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Following is the list of the 191 Member States of the United Nations with
dates on which they joined the Organization.

  Member -- (Date of Admission)

  Afghanistan -- (19 Nov. 1946)
  Albania -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Algeria -- (8 Oct. 1962)
  Andorra -- (28 July 1993)
  Angola -- (1 Dec. 1976)
  Antigua and Barbuda -- (11 Nov. 1981)
  Argentina -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Armenia -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Australia -- (1 Nov. 1945)
  Austria -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Azerbaijan -- (9 Mar. 1992)
  Bahamas -- (18 Sep. 1973)
  Bahrain -- (21 Sep. 1971)
  Bangladesh -- (17 Sep. 1974)
  Barbados -- (9 Dec. 1966)
  Belarus -- (24 Oct. 1945)

   On 19 September 1991, Byelorussia informed the United
   Nations that it had changed its name to Belarus.


  Belgium -- (27 Dec. 1945)
  Belize -- (25 Sep. 1981)
  Benin -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Bhutan -- (21 Sep. 1971)
  Bolivia -- (14 Nov. 1945)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina -- (22 May 1992)
  Botswana -- (17 Oct. 1966)
  Brazil -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Brunei Darussalam -- (21 Sep. 1984)
  Bulgaria -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Burkina Faso -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Burundi -- (18 Sep. 1962)
  Cambodia -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Cameroon -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Canada -- (9 Nov. 1945)
  Cape Verde -- (16 Sep. 1975)
  Central African Republic -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Chad -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Chile -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  China -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Colombia -- (5 Nov. 1945)
  Comoros -- (12 Nov. 1975)
  Congo -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Costa Rica -- (2 Nov. 1945)
  Côte d'Ivoire -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Croatia -- (22 May 1992)

   The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an 
   original Member of the United Nations, the Charter 
   having been signed on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and 
   ratified 19 October 1945, until its dissolution following 
   the establishment and subsequent admission as new members 
   of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the 
   Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of 
   Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

   The Republic of Croatia was admitted as a Member of the 
   United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/46/238 of 
   22 May 1992. 

  Cuba -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Cyprus -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Czech Republic -- (19 Jan. 1993)

   Czechoslovakia was an original Member of the United
   Nations from 24 October 1945. In a letter dated 10
   December 1992, its Permanent Representative informed
   the Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak
   Federal Republic would cease to exist on 31 December
   1992 and that the Czech Republic and the Slovak
   Republic, as successor States, would apply for
   membership in the United Nations. Following the
   receipt of its application, the Security Council, on 8
   January 1993, recommended to the General Assembly that
   the Czech Republic be admitted to United Nations
   membership. The Czech Republic was thus admitted on 19
   January of that year as a Member State.


  Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Denmark -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Djibouti -- (20 Sep. 1977)
  Dominica -- (18 Dec. 1978)
  Dominican Republic -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Ecuador -- (21 Dec. 1945)
  Egypt -- (24 Oct. 1945)

   Egypt and Syria were original Members of the United
   Nations from 24 October 1945. Following a plebiscite
   on 21 February 1958, the United Arab Republic was
   established by a union of Egypt and Syria and
   continued as a single Member. On 13 October 1961,
   Syria, having resumed its status as an independent
   State, resumed its separate membership in the United
   Nations.  On 2 September 1971, the United Arab
   Republic changed its name to the Arab Republic of
   Egypt.


  El Salvador -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Equatorial Guinea -- (12 Nov. 1968)
  Eritrea -- (28 May 1993)
  Estonia -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Ethiopia -- (13 Nov. 1945)
  Fiji -- (13 Oct. 1970)
  Finland -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  France -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Gabon -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Gambia -- (21 Sep. 1965)
  Georgia -- (31 July 1992)
  Germany -- (18 Sep. 1973)

   The Federal Republic of Germany and the German
   Democratic Republic were admitted to membership in the
   United Nations on 18 September 1973.  Through the
   accession of the German Democratic Republic to the
   Federal Republic of Germany, effective from 3 October
   1990, the two German States have united to form one
   sovereign State.


