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List of members of the United Nations Security Council

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
Country Regional Group Member Since
23x15px People's Republic of China Asia-Pacific Group 1971, replaced the Republic of China
23x15px France Western European and Others Group 1946
23x15px Russian Federation Eastern European Group 1991, replaced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
23x15px United Kingdom Western European and Others Group 1946
23x15px United States Western European and Others Group 1946
Non-permanent members
Country Regional Group Term Began Term Ends
23x15px Angola African Group 2015 2016
23x15px Chad African Group 2014 2015
23x15px Chile Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2014 2015
Template:Country data Jordan Asia-Pacific Group 2014 2015
23x15px Lithuania Eastern European Group 2014 2015
23x15px Malaysia Asia-Pacific Group 2015 2016
23x15px New Zealand Western European and Others Group 2015 2016
23x15px Nigeria African Group 2014 2015
23x15px Spain Western European and Others Group 2015 2016
23x15px Venezuela Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2015 2016
File:UNSC 2015.png
Members of the current UNSC on the map of the world
  Permanent members
  Non-permanent members

Regional Groups

File:UN regional groups.svg
  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: odd even
African Group one member two members *
Asia-Pacific Group one member one member *
Eastern European Group none one member
Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) one member one member
Western European and Others Group two members none

* 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.

On 1 January 2014, the following changes in membership of the council occurred as a result of an election held in 2013:

Regional group Outgoing member Incoming member
African 23x15px Morocco
23x15px Togo
23x15px Chad
23x15px Nigeria
Asia-Pacific 23x15px Pakistan Template:Country data Jordan
Latin American & Caribbean (GRULAC) 23x15px Guatemala 23x15px Chile
Eastern European 23x15px Azerbaijan 23x15px Lithuania

Membership by Year

Permanent

Year Chinese seat French seat Soviet/Russian seat British seat American seat
1945 23x15px Republic of China 23x15px French Republic (4th) 23x15px Soviet Union 23x15px United Kingdom 23x15px United States
1949 23x15px Republic of China (Taiwan)
1958 23x15px French Republic (5th)
1971 23x15px People's Republic of China
1992–present 23x15px Russian Federation

Non-Permanent (1946–1965)

Year Latin American Seats Commonwealth Seat Eastern European
& Asian Seat [note 2]
Middle Eastern Seat Western European Seat
1946 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Australia 23x15px Poland 23x15px Egypt 23x15px Netherlands
1947 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Syria 23x15px Belgium
1948 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Canada 23x15px Ukrainian SSR
1949 23x15px Cuba 23x15px Egypt 23x15px Norway
1950 23x15px Ecuador Template:Country data India 23x15px Yugoslavia
1951 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Turkey 23x15px Netherlands
1952 23x15px Chile 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Greece
1953 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Lebanon 23x15px Denmark
1954 23x15px Brazil 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Turkey
1955 23x15px Peru Template:Country data Iran 23x15px Belgium
1956 23x15px Cuba 23x15px Australia 23x15px Yugoslavia
1957 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Philippines Template:Country data Iraq 23x15px Sweden
1958 23x15px Panama 23x15px Canada Template:Country data Japan
1959 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Tunisia 23x15px Italy
1960 23x15px Ecuador 23x15px Ceylon 23x15px Poland
1961 23x15px Chile 23x15px Turkey 23x15px United Arab Republic 23x15px Liberia [note 3]
1962 23x15px Venezuela 23x15px Ghana 23x15px Romania 23x15px Ireland
1963 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Philippines 23x15px Morocco[note 4] 23x15px Norway
1964 23x15px Bolivia 23x15px Ivory Coast[note 5] 23x15px Czechoslovakia
1965 23x15px Uruguay 23x15px Malaysia Template:Country data Jordan 23x15px Netherlands

Non-Permanent (1966–present)

