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List of members of the United Nations Security Council


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Updated: 2016-12-30T07:39Z

Membership of the United Nations Security Council is held by the five permanent members and ten elected, non-permanent members. Prior to 1966, there were six elected members, while the permanent members have in essence not changed since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, apart from the representation of China. Elected members hold their place on the Council for a two-year term, and half of these places are contested each year. To ensure geographical continuity, a certain number of members is allocated for each of the five UN regional groupings.

Current membership

Permanent members
CountryRegional GroupMember Since
 People's Republic of ChinaAsia-Pacific Group1971, replaced the Republic of China
 FranceWestern European and Others Group1958, replaced French Fourth Republic
 Russian FederationEastern European Group1991, replaced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
 United KingdomWestern European and Others Group1946
 United StatesWestern European and Others Group1946
Non-permanent members
CountryRegional GroupTerm BeganTerm Ends
 AngolaAfrican Group20152016
 EgyptAfrican Group20162017
 JapanAsia-Pacific Group20162017
 MalaysiaAsia-Pacific Group20152016
 New ZealandWestern European and Others Group20152016
 SenegalAfrican Group20162017
 SpainWestern European and Others Group20152016
 UkraineEastern European Group20162017
 UruguayLatin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)20162017
 VenezuelaLatin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)20152016
Members of the current UNSC on the map of the world
  Permanent members
  Non-permanent members

Regional Groups

  African Group
  Asia-Pacific Group
  Eastern European Group
  Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
  Western European and Others Group
  UN member not in any voting group
  Non-UN state or territory

In addition, one of the non-permanent members of the council is an Arab country, alternately from the African or Asia-Pacific groups. This rule was added to the system in 1967 for it to be applied beginning with 1968.

Each year the UN General Assembly elects five new members for a two-year term; these elections always begin in October of the year, and continue until the two-thirds majority for the number of countries for each region has been reached. Re-election is allowed, but the term must not be consecutive.

Electoral timetable
Term beginning in years that are:oddeven
African Groupone membertwo members *
Asia-Pacific Groupone memberone member *
Eastern European Groupnoneone member
Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)one memberone member
Western European and Others Grouptwo membersnone

* The representative of Arab nations alternates between these two elected spaces.

Previous and future Security Council composition

From 1946 to 1965, the security council included six non-permanent members. The regional grouping at that time was:

There were some exceptions to this grouping: Liberia took the place of a Western European country in 1961; the Ivory Coast substituted a member of the Commonwealth in 1964–1965; and the Eastern Europe group included Asian countries from 1956.

As part of a proposed expansion of the Security Council, Brazil, Germany, India and Japan, collectively the Group of 4 or G4 nations, are seeking permanent representation on this body.

Membership by year

Permanent

YearPermanent seats
1945–1948
Republic of China

France

Soviet Union

United Kingdom

United States
1949–1970
Republic of China (Taiwan)
1971–1991
People's Republic of China
1992–present
Russia

Non-permanent (1946–1965)

YearLatin American SeatsCommonwealth SeatEastern European
& Asian Seat[b]
Middle Eastern SeatWestern European Seat
1946
Brazil

Mexico

Australia

Poland

Egypt

Netherlands
1947
Colombia

Syria

Belgium
1948
Argentina

Canada

Ukraine
1949
Cuba

Egypt

Norway
1950
Ecuador

India

Yugoslavia
1951
Brazil

Turkey

Netherlands
1952
Chile

Pakistan

Greece
1953
Colombia

Lebanon

Denmark
1954
Brazil

New Zealand

Turkey
1955
Peru

Iran

Belgium
1956
Cuba

Australia

Yugoslavia
1957
Colombia

Philippines

Iraq

Sweden
1958
Panama

Canada

Japan
1959
Argentina

Tunisia

Italy
1960
Ecuador

Ceylon

Poland
1961
Chile

Turkey

United Arab Republic

Liberia[c]
1962
Venezuela

Ghana

Romania

Ireland
1963
Brazil

Philippines

Morocco[d]

Norway
1964
Bolivia

Ivory Coast[e]

Czechoslovakia
1965
Uruguay

Malaysia

Jordan

Netherlands

Non-permanent (1966–present)

