List of the 195 Members (and the 11 Associate Members) of UNESCO and the date on which they became members (or Associate Members) of the Organization

Members

Flag/ ISO Code Country Date joined (yyyy-mm-dd) Executive Board Executive Board Grouping UN Region WH Sites
AF Afghanistan 1948-5-4 a IV Asia 2
AL Albania 1958-10-16 a II Europe 2
DZ Algeria 1962-10-15 a Vb Africa 7
AD Andorra 1993-10-20 I Europe 1
AO Angola 1977-3-11 a Va Africa 0
AG Antigua and Barbuda 1982-7-15 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
AR Argentina 1948-9-15 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 10
AM Armenia 1992-6-9 II Asia 3
AU Australia 1946-11-4 IV Oceania 19
AT Austria 1948-8-13 a I Europe 9
AZ Azerbaijan 1992-6-3 II Asia 2
BS Bahamas 1981-4-23 III Latin America and the Caribbean 0
BH Bahrain 1972-1-18 Vb Asia 2
BD Bangladesh 1972-10-27 a IV Asia 3
BB Barbados 1968-10-24 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
BY Belarus 1954-5-12 II Europe 4
BE Belgium 1946-11-29 I Europe 12
BZ Belize 1982-5-10 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
BJ Benin 1960-10-18 Va Africa 1
BT Bhutan 1982-4-13 IV Asia 0
BO Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (1) 1946-11-13 III Latin America and the Caribbean 7
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina 1993-6-2 II Europe 3
BW Botswana 1980-1-16 Va Africa 2
BR Brazil 1946-11-4 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 20
BN Brunei Darussalam 2005-3-17 IV Asia 0
BG Bulgaria 1956-5-17 II Europe 9
BF Burkina Faso 1960-11-14 Va Africa 1
BI Burundi 1962-11-16 Va Africa 0
CV Cabo Verde (2) 1978-2-15 Va Africa 1
KH Cambodia 1951-7-3 IV Asia 2
CM Cameroon 1960-11-11 Va Africa 2
CA Canada 1946-11-4 I Northern America 18
CF Central African Republic 1960-11-11 Va Africa 2
TD Chad 1960-12-19 a Va Africa 2
CL Chile 1953-7-7 III Latin America and the Caribbean 6
CN China 1946-11-4 a IV Asia 50
CO Colombia 1947-10-31 III Latin America and the Caribbean 8
KM Comoros 1977-3-22 Va Africa 0
CG Congo 1960-10-24 Va Africa 1
CK Cook Islands 1989-10-25 IV Oceania 0
CR Costa Rica 1950-5-19 III Latin America and the Caribbean 4
CI Côte d'Ivoire 1960-10-27 Va Africa 4
HR Croatia 1992-6-1 II Europe 8
CU Cuba 1947-8-29 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 9
CY Cyprus 1961-2-6 I Asia 3
CZ Czechia (3) 1993-2-22 a II Europe 12
KP Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1974-10-18 IV Asia 2
CD Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960-11-25 Va Africa 5
DK Denmark 1946-11-4 I Europe 8
DJ Djibouti 1989-8-31 Va Africa 0
DM Dominica 1979-1-9 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
DO Dominican Republic 1946-11-4 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
EC Ecuador 1947-1-22 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 5
EG Egypt 1946-11-4 a Vb Africa 7
SV El Salvador 1948-4-28 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
GQ Equatorial Guinea 1979-11-29 Va Africa 0
ER Eritrea 1993-9-2 Va Africa 0
EE Estonia 1991-10-14 a II Europe 2
SZ Eswatini (4) 1978-1-25 Va Africa 0
ET Ethiopia 1955-7-1 a Va Africa 9
FJ Fiji 1983-7-14 IV Oceania 1
FI Finland 1956-10-10 I Europe 7
FR France 1946-11-4 a I Europe 42
GA Gabon 1960-11-16 a Va Africa 1
GM Gambia 1973-8-1 a Va Africa 2
GE Georgia 1992-10-7 II Asia 3
DE Germany 1951-7-11 a I Europe 41
GH Ghana 1958-4-11 Va Africa 2
GR Greece 1946-11-4 I Europe 18
GD Grenada 1975-2-17 III Latin America and the Caribbean 0
GT Guatemala 1950-1-2 III Latin America and the Caribbean 3
GN Guinea 1960-2-2 a Va Africa 1
GW Guinea-Bissau 1974-11-1 Va Africa 0
GY Guyana 1967-3-21 III Latin America and the Caribbean 0
HT Haiti 1946-11-18 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
HN Honduras 1947-12-16 III Latin America and the Caribbean 2
HU Hungary (5) 1948-9-14 II Europe 8
IS Iceland 1964-6-8 I Europe 2
IN India 1946-11-4 a IV Asia 35
ID Indonesia 1950-5-27 a IV Asia 8
IR Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1948-9-6 IV Asia 21
IQ Iraq 1948-10-21 Vb Asia 5
IE Ireland 1961-10-3 I Europe 2
IL Israel 1949-9-16 I Asia 9
IT Italy 1948-1-27 a I Europe 51
JM Jamaica 1962-11-7 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
JP Japan 1951-7-2 a IV Asia 20
JO Jordan 1950-6-14 Vb Asia 5
KZ Kazakhstan 1992-5-22 IV Asia 5
KE Kenya 1964-4-7 Va Africa 6
KI Kiribati 1989-10-24 IV Oceania 1
