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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
 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
 Argentina Latin American & Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2013 2014
 Australia Western European and Others Group 2013 2014
 Chad African Group 2014 2015
 Chile Latin American & Caribbean Group (GRULAC) 2014 2015
 Jordan Asia-Pacific Group 2014 2015
 Lithuania Eastern European Group 2014 2015
 Luxembourg Western European and Others Group 2013 2014
 Nigeria African Group 2014 2015
 Republic of Korea Asia-Pacific Group 2013 2014
 Rwanda African Group 2013 2014
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 Groupnone one member
Latin American & Caribbean Group (GRULAC) one memberone member
Western European and Others Group two 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.

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 memberIncoming member
African  Morocco
 Togo
 Chad
 Nigeria
Asia-Pacific Pakistan Jordan
Latin American & Caribbean (GRULAC) Guatemala Chile
Eastern European Azerbaijan Lithuania

Membership by Year

Permanent

Year Chinese seat French seat Soviet/Russian seat British seat American seat
1945 Republic of China French Republic (4th)  Soviet Union  United Kingdom  United States
1949 Republic of China (Taiwan)
1958 French Republic (5th)
1971  People's Republic of China
1992–present 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  Brazil  Mexico  Australia  Poland  Egypt  Netherlands
1947  Colombia 23x15px Syria  Belgium
1948  Argentina  Canada  Ukrainian SSR
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 23x15px Iran  Belgium
1956  Cuba  Australia  Yugoslavia
1957  Colombia  Philippines  Iraq  Sweden
1958  Panama  Canada  Japan
1959  Argentina  Tunisia  Italy
1960  Ecuador 23x15px Ceylon  Poland
1961  Chile  Turkey  United Arab Republic  Liberia [note 3]
1962  Venezuela  Ghana  Romania  Ireland
1963  Brazil  Philippines  Morocco[note 4]  Norway
1964  Bolivia  Ivory Coast[note 5]  Czechoslovakia
1965  Uruguay  Malaysia  Jordan  Netherlands

Non-Permanent (1966–present)

Year African Group
* indicates Arab nations' representative
Asia-Pacific Group
* indicates Arab nations' representative
Latin American & Caribbean Group (GRULAC) Western European and Others Group Eastern European Group
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 23x15px Syria *  Nicaragua  Poland
1971  Somalia  Japan  Argentina  Belgium  Italy
1972  Guinea  Sudan *  India  Panama  Yugoslavia
1973  Kenya  Indonesia  Peru  Australia  Austria
1974  Cameroon  Mauritania 23x15px Iraq *  Costa Rica  Byelorussian SSR
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[note 6]  Egypt *  India  Peru  Ukrainian SSR
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  Côte d'Ivoire  Zaire  Yemen *[note 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  Republic of 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  Republic of Korea  Argentina  Australia  Luxembourg
2014  Chad  Nigeria  Jordan * Chile  Lithuania