Year African Group
* indicates Arab nations' representative
Asia-Pacific Group
* indicates Arab nations' representative
Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) Western European and Others Group Eastern European Group
1966 23x15px Mali 23x15px Nigeria 23x15px Uganda Template:Country data Japan Template:Country data Jordan * 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Uruguay 23x15px Netherlands 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Bulgaria
1967 23x15px Ethiopia Template:Country data India 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Canada 23x15px Denmark
1968 23x15px Algeria * 23x15px Senegal 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Paraguay 23x15px Hungary
1969 23x15px Zambia File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Finland 23x15px Spain
1970 23x15px Burundi 23x15px Sierra Leone 23x15px Syria * 23x15px Nicaragua 23x15px Poland
1971 23x15px Somalia Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Belgium 23x15px Italy
1972 23x15px Guinea 23x15px Sudan * Template:Country data India 23x15px Panama 23x15px Yugoslavia
1973 Template:Country data Kenya Template:Country data Indonesia 23x15px Peru 23x15px Australia 23x15px Austria
1974 23x15px Cameroon 23x15px Mauritania Template:Country data Iraq * 23x15px Costa Rica 23x15px Byelorussian SSR
1975 23x15px Tanzania Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Guyana 23x15px Italy 23x15px Sweden
1976 23x15px Benin 23x15px Libya * 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Panama 23x15px Romania
1977 23x15px Mauritius Template:Country data India 23x15px Venezuela 23x15px Canada 23x15px West Germany
1978 23x15px Gabon 23x15px Nigeria Template:Country data Kuwait * 23x15px Bolivia 23x15px Czechoslovakia
1979 23x15px Zambia 23x15px Bangladesh Template:Country data Jamaica 23x15px Norway 23x15px Portugal
1980 23x15px Niger 23x15px Tunisia * 23x15px Philippines 23x15px Mexico 23x15px East Germany
1981 23x15px Uganda Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Panama 23x15px Ireland 23x15px Spain
1982 23x15px Togo 23x15px Zaire Template:Country data Jordan * 23x15px Guyana 23x15px Poland
1983 23x15px Zimbabwe 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Nicaragua 23x15px Malta 23x15px Netherlands
1984 23x15px Burkina Faso[note 6] 23x15px Egypt * Template:Country data India 23x15px Peru 23x15px Ukrainian SSR
1985 23x15px Madagascar 23x15px Thailand 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 23x15px Australia 23x15px Denmark
1986 23x15px Congo 23x15px Ghana 23x15px United Arab Emirates * 23x15px Venezuela 23x15px Bulgaria
1987 23x15px Zambia Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Argentina 23x15px West Germany 23x15px Italy
1988 23x15px Algeria * 23x15px Senegal File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Yugoslavia
1989 23x15px Ethiopia 23x15px Malaysia 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Canada 23x15px Finland
1990 23x15px Côte d'Ivoire 23x15px Zaire 23x15px Yemen *[note 7] 23x15px Cuba 23x15px Romania
1991 23x15px Zimbabwe Template:Country data India 23x15px Ecuador 23x15px Austria 23x15px Belgium
1992 23x15px Cape Verde 23x15px Morocco * Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Venezuela 23x15px Hungary
1993 23x15px Djibouti 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Brazil 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Spain
1994 23x15px Nigeria 23x15px Rwanda 23x15px Oman * 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Czech Republic
1995 23x15px Botswana Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data Honduras 23x15px Germany 23x15px Italy
1996 23x15px Egypt * 23x15px Guinea-Bissau
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1997 Template:Country data Kenya Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Costa Rica 23x15px Portugal 23x15px Sweden
1998 23x15px Gabon 23x15px Gambia 23x15px Bahrain * 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Slovenia
1999 23x15px Namibia 23x15px Malaysia 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Canada 23x15px Netherlands
2000 23x15px Mali 23x15px Tunisia * 23x15px Bangladesh Template:Country data Jamaica 23x15px Ukraine
2001 23x15px Mauritius 23x15px Singapore 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Ireland 23x15px Norway
2002 23x15px Cameroon 23x15px Guinea 23x15px Syria * 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Bulgaria
2003 23x15px Angola 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Chile 23x15px Germany 23x15px Spain
2004 23x15px Algeria * 23x15px Benin 23x15px Philippines 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Romania
2005 23x15px Tanzania Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Argentina 23x15px Denmark 23x15px Greece
2006 23x15px Ghana 23x15px Congo 23x15px Qatar * 23x15px Peru 23x15px Slovakia
2007 23x15px South Africa Template:Country data Indonesia 23x15px Panama 23x15px Belgium 23x15px Italy
2008 23x15px Burkina Faso 23x15px Libya * 23x15px Vietnam 23x15px Costa Rica 23x15px Croatia
2009 23x15px Uganda Template:Country data Japan 23x15px Mexico 23x15px Austria 23x15px Turkey
2010 23x15px Gabon 23x15px Nigeria 23x15px Lebanon * 23x15px Brazil 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011 23x15px South Africa Template:Country data India 23x15px Colombia 23x15px Germany 23x15px Portugal
2012 23x15px Morocco * 23x15px Togo 23x15px Pakistan 23x15px Guatemala 23x15px Azerbaijan
2013 23x15px Rwanda
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2014 23x15px Chad 23x15px Nigeria Template:Country data Jordan * 23x15px Chile 23x15px Lithuania
2015 23x15px Angola 23x15px Malaysia 23x15px Venezuela 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Spain