  Ghana -- (8 Mar. 1957)
  Greece -- (25 Oct. 1945)
  Grenada -- (17 Sep. 1974)
  Guatemala -- (21 Nov. 1945)
  Guinea -- (12 Dec. 1958)
  Guinea-Bissau -- (17 Sep. 1974)
  Guyana -- (20 Sep. 1966)
  Haiti -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Honduras -- (17 Dec. 1945)
  Hungary -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Iceland -- (19 Nov. 1946)
  India -- (30 Oct. 1945)
  Indonesia -- (28 Sep. 1950)

   By letter of 20 January 1965, Indonesia announced its
   decision to withdraw from the United Nations "at this
   stage and under the present circumstances". By
   telegram of 19 September 1966, it announced its
   decision "to resume full cooperation with the United
   Nations and to resume participation in its
   activities". On 28 September 1966, the General
   Assembly took note of this decision and the President
   invited representatives of Indonesia to take seats in
   the Assembly.


  Iran (Islamic Republic of) -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Iraq -- (21 Dec. 1945)
  Ireland -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Israel -- (11 May 1949)
  Italy -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Jamaica -- (18 Sep. 1962)
  Japan -- (18 Dec. 1956)
  Jordan -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Kazakhstan -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Kenya -- (16 Dec. 1963)
  Kiribati -- (14 Sept. 1999)
  Kuwait -- (14 May 1963)
  Kyrgyzstan -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Lao People's Democratic Republic -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Latvia -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Lebanon -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Lesotho -- (17 Oct. 1966)
  Liberia -- (2 Nov. 1945)
  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Liechtenstein -- (18 Sep. 1990)
  Lithuania -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Luxembourg -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Madagascar -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Malawi -- (1 Dec. 1964)
  Malaysia -- (17 Sep. 1957)

   The Federation of Malaya joined the United Nations on
   17 September 1957.  On 16 September 1963, its name was
   changed to Malaysia, following the admission to the
   new federation of Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo) and
   Sarawak. Singapore became an independent State on 9
   August 1965 and a Member of the United Nations on 21
   September 1965.


  Maldives -- (21 Sep. 1965)
  Mali -- (28 Sep. 1960)
  Malta -- (1 Dec. 1964)
  Marshall Islands -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Mauritania -- (7 Oct. 1961)
  Mauritius -- (24 Apr. 1968)
  Mexico -- (7 Nov. 1945)
  Micronesia (Federated States of) -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Monaco -- (28 May 1993)
  Mongolia -- (27 Oct. 1961)
  Morocco -- (12 Nov. 1956)
  Mozambique -- (16 Sep. 1975)
  Myanmar -- (19 Apr. 1948)
  Namibia -- (23 Apr. 1990)
  Nauru -- (14 Sept. 1999)
  Nepal -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Netherlands -- (10 Dec. 1945)
  New Zealand -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Nicaragua -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Niger -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Nigeria -- (7 Oct. 1960)
  Norway -- (27 Nov. 1945)
  Oman -- (7 Oct. 1971)
  Pakistan -- (30 Sep. 1947)
  Palau -- (15 Dec. 1994)
  Panama -- (13 Nov. 1945)
  Papua New Guinea -- (10 Oct. 1975)
  Paraguay -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Peru -- (31 Oct. 1945)
  Philippines -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Poland -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Portugal -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Qatar -- (21 Sep. 1971)
  Republic of Korea -- (17 Sep. 1991)
  Republic of Moldova -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Romania -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Russian Federation -- (24 Oct. 1945)

   The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was an
   original Member of the United Nations from 24 October
   1945. In a letter dated 24 December 1991, Boris
   Yeltsin, the President of the Russian Federation,
   informed the Secretary-General that the membership of
   the Soviet Union in the Security Council and all other
   United Nations organs was being continued by the
   Russian Federation with the support of the 11 member
   countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


  Rwanda -- (18 Sep. 1962)
  Saint Kitts and Nevis -- (23 Sep. 1983)
  Saint Lucia -- (18 Sep. 1979)
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- (16 Sep. 1980)
  Samoa -- (15 Dec. 1976)
  San Marino -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Sao Tome and Principe -- (16 Sep. 1975)
  Saudi Arabia -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Senegal -- (28 Sep. 1960)

  Serbia and Montenegro -- (1 Nov. 2000)

   The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was an original 
   Member of the United Nations, the Charter having been signed 
   on its behalf on 26 June 1945 and ratified 19 October 1945, 
   until its dissolution following the establishment and subsequent 
   admission as new members of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic 
   of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic 
   of Macedonia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

   The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was admitted as a Member of 
   the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/55/12 of 
   1 November 2000.

