Regional groups of Member States

African States

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

 

 

Asia-Pacific States

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

 

 

Eastern European States

     
Albania  Estonia  Republic of Moldova 
Armenia  Georgia  Romania 
Azerbaijan  Hungary  Russian Federation 
Belarus  Latvia  Serbia 
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Lithuania  Slovakia 
Bulgaria  Montenegro  Slovenia 
Croatia  North Macedonia  Ukraine 
Czechia  Poland   

 

 

Latin American and Caribbean States

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

 

 

Western European and other States

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

 


*Special cases 

Israel 

In May 2000, Israel became a full member of the Group of Western European and other States on a temporary basis (subject to renewal), thereby enabling it to put forward candidates for election to various bodies of the General Assembly. 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 Group of Asia-Pacific States. Despite its membership in the United Nations, Kiribati has never delegated a permanent representative to the United Nations. 

Turkey 

Turkey participates fully in both the Group of Western European and other States and the Group of Asia-Pacific States, but for electoral purposes is considered a member of the Group of Western European and other States only. 

United States of America 

The United States of America is not a member of any regional group, but attends meetings of the Group of Western European and other States 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 of the United Nations