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 2014, including current year where relevant :

      Indicates permanent member

      Indicates current elected member (2014)

      Indicates former United Nations member

Years [note 8] Country First Year Most Recent Year Regional Group Notes
69 23x15px France 1946 2015 WEOG Permanent member
69 23x15px United Kingdom 1946 2015 WEOG Permanent member
69 23x15px United States 1946 2015 WEOG Permanent member
45 23x15px Soviet Union 1946 1991 E. European Former permanent member, replaced by Russian Federation
44 23x15px People's Republic of China 1971 2015 Asia-Pacific Permanent member
25 23x15px Republic of China 1946 1971 Asian Former permanent member, replaced by People's Republic of China
24 23x15px Russian Federation 1991 2015 E. European Permanent member
20 23x15px Brazil 1946 2011 GRULAC
20 Template:Country data Japan 1958 2010 Asia-Pacific
18 23x15px Argentina 1948 2014 GRULAC
14 23x15px Colombia 1947 2012 GRULAC
14 Template:Country data India 1950 2012 Asia-Pacific
14 23x15px Pakistan 1952 2013 Asia-Pacific
12 23x15px Canada 1948 2000 WEOG
12 23x15px Italy 1959 2008 WEOG
10 23x15px Australia 1946 2014 WEOG
10 23x15px Belgium 1947 2008 WEOG
10 23x15px Chile 1952 2015 GRULAC Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
10 23x15px Germany 1977 2012 WEOG Includes 4 years when the Federal Republic of Germany consisted only of West Germany
10 23x15px Nigeria 1966 2015 African Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
10 23x15px Panama 1958 2008 GRULAC
9 23x15px Egypt 1946 1997 African (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
9 23x15px Netherlands 1946 2000 WEOG
9 23x15px Poland 1946 1997 E. European
9 23x15px Spain 1969 2015 WEOG Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
9 23x15px Venezuela 1962 2015 GRULAC Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
8 23x15px Denmark 1953 2006 WEOG
8 23x15px Norway 1949 2002 WEOG
8 23x15px Peru 1955 2007 GRULAC
7 23x15px Mexico 1946 2010 GRULAC
7 23x15px Romania 1962 2005 E. European
7 23x15px Syria 1947 2003 Asia-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 23x15px Turkey 1951 2010 WEOG
7 23x15px Yugoslavia 1950 1989 E. European Predecessor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia
6 23x15px Algeria 1968 1989 African (Arabic)
6 23x15px Austria 1973 2010 WEOG
6 23x15px Bulgaria 1966 2003 E. European
6 23x15px Costa Rica 1974 2009 GRULAC
6 23x15px Cuba 1949 1991 GRULAC
6 23x15px Ecuador 1950 1992 GRULAC
6 23x15px Gabon 1978 2011 African
6 23x15px Ghana 1962 2007 African
6 Template:Country data Indonesia 1973 2008 Asia-Pacific
6 Template:Country data Jordan 1965 2015 Asia-Pacific (Arabic) Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
6 23x15px Malaysia 1965 2015 Asia-Pacific Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
6 23x15px New Zealand 1954 2015 WEOG Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2016
6 23x15px Morocco 1963 2013 African (Arabic)
6 23x15px Philippines 1957 2004 Asia-Pacific
6 23x15px Portugal 1979 2012 WEOG
6 23x15px Sweden 1957 1998 WEOG
6 23x15px Tunisia 1959 2003 African (Arabic)
6 23x15px Ukraine 1948 2001 E. European Includes 4 years of membership under the name of 23x15px Ukrainian SSR. Additionally, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership
6 23x15px Zambia 1969 1988 African
5 23x15px Ireland 1962 2002 WEOG
5 23x15px Uganda 1966 2010 African
4 23x15px Bangladesh 1979 2001 Asia-Pacific
4 23x15px Benin 1976 2005 African
4 23x15px Bolivia 1964 1979 GRULAC
4 23x15px Burkina Faso 1984 2009 African For first 7 months of membership of the Security council in 1984 was known as Upper Volta.
4 23x15px Cameroon 1974 2003 African
4 23x15px Côte d'Ivoire 1964 1991 African
4 23x15px Ethiopia 1967 1990 African
4 23x15px Finland 1969 1990 WEOG
4 23x15px Greece 1952 2006 WEOG
4 23x15px Guinea 1972 2003 African
4 23x15px Guyana 1975 1983 GRULAC
4 23x15px Hungary 1968 1993 E. European
4 Template:Country data Iraq 1957 1975 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4 Template:Country data Jamaica 1979 2001 GRULAC
