Countries In The Un 2019

The United Nations, or UN as it is known, is an organization that focuses on maintaining peace, security, and good relations among member nations around the world. The UN is the largest and most powerful intergovernmental organization.

The UN Charter was first signed on June 26, 1945. The charter went into effect later that year on October 24. When the UN was founded, there were just 51 members. Today, there are 193 members, as well as two observer states. The UN was formed by the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and the Soviet Union. Delegates from this nation met and agreed upon the structure and the goals of the organization.

The UN is made up of five organs. The General Assembly’s roles include handling the budget and admitting new members. The Secretariat offers administrative support to the other bodies. The Security Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The International Court of Justice gives legal opinions and settles disputes. The Economic and Security Council handles cooperation between states in economic and social matters. At one time, there was a Trusteeship Council as a principal organ, but this has been inactive since 1994.

The UN also has specialized agencies that help the organization fulfill its duties. Some of these agencies include the World Health Organization that performs vaccinations and the World Ford Programme that helps prevent malnutrition and famine around the world.

As mentioned, there are 193 member states in the UN. These nations are:

In the UN, there are also observer states. These nations are allowed to participate with some limits. The General Assembly determines what level of participation observer states have. Currently, Palestine and Vatican City are the only two observer states.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%0.43%AsiaEastern Asia
2India1,366,417,7543,287,590 km²1,269,010 mi²2.21%1.02%AsiaSouthern Asia
3United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
4Indonesia270,625,5681,904,569 km²735,164 mi²1.28%1.10%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
5Pakistan216,565,318881,912 km²340,418 mi²0.59%2.04%AsiaSouthern Asia
6Brazil211,049,5278,515,767 km²3,287,086 mi²5.74%0.75%AmericasSouth America
7Nigeria200,963,599923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%2.60%AfricaWestern Africa
8Bangladesh163,046,161147,570 km²56,962 mi²< 0.1%1.03%AsiaSouthern Asia
9Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
10Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
11Japan126,860,301377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%-0.27%AsiaEastern Asia
12Ethiopia112,078,7301,104,300 km²426,260 mi²0.74%2.61%AfricaEastern Africa
13Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
14Egypt100,388,0731,002,450 km²386,946 mi²0.68%2.00%AfricaNorthern Africa
15Vietnam96,462,106331,212 km²127,848 mi²0.22%0.96%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
16Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
17Turkey83,429,615783,562 km²302,455 mi²0.53%1.32%AsiaWestern Asia
18Iran82,913,9061,648,195 km²636,203 mi²1.11%1.36%AsiaSouthern Asia
19Thailand69,625,582513,120 km²198,064 mi²0.35%0.28%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
20United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%0.58%EuropeNorthern Europe
21France65,129,728551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%0.21%EuropeWestern Europe
22Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
23South Africa58,558,2701,221,037 km²471,320 mi²0.82%1.33%AfricaSouthern Africa
24Tanzania58,005,463945,087 km²364,804 mi²0.64%3.00%AfricaEastern Africa
25Kenya52,573,973580,367 km²224,022 mi²0.39%2.30%AfricaEastern Africa
26Colombia50,339,4431,141,748 km²440,715 mi²0.77%1.37%AmericasSouth America
27Spain46,736,776505,992 km²195,313 mi²0.34%0.09%EuropeSouthern Europe
28Argentina44,780,6772,780,400 km²1,073,234 mi²1.87%0.95%AmericasSouth America
29Uganda44,269,594241,550 km²93,238 mi²0.16%3.61%AfricaEastern Africa
