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
 People's Republic of China Asia-Pacific Group 1971, replaced the Republic of China
 France Western European and Others Group 1946
 Russian Federation Eastern European Group 1991, replaced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
 United Kingdom Western European and Others Group 1946
 United States Western European and Others Group 1946
Non-permanent members
Country Regional Group Term began Term ends
 Bolivia Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2017 2018
 Equatorial Guinea African Group 2018 2019
 Ethiopia African Group 2017 2018
 Ivory Coast African Group 2018 2019
 Kazakhstan Asia-Pacific Group 2017 2018
 Kuwait Asia-Pacific Group 2018 2019
 Netherlands* Western European and Others Group 2018 2018
 Peru Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2018 2019
 Poland Eastern European Group 2018 2019
 Sweden Western European and Others Group 2017 2018

*During the 2016 Security Council elections, Italy and the Netherlands agreed to split a two-year term, in which Italy would serve from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 and the Netherlands would subsequently serve from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.[1][2]

Regional Groups

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. Italy opposed the expansion of the Security Council through the establishment of the group Uniting for Consensus.

Membership by year

Permanent

YearPermanent seats
1945–1949  Republic of China  France  Soviet Union  United Kingdom  United States
1949–1971  Republic of China (Taiwan)
1971–1991  People's Republic of China
1992–present  Russian Federation

Non-permanent (1946–1965)

Year Latin American Seats Commonwealth Seat Eastern European
& Asian Seat[lower-alpha 2]
Middle Eastern Seat Western 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[lower-alpha 3]
1962  Venezuela Ghana Romania Ireland
1963  Brazil Philippines Morocco[lower-alpha 4] Norway
1964  Bolivia Ivory Coast[lower-alpha 5] Czechoslovakia
1965  Uruguay Malaysia Jordan Netherlands

Non-permanent (1966–present)

Year African Group Asia-Pacific Group Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) Western European and Others Group Eastern 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[lower-alpha 6] 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 *[lower-alpha 7] 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
2018  Ivory Coast Equatorial Guinea Kuwait * Peru Netherlands[2] Poland
2019  South Africa Indonesia Dominican Republic Germany Belgium
2020 TBATBATBATBATBA

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 2018, including current year where relevant :

  Indicates permanent member
  Indicates current elected member (2018)
  Indicates former United Nations member
Years[lower-alpha 8] Country First Year Most Recent Year Regional Group Notes
71 France19462018WEOGPermanent member
71 United Kingdom19462018WEOGPermanent member
71 United States19462018WEOGPermanent member
46 Soviet Union19461991E. EuropeanFormer permanent member, replaced by Russian Federation
46 People's Republic of China19712018Asia-PacificPermanent member
25 Republic of China19461971AsianFormer permanent member, replaced by People's Republic of China
25 Russian Federation19912018E. EuropeanPermanent member
21 Japan19582017Asia-Pacific
20 Brazil19462011GRULAC
18 Argentina19482014GRULAC
14 Colombia19472012GRULAC
14 India19502012Asia-Pacific
14 Pakistan19522013Asia-Pacific
12 Canada19482000WEOG
12 Italy19592017WEOG
10 Australia19462014WEOG
10 Belgium19472008WEOG
10 Chile19522015GRULAC
10 Egypt19462017African (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
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 Spain19692016WEOG
10 Venezuela19622016GRULAC
9 Netherlands19462018WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2018
9 Poland19462018E. European
8 Denmark19532006WEOG
8 Norway19492002WEOG
8 Peru19552018GRULAC
7 Malaysia19652016Asia-Pacific
7 Mexico19462010GRULAC
7 New Zealand19542016WEOG
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
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 Sweden19572018WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2018
6 Tunisia19592003African (Arabic)
6 Zambia19691988African
5 Ireland19622002WEOG
5 Senegal19682017African
5 Uganda19662010African
4 Angola20032016African
4 Bangladesh19792001Asia-Pacific
4 Benin19762005African
4 Bolivia19642018GRULACCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2018
4 Burkina Faso19842009AfricanFor first 7 months of membership of the Security council in 1984 was known as Upper Volta.
4 Cameroon19742003African
4 Côte d'Ivoire19642018African
4 Ethiopia19672018AfricanCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2018
4 Finland19691990WEOG
4 Greece19522006WEOG
4 Guinea19722003African
4 Guyana19751983GRULAC
4 Hungary19681993E. European
4 Iraq19571975Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4 Jamaica19792001GRULAC
4 Kenya19731998African
4 Lebanon19532011Asia-Pacific (Arabic)
4 Libya19762009African (Arabic)
4 Mali19662001African
4 Mauritius19772002African
4   Nepal19691989Asia-Pacific
4 Nicaragua19701984GRULAC
4 Republic of the Congo19862007African
4 South 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 Uruguay19652016GRULAC
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 Kazakhstan20172018Asia-PacificWas part of the Soviet Union from 26 April 1920 to 25 December 1991; current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2018
2 Kuwait19782018Asia-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[lower-alpha 9]
1 Equatorial Guinea20182018African

