Founding of the UN in 1945United Nations was founded by 51 states in 1945.
UN Member States by 1949By the end of the 1940s the UN had grown to 59 members.
UN Member States by 1959During the 1950s another 23 states joined the UN, increasing thenumber of members to 82.
UN Member States by 1969In the course of decolonization the UN grew from 82 to 126member states within one decade.
UN Member States by 1979The UN grew to 152 member states during the 1970s.
UN Member States by 1989By the end of the 1980s the UN counted 159 members.
UN Member States by 1999After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the split up ofYugoslavia the number of UN members incr...
The Beginning of the 21st CenturyIn the first decade of the 21st century the UN grew to 193members including Switzerland i...
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How do emerging global powers and developing states perceive contemporary international and transnational organizations? Are we on the verge of a new era of international organizations that better accommodate 'the rest'?

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UN Member States

  1. 1. Founding of the UN in 1945United Nations was founded by 51 states in 1945.
  2. 2. UN Member States by 1949By the end of the 1940s the UN had grown to 59 members.
  3. 3. UN Member States by 1959During the 1950s another 23 states joined the UN, increasing thenumber of members to 82.
  4. 4. UN Member States by 1969In the course of decolonization the UN grew from 82 to 126member states within one decade.
  5. 5. UN Member States by 1979The UN grew to 152 member states during the 1970s.
  6. 6. UN Member States by 1989By the end of the 1980s the UN counted 159 members.
  7. 7. UN Member States by 1999After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the split up ofYugoslavia the number of UN members increased by 29 to 188.
  8. 8. The Beginning of the 21st CenturyIn the first decade of the 21st century the UN grew to 193members including Switzerland in 2002 and most recently SouthSudan in 2011.

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