List of members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council has 54 member states which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms, with terms ending on 31 December of the third year. Seats on the Council are based on United Nations Regional Groups, with fourteen seats allocated to the African Group, eleven to the Asia-Pacific Group, six to the Eastern European Group, ten to the Latin American and Caribbean Group, and thirteen to the Western European and Others Group.[1]

Membership by regional group

African Group

2010  Cameroon  Congo  Mozambique  Niger  Comoros  Egypt  Ghana  Rwanda  Zambia  Cote d'Ivoire  Guinea-Bissau  Mauritius  Morocco  Namibia
2011  Gabon  Malawi  Senegal
2012  Burkina Faso  Ethiopia  Nigeria  Libya  Lesotho
2013  Benin  Mauritius  South Africa  Sudan  Tunisia
2014  Botswana  Congo  Democratic Republic of Congo  Togo
2015  Burkina Faso  Ghana  Mauritania  Uganda  Zimbabwe
2016  Algeria  Nigeria  Rwanda  Somalia  South Africa
2017  Benin  Cameroon  Chad  Eswatini
2018  Ghana  Malawi  Morocco  Sudan  Togo
2019  Angola  Egypt  Ethiopia  Kenya  Mali

Asia-Pacific Group

2010  India  Japan  Saudi Arabia  Bangladesh  Iraq  Mongolia  Philippines  People's Republic of China  Malaysia  Pakistan Republic of Korea
2011  People's Republic of China  Qatar  Pakistan Republic of Korea
2012  India  Japan  Indonesia
2013  Kuwait  Kyrgyzstan    Nepal  Turkmenistan
2014  People's Republic of China  Bangladesh  Kazakhstan Republic of Korea
2015  India  Japan  Pakistan
2016  Afghanistan  Iraq  Lebanon  Viet Nam
2017  People's Republic of China Republic of Korea  Tajikistan  United Arab Emirates
2018  India  Japan  Philippines
2019 Iran (Islamic Republic of)  Pakistan  Saudi Arabia  Turkmenistan

Eastern European Group

2010  Moldova  Poland  Russian Federation  Estonia  Slovakia  Ukraine
2011  Latvia  Hungary  Russian Federation
2012  Bulgaria [a]  Belarus
2013  Albania  Croatia
2014  Georgia  Serbia  Russian Federation
2015  Estonia
2016  Czech Republic  Republic of Moldova
2017  Azerbaijan  Russian Federation  Romania
2018  Belarus
2019  Armenia  Ukraine
  1. ^ Bulgaria finished the remainder of Hungary's term

Latin American and Caribbean Group

2010  Brazil  Guatemala  Saint Lucia  Argentina  Bahamas  Chile  Peru  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Uruguay  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2011  Mexico  Nicaragua  Ecuador
2012  Brazil  Cuba  Dominican Republic  El Salvador
2013  Bolivia (Plurinational State of)  Colombia  Haiti
2014  Antigua and Barbuda  Guatemala  Panama
2015  Brazil  Argentina  Honduras  Trinidad and Tobago
2016  Chile  Guyana  Peru
2017  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Colombia  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2018  Ecuador  El Salvador  Mexico  Uruguay
2019  Brazil  Paraguay  Jamaica

Western European and Others Group

[2] [3]