YearAfrican GroupAsia-Pacific GroupLatin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)Western European and Others GroupEastern European Group
* indicates Arab nations' representative
1966
Mali

Nigeria

Uganda

Japan

Jordan *

Argentina

Uruguay

Netherlands

New Zealand

Bulgaria
1967
Ethiopia

India

Brazil

Canada

Denmark
1968
Algeria *

Senegal

Pakistan

Paraguay

Hungary
1969
Zambia

Nepal

Colombia

Finland

Spain
1970
Burundi

Sierra Leone

Syria *

Nicaragua

Poland
1971
Somalia

Japan

Argentina

Belgium

Italy
1972
Guinea

Sudan *

India

Panama

Yugoslavia
1973
Kenya

Indonesia

Peru

Australia

Austria
1974
Cameroon

Mauritania

Iraq *

Costa Rica

Byelorussia
1975
Tanzania

Japan

Guyana

Italy

Sweden
1976
Benin

Libya *

Pakistan

Panama

Romania
1977
Mauritius

India

Venezuela

Canada

West Germany
1978
Gabon

Nigeria

Kuwait *

Bolivia

Czechoslovakia
1979
Zambia

Bangladesh

Jamaica

Norway

Portugal
1980
Niger

Tunisia *

Philippines

Mexico

East Germany
1981
Uganda

Japan

Panama

Ireland

Spain
1982
Togo

Zaire

Jordan *

Guyana

Poland
1983
Zimbabwe

Pakistan

Nicaragua

Malta

Netherlands
1984
Burkina Faso[f]

Egypt *

India

Peru

Ukraine
1985
Madagascar

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Australia

Denmark
1986
Congo

Ghana

United Arab Emirates *

Venezuela

Bulgaria
1987
Zambia

Japan

Argentina

West Germany

Italy
1988
Algeria *

Senegal

Nepal

Brazil

Yugoslavia
1989
Ethiopia

Malaysia

Colombia

Canada

Finland
1990
Ivory Coast

Zaire

Yemen *[g]

Cuba

Romania
1991
Zimbabwe

India

Ecuador

Austria

Belgium
1992
Cape Verde

Morocco *

Japan

Venezuela

Hungary
1993
Djibouti

Pakistan

Brazil

New Zealand

Spain
1994
Nigeria

Rwanda

Oman *

Argentina

Czech Republic
1995
Botswana

Indonesia

Honduras

Germany

Italy
1996
Egypt *

Guinea-Bissau

South Korea

Chile

Poland
1997
Kenya

Japan

Costa Rica

Portugal

Sweden
1998
Gabon

Gambia

Bahrain *

Brazil

Slovenia
1999
Namibia

Malaysia

Argentina

Canada

Netherlands
2000
Mali

Tunisia *

Bangladesh

Jamaica

Ukraine
2001
Mauritius

Singapore

Colombia

Ireland

Norway
2002
Cameroon

Guinea

Syria *

Mexico

Bulgaria
2003
Angola

Pakistan

Chile

Germany

Spain
2004
Algeria *

Benin

Philippines

Brazil

Romania
2005
Tanzania

Japan

Argentina

Denmark

Greece
2006
Ghana

Congo

Qatar *

Peru

Slovakia
2007
South Africa

Indonesia

Panama

Belgium

Italy
2008
Burkina Faso

Libya *

Vietnam

Costa Rica

Croatia
2009
Uganda

Japan

Mexico

Austria

Turkey
2010
Gabon

Nigeria

Lebanon *

Brazil

Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011
South Africa

India

Colombia

Germany

Portugal
2012
Morocco *

Togo

Pakistan

Guatemala

Azerbaijan
2013
Rwanda

South Korea

Argentina

Australia

Luxembourg
2014
Chad

Nigeria

Jordan *

Chile

Lithuania
2015
Angola

Malaysia

Venezuela

New Zealand

Spain
2016
Egypt *

Senegal

Japan

Uruguay

Ukraine
2017
Ethiopia

Kazakhstan

Bolivia

Italy

Sweden

List by number of years as Security Council member

This list contains the 130 United Nations member states so far elected to the United Nations Security Council, including the five permanent members, all listed by number of years each country has so far spent on the UNSC. Of all the members, 6 have so far ceased to exist, leaving the list with 124 modern nations. These, combined with the 69 modern nations that have never been elected to the UNSC to date (see Non-members, below), make up the entirety of the 193 current members of the UN.

