What is Unga? List of Members in Unga

The second World War was massively destructive to say the least. The countries of the world were left in ruins, huge amounts of physical capital were destroyed due to numerous bombing activities and battles. Many families were left completely broken and young children witnessed scenarios beyond their emotional maturity.

Economical and political situation of the countries that took part in the war was extremely poor. After analyzing these and many more ill effects of the World War, United Nations was established in 1945 with the intention of maintaining world peace and preventing such wars in the future.

United Nations is where all the representatives of the countries from different parts of the world come together to discuss topics that have a global concern, main focus being peace and security. General Assembly, the Trusteeship Council, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat are the main bodies of United Nations.

What is United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)?

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policymaking representative organ of the United Nations established in 1945. UNGA provides a forum for a wide range of discussions of issues that are considered global concern.

It compromises of 193 members, with only one representative from each country. The UNGA meets are held from September to December each year (main part), and thereafter, from January to September which is the resumed part.

We have shared below the list of 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly:

Afghanistan
Date of Joining: 19-11-1946
Albania
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Algeria
Date of Joining: 08-10-1962
Andorra
Date of Joining: 28-07-1993
Angola
Date of Joining: 01-12-1976
Antigua and Barbuda
Date of Joining: 11-11-1981
Argentina
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Armenia
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Australia
Date of Joining: 01-11-1945
Austria
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Azerbaijan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Bahamas
Date of Joining: 18-09-1973
Bahrain
Date of Joining: 21-09-1971
Bangladesh
Date of Joining: 17-09-1974
Barbados
Date of Joining: 09-12-1966
Belarus
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Belgium
Date of Joining: 27-12-1945
Belize
Date of Joining: 25-09-1981
Benin
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Bhutan
Date of Joining: 21-09-1971
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Date of Joining: 14-11-1945
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date of Joining: 22-05-1992
Botswana
Date of Joining: 17-10-1966
Brazil
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Brunei Darussalam
Date of Joining: 21-09-1984
Bulgaria
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Burkina Faso
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Burundi
Date of Joining: 18-09-1962
Cabo Verde
Date of Joining: 16-09-1975
Cambodia
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Cameroon
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Canada
Date of Joining: 09-11-1945
Central African Republic
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Chad
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Chile
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
China
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Colombia
Date of Joining: 05-11-1945
Comoros
Date of Joining: 12-11-1975
Congo
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Costa Rica
Date of Joining: 02-11-1945
Côte D’Ivoire
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Croatia
Date of Joining: 22-05-1992
Cuba
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Cyprus
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Czech Republic
Date of Joining: 19-01-1993
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Denmark
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Djibouti
Date of Joining: 20-09-1977
Dominica
Date of Joining: 18-12-1978
Dominican Republic
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Ecuador
Date of Joining: 21-12-1945
Egypt
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
El Salvador
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Equatorial Guinea
Date of Joining: 12-11-1968
Eritrea
Date of Joining: 28-05-1993
Estonia
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Eswatini
Date of Joining: 24-09-1968
Ethiopia
Date of Joining: 13-11-1945
Fiji
Date of Joining: 13-10-1970
Finland
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
France
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Gabon
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Gambia (Republic of The)
Date of Joining: 21-09-1965
Georgia
Date of Joining: 31-07-1992
Germany
Date of Joining: 18-09-1973
Ghana
Date of Joining: 08-03-1957
Greece
Date of Joining: 25-10-1945
Grenada
Date of Joining: 17-09-1974
Guatemala
Date of Joining: 21-11-1945
Guinea
Date of Joining: 12-12-1958
Guinea Bissau
Date of Joining: 17-09-1974
Guyana
Date of Joining: 20-09-1966
Haiti
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Honduras
Date of Joining: 17-12-1945
Hungary
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Iceland
Date of Joining: 19-11-1946
India
Date of Joining: 30-10-1945
Indonesia
Date of Joining: 28-09-1950
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Iraq
Date of Joining: 21-12-1945
Ireland
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Israel
Date of Joining: 11-05-1949
Italy
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Jamaica
Date of Joining: 18-09-1962
Japan
Date of Joining: 18-12-1956
Jordan
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Kazakhstan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Kenya
Date of Joining: 16-12-1963