4 Template:Country data Kenya 1973 1998 African
4 23x15px Lebanon 1953 2011 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4 23x15px Libya 1976 2009 African (Arabic)
4 23x15px Mali 1966 2001 African
4 23x15px Mauritius 1977 2002 African
4 File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal 1969 1989 Asia-Pacific
4 23x15px Nicaragua 1970 1984 GRULAC
4 23x15px Republic of the Congo 1986 2007 African
4
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4 23x15px Rwanda 1994 2014 African
4 23x15px Senegal 1968 1989 African
4 23x15px South Africa 2007 2012 African
4 23x15px Tanzania 1975 2006 African
4 23x15px Togo 1982 2013 African
4 23x15px Zaire 1982 1991 African Now known as Democratic Republic of the Congo
4 23x15px Zimbabwe 1983 1992 African
3 23x15px Angola 2003 2015 African Current membership of Security Council expires in December 2016
3 23x15px Czechoslovakia 1964 1979 E. European Predecessor of Czech Republic and Slovakia
2 23x15px Azerbaijan 2012 2013 E. European Was part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Bahrain 1998 1999 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010 2011 E. European Was also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Botswana 1995 1996 African
2 23x15px Burundi 1970 1971 African
2 23x15px Byelorussian SSR 1974 1975 E. European Now known as Belarus
2 23x15px Cape Verde 1992 1993 African
2 23x15px Ceylon 1960 1961 Asia-Pacific Now known as Sri Lanka
2 23x15px Chad 2014 2015 African (Arabic) Was a colony of France from 1900 to 11 August 1960; Current membership of Security Council expires in December 2015
2 23x15px Croatia 2008 2009 E. European Was also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Czech Republic 1994 1995 E. European Was also part of Czechoslovakia during its 3 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Djibouti 1993 1994 African
2 23x15px Gambia 1998 1999 African
2 23x15px East Germany 1980 1981 E. European Now subsumed into Germany, which has 5 years of Security Council membership since it has included the former territory of East Germany
2 23x15px Guatemala 2012 2013 GRULAC
2 23x15px Guinea-Bissau 1996 1997 African
2 Template:Country data Honduras 1995 1996 GRULAC
2 Template:Country data Iran 1955 1956 Asia-Pacific
2 Template:Country data Kuwait 1978 1979 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 23x15px Lithuania 2014 2015 E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 3 August 1940 to 11 March 1990; Current membership of Security Council expires in December 2015
2 23x15px Luxembourg 2013 2014 WEOG
2 23x15px Madagascar 1985 1986 African
2 23x15px Malta 1983 1984 WEOG
2 23x15px Mauritania 1974 1975 African
2 23x15px Namibia 1999 2000 African
2 23x15px Niger 1980 1981 African
2 23x15px Oman 1994 1995 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 23x15px Paraguay 1968 1969 GRULAC
2 23x15px Sierra Leone 1970 1971 African
2 23x15px Singapore 2001 2002 Asia-Pacific Was also part of Malaysia for several months of 1965 during its membership of the Security Council
2 23x15px Slovakia 2006 2007 E. European Was also part of Czechoslovakia during its 3 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Slovenia 1998 1999 E. European Was also part of the SFR Yugoslavia during its 7 years of Security Council membership
2 23x15px Somalia 1971 1972 African
2 23x15px Sudan 1972 1973 African (Arabic)
2 23x15px Thailand 1985 1986 Asia-Pacific
2 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 1985 1986 GRULAC
2 23x15px Qatar 2006 2007 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 23x15px United Arab Emirates 1986 1987 Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
2 23x15px United Arab Republic 1961 1962 African (Arabic) Predecessor of Syria and Egypt
2 23x15px Uruguay 1965 1966 GRULAC
2 23x15px Vietnam 2008 2009 Asia-Pacific
2 23x15px Yemen 1990 1991 Asia-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 23x15px Liberia 1961 1961 African Served only one year[note 9]