   Following the adoption and the promulgation of the Constitutional 
   Charter of Serbia and Montenegro by the Assembly of the Federal 
   Republic of Yugoslavia on 4 February 2003, the name of the State 
   of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was changed to Serbia and 
   Montenegro.


  Seychelles -- (21 Sep. 1976)
  Sierra Leone -- (27 Sep. 1961)
  Singapore -- (21 Sep. 1965)
  Slovakia -- (19 Jan. 1993)

   Czechoslovakia was an original Member of the United
   Nations from 24 October 1945. In a letter dated 10
   December 1992, its Permanent Representative informed
   the Secretary-General that the Czech and Slovak
   Federal Republic would cease to exist on 31 December
   1992 and that the Czech Republic and the Slovak
   Republic, as successor States, would apply for
   membership in the United Nations. Following the
   receipt of its application, the Security Council, on 8
   January 1993, recommended to the General Assembly that
   the Slovak Republic be admitted to United Nations
   membership. The Slovak Republic was thus admitted on
   19 January of that year as a Member State.


  Slovenia -- (22 May 1992)
  Solomon Islands -- (19 Sep. 1978)
  Somalia -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  South Africa -- (7 Nov. 1945)
  Spain -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Sri Lanka -- (14 Dec. 1955)
  Sudan -- (12 Nov. 1956)
  Suriname -- (4 Dec. 1975)
  Swaziland -- (24 Sep. 1968)
  Sweden -- (19 Nov. 1946)
  Switzerland -- (10 Sep. 2002)
  Syrian Arab Republic -- (24 Oct. 1945)

   Egypt and Syria were original Members of the United
   Nations from 24 October 1945. Following a plebiscite
   on 21 February 1958, the United Arab Republic was
   established by a union of Egypt and Syria and
   continued as a single Member. On 13 October 1961,
   Syria, having resumed its status as an independent
   State, resumed its separate membership in the United
   Nations.


  Tajikistan -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Thailand -- (16 Dec. 1946)
  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia -- (8 Apr. 1993)

   The General Assembly decided on 8 April 1993 to admit
   to United Nations membership the State being
   provisionally referred to for all purposes within the
   United Nations as "The former Yugoslav Republic of
   Macedonia" pending settlement of the difference that
   had arisen over its name.


  Timor-Leste -- (27 Sep. 2002)
  Togo -- (20 Sep. 1960)
  Tonga -- (14 Sept. 1999)
  Trinidad and Tobago -- (18 Sep. 1962)
  Tunisia -- (12 Nov. 1956)
  Turkey -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Turkmenistan -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Tuvalu -- (5 Sept. 2000)
  Uganda -- (25 Oct. 1962)
  Ukraine -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  United Arab Emirates -- (9 Dec. 1971)
  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  United Republic of Tanzania -- (14 Dec. 1961)

   Tanganyika was a Member of the United Nations from 14
   December 1961 and Zanzibar was a Member from 16
   December 1963. Following the ratification on 26 April
   1964 of Articles of Union between Tanganyika and
   Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanganyika and
   Zanzibar continued as a single Member, changing its
   name to the United Republic of Tanzania on 1 November
   1964.


  United States of America -- (24 Oct. 1945)
  Uruguay -- (18 Dec. 1945)
  Uzbekistan -- (2 Mar. 1992)
  Vanuatu -- (15 Sep. 1981)
  Venezuela -- (15 Nov. 1945) 
  Viet Nam -- (20 Sep. 1977)
  Yemen -- (30 Sep. 1947)

   Yemen was admitted to membership in the United Nations
   on 30 September 1947 and Democratic Yemen on 14
   December 1967. On 22 May 1990, the two countries
   merged and have since been represented as one Member
   with the name "Yemen".


  Zambia -- (1 Dec. 1964)
  Zimbabwe -- (25 Aug. 1980)



  Source: UN Press Release ORG/1317 (26 September 2000)

Updated by them on 24 April 2003, updated here by Miles_Dirac on 21 Dec 2004.


Of course, Yakko would have done this much more musically than I.

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