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Member States History a

    Notes:
Algeria 1983 - 1989
1995 - 2001
2004 - 2016
 
Argentina 1968 - 1980
1986 - 2004
2004 - 2007
2010 - 2016
(b), (c)
Armenia 2007 - 2019  
Australia 1968 - 1989
1995 - 2001
2004 - 2016
 
Austria 1971 - 1989
1992 - 2016
 
Bahrain 2007 - 2013  
Barbados 1974 - 1980  
Belarus 2004 - 2011
2013 - 2016
(l)
Belgium 1968 - 1980
2004 - 2007
(c) 
Benin 2001 - 2013  
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2007 - 2013  
Botswana 1995 - 2001
2010 - 2016
 
Brazil 1968 - 1989
1995 - 2007
2010 - 2016
 
Bulgaria 1974 - 1980
1989 - 2001
2007 - 2019
 
Burkina Faso 1998 - 2004  
Burundi 1977 - 1983  
Cameroon 1989 - 2019  
Canada 1989 - 1995
2001 - 2019
 
Central African Republic 1983 - 1989  
Chile 1968 - 1983
1986 - 1998
2004 - 2013
(c)
China 1983 - 2019  
Colombia 1968 - 1971
1977 - 1983
1998 - 2016
 
Costa Rica 1989 - 2001  
Côte d'Ivoire 2013 - 2019  
Croatia 2004 - 2007
2012 - 2016
(c), (l)
Cuba 1980 - 1992  
Cyprus 1974 - 1992  
Czech Republic 1968 - 1971
1974 - 2013
2015 - 2016
(d), (l)
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1968 - 1980 (m)
Denmark 1989 - 2001
2013 - 2019
 
Ecuador 1992 - 1998
2004 - 2010
2013 - 2019
 
Egypt 1974 - 2001
2007 - 2013
 
El Salvador 2007 - 2019  
Fiji 1998 - 2016  
Finland 1977 - 1983
1995 - 2001
 
France 1968 - 2019  
Gabon 1974 - 1980
2004 - 2016
 
Georgia 2011 - 2015 (l)
German Democratic Republic 1977 - 1989 (e)
Germany 1974 - 1986
1989 - 2019
(e)
Ghana 1968 - 1983  
Greece 1974 - 1980
2007 - 2019
 
Guatemala 1980 - 1986
2004 - 2010
 
Guyana 1971 - 1977  
Honduras 1998 - 2004
2007 - 2019
 
Hungary 1968 - 2004
2013 - 2019
 
India 1968 - 2016  
Indonesia 1977 - 1983
2013 - 2019
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1968 - 1974
1986 - 2016
(f)
Iraq 1980 - 1992  
Israel 2004 - 2016  
Italy 1968 - 1971
1980 - 2016
 
Japan 1968 - 2019  
Jordan 2004 - 2007
2010 - 2016
(c)
Kenya 1968 - 2016  
Kuwait 2013 - 2019  
Latvia 2007 - 2013  
Lebanon 2004 - 2010  
Lesotho 1986 - 1992  
Liberia 2013 - 2019  
Libya 1986 - 1992 (n)
Lithuania 1998 - 2007 (c)
Madagascar 2004 - 2010  
Malaysia 2007 - 2019  
Malta 2007 - 2013  
Mauritania 2013 - 2019  
Mauritius 2010 - 2016  
Mexico 1968 - 1980
1983 - 2019
 
Mongolia 2004 - 2010  
Morocco 1989 - 2013  
Namibia 2007 - 2019  
Nepal 1974 - 1977  
Netherlands 1986 - 1992  
Nigeria 1968 - 2016  
Norway 1968 - 1977
2007 - 2013
 
Pakistan 2004 - 2016  
Panama 2013 - 2019  
Paraguay 1998 - 2016  
Peru 1980 - 1986  
Philippines 1974 - 1986
2010 - 2016
 
Poland 1971 - 1977
1992 - 1998
2004 - 2012
2014 - 2016
(l)
Qatar 2004 - 2007 (c)
Republic of Korea 2004 - 2019 (c)
Romania 1968 - 1974
1998 - 2004
 