Kiribati
Date of Joining: 14-09-1999
Kuwait
Date of Joining: 14-05-1963
Kyrgyzstan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Latvia
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Lebanon
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Lesotho
Date of Joining: 17-10-1966
Liberia
Date of Joining: 02-11-1945
Libya
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Liechtenstein
Date of Joining: 18-09-1990
Lithuania
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Luxembourg
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Madagascar
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Malawi
Date of Joining: 01-12-1964
Malaysia
Date of Joining: 17-09-1957
Maldives
Date of Joining: 21-09-1965
Mali
Date of Joining: 28-09-1960
Malta
Date of Joining: 01-12-1964
Marshall Islands
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Mauritania
Date of Joining: 27-10-1961
Mauritius
Date of Joining: 24-04-1968
Mexico
Date of Joining: 07-11-1945
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Monaco
Date of Joining: 28-05-1993
Mongolia
Date of Joining: 27-10-1961
Montenegro
Date of Joining: 28-06-2006
Morocco
Date of Joining: 12-11-1956
Mozambique
Date of Joining: 16-09-1975
Myanmar
Date of Joining: 19-04-1948
Namibia
Date of Joining: 23-04-1990
Nauru
Date of Joining: 14-09-1999
Nepal
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Netherlands
Date of Joining: 10-12-1945
New Zealand
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Nicaragua
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Niger
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Nigeria
Date of Joining: 07-10-1960
North Macedonia
Date of Joining: 08-04-1993
Norway
Date of Joining: 27-11-1945
Oman
Date of Joining: 07-10-1971
Pakistan
Date of Joining: 30-09-1947
Palau
Date of Joining: 15-12-1994
Panama
Date of Joining: 13-11-1945
Papua New Guinea
Date of Joining: 10-10-1975
Paraguay
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Peru
Date of Joining: 31-10-1945
Philippines
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Poland
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Portugal
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Qatar
Date of Joining: 21-09-1971
Republic of Korea
Date of Joining: 17-09-1991
Republic of Moldova
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Romania
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Russian Federation
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Rwanda
Date of Joining: 18-09-1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Date of Joining: 23-09-1983
Saint Lucia
Date of Joining: 18-09-1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Date of Joining: 16-09-1980
Samoa
Date of Joining: 15-12-1976
San Marino
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Sao Tome and Principe
Date of Joining: 16-09-1975
Saudi Arabia
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Senegal
Date of Joining: 28-09-1960
Serbia
Date of Joining: 01-11-2000
Seychelles
Date of Joining: 21-09-1976
Sierra Leone
Date of Joining: 27-09-1961
Singapore
Date of Joining: 21-09-1965
Slovakia
Date of Joining: 19-01-1993
Slovenia
Date of Joining: 22-05-1992
Solomon Islands
Date of Joining: 19-09-1978
Somalia
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
South Africa
Date of Joining: 07-11-1945
South Sudan
Date of Joining: 14-07-2011
Spain
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Sri Lanka
Date of Joining: 14-12-1955
Sudan
Date of Joining: 12-11-1956
Suriname
Date of Joining: 04-12-1975
Sweden
Date of Joining: 19-11-1946
Switzerland
Date of Joining: 10-09-2002
Syrian Arab Republic
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Tajikistan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Thailand
Date of Joining: 15-12-1946
Timor-Leste
Date of Joining: 27-09-2002
Togo
Date of Joining: 20-09-1960
Tonga
Date of Joining: 14-09-1999
Trinidad and Tobago
Date of Joining: 18-09-1962
Tunisia
Date of Joining: 12-11-1956
Turkey
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Turkmenistan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Tuvalu
Date of Joining: 05-09-2000
Uganda
Date of Joining: 25-10-1962
Ukraine
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
United Arab Emirates
Date of Joining: 09-12-1971
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
United Republic of Tanzania
Date of Joining: 14-12-1961
United States of America
Date of Joining: 24-10-1945
Uruguay
Date of Joining: 18-12-1945
Uzbekistan
Date of Joining: 02-03-1992
Vanuatu
Date of Joining: 15-09-1981
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Date of Joining: 15-11-1945
Vietnam
Date of Joining: 20-09-1977
Yemen
Date of Joining: 30-09-1947
Zambia
Date of Joining: 01-12-1964
Zimbabwe
Date of Joining: 25-08-1980

Power and functions of the General Assembly: –

The Assembly possesses the power to present recommendations to States on international issues that it could work on. It has also initiated actions – political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal – which have proven beneficial for the lives of millions of people around the world. The reports reflect the determination of member states of the UNGA to reach security, peace, along with eradicating poverty and all-around development. The GA also focuses on protecting human rights and the climate against climate change.

Each state holds one vote in the decision-making process as GA believes in seeing and treating everyone as an equal and each member is given the freedom to express their views on international issues.

Last year marked the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), opening in New York on September 14, 2021, where important vaccines and their distribution were the nucleus of the discussion.

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