
17 Sep 1974
17 Sep 1974
13545
950
11
Guyana
2133 (XXI)
20 Sep 1966
20 Sep 1966
8316
572
225
Hungary
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
15 Dec 1955
3054
223
65
Iceland 1
34 (I)
9 Nov 1946
14 Dec 1946
8
1
41
Indonesia 16
491 (V)
28 Sep 1950
28 Sep 1950
916
71
153
Ireland
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
29 Nov 1956
3594
254
223
Israel
273 (III)
11 May 1949
11 May 1949
448
30
53
Italy
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
9 Apr 1956
3217
231
175
Jamaica
1750 (XVII)
18 Sep 1962
18 Sep 1962
6304
437
153
Japan
1113 (XI)
18 Dec 1956
18 Dec 1956
3626
256
167
Jordan
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3048
223
43
Kazakhstan
46/224
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28687
1668
205
Kenya
1976 (XVIII)
16 Dec 1963
16 Dec 1963
7015
483
233
Kiribati
54/1
14 Sep 1999
14 Sep 1999
36932
2121
115
Kuwait
1872 (S-IV)
14 May 1963
14 May 1963
6705
463
213
Kyrgyzstan
46/225
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28688
1668
209
Lao People's Democratic Republic 17
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3049
223
47
Latvia 18
46/5
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28369
1649
321
Lesotho
2137 (XXI)
17 Oct 1966
17 Oct 1966
8358
575
155
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 19
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3050
223
51
Liechtenstein
45/1
18 Sep 1990
18 Sep 1990
27554
1578
319
Lithuania 20
46/6
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28367
1649
313
Madagascar
1478 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5356
375
87
Malawi 21

1 Dec 1964
1 Dec 1964
7496
519
3
Malaysia 22
1134 (XII)
17 Sep 1957
17 Sep 1957
3995
277
3
Maldives 23
2009 (XX)
21 Sep 1965
21 Sep 1965
7929
545
147
Mali
1491 (XV)
28 Sep 1960
28 Oct 1960
5412
377
361
Malta 21

1 Dec 1964
1 Dec 1964
7497
519
7
Marshall Islands
46/3
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28366
1649
309
Mauritania
1631 (XVI)
27 Oct 1961
26 Mar 1963
6576
457
59
Mauritius
2371 (XXII)
24 Apr 1968
24 Apr 1968
9064
634
217
Micronesia (Federated States of) 24
46/2
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28364
1649
301
Moldova
46/223
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28692
1668
225
Monaco
47/231
28 May 1993
28 May 1993
30067
1723
11
Mongolia
1630 (XVI)
27 Oct 1961
17 Jul 1962
6261
434
141
Montenegro 25
60/264
28 Jun 2006
19 July 2006
42946