KW Kuwait 1960-11-18 a Vb Asia 0
KG Kyrgyzstan 1992-6-2 IV Asia 3
LA Lao People's Democratic Republic 1951-7-9 IV Asia 2
LV Latvia 1991-10-14 II Europe 2
LB Lebanon 1946-11-4 Vb Asia 5
LS Lesotho 1967-9-29 Va Africa 1
LR Liberia 1947-3-6 Va Africa 0
LY Libya (6) 1953-6-27 Vb Africa 5
LT Lithuania 1991-10-7 II Europe 4
LU Luxembourg 1947-10-27 I Europe 1
MG Madagascar 1960-11-10 Va Africa 3
MW Malawi 1964-10-27 a Va Africa 2
MY Malaysia 1958-6-16 IV Asia 4
MV Maldives 1980-7-18 IV Asia 0
ML Mali 1960-11-7 a Va Africa 4
MT Malta 1965-2-10 I Europe 3
MH Marshall Islands 1995-6-30 IV Oceania 1
MR Mauritania 1962-1-10 Vb Africa 2
MU Mauritius 1968-10-25 a Va Africa 2
MX Mexico 1946-11-4 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 34
FM Micronesia (Federated States of) 1999-10-19 IV Oceania 1
MC Monaco 1949-7-6 I Europe 0
MN Mongolia 1962-11-1 IV Asia 4
ME Montenegro (7) 2007-3-1 a II Europe 3
MA Morocco 1956-11-7 a Vb Africa 9
MZ Mozambique 1976-10-11 a Va Africa 1
MM Myanmar 1949-6-27 IV Asia 1
NA Namibia 1978-11-2 a Va Africa 2
NR Nauru 1996-10-17 IV Oceania 0
NP Nepal (8) 1953-5-1 a IV Asia 4
NL Netherlands 1947-1-1 a I Europe 10
NZ New Zealand 1946-11-4 IV Oceania 3
NI Nicaragua 1952-2-22 III Latin America and the Caribbean 2
NE Niger 1960-11-10 Va Africa 3
NG Nigeria 1960-11-14 a Va Africa 2
NU Niue 1993-10-26 IV Oceania 0
NO Norway 1946-11-4 I Europe 8
OM Oman 1972-2-10 Vb Asia 4
PK Pakistan 1949-9-14 a IV Asia 6
PW Palau 1999-9-20 IV Oceania 1
PS Palestine 2011-11-23 Vb Asia 2
PA Panama 1950-1-10 III Latin America and the Caribbean 5
PG Papua New Guinea (9) 1976-10-4 a IV Oceania 1
PY Paraguay 1955-6-20 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
PE Peru 1946-11-21 III Latin America and the Caribbean 12
PH Philippines 1946-11-21 IV Asia 6
PL Poland 1946-11-6 II Europe 14
PT Portugal (10) 1974-9-11 I Europe 15
QA Qatar 1972-1-27 Vb Asia 1
KR Republic of Korea 1950-6-14 a IV Asia 12
MD Republic of Moldova 1992-5-27 II Europe 1
RO Romania 1956-7-27 II Europe 7
RU Russian Federation 1954-4-21 a II Europe 26
RW Rwanda 1962-11-7 Va Africa 0
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis 1983-10-26 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
LC Saint Lucia 1980-3-6 III Latin America and the Caribbean 1
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1983-1-14 III Latin America and the Caribbean 0
WS Samoa 1981-4-3 IV Oceania 0
SM San Marino 1974-11-12 I Europe 1
ST Sao Tome and Principe 1980-1-22 Va Africa 0
SA Saudi Arabia 1946-11-4 Vb Asia 4
SN Senegal 1960-11-10 Va Africa 7
RS Serbia (11) 2000-12-20 II Europe 5
SC Seychelles 1976-10-18 Va Africa 2
SL Sierra Leone 1962-3-28 Va Africa 0
SG Singapore 2007-10-8 IV Asia 1
SK Slovakia 1993-2-9 II Europe 7
SI Slovenia 1992-5-27 II Europe 3
SB Solomon Islands 1993-9-7 IV Oceania 1
SO Somalia 1960-11-15 Va Africa 0
ZA South Africa (12) 1994-12-12 Va Africa 8
SS South Sudan 2011-10-27 Va Africa 0
ES Spain 1953-1-30 a I Europe 45
LK Sri Lanka 1949-11-14 IV Asia 8
SD Sudan 1956-11-26 Vb Africa 3
SR Suriname 1976-7-16 III Latin America and the Caribbean 2
SE Sweden 1950-1-23 a I Europe 15
CH Switzerland 1949-1-28 I Europe 12
SY Syrian Arab Republic 1946-11-16 Vb Asia 6
TJ Tajikistan 1993-4-6 II Asia 2
TH Thailand 1949-1-1 a IV Asia 5
MK The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1993-6-28 a II Europe 1
TL Timor-Leste 2003-6-5 IV Asia 0
TG Togo 1960-11-17 a Va Africa 1
TO Tonga 1980-9-29 IV Oceania 0
TT Trinidad and Tobago 1962-11-2 a III Latin America and the Caribbean 0
TN Tunisia 1956-11-8 a Vb Africa 8
TR Turkey 1946-11-4 I Asia 16
TM Turkmenistan 1993-8-17 a IV Asia 3
TV Tuvalu 1991-10-21 IV Oceania 0
UG Uganda 1962-11-9 a Va Africa 3
UA Ukraine 1954-5-12 a II Europe 7
AE United Arab Emirates 1972-4-20 a Vb Asia 1
GB United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (13) 1997-7-1 a I Europe 30
TZ United Republic of Tanzania 1962-3-6 Va Africa 7
US United States of America (14) 2003-10-1 a I Northern America 23
UY Uruguay 1947-11-8 III Latin America and the Caribbean 2
UZ Uzbekistan 1993-10-26 II Asia 5
VU Vanuatu 1994-2-10 IV Oceania 1
VE Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 1946-11-25 III Latin America and the Caribbean 3
VN Viet Nam 1951-7-6 IV Asia 8
YE Yemen 1962-4-2 Vb Asia 4
ZM Zambia 1964-11-9 Va Africa 1
ZW Zimbabwe 1980-9-22 Va Africa 5