30Ukraine43,993,638603,500 km²232,951 mi²0.41%-0.57%EuropeEastern Europe
31Algeria43,053,0542,381,741 km²919,352 mi²1.60%1.95%AfricaNorthern Africa
32Sudan42,813,2381,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%2.42%AfricaNorthern Africa
33Iraq39,309,783438,317 km²169,190 mi²0.30%2.28%AsiaWestern Asia
34Afghanistan38,041,754652,230 km²251,761 mi²0.44%2.34%AsiaSouthern Asia
35Poland37,887,768312,679 km²120,694 mi²0.21%-0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
36Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
37Morocco36,471,769446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%1.23%AfricaNorthern Africa
38Saudi Arabia34,268,5282,149,690 km²829,780 mi²1.45%1.68%AsiaWestern Asia
39Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²172,696 mi²0.30%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
40Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
41Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²127,690 mi²0.22%1.34%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
42Angola31,825,2951,246,700 km²481,226 mi²0.84%3.30%AfricaMiddle Africa
43Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²92,074 mi²0.16%2.19%AfricaWestern Africa
44Mozambique30,366,036801,590 km²309,414 mi²0.54%2.95%AfricaEastern Africa
45Yemen29,161,922527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%2.33%AsiaWestern Asia
46Nepal28,608,710147,181 km²56,812 mi²< 0.1%1.83%AsiaSouthern Asia
47Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%-1.29%AmericasSouth America
48Madagascar26,969,307587,041 km²226,598 mi²0.40%2.69%AfricaEastern Africa
49Cameroon25,876,380475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%2.62%AfricaMiddle Africa
50Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%1.23%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
51Niger23,310,7151,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%3.87%AfricaWestern Africa
52Sri Lanka21,323,73365,610 km²25,325 mi²< 0.1%0.45%AsiaSouthern Asia
53Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%2.89%AfricaWestern Africa
54Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
55Romania19,364,557238,391 km²92,019 mi²0.16%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
56Chile18,952,038756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%1.19%AmericasSouth America
57Malawi18,628,747118,484 km²45,735 mi²< 0.1%2.68%AfricaEastern Africa
58Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1,051,811 mi²1.84%1.27%AsiaCentral Asia
59Zambia17,861,030752,612 km²290,508 mi²0.51%2.94%AfricaEastern Africa
60Guatemala17,581,472108,889 km²42,031 mi²< 0.1%1.93%AmericasCentral America
61Ecuador17,373,662276,841 km²106,861 mi²0.19%1.69%AmericasSouth America
62Netherlands17,097,13041,850 km²16,154 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeWestern Europe
63Syria17,070,135185,180 km²71,479 mi²0.12%0.74%AsiaWestern Asia
64Cambodia16,486,542181,035 km²69,880 mi²0.12%1.46%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
65Senegal16,296,364196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%2.79%AfricaWestern Africa
66Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
67Somalia15,442,905637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%2.90%AfricaEastern Africa
68Zimbabwe14,645,468390,757 km²150,832 mi²0.26%1.43%AfricaEastern Africa
69Guinea12,771,246245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%2.88%AfricaWestern Africa
70Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²10,166 mi²< 0.1%2.64%AfricaEastern Africa
71Benin11,801,151112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%2.75%AfricaWestern Africa
72Tunisia11,694,719163,610 km²63,153 mi²0.11%1.12%AfricaNorthern Africa
73Belgium11,539,32830,528 km²11,784 mi²< 0.1%0.50%EuropeWestern Europe
74Burundi11,530,58027,834 km²10,744 mi²< 0.1%3.18%AfricaEastern Africa
75Bolivia11,513,1001,098,581 km²424,052 mi²0.74%1.41%AmericasSouth America
76Cuba11,333,483109,884 km²42,415 mi²< 0.1%-0.04%AmericasCaribbean