1990  Canada  Finland  Sweden  United Kingdom  Italy  Netherlands  New Zealand  United States  France  Germany  Greece  Ireland  Portugal
1991  France  Germany  Austria  Spain  Turkey
1992  Italy  Australia  Belgium  United States
1993  Canada  Denmark  Norway  United Kingdom
1994  France  Germany  Greece  Ireland  Portugal
1995  Luxembourg  Australia  Netherlands  United States
1996  Canada  Finland  Sweden  United Kingdom
1997  France  Germany  Iceland  Spain  Turkey
1998  Belgium  Italy  New Zealand  United States
1999  Canada  Denmark  Norway  United Kingdom
2000  France  Germany  Austria  Greece  Portugal
2001  Andorra  Italy  Monaco  United States  Malta[a]
2002  Australia  Finland  Sweden  United Kingdom  Spain[b]
2003  France  Germany  Ireland  Greece  Portugal
2004  Belgium  Italy  Canada  United States  Turkey[c]
2005  Australia  Denmark  Iceland  United Kingdom  Spain[d]
2006  France  Germany  Austria  Turkey  Spain
2007  Netherlands  Luxembourg  Canada  United States
2008  Australia  Finland  Norway  United Kingdom
2009  France  Germany  Liechtenstein  Malta  Turkey
2010  Belgium  Italy  Canada  United States
2011  Australia  Finland  Norway  United Kingdom   Switzerland[e]  Spain[f]
2012   Switzerland[g]  Netherlands[h]  France  Germany  Ireland  Turkey  Spain
2013  New Zealand[i]  Denmark[j]  Sweden[k]  Netherlands  San Marino  Canada  United States  Austria[l]
2014  Finland   Switzerland  Sweden  United Kingdom
2015  France  Germany  Ireland  Greece  Portugal
2016  Australia  Belgium  Italy  United States
2017  Norway  Denmark  Andorra  United Kingdom
2018  France  Germany  Ireland  Spain  Turkey
2019  Canada  Luxembourg  Netherlands  United States
  1. ^ Malta finished the remainder of Greece's term
  2. ^ Spain finished the remainder of Portugal's term
  3. ^ Turkey finished the remainder of Portugal's term
  4. ^ Spain finished the remainder of Greece's term
  5. ^ Switzerland finished the remainder of Liechtenstein's term
  6. ^ Spain finished the remainder of Turkey's term
  7. ^ Switzerland finished the remainder of Norway's term
  8. ^ Netherlands finished the remainder of Belgium's term
  9. ^ New Zealand finished the remainder of Australia's term
  10. ^ Denmark finished the remainder of Finland's term
  11. ^ Sweden finished the remainder of Switzerland's term
  12. ^ Austria finished the remainder of Germany's term


The list is a summary of all countries that have never been a member of United Nations Economic and Social Council.

UN Member state Regional Group
 Bahrain Asia-Pacific
 Barbados GRULAC
 Belize GRULAC
 Bhutan Asia-Pacific
 Bosnia and Herzegovina E. European
 Brunei Asia-Pacific
 Burundi African
 Cape Verde African
 Central African Republic African
 Costa Rica GRULAC
 Cyprus Asia-Pacific
 Djibouti African
 Dominica GRULAC
 East Timor Asia-Pacific
 Equatorial Guinea African
 Eritrea African
 Fiji Asia-Pacific
 Gambia African
 Guinea African
 Grenada GRULAC
 Israel WEOG
 Jordan Asia-Pacific
 Kiribati None[a]
 Laos Asia-Pacific
 Liberia African
 Liechtenstein WEOG
 Lithuania E. European
 Madagascar African
 Maldives Asia-Pacific
 Marshall Islands Asia-Pacific
 Micronesia Asia-Pacific
 Myanmar Asia-Pacific
 Nauru Asia-Pacific
 North Korea Asia-Pacific
 North Macedonia E. European
 Oman Asia-Pacific
 Palau Asia-Pacific
 Papua New Guinea Asia-Pacific
 Samoa Asia-Pacific
 São Tomé and Príncipe African
 Seychelles Asia-Pacific
 Sierra Leone African
 Singapore Asia-Pacific
 Slovenia E. European
 Solomon Islands Asia-Pacific
 South Sudan African
 Sri Lanka Asia-Pacific
 Suriname GRULAC
 Syria Asia-Pacific
 Tanzania African
 Tonga Asia-Pacific
 Tuvalu Asia-Pacific
 Uzbekistan Asia-Pacific
 Vanuatu Asia-Pacific
  1. ^ As of May 2006, Kiribati is not a member of any regional group.

See also


  1. ^ UN Economic and Social Council Members list (official site)
  2. ^ Scharioth, Nicolas (2010). Western Democracies in the UN, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, ISBN 978-3-8329-5374-4 Statistical Data Appendix
  3. ^ Members of the Economic and Social Council for 2007

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