Associate Members

Flag/ ISO Code Country Date joined (yyyy-mm-dd) Executive Board Executive Board Grouping UN Region WH Sites
AI Anguilla 2013-11-5 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
AW Aruba 1987-10-20 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
VG British Virgin Islands 1983-11-24 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
KY Cayman Islands 1999-10-30 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
CW Curaçao 2011-10-25 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
FO Faroes 2009-10-12 Europe 0
MO Macao, China 1995-10-25 Asia 0
MS Montserrat 2015-11-3 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
NC New Caledonia 2017-10-30 Oceania 1
SX Sint Maarten 2011-10-25 Latin America and the Caribbean 0
TK Tokelau 2001-10-15 Oceania 0

(1) NEW NAME AS OF 7 APRIL 2009.

(2) As of 25 October 2013 subsequent names replaced: Cape Verde; the Republic of Cape Verde; and Cape Verde escudo.

(3) Effective date for the short official name: 17 May 2016; Pronunciation: "CHECK-iya"

(4) Further to the communication dated 30 May 2018 from the permanent mission addressed to the Protocol and Liaison Service, the country name was changed from the former name of the Kingdom of Swaziland (former short form: Swaziland).

(5) From the 1st of January 2012 the official name of the state is “Hungary”, instead of the previously used “Republic of Hungary”.

(6) On 16 September 2011, the National Transitional Council requested, via the Protocol and Liaison Service, that the form "Libya", previously not in use at the UN, replace both the earlier official and short forms (respectively, the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (the)).

(7) Former formal name: the Republic of Montenegro; replaced 19 October 2007 after the adoption of a new constitution.

(8) On 4 August 2008 the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations informed the Organization that the formal name "Nepal" was replaced by "the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal". The formal name "Kingdom of Nepal" had been replaced by "Nepal" as of 22 August 2006.

(9) Change of formal name from "Papua New Guinea" announced in March 2013.

(10) Previously a Member State from 11 March 1965 to 31 December 1972.

(11) The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia became a Member State on 31 March 1950. The participation of Yugoslavia in meetings of governing bodies and conferences of UNESCO was suspended following Resolution 47/1 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 22 September 1992, which stated that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) could not continue automatically the membership of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). Accordingly, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which became a Member State on 20 December 2000, could not automatically succeed the former SFRY as a member of the Organization. Following the adoption 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 has been changed to 'Serbia and Montenegro'.
Further to the Declaration of Independence adopted by the National Assembly of Montenegro on 3 June 2006, UNESCO has been informed that the membership of the State Union Serbia and Montenegro in UNESCO is continued by the Republic of Serbia on the basis of Article 60 of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro.

(12) Previously a Member State from 4 November 1946 (founding member) to 31 December 1956.

(13) Previously a Member State from 4 November 1946 (founding member) to 31 December 1985.

(14) Previously a Member State from 4 November 1946 (founding member) to 31 December 1984.