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United Nations Regional Groups of Member States

African Group

  •  Algeria
  •  Angola
  •  Benin
  •  Botswana
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Burundi
  •  Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chad
  •  Comoros
  •  Congo
  •  Côte d'Ivoire
  •  Democratic Republic of the 
     Congo
  •  Djibouti
  •  Egypt
  •  Equatorial Guinea
  •  Eritrea
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Gabon
  •  Gambia
  •  Ghana
  •  Guinea
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Kenya
  •  Lesotho
  •  Liberia
  •  Libya
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malawi
  •  Mali
  •  Mauritania
  •  Mauritius
  •  Morocco
  •  Mozambique
  •  Namibia
  •  Niger
  •  Nigeria
  •  Rwanda
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe
  •  Senegal
  •  Seychelles
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Somalia
  •  South Africa
  •  South Sudan
  •  Sudan
  •  Swaziland
  •  Togo
  •  Tunisia
  •  Uganda
  •  United Republic of 
     Tanzania
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe

 

Asia-Pacific Group

  •  Afghanistan
  •  Bahrain
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Bhutan
  •  Brunei Darussalam
  •  Cambodia
  •  China
  •  Cyprus
  •  Democratic People's 
     Republic of Korea
  •  Fiji
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  •  Iraq
  •  Japan
  •  Jordan
  •  Kazakhsta
  •  Kiribati
  •  Kuwait
  •  Kyrgyzstan
  •  Lao People's Republic
  •  Lebanon
  •  Malaysia
  •  Maldives
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Micronesia (Federated
     States of) 
  •  Mongolia
  •  Myanmar
  •  Nauru
  •  Nepal
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan
  •  Palau
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Philippines
  •  Qatar
  •  Republic of Korea
  •  Samoa
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Singapore
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Syrian Arab Republic
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Thailand
  •  Timor-Leste
  •  Tonga
  •  Turkey*
  •  Turkmenistan
  •  Tuvalu
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Vietnam
  •  Yemen

 

Eastern European Group

  •  Albania
  •  Armenia
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Belarus
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Croatia
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Estonia
  •  Georgia
  •  Hungary
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Montenegro
  •  Poland
  •  Republic of Moldova
  •  Romania
  •  Russian Federation
  •  Serbia
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  The former Yugoslav
     Republic of Macedonia
  •  Ukraine

 

Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Argentina
  •  Bahamas
  •  Barbados
  •  Belize
  •  Bolivia (Plurinational State
     of)
  •  Brazil
  •  Chile
  •  Colombia
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Cuba
  •  Dominica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  Ecuador
  •  El Salvador
  •  Grenada
  •  Guatemala
  •  Guyana
  •  Haiti
  •  Honduras
  •  Jamaica
  •  Mexico
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Panama
  •  Paraguay
  •  Peru
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the
     Grenadines
  •  Suriname
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Uruguay
  •  Venezuela (Bolivarian  Republic of)

 

Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

  •  Andorra
  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Canada
  •  Denmark
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Iceland
  •  Ireland
  •  Israel*
  •  Italy
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Malta
  •  Monaco
  •  Netherlands
  •  New Zealand
  •  Norway
  •  Portugal
  •  San Marino
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden
  •  Switzerland
  •  Turkey*
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States of America*

 

*Special cases

Israel
In May 2000 Israel became a WEOG full member, on a temporary basis (subject to renewal), in WEOG's headquarters in the US, thereby enabling it to put forward candidates for election to various UN General Assembly bodies. In 2004 Israel obtained a permanent renewal to its membership.

Kiribati
As of 2010, Kiribati (geographically in Oceania) is not a member of any regional group, despite other Oceania nations belonging to the Asian group. Despite its membership in the United Nations, Kiribati has never delegated a permanent representative to the UN.

Turkey
Turkey, participates fully in both WEOG and Asian Group, but for electoral purposes is considered a member of WEOG only.

United States of America
The United States of America is not a member of any regional group, but attends
meetings of the Western Europe and Other States Group (WEOG) as an observer and is
considered to be a member of that group for electoral purposes.

 

Chairs of the Regional Groups are listed in the Journal.

 

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Last Update: 9 May 2014 / XU Mingxia