Years on the Security Council, as of 2016, including current year where relevant :

  Indicates permanent member
  Indicates current elected member (2016)
  Indicates former United Nations member
Years[h]CountryFirst YearMost Recent YearRegional GroupNotes
71 France19462016WEOGPermanent member
71 United Kingdom19462016WEOGPermanent member
71 United States19462016WEOGPermanent member
46 Soviet Union19461991E. EuropeanFormer permanent member, replaced by Russian Federation
45 People's Republic of China19712016Asia-PacificPermanent member
26 Republic of China19461971AsianFormer permanent member, replaced by People's Republic of China
25 Russian Federation19912016E. EuropeanPermanent member
21 Japan19582016Asia-PacificCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2017
20 Brazil19462011GRULAC
18 Argentina19482014GRULAC
14 Colombia19472012GRULAC
14 India19502012Asia-Pacific
14 Pakistan19522013Asia-Pacific
12 Canada19482000WEOG
12 Italy19592008WEOG
10 Australia19462014WEOG
10 Belgium19472008WEOG
10 Chile19522015GRULAC
10 Egypt19462016African (Arabic)Includes 2 years with the seat held in the name of the United Arab Republic, of which for more than 15 months UAR served as the name of modern-day Egypt; current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2017
10 Germany19772012WEOGIncludes 4 years when the Federal Republic of Germany consisted only of West Germany (but does not include East Germany's 2 years, listed separately below)
10 Nigeria19662015African
10 Panama19582008GRULAC
10 Spain19692016WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
10 Venezuela19622016GRULACCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
9 Netherlands19462000WEOG
9 Poland19461997E. European
8 Denmark19532006WEOG
8 Norway19492002WEOG
8 Peru19552007GRULAC
7 Malaysia19652016Asia-PacificCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
7 Mexico19462010GRULAC
7 New Zealand19542016WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
7 Romania19622005E. European
7 Syria19472003Asia-Pacific (Arabic)Includes one year (1961) during which the United Arab Republic was a member, for the greater part of which Syria was a member of that union
7 Turkey19512010WEOG
7 Ukraine19482016E. EuropeanIncludes 4 years of membership under the name of  Ukrainian SSR; Ukrainian SSR held its own seat in the General Assembly while being part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership; current membership of Security Council expires in December 2017
7 Yugoslavia19501989E. EuropeanPredecessor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia
6 Algeria19681989African (Arabic)
6 Austria19732010WEOG
6 Bulgaria19662003E. European
6 Costa Rica19742009GRULAC
6 Cuba19491991GRULAC
6 Ecuador19501992GRULAC
6 Gabon19782011African
6 Ghana19622007African
6 Indonesia19732008Asia-Pacific
6 Jordan19652015Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
6 Morocco19632013African (Arabic)
6 Philippines19572004Asia-Pacific
6 Portugal19792012WEOG
6 Sweden19571998WEOG
6 Tunisia19592003African (Arabic)
6 Zambia19691988African
5 Ireland19622002WEOG
5 Senegal19682016AfricanCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2017
5 Uganda19662010African
4 Angola20032016AfricanCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2016
4 Bangladesh19792001Asia-Pacific
4 Benin19762005African
4 Bolivia19641979GRULAC
4 Burkina Faso19842009AfricanFor first 7 months of membership of the Security council in 1984 was known as Upper Volta.
4 Cameroon19742003African
4 Côte d'Ivoire19641991African
4 Ethiopia19671990African
4 Finland19691990WEOG
4 Greece19522006WEOG
4 Guinea19722003African
4 Guyana19751983GRULAC
4 Hungary19681993E. European
4 Iraq19571975Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4 Jamaica19792001GRULAC
4 Kenya19731998African
4 Lebanon19532011Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4Libya Libya19762009African (Arabic)
4 Mali19662001African
4 Mauritius19772002African
4   Nepal19691989Asia-Pacific
4 Nicaragua19701984GRULAC
4 Republic of the Congo19862007African
4 Republic of Korea19962014Asia-Pacific
4 Rwanda19942014African
4 South Africa20072012African
4 Tanzania19752006African
4 Togo19822013African
4 Zaire19821991AfricanNow known as Democratic Republic of the Congo
4 Zimbabwe19831992African
3 Czechoslovakia19641979E. EuropeanPredecessor of Czech Republic and Slovakia
3 Uruguay19652016GRULACCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2017
2 Azerbaijan20122013E. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership
2 Bahrain19981999Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina20102011E. EuropeanWas also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 Botswana19951996African
2 Burundi19701971African
2 Byelorussian SSR19741975E. EuropeanNow known as Belarus; Byelorussian SSR held its own seat in the General Assembly while being part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership
2 Cape Verde19921993African
2 Ceylon19601961Asia-PacificNow known as Sri Lanka
2 Chad20142015African (Arabic)Was a colony of France from 1900 to 11 August 1960;
2 Croatia20082009E. EuropeanWas also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 Czech Republic19941995E. EuropeanWas also part of Czechoslovakia during its 3 years of Security Council membership
2 Djibouti19931994African
2 Gambia19981999African
2 East Germany19801981E. EuropeanNow subsumed into Germany, which has 5 years of Security Council membership since it has included the former territory of East Germany
2 Guatemala20122013GRULAC
2 Guinea-Bissau19961997African
2 Honduras19951996GRULAC
2 Iran19551956Asia-Pacific
2 Kuwait19781979Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 Lithuania20142015E. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 3 August 1940 to 11 March 1990; Membership of Security Council expired in December 2015
2 Luxembourg20132014WEOG
2 Madagascar19851986African
2 Malta19831984WEOG
2 Mauritania19741975African
2 Namibia19992000African
2 Niger19801981African
2 Oman19941995Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 Paraguay19681969GRULAC
2 Sierra Leone19701971African
2 Singapore20012002Asia-PacificWas also part of Malaysia for several months of 1965 during its membership of the Security Council
2 Slovakia20062007E. EuropeanWas also part of Czechoslovakia during its 3 years of Security Council membership
2 Slovenia19981999E. EuropeanWas also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 Somalia19711972African
2 Sudan19721973African (Arabic)
2 Thailand19851986Asia-Pacific
2 Trinidad and Tobago19851986GRULAC
2 Qatar20062007Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 United Arab Emirates19861987Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 United Arab Republic19611962African (Arabic)Predecessor of Syria and Egypt
2 Vietnam20082009Asia-Pacific
2 Yemen19901991Asia-Pacific (Arabic)The entity elected, and which held the Security Council seat for the first five months of membership, was South Yemen: unification with North Yemen occurred during the time of membership.
1 Liberia19611961AfricanServed only one year[i]

