Member States

Intergovernmental Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent offices at Headquarters

African Union

Office of the Permanent Observer for the African Union to the United Nations
3 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 305 East 47th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 319-5490

Non-member States

Non-member States having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent observer missions at Headquarters.

Holy See

Permanent Observer of Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations
25 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016-0903
Telephone: (212) 370-7885

National holiday: 13 March (Anniversary of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis).

About Permanent Observers

What is a Permanent Observer?

Membership of Principal UN Organs

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of 193 Member States, after the admission of South Sudan on 14 July 2011 as the 193rd Member of the United Nations. The dates of admission for all other Members are listed in Press Release ORG/1469, issued
3 July 2006.

About UN Membership

How does a country become a Member of the United Nations?

Membership in the Organization, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, “is open to all peace-loving States that accept the obligations contained in the United Nations Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able to carry out these obligations”. States are admitted to membership in the United Nations by decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.

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