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Member States and Associate members

     List of the 190 Member States (and the 6 Associate Members) of UNESCO and the date on which they became Members (or Associate Members) of the Organization, as of 1 October 2003 (in alphabetical order)

     Member States

1 Afghanistan 4 May 1948
2 Albania 16 October 1958
3 Algeria 15 October 1962
4 Andorra 20 October 1993
5 Angola 11 March 1977
6 Antigua and Barbuda 15 July 1982
7 Argentina 15 September 1948
8 Armenia 9 June 1992
9 Australia 4 November 1946
10 Austria 13 August 1948
11 Azerbaijan 3 June 1992
12 Bahamas 23 April 1981
13 Bahrain 18 January 1972
14 Bangladesh 27 October 1972
15 Barbados 24 October 1968
16 Belarus 12 May 1954
17 Belgium 29 November 1946
18 Belize 10 May 1982
19 Benin 18 October 1960
20 Bhutan 13 April 1982
21 Bolivia 13 November 1946
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 June 1993
23 Botswana 16 January 1980
24 Brazil 4 November 1946
25 Bulgaria 17 May 1956
26 Burkina Faso 14 November 1960
27 Burundi 16 November 1962
28 Cambodia 3 July 1951
29 Cameroon 11 November 1960
30 Canada 4 November 1946
31 Cape Verde 15 February 1978
32 Central African Republic 11 November 1960
33 Chad 19 December 1960
34 Chile 7 July 1953
35 China 4 November 1946
36 Colombia 31 October 1947
37 Comoros 22 March 1977
38 Congo 24 October 1960
39 Cook Islands 25 October 1989
40 Costa Rica 19 May 1950
41 Côte d'Ivoire 27 October 1960
42 Croatia 1 June 1992
43 Cuba 29 August 1947
44 Cyprus 6 February 1961
45 Czech Republic 22 February 1993
46 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 18 October 1974
47 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25 November 1960
48 Denmark 4 November 1946
49 Djibouti 31 August 1989
50 Dominica 9 January 1979
51 Dominican Republic 4 November 1946
52 Ecuador 22 January 1947
53 Egypt 4 November 1946
54 El Salvador 28 April 1948
55 Equatorial Guinea 29 November 1979
56 Eritrea 2 September 1993
57 Estonia 14 October 1991
58 Ethiopia 1 July 1955
59 Fiji 14 July 1983
60 Finland 10 October 1956
61 France 4 November 1946
62 Gabon 16 November 1960
63 Gambia 1 August 1973
64 Georgia 7 October 1992
65 Germany 11 July 1951
66 Ghana 11 April 1958
67 Greece 4 November 1946
68 Grenada 17 February 1975
69 Guatemala 2 January 1950
70 Guinea 2 February 1960
71 Guinea-Bissau 1 November 1974
72 Guyana 21 March 1967
73 Haiti 18 November 1946
74 Honduras 16 December 1947
75 Hungary 14 September 1948
76 Iceland 8 June 1964
77 India 4 November 1946
78 Indonesia 27 May 1950
79 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 6 September 1948
80 Iraq 21 October 1948
81 Ireland 3 October 1961
82 Israel 16 September 1949
83 Italy 27 January 1948
84 Jamaica 7 November 1962
85 Japan 2 July 1951
86 Jordan 14 June 1950
87 Kazakhstan 22 May 1992
88 Kenya 7 April 1964
89 Kiribati 24 October 1989
90 Kuwait 18 November 1960
91 Kyrgyzstan 2 June 1992
92 Lao People's Democratic Republic 9 July 1951
93 Latvia 14 October 1991
94 Lebanon 4 November 1946
95 Lesotho 29 September 1967
96 Liberia 6 March 1947
97 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 27 June 1953
98 Lithuania 7 October 1991
99 Luxembourg 27 October 1947
100 Madagascar 10 November 1960
101 Malawi 27 October 1964
102 Malaysia 16 June 1958
103 Maldives 18 July 1980
104 Mali 7 November 1960
105 Malta 10 February 1965
106 Marshall Islands 30 June 1995
107 Mauritania 10 January 1962
108 Mauritius 25 October 1968
109 Mexico 4 November 1946
110 Micronesia (Federated States of) 19 October 1999
111 Monaco 6 July 1949
112 Mongolia 1 November 1962
113 Morocco 7 November 1956
114 Mozambique 11 October 1976
115 Myanmar 27 June 1949
116 Namibia 2 November 1978
117 Nauru 17 October 1996
118 Nepal 1 May 1953
119 Netherlands 1 January 1947
120 New Zealand 4 November 1946
121 Nicaragua 22 February 1952
122 Niger 10 November 1960
123 Nigeria 14 November 1960
124 Niue 26 October 1993
125 Norway 4 November 1946
126 Oman 10 February 1972
127 Pakistan 14 September 1949
128 Palau 20 September 1999
129 Panama 10 January 1950
130 Papua New Guinea 4 October 1976
131 Paraguay 20 June 1955
132 Peru 21 November 1946
133 Philippines 21 November 1946
134 Poland 6 November 1946
135 Portugal (1) 11 September 1974
136 Qatar 27 January 1972
137 Republic of Korea 14 June 1950
138 Republic of Moldova 27 May 1992
139 Romania 27 July 1956
140 Russian Federation 21 April 1954
141 Rwanda 7 November 1962
142 Saint Kitts and Nevis 26 October 1983
143 Saint Lucia 6 March 1980
144 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14 January 1983
145 Samoa 3 April 1981
146 San Marino 12 November 1974
147 Sao Tome and Principe 22 January 1980
148 Saudi Arabia 4 November 1946
149 Senegal 10 November 1960
150 Serbia and Montenegro (2) 20 December 2000
151 Seychelles 18 October 1976
152 Sierra Leone 28 March 1962
153 Slovakia 9 February 1993
154 Slovenia 27 May 1992
155 Solomon Islands 7 September 1993
156 Somalia 15 November 1960
157 South Africa (3) 12 December 1994
158 Spain 30 January 1953
159 Sri Lanka 14 November 1949
160 Sudan 26 November 1956
161 Suriname 16 July 1976
162 Swaziland 25 January 1978
163 Sweden 23 January 1950
164 Switzerland 28 January 1949
165 Syrian Arab Republic 16 November 1946
166 Tajikistan 6 April 1993
167 Thailand 1 January 1949
168 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 28 June 1993
169 Timor-Leste 5 June 2003
170 Togo 17 November 1960
171 Tonga 29 September 1980
172 Trinidad and Tobago 2 November 1962
173 Tunisia 8 November 1956
174 Turkey 4 November 1946
175 Turkmenistan 17 August 1993
176 Tuvalu 21 October 1991
177 Uganda 9 November 1962
178 Ukraine 12 May 1954
179 United Arab Emirates 20 April 1972
180 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (4) 1 July 1997
181 United Republic of Tanzania 6 March 1962
182 United States of America (5) 1 October 2003
183 Uruguay 8 November 1947
184 Uzbekistan 26 October 1993
185 Vanuatu 10 February 1994
186 Venezuela 25 November 1946
187 Viet Nam 6 July 1951
188 Yemen 2 April 1962
189 Zambia 9 November 1964
190 Zimbabwe 22 September 1980


Associate Members

1 Aruba 20 October 1987
2 British Virgin Islands 24 November 1983
3 Cayman Islands 30 October 1999
4 Macao, China 25 October 1995
5 Netherlands Antilles 26 October 1983
6 Tokelau 15 October 2001
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