Future candidacies

The following countries have made known their applications for future United Nations Security Council membership:

AfricaAsia-PacificEastern EuropeGRULACWEOG
2017Ivory Coast[3]Kuwait,[4][5] Yemen[4][5]Poland[6]Peru[7]
2018?Indonesia,[4][8] Maldives[4][9]?Belgium,[10][11][12] Germany,[11][12] Israel[11][12]
2019?India,[13][14] Vietnam[8][15]Estonia[16]Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[4]
2020?Afghanistan[14]?Ireland,[17] Norway,[18] San Marino,[19] Canada[20]
2021?Bahrain,[5] United Arab Emirates[14]Albania[21]?
2022?Mongolia[22][14]?Switzerland,[23] Malta[4]
2023?Tajikistan[24]?Guyana[4]
2024?Pakistan[4]?Greece,[25] Denmark[19]
2025??Latvia,[26] Montenegro[27]?
2026?The Philippines[8]?Portugal,[28] Austria[19]
2027?Republic of Korea[29]??
2028?Iran[30]?Australia,[31] Finland[19]
2029??Croatia[32]?
2031??Armenia[33]?

Serbia[34] as a member of the Eastern European Group has also expressed their wish to apply for United Nations Security Council membership in the future, but did not specify any term.

Non-members

As of July 2011, there are currently 193 members of the United Nations and five permanent members of the Security Council. The other ten seats are assigned amongst the remaining 188 members. As a result, many members have never been on the Security Council. The following list is a summary of all countries, currently 69 modern nations[35] and three historical ones, that have never been a member of the United Nations Security Council. The three historical UN members listed are Tanganyika, Zanzibar, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Member states of the United Nations that have never been members of the United Nations Security Council as of January 2016.
  Indicates former United Nations member
UN Member stateRegional GroupSecurity Council membership as part of another entity
 AfghanistanAsia-Pacific
 AlbaniaE. European
 AndorraWEOG
 Antigua and BarbudaGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1632 to 1 November 1980
 ArmeniaE. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 29 November 1920 to 25 December 1991
 BahamasGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1717 to 10 July 1973
 BarbadosGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1625 to 30 November 1966
 BelizeGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1862 to 21 September 1981
 BhutanAsia-Pacific
 BruneiAsia-PacificWas a protectorate of the United Kingdom from 1888 to 1984, and was occupied by Japan from 1941 to 1945
 CambodiaAsia-PacificWas a colony of France from 1863 to 9 November 1953
 Central African RepublicAfricanWas a colony of France from 1894 to 13 August 1960
 ComorosAfricanWas a colony of France from 1841 to 6 July 1975
 CyprusAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 5 November 1914 to 16 August 1960
 Democratic People's Republic of KoreaAsia-Pacific
 DominicaGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1783 to 3 November 1978
 Dominican RepublicGRULAC
 El SalvadorGRULAC
 Equatorial GuineaAfricanEquatorial Guinea was a colony of Spain until 1968, but Spain's first term on the UNSC was in 1969
 EritreaAfricanWas under the administration of the United Kingdom from 1941 to 1947, then a United Nations Trust Territory from 1947 to 1952, then part of Ethiopia from 1952 to 24 May 1993
 EstoniaE. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 1944 to 20 August 1991
 FijiAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1874 to 10 October 1970
 GeorgiaE. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 25 February 1921 to 25 December 1991
 GrenadaGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1763 to 7 February 1974
 HaitiGRULAC
 IcelandWEOG
 IsraelNone / WEOG[j]Part of a League of Nations mandate under United Kingdom administration from 25 April 1920 to 14 May 1948
 KazakhstanAsia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 26 April 1920 to 25 December 1991
 KiribatiAsian / None[k]Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1892 to 12 July 1979
 KyrgyzstanAsia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 1 February 1926 to 25 December 1991
 LaosAsia-PacificWas a colony of France from 1893 to 19 July 1949
 LatviaE. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 5 August 1940 to 21 August 1991
 LesothoAfricanWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1884 to 4 October 1966
 LiechtensteinWEOG
 MacedoniaE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 3 April 1993
 MalawiAfricanWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1891 to 6 July 1964
 MaldivesAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1887 to 26 July 1965