Russian Federation 1968 - 2019 (g)
Rwanda 2004 - 2007 (c)
Saudi Arabia 1992 - 1998  
Senegal 1980 - 1986
2007 - 2013
 
Serbia 2004 - 2010 (h)
Sierra Leone 1974 - 1992
2004 - 2007
2013 - 2019
(c)
Singapore 1971 - 2019  
Somalia 1974 - 1977  
South Africa 2004 - 2013 (c)
Spain 1968 - 1974
1980 - 2016
 
Sri Lanka 2004 - 2013 (c)
Sudan 1992 - 2004  
Sweden 1983 - 1989
2001 - 2007
 
Switzerland 2004 - 2010
2013 - 2019
 
Syrian Arab Republic 1968 - 1980 (i)
Thailand 1968 - 1971
1992 - 2016
 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2001 - 2007  
Togo 1989 - 1995  
Trinidad and Tobago 1980 - 1986  
Tunisia 1968 - 1974
2004 - 2007
(c)
Turkey 2004 - 2007
2010 - 2016
(c)
Uganda 1980 - 1986
1992 - 2016
 
Ukraine 2010 - 2014 (l)
United Arab Emirates 1968 - 1977  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1968 - 2019  
United Republic of Tanzania 1968 - 1989
1992 - 1998
 
United States of America 1968 - 2016  
Uruguay 1986 - 2004
2004 - 2007
(c), (j)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2004 - 2016  
Yugoslavia (former) 1980 - 1992 (k)
Zambia 2013 - 2019  
Zimbabwe 2004 - 2010  

(a) Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966, members of the Commission are elected by the General Assembly for a term of six years, the term of half of the members expiring every three years. By its resolution 3108 (XXVIII) of 12 December 1973, the Assembly increased the membership of the Commission from 29 to 36 States. The term of those members elected at the forty-ninth session of the General Assembly became effective on the opening day of the twenty-ninth regular annual session of the Commission, in 1996, and expired on the day preceding the opening of the thirty-fourth regular annual session, in 2001. The term of those members elected at the fifty-second session of the Assembly became effective on the opening day of the thirty-first regular annual session of the Commission, in 1998, and expired on the day preceding the opening of the thirty-sixth regular annual session, in 2004. By its resolution 57/20 of 19 November 2002, the Assembly further increased the membership of the Commission from 36 States to 60 States. Members were elected at the fifty eighth session of the General Assembly, in 2003, and their term became effective on the opening day of the thirty-seventh regular annual session of the Commission, in 2004.

(b) Between 1998 and 2004, alternating annually with Uruguay starting in 1998.

(c) Members elected at the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly, in 2003, with a three year term expiring on the day preceding the opening of the fortieth regular annual session, in 2007.

(d) By the twenty-sixth session of the Commission (1993), the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic had been dissolved to become, respectively, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

(e) By the twenty-third session of the Commission (1990), the two German States had united to form one sovereign State, Germany.

(f) By the nineteenth session of the Commission (1986), Iran had changed its name to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

(g) By the twenty-fifth session of the Commission (1992), the Russian Federation continued the membership of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

(h) Effective 3 June 2006, the membership of Serbia and Montenegro in the United Nations was continued by Serbia.

(i) By the seventh session of the Commission (1974), Syria had changed its name to the Syrian Arab Republic.

(j) Between 1998 and 2004, alternating annually with Argentina starting in 1999.

(k) By the twenty-fifth session of the Commission (1992), the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had been dissolved. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia were admitted as members of the United Nations on 22 May 1992. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was admitted as a member of the United Nations on 1 November 2000.

(l) The following six State members elected by the General Assembly on 3 November 2009 agreed to alternate their membership among themselves until 2016 as follows: Belarus (2010-2011, 2013-2016), Czech Republic (2010-2013, 2015-2016), Poland (2010-2012, 2014-2016), Ukraine (2010-2014), Georgia (2011-2015) and Croatia (2012-2016).

(m) Zaire joined the United Nations on 20 September 1960. On 17 May 1997, its name was changed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(n) Following the adoption by the General Assembly of resolution 66/1, the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations formally notified the United Nations of a Declaration by the National Transitional Council of 3 August 2011 changing the official name of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to "Libya" and changing Libya's national flag.