Morocco
1111 (XI)
12 Nov 1956
12 Nov 1956
3575
253
77
Mozambique
3365 (XXX)
16 Sep 1975
16 Sep 1975
14310
981
349
Myanmar 26
188 (S-II)
19 Apr 1948
19 Apr 1948
225
15
3
Namibia 27
S-18/1
23 Apr 1990
23 Apr 1990
27200
1564
69
Nauru
54/2
14 Sep 1999
14 Sep 1999
36937
2121
177
Nepal
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3051
223
55
Niger
1482 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5358
375
95
Nigeria
1492 (XV)
7 Oct 1960
8 May 1961
5688
395
237
Oman
2754 (XXVI)
7 Oct 1971
7 Oct 1971
11359
797
225
Pakistan 1
108 (II)
30 Sep 1947
30 Sep 1947
112
8
57
Palau 28
49/163
15 Dec 1994
15 Dec 1994
31428
1843
181
Papua New Guinea
3368 (XXX)
10 Oct 1975
10 Oct 1975
14377
985
51
Portugal 29
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
21 Feb 1956
3155
229
3
Qatar
2753 (XXVI)
21 Sep 1971
21 Sep 1971
11352
797
81
Republic of Korea
46/1
17 Sep 1991
17 Sep 1991
28365
1649
305
Romania
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3052
223
59
Rwanda
1748 (XVII)
18 Sep 1962
18 Sep 1962
6302
437
145
Samoa
31/104
15 Dec 1976
15 Dec 1976
15164
1031
3
San Marino
46/231
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28694
1668
231
Sao Tome and Principe
3364 (XXX)
16 Sep 1975
16 Sep 1975
14311
981
353
Senegal
1490 (XV)
28 Sep 1960
28 Sep 1960
5374
376
79
Serbia 5
55/12
1 Nov 2000
1 Nov 2000
36991
2124
3
Seychelles
31/1
21 Sep 1976
21 Sep 1976
15022
1023
107
Sierra Leone
1623 (XVI)
27 Sep 1961
27 Sep 1961
5876
409
43
Singapore
2010 (XX)
21 Sep 1965
21 Sep 1965
7930
545
151
Slovakia 12
47/222
19 Jan 1993
19 Jan 1993
29465
1703
195
Slovenia 5
46/236
22 May 1992
22 May 1992
28936
1675
223
Solomon Islands
33/1
19 Sep 1978
19 Sep 1978
17087
1106
137
Somalia
1479 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
23 Feb 1961
5577
388
179
South Sudan
65/308
14 Jul 2011
1 Dec 2011
49220
in process
in process
Spain
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3053
223
63
Sri Lanka 30
995 (X)
14 Dec 1955
14 Dec 1955
3047
223
39
St. Kitts and Nevis 31
38/1
23 Sep 1983
23 Sep 1983
22359
1332
261
St. Lucia
34/1
18 Sep 1979
18 Sep 1979
17969
1145
201
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
35/1
16 Sep 1980
16 Sep 1980
19076
1198
185
Sudan
1110 (XI)
12 Nov 1956
12 Nov 1956
3576
253
81
Suriname 32
3413 (XXX)
4 Dec 1975
1 Jun 1976
14784
1007
343
Swaziland
2376 (XXIII)
24 Sep 1968
24 Sep 1968
9252
646
177
Sweden 1
34 (I)
9 Nov 1946
14 Dec 1946
9
1
43
Switzerland
57 (I)
10 Sep 2002
10 Sep 2002
38864
2195
291
Tajikistan
46/228
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28690
1668
217
Thailand 1
101 (I)
15 Dec 1946
16 Dec 1946
11
1
47
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 5
47/225
8 Apr 1993
8 Apr 1993
29892
1719
31
Timor-Leste
57/3
27 Sep 2002
27 Sep 2002
38866
2195
309
Togo
1477 (XV)
20 Sep 1960
20 Sep 1960
5355
375
83
Tonga
54/3
14 Sep 1999
14 Sep 1999
36938
2121
181
Trinidad and Tobago
1751 (XVII)
18 Sep 1962
18 Sep 1962
6305
437
157
Tunisia
1112 (XI)
12 Nov 1956
12 Nov 1956
3577
253
85
Turkmenistan
46/229
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28693
1668
227
Tuvalu
55/1
5 Sep 2000
5 Sept 2000
36939
2121
185
Uganda
1758 (XVII)
25 Oct 1962
25 Oct 1962
6357
443
47
United Arab Emirates
2794 (XXVI)
9 Dec 1971
9 Dec 1971
11424
802
101
United Republic of Tanzania 33
1667 (XVI)
14 Dec 1961
14 Dec 1961
6000
416
147
Uzbekistan
46/226
2 Mar 1992
2 Mar 1992
28689
1668
213
Vanuatu
36/1
15 Sep 1981
15 Sep 1981
20385
1249
167
Viet Nam 34
32/2
20 Sep 1977
1 Sep 1978
16921
1102
209
Yemen 1, 35
108 (II)
30 Sep 1947
30 Sep 1947
113
8
59
Zambia 21