 Marshall IslandsAsia-PacificWas part of the League of Nations South Pacific Mandate under Japanese administration from 28 June 1919 to 17 July 1947, then part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under the administration of the United States from 17 July 1947 to 21 October 1986
 Federated States of MicronesiaAsia-PacificWas part of the League of Nations South Pacific Mandate under Japanese administration from 28 June 1919 to 17 July 1947, then part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under the administration of the United States from 17 July 1947 to 3 November 1986
 MoldovaE. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 28 June 1940 to 25 December 1991
 MonacoWEOG
 MongoliaAsia-Pacific
 MontenegroE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 28 April 1992[l]
 MozambiqueAfricanMozambique was a colony of Portugal from 1498 to 25 June 1975, but Portugal's first term on the UNSC was in 1979
 MyanmarAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1824 to 4 January 1948
 NauruAsia-PacificWas a United Nations Trust Territory administered by the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand from 1 January 1946 to 31 January 1968
 PalauAsia-PacificWas part of the League of Nations South Pacific Mandate under Japanese administration from 28 June 1919 to 17 July 1947, then part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands under the administration of the United States from 17 July 1947 to 1 October 1994
 Papua New GuineaAsia-PacificWas administered by Australia in the case of the Territory of Papua from 1905, the Territory of New Guinea as a League of Nations mandate from 1919 and as a unified Territory of Papua and New Guinea from 1949 until 16 September 1975
 Saint Kitts and NevisGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1713 to 19 September 1983
 Saint LuciaGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1803 to 22 February 1979
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1783 to 27 October 1979
 SamoaAsia-PacificWas a League of Nations mandate under the administration of New Zealand from 17 December 1920 to 25 January 1947, then a United Nations Trust Territory under the administration of New Zealand from 25 January 1947 to 1 January 1962
 San MarinoWEOG
 São Tomé and PríncipeAfricanSão Tomé and Príncipe was a colony of Portugal from 1471 to 12 July 1975, but Portugal's first term on the UNSC was in 1979
 Saudi ArabiaAsia-PacificSaudi Arabia was elected in the 2013 election, but declined the seat.[36]
 SerbiaE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 31 January 1946 to 27 April 1992[m]
 SeychellesAfricanWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 29 June 1976
 Solomon IslandsAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1893 to 7 July 1978
 South SudanAfricanWas part of Sudan from the country's independence from the United Kingdom and Egypt on 1 January 1956 to 9 July 2011
 SurinameGRULACWas a colony of the Netherlands from 1667 to 25 November 1975
 SwazilandAfricanWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 6 September 1968
  SwitzerlandWEOG
 TajikistanAsia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 14 October 1924 to 25 December 1991
 TanganyikaCommonwealth SeatWas a League of Nations mandate under the administration of the United Kingdom from 20 July 1922 to 11 December 1946, then a United Nations Trust Territory under the administration of the United Kingdom until 9 December 1962, then independent until federation with Zanzibar to form Tanzania
 Timor-LesteAsia-PacificDuring the existence of the United Nations, Timor Leste has been a colony of Portugal (until 28 November 1975) and occupied by Indonesia (until 1999); Indonesia was a Security Council member in 1995-6.
 TongaAsia-PacificWas a protectorate of the United Kingdom from 18 May 1900 to 4 June 1970
 TurkmenistanAsia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 13 May 1925 to 8 December 1991
 TuvaluAsia-PacificWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1892 to 1 October 1978
 UzbekistanAsia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 13 May 1925 to 25 December 1991
 VanuatuAsia-PacificWas a Condominium under joint sovereignty of the United Kingdom and France from 1906 to 30 July 1980
 ZanzibarCommonwealth SeatWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 27 August 1896 to 10 December 1963, then independent until federation with Tanganyika to form Tanzania on 26 April 1964.
 FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and MontenegroE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 27 April 1992