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]CountryFirst YearMost Recent YearRegional GroupNotes
68 France19462014WEOGPermanent member
68 United Kingdom19462014WEOGPermanent member
68 United States19462014WEOGPermanent member
45 Soviet Union19461991E. EuropeanFormer permanent member, replaced by Russian Federation
43 People's Republic of China19712014Asia-PacificPermanent member
25 Republic of China19461971AsianFormer permanent member, replaced by People's Republic of China
23 Russian Federation19912014E. EuropeanPermanent member
20 Brazil19462011GRULAC
20 Japan19582010Asia-Pacific
18 Argentina19482014GRULACCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2014
14 Colombia19472012GRULAC
14 India19502012Asia-Pacific
14 Pakistan19522013Asia-Pacific
12 Canada19482000WEOG
12 Italy19592008WEOG
10 Australia19462014WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2014
10 Belgium19472008WEOG
10 Germany19772012WEOG Includes 4 years when the Federal Republic of Germany consisted only of West Germany
10 Panama19582008GRULAC
9 Chile19522014GRULACCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
9 Egypt19461997African (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 Netherlands19462000WEOG
9 Nigeria19662014AfricanCurrent membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
9 Poland19461997E. European
8 Denmark19532006WEOG
8 Norway19492002WEOG
8 Peru19552007GRULAC
8 Spain19692004WEOG
8 Venezuela19621993GRULAC
7 Mexico19462010GRULAC
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 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 Morocco19632013African (Arabic)
6 Philippines19572004Asia-Pacific
6 Portugal19792012WEOG
6 Sweden19571998WEOG
6 Tunisia19592003African (Arabic)
6 Ukraine19482001E. EuropeanIncludes 4 years of membership under the name of  Ukrainian SSR. Additionally, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union during its 45 years of Security Council membership
6 Zambia19691988African
5 Ireland19622002WEOG
5 Jordan19652014Asia-Pacific (Arabic)Current membership of Security Council expires 31 December 2015
5 Malaysia19652000Asia-Pacific
5 New Zealand19541994WEOG
5 Uganda19662010African
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-PacificCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2014
4 Rwanda19942014AfricanCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2014
4 Senegal19681989African
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
2 Angola20032004African
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
2 Cape Verde19921993African
223x15px Ceylon19601961Asia-PacificNow known as Sri Lanka
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 Luxembourg20132014WEOGCurrent membership of Security Council expires in December 2014
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 Slovenia19981998E. 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 Uruguay19651966GRULAC
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 Chad20142014African (Arabic)Was a colony of France from 1900 to 11 August 1960; Current membership of Security Council expires in December 2015
1 Liberia19611961AfricanServed only one year[note 9]
1 Lithuania20142014E. EuropeanWas part of the Soviet Union from 3 August 1940 to 11 March 1990; Current membership of Security Council expires in December 2015

Future candidacies

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

Africa Asia-Pacific Eastern Europe GRULAC WEOG
2014Angola[3]Fiji,[4] Malaysia[5][6]Venezuela[7]New Zealand,[8][9] Spain,[10] Turkey[11][12]
2015Egypt,[13] Senegal[14]Bangladesh,[15] Japan[16]Ukraine[17]Uruguay[18]
2016Kenya,[19] Seychelles[20]Kazakhstan,[21] Thailand[6][22]? Sweden,[23] Italy,[23] the Netherlands[24]
2017?Kuwait,[13] Yemen[13]Poland[25]Peru[26]
2018?Indonesia,[6] Maldives[27]? Belgium,[28][29][30] Germany,[29][30] Israel[29][30]
2019?India,[31][32] Vietnam[6][33]Estonia[34]?
2020?Afghanistan[32]? Ireland,[35] Norway[36]
2021? Bahrain,[13] United Arab Emirates[32] Albania[37]?
2022?Mongolia[21][32]?Switzerland[38]
2023?Pakistan[32]??
2024???Greece[39]
2025??Latvia[40]?
2026?The Philippines[6]??
2027?Republic of Korea[41]??
2029?? Croatia[42]?

Serbia[43] 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[44] 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 2014.

      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. European Was part of the Soviet Union from 29 November 1920 to 25 December 1991
 BahamasGRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1717 to 10 July 1973
 BarbadosGRULAC Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1625 to 30 November 1966
 BelizeGRULAC Was 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-Pacific Was a colony of France from 1863 to 9 November 1953
 Central African RepublicAfrican Was 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
 EritreaAfrican 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
 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[note 10]Was 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[note 11]Was a colony of the United Kingdom from 1892 to 12 July 1979
 KyrgyzstanAsia-Pacific Was 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
23x15px 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 [note 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.[45]
 SerbiaE. EuropeanWas part of Yugoslavia from 31 January 1946 to 27 April 1992 [note 13]
23x15px 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-Pacific Was 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

References

  1. ^ The United Nations Security Council, The Green Papers Worldwide
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Country seeks support for security council candidature". Agência Angola Press. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Dobell, Graeme (5 September 2012). "UN Security Council: What if we lose?". The Interpreter. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Canberra backs KL for UN Security Council seat". South African Foreign Policy Initiative. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Joint Communiqué". VietnamPlus. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fiji, Turkey, Venezuela Among the Running for 2015/16 UNSC Seats". UN Tribune. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
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