Future candidacies

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

Africa Asia-Pacific Eastern Europe GRULAC WEOG
2015 Egypt,[3] Senegal[4] Bangladesh,[5] Japan[6] Ukraine[7] Uruguay[8]
2016 Kenya,[9] Seychelles[10] Kazakhstan,[11] Thailand[12][13] ? Sweden,[14] Italy,[14] the Netherlands[15]
2017 ? Kuwait,[3] Yemen[3] Poland[16] Peru[17]
2018 ? Indonesia,[12] Maldives[18] ? Belgium,[19][20][21] Germany,[20][21] Israel[20][21]
2019 ? India,[22][23] Vietnam[12][24] Estonia[25] ?
2020 ? Afghanistan[23] ? Ireland,[26] Norway[27]
2021 ? Bahrain,[3] United Arab Emirates[23] Albania[28] ?
2022 ? Mongolia[11][23] ? Switzerland[29]
2023 ? Pakistan[23] ? ?
2024 ? ? ? Greece[30]
2025 ? ? Latvia[31] ?
2026 ? The Philippines[12] ? ?
2027 ? Republic of Korea[32] ? ?
2029 ? ? Croatia[33] ?
2031 ? ? Armenia[34] ?

Serbia[35] 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. Australia[36] as a member of the Western European and Others Group announced its intentions to apply for membership on the United Nations Security Council, but have not specified a term as of yet.

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[37] 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.

File:Security Council Non-Members.PNG
Member states of the United Nations that have never been members of the United Nations Security Council as of January 2015.