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ The Eastern Europe group included Asian countries from 1956 onwards.
  3. ^ Liberia took the place of the Western European country in 1961
  4. ^ Morocco took the place of the Middle Eastern country in 1963–1964.
  5. ^ Côte d'Ivoire took the place of a member of the Commonwealth in 1964–1965.
  6. ^ At the time of election, and until August 1984, the country was known as Republic of Upper Volta.
  7. ^ The election was secured by South Yemen, and in May 1990, during its membership of the Security Council, it unified with North Yemen to form the single country of Yemen.
  8. ^ Table shows years completed or in progress. Each term on the Council consist of 2 years. Any odd number of years are countries currently serving the first year of a term, countries with terms between 1956 and 1967, when the order of the council changed, or the three countries (Mexico, Egypt and the Netherlands) who had the first terms in 1946 and changed in 1947.
  9. ^ Liberia retired after one year following an agreement reached on the 15th Session. Ireland was elected for the remainder of the two-year term.[2]
  10. ^ Not a member of any regional group until joining the WEOG in 2000. Crossette, Barbara (3 December 1999). "Membership in Key Group Within U.N. Eludes Israel". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  11. ^ As of May 2006, Kiribati is not a member of any regional group.
  12. ^ Montenegro was also part of FR Yugoslavia and of Serbia and Montenegro from 27 April 1992 to 5 June 2006, but these entities were not members of the Security Council.
  13. ^ Serbia was also part of FR Yugoslavia and of Serbia and Montenegro from 27 April 1992 to 5 June 2006, but these entities were not members of the Security Council.

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  6. ^ "Community of Democracies meeting: Suu Kyi receives Geremek Award". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
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