77Haiti11,263,07727,750 km²10,712 mi²< 0.1%1.26%AmericasCaribbean
78South Sudan11,062,113619,745 km²239,222 mi²0.42%0.79%AfricaMiddle Africa
79Dominican Republic10,738,95848,671 km²18,787 mi²< 0.1%1.05%AmericasCaribbean
80Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²30,442 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeEastern Europe
81Greece10,473,455131,990 km²50,948 mi²< 0.1%-0.46%EuropeSouthern Europe
82Portugal10,226,18792,090 km²35,547 mi²< 0.1%-0.29%EuropeSouthern Europe
83Jordan10,101,69489,342 km²34,486 mi²< 0.1%1.37%AsiaWestern Asia
84Azerbaijan10,047,71886,600 km²33,428 mi²< 0.1%0.99%AsiaWestern Asia
85Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²173,814 mi²0.30%0.65%EuropeNorthern Europe
86United Arab Emirates9,770,52983,600 km²32,270 mi²< 0.1%1.45%AsiaWestern Asia
87Honduras9,746,117112,492 km²43,422 mi²< 0.1%1.65%AmericasCentral America
88Hungary9,684,67993,028 km²35,909 mi²< 0.1%-0.24%EuropeEastern Europe
89Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²80,134 mi²0.14%-0.00%EuropeEastern Europe
90Tajikistan9,321,018143,100 km²55,237 mi²< 0.1%2.42%AsiaCentral Asia
91Austria8,955,10283,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%0.72%EuropeWestern Europe
92Papua New Guinea8,776,109462,840 km²178,656 mi²0.31%1.97%OceaniaMelanesia
93Israel8,519,37720,770 km²8,017 mi²< 0.1%1.64%AsiaWestern Asia
94Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
95Sierra Leone7,813,21571,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%2.13%AfricaWestern Africa
96Laos7,169,455236,800 km²91,405 mi²0.16%1.53%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
97Paraguay7,044,636406,752 km²157,006 mi²0.27%1.27%AmericasSouth America
98Bulgaria7,000,119110,879 km²42,799 mi²< 0.1%-0.73%EuropeEastern Europe
99Lebanon6,855,71310,452 km²4,034 mi²< 0.1%-0.05%AsiaWestern Asia
100Libya6,777,4521,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%1.48%AfricaNorthern Africa
101Nicaragua6,545,502130,373 km²50,324 mi²< 0.1%1.24%AmericasCentral America
102El Salvador6,453,55321,041 km²8,122 mi²< 0.1%0.51%AmericasCentral America
103Kyrgyzstan6,415,850199,951 km²77,181 mi²0.13%1.77%AsiaCentral Asia
104Turkmenistan5,942,089488,100 km²188,407 mi²0.33%1.56%AsiaCentral Asia
105Singapore5,804,337710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%0.81%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
106Denmark5,771,87643,094 km²16,634 mi²< 0.1%0.34%EuropeNorthern Europe
107Finland5,532,156338,424 km²130,632 mi²0.23%0.17%EuropeNorthern Europe
108Norway5,378,857323,802 km²124,988 mi²0.22%0.77%EuropeNorthern Europe
109Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%0.96%AmericasCentral America
110Oman4,974,986309,500 km²119,467 mi²0.21%3.01%AsiaWestern Asia
111Liberia4,937,374111,369 km²42,988 mi²< 0.1%2.46%AfricaWestern Africa
112Ireland4,882,49570,273 km²27,125 mi²< 0.1%1.32%EuropeNorthern Europe
113New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²104,400 mi²0.18%0.84%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
114Central African Republic4,745,185622,984 km²240,472 mi²0.42%1.69%AfricaMiddle Africa
115Mauritania4,525,6961,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%2.78%AfricaWestern Africa
116Panama4,246,43975,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%1.67%AmericasCentral America
117Kuwait4,207,08317,818 km²6,878 mi²< 0.1%1.69%AsiaWestern Asia
118Croatia4,130,30456,594 km²21,845 mi²< 0.1%-0.63%EuropeSouthern Europe
119Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²13,065 mi²< 0.1%-0.21%EuropeEastern Europe
120Georgia3,996,76569,700 km²26,904 mi²< 0.1%-0.15%AsiaWestern Asia
121Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²45,394 mi²< 0.1%1.28%AfricaEastern Africa
122Uruguay3,461,734181,034 km²69,879 mi²0.12%0.36%AmericasSouth America
123Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00051,209 km²19,767 mi²< 0.1%-0.69%EuropeSouthern Europe
124Mongolia3,225,1671,564,110 km²603,746 mi²1.05%1.73%AsiaEastern Asia
125Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²11,481 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaWestern Asia