      Indicates former United Nations member

UN Member state Regional Group Security Council membership as part of another entity
23x15px Afghanistan Asia-Pacific
23x15px Albania E. European
23x15px Andorra WEOG
23x15px Antigua and Barbuda GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1632 to 1 November 1980
23x15px Armenia E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 29 November 1920 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Bahamas GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1717 to 10 July 1973
23x15px Barbados GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1625 to 30 November 1966
23x15px Belize GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1862 to 21 September 1981
23x15px Bhutan Asia-Pacific
23x15px Brunei Asia-Pacific Was a protectorate of the United Kingdom from 1888 to 1984, and was occupied by Japan from 1941 to 1945
23x15px Cambodia Asia-Pacific Was a colony of France from 1863 to 9 November 1953
23x15px Central African Republic African Was a colony of France from 1894 to 13 August 1960
23x15px Comoros African Was a colony of France from 1841 to 6 July 1975
23x15px Cyprus Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 5 November 1914 to 16 August 1960
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23x15px Dominica GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1783 to 3 November 1978
23x15px Dominican Republic GRULAC
23x15px El Salvador GRULAC
23x15px Equatorial Guinea African Equatorial Guinea was a colony of Spain until 1968, but Spain's first term on the UNSC was in 1969
23x15px Eritrea African Was 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
23x15px Estonia E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 1944 to 20 August 1991
23x15px Fiji Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1874 to 10 October 1970
23x15px Georgia E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 25 February 1921 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Grenada GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1763 to 7 February 1974
Template:Country data Haiti GRULAC
Template:Country data Iceland WEOG
Template:Country data Israel None / WEOG[note 10] Part of a League of Nations mandate under United Kingdom administration from 25 April 1920 to 14 May 1948
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Asia-Pacific Was part of the Soviet Union from 26 April 1920 to 25 December 1991
Template:Country data Kiribati Asian / None[note 11] Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1892 to 12 July 1979
Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan Asia-Pacific Was part of the Soviet Union from 1 February 1926 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Laos Asia-Pacific Was a colony of France from 1893 to 19 July 1949
23x15px Latvia E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 5 August 1940 to 21 August 1991
23x15px Lesotho African Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1884 to 4 October 1966
23x15px Liechtenstein WEOG
23x15px Macedonia E. European Was part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 3 April 1993
23x15px Malawi African Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1891 to 6 July 1964
23x15px Maldives Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1887 to 26 July 1965
23x15px Marshall Islands Asia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px Federated States of Micronesia Asia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px Moldova E. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 28 June 1940 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Monaco WEOG
23x15px Mongolia Asia-Pacific
23x15px Montenegro E. European Was part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 28 April 1992 [note 12]
23x15px Mozambique African Mozambique was a colony of Portugal from 1498 to 25 June 1975, but Portugal's first term on the UNSC was in 1979
23x15px Myanmar Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1824 to 4 January 1948
23x15px Nauru Asia-Pacific Was a United Nations Trust Territory administered by the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand from 1 January 1946 to 31 January 1968
23x15px Palau Asia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px Papua New Guinea Asia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px Saint Kitts and Nevis GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1713 to 19 September 1983
23x15px Saint Lucia GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1803 to 22 February 1979
23x15px Saint Vincent and the Grenadines GRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1783 to 27 October 1979
23x15px Samoa Asia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px San Marino WEOG
23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe African São 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
23x15px Saudi Arabia Asia-Pacific Saudi Arabia was elected in the 2013 election, but declined the seat.[38]
23x15px Serbia E. European Was part of Yugoslavia from 31 January 1946 to 27 April 1992 [note 13]
23x15px Seychelles African Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 29 June 1976
23x15px Solomon Islands Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1893 to 7 July 1978
23x15px South Sudan African Was part of Sudan from the country's independence from the United Kingdom and Egypt on 1 January 1956 to 9 July 2011
23x15px Suriname GRULAC Was a colony of the Netherlands from 1667 to 25 November 1975
23x15px Swaziland African Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 6 September 1968
23x16px  Switzerland WEOG
23x15px Tajikistan Asia-Pacific Was part of the Soviet Union from 14 October 1924 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Tanganyika Commonwealth Seat Was 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
23x15px Timor-Leste Asia-Pacific During 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.
23x15px Tonga Asia-Pacific Was a protectorate of the United Kingdom from 18 May 1900 to 4 June 1970
23x15px Turkmenistan Asia-Pacific Was part of the Soviet Union from 13 May 1925 to 8 December 1991
23x15px Tuvalu Asia-Pacific Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1892 to 1 October 1978
23x15px Uzbekistan Asia-Pacific Was part of the Soviet Union from 13 May 1925 to 25 December 1991
23x15px Vanuatu Asia-Pacific Was a Condominium under joint sovereignty of the United Kingdom and France from 1906 to 30 July 1980
23x15px Zanzibar Commonwealth Seat Was 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.
23x15px FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro E. European Was part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 27 April 1992

See also

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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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