Future candidacies

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

Africa Asia-Pacific Eastern Europe GRULAC WEOG
2019 Ghana,[5] Tunisia[6] India,[7][8] Vietnam[9][10] Estonia[11], Romania[12] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[13]
2020 ? Afghanistan[8] ? Ireland,[14] Norway,[15] San Marino,[16] Canada[17]
2021 ? Bahrain,[18] United Arab Emirates[8] Albania[19] ?
2022 ? Mongolia[20][8] ? Switzerland,[21] Malta[13]
2023 ? Tajikistan[22] ? Guyana[13]
2024 ? Pakistan[13] ? Greece,[23] Denmark[16]
2025 ? ? Latvia,[24] Montenegro[25] ?
2026 ? The Philippines[9] ? Portugal,[26] Austria[16]
2027 ? Republic of Korea[27] ? ?
2028 ? Iran[28] ? Australia,[29] Finland[16]
2029 ? ? Croatia[30] ?
2031 ? ? Armenia[31] ?

Serbia[32] 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 68 modern nations[33] 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.

  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
 North KoreaAsia-Pacific
 DominicaGRULACWas a colony of the United Kingdom from 1783 to 3 November 1978
 Dominican RepublicGRULAC
 El SalvadorGRULAC
 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[lower-alpha 10]Part of a League of Nations mandate under United Kingdom administration from 25 April 1920 to 14 May 1948
 KiribatiAsian / None[lower-alpha 11]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[lower-alpha 12]
 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.[34]
 SerbiaE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 31 January 1946 to 27 April 1992[lower-alpha 13]
 FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and MontenegroE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 29 November 1943 to 27 April 1992
 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.

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.[4]
  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.

References

  1. "Republic of Italy and Kingdom of the Netherlands agree to split membership of UN Security Council 2017-2018". Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Italy, Netherlands ask to share Security Council seat". Al Jazeera. June 28, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  3. The United Nations Security Council, The Green Papers Worldwide
  4. Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No. 47 – 1961. Aust. Bureau of Statistics. p. 1143. GGKEY:5SX8QTW3P5T. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. "Ghana, Malta pledge to deepen ties". Graphic Online. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. "Tunisia vows to assert responsibility to represent Africa in bid for non-permanent seat in UNSC". Azania Post. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  7. "India's troubled Security Council bid". The Daily Star. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  8. 1 2 3 4 Ankit Kumar. "CHOOSING BETWEEN ALLIES AND UNSC SEAT: INDIA'S CATCH 22 SITUATION" (PDF). Centre for Air Power studies. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  9. 1 2 "46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting Joint Communiqué". VietnamPlus. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  10. "Viet Nam makes bilateral leap with Ukraine towards prosperity". Viet Nam News. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  11. "Estonian Security Policy". Estonian Embassy in Stockholm. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  12. "The candidature of Romania to a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year mandate (2020-2021)". Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  13. 1 2 3 4 "Candidature Chart of the Commonwealth Countries". Commonwealth of Nations. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  14. "Department of Foreign Affairs". Irelandunnewyork.org. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012.
  15. "Norway and the United Nations: Common Future, Common Solutions". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  16. 1 2 3 4 "Switzerland's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2023-2024 term" (PDF). Swiss Federal Council. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  17. "Trudeau unveils Canada's plan to seek 2021 UN Security Council seat". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  18. "Security Council Elections: Options after Saudi Arabia Rejects its Seat". What's in Blue?. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  19. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  20. "Secretary-General, Opening Annual General Debate, Urges World Leaders to Tackle Global Challenges Decisively for Sake of Future Generations". United Nations. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  21. "Swiss aim for UN Security Council in 2023–24. – swissinfo". Swissinfo.ch. 12 January 2011.
  22. "Speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov at the 41st session of the Council of the OIC Member States Foreign Ministers". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  23. "Dombrovskis and UN secretary general discuss UN priorities and Latvia's interests". The Baltic Course. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  24. "Minister Describes Use of Force to Address Problems as 'Ineffective, Meaningless and Destructive', on Fourth Day of General Assembly's Annual Debate". United Nations. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  25. "Non-Permanent Member of the Security Council 2027-2028". Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  26. "Seoul to push to win nonpermanent UNSC seat for 2028-29". Yonhap New Agency. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  27. "RESOLUTION NO.6/42-ORG ON CANDIDACIES SUBMITTED BY OIC MEMBER STATES FOR POSTS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS". Organization of Islamic Cooperation. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  28. "General Debate Statement by The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia" (PDF). United Nations. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  29. "MVP RH". Un.mfa.hr.
  30. "Uruguay and Armenia support each other at UN Security Council". News.am. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  31. Tadić: Kandidovaćemo se za poziciju u Savetu bezbednosti Archived 6 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  32. "Countries never elected members of the Security Council". United Nations. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  33. United Nations, General Assembly, Letter dated 12 November 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, A/68/599 (14 November 2013), available from undocs.org/A/68/599
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.