126Jamaica2,948,27910,991 km²4,243 mi²< 0.1%0.46%AmericasCaribbean
127Albania2,880,91728,748 km²11,097 mi²< 0.1%-0.06%EuropeSouthern Europe
128Qatar2,832,06711,586 km²4,472 mi²< 0.1%1.81%AsiaWestern Asia
129Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²25,206 mi²< 0.1%-1.49%EuropeNorthern Europe
130Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%1.89%AfricaSouthern Africa
131Gambia2,347,70610,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%2.97%AfricaWestern Africa
132Botswana2,303,697582,000 km²224,652 mi²0.39%2.20%AfricaSouthern Africa
133Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%2.52%AfricaMiddle Africa
134Lesotho2,125,26830,355 km²11,717 mi²< 0.1%0.80%AfricaSouthern Africa
135Macedonia2,083,45925,713 km²9,925 mi²< 0.1%0.02%EuropeSouthern Europe
136Slovenia2,078,65420,273 km²7,825 mi²< 0.1%0.04%EuropeSouthern Europe
137Guinea Bissau1,920,92236,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%2.49%AfricaWestern Africa
138Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²24,920 mi²< 0.1%-1.13%EuropeNorthern Europe
139Bahrain1,641,172765 km²295 mi²< 0.1%4.57%AsiaWestern Asia
140Trinidad And Tobago1,394,9735,130 km²1,980 mi²< 0.1%0.37%AmericasCaribbean
141Equatorial Guinea1,355,98628,051 km²10,828 mi²< 0.1%3.59%AfricaMiddle Africa
142Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²17,458 mi²< 0.1%0.21%EuropeNorthern Europe
143Mauritius1,269,6682,040 km²787 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AfricaEastern Africa
144Cyprus1,198,5759,251 km²3,571 mi²< 0.1%0.78%EuropeEastern Europe
145Swaziland1,148,13017,364 km²6,703 mi²< 0.1%1.04%AfricaSouthern Africa
146Djibouti973,56023,200 km²8,955 mi²< 0.1%1.53%AfricaEastern Africa
147Fiji889,95318,272 km²7,053 mi²< 0.1%0.73%OceaniaMelanesia
148Comoros850,8861,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%2.23%AfricaEastern Africa
149Guyana782,766214,969 km²82,978 mi²0.14%0.48%AmericasSouth America
150Bhutan763,09238,394 km²14,820 mi²< 0.1%1.15%AsiaSouthern Asia
151Solomon Islands669,82328,896 km²11,154 mi²< 0.1%2.60%OceaniaMelanesia
152Montenegro627,98713,812 km²5,331 mi²< 0.1%0.03%EuropeSouthern Europe
153Luxembourg615,7292,586 km²998 mi²< 0.1%1.90%EuropeWestern Europe
154Suriname581,372163,820 km²63,235 mi²0.11%0.93%AmericasSouth America
155Cape Verde549,9354,033 km²1,557 mi²< 0.1%1.13%AfricaWestern Africa
156Maldives530,953300 km²116 mi²< 0.1%2.96%AsiaSouthern Asia
157Malta440,372316 km²122 mi²< 0.1%0.26%EuropeSouthern Europe
158Brunei433,2855,765 km²2,225 mi²< 0.1%1.01%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
159Belize390,35322,966 km²8,865 mi²< 0.1%1.90%AmericasCentral America
160Bahamas389,48213,943 km²5,382 mi²< 0.1%1.00%AmericasCaribbean
161Iceland339,031103,000 km²39,758 mi²< 0.1%0.69%EuropeNorthern Europe
162Vanuatu299,88212,189 km²4,705 mi²< 0.1%2.46%OceaniaMelanesia
163Barbados287,025430 km²166 mi²< 0.1%0.13%AmericasCaribbean
164Samoa197,0972,842 km²1,097 mi²< 0.1%0.49%OceaniaPolynesia
165Kiribati117,606811 km²313 mi²< 0.1%1.52%OceaniaMicronesia
166Micronesia113,815702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%1.04%OceaniaMicronesia
167Grenada112,003344 km²133 mi²< 0.1%0.49%AmericasCaribbean
168Tonga104,494747 km²288 mi²< 0.1%1.26%OceaniaPolynesia
169Seychelles97,739452 km²174 mi²< 0.1%0.66%AfricaEastern Africa
170Antigua And Barbuda97,118442 km²171 mi²< 0.1%0.86%AmericasCaribbean
171Andorra77,142468 km²181 mi²< 0.1%0.18%EuropeSouthern Europe
172Dominica71,808751 km²290 mi²< 0.1%0.26%AmericasCaribbean
173Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia
174Monaco38,9642.02 km²1 mi²< 0.1%0.73%EuropeWestern Europe
175Liechtenstein38,019160 km²62 mi²< 0.1%0.29%EuropeWestern Europe
176San Marino33,86061 km²24 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeSouthern Europe
177Palau18,008459 km²177 mi²< 0.1%0.56%OceaniaMicronesia
178Tuvalu11,64626 km²10 mi²< 0.1%1.20%OceaniaPolynesia
179Nauru10,75621 km²8 mi²< 0.1%0.81%OceaniaMicronesia