1 Dec 1964
1 Dec 1964
7498
519
11
Zimbabwe
11/1 (S-XI)
25 Aug 1980
25 Aug 1980
19058
1197
323
End Note
1.The Provisional Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (rules 113-116), under which the first six new Members were admitted to membership in the United Nations, namely, Afghanistan, Iceland, Pakistan, Sweden, Thailand and Yemen, stipulated that the membership, in case of a favourable decision of the General Assembly, shall become effective on the date on which the applicant State presented to the Secretary-General an instrument of adherence. Accordingly, the membership of Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden became effective on 19 November 1946, that of Thailand on 16 December 1946 and that of Pakistan and Yemen on 30 September 1947.

By resolution 116 (II) of 21 November 1947, the General Assembly adopted new rules governing the admission of new  Members.  Under these rules (135-139), a declaration, made in a formal instrument accepting the obligations contained in the Charter, shall be submitted to the Secretary-General by an applicant State at the same time as the application for membership.  The membership becomes effective, if the application is approved, on the date on which the General Assembly takes its decision on the application. Accordingly, for all Members other than the six mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the membership became effective on the respective dates of adoption as indicated in the third column of the table.

2.The declarations are registered  ex officio with the Secretariat on the effective dates of membership.  However, since the registration did not start until 14 December 1946, when the General Assembly, by resolution 97 (I), adopted the regulations to give effect to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, the declarations of Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden were registered on that date. Furthermore, in some instances, where the declaration accepting the obligations contained in the Charter was submitted to the Secretary-General together with the application in cabled form or emanated from a representative other than the Head of State or Government or the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the registration was not effected until the date of receipt by the Secretary-General of the confirmation of the declaration in the formal instrument bearing the signature of one of those authorities. (For the text of the Regulations to give effect to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by General Assembly resolution 97 (I) of 14 December 1946 and modified by resolutions 364 B(IV), 482 (V) and 33/141 A of l December 1949, 12 December 1950 and 18 December 1978, respectively, see United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 859, p. VIII.)
3.The non registration of the declaration by Angola on 1 December 1976, the date of its membership, results from an administrative oversight.
4.See note 1 under “Benin” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.See under “Yugoslavia (former)” in chapter I.1 and notes 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, “Croatia”, “former Yugoslavia”,  “Serbia and Montenegro”, “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historial Information” section, in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Burkina Faso” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 1 under “Cambodia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.See note 1 under “Cameroon” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
9.See note 1 under “Central African Republic”  in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
10.See note 1 under "Congo" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
11.See note 1 under “Côte d’Ivoire” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
12.See note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
13.See note 1 under “Democratic Republic of the Congo”  in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
14.See note 1 under “Estonia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
15.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
16.See note 1 under “Indonesia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
17.See note 1 under “Lao People’s Democratic Republic” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
18.See note 1 under “Latvia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
19.See note 1 under “Libyan Arab Jamahiriya” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
20.See note 1 under “Lithuania” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
21.The decision to admit Malawi, Malta and Zambia to membership in the United Nations was taken by the General Assembly during its nineteenth session at the 1286th meeting held on l December 1964.
22.See note 1 under “Malaysia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
23.See note 1 under “Maldives” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
24.See note 1 under “Micronesia (Federated States of)” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
25.See note 1 under “Montenegro” and “Serbia and Montenegro”  in the "Historocal Information" section, in the front matter of this volume.
26.See note 1 under “Myanmar” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
27.See note 1 under “Namibia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
28.See note 1 under “Palau” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
29.See note 3 under “China” and note 1 under “Portugal” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
30.See note 1 under “Sri Lanka” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
31.See note 1 under “Saint Kitts and Nevis” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
32.See note 1 under “Suriname” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
33.See note 1 under “United Republic of Tanzania” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
34.See note 1 under “Viet Nam” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
35.See note 1 under “Yemen” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.