ESCAP Member States and Associate Members

Since its founding in 1947 the membership Economic and Social Commission has grown to 53 members and 9 associate members.

Member States

  • Afghanistan** 24 April 1953
  • Armenia 26 July 1994
  • Australia 28 March 1947
  • Azerbaijan 31 July 1992
  • Bangladesh** 17 April 1973
  • Bhutan** 6 January 1972
  • Brunei Darussalam 26 July 1985
  • Cambodia** 20 August 1954
  • China 28 March 1947
  • Fiji 3 August 1979
  • France 28 March 1947
  • Georgia 25 July2000
  • India 28 March1947
  • Indonesia 28 September1950
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of) 10 July 1958
  • Japan 24 June 1954
  • Kazakhstan 31 July 1992
  • Kiribati** 26 July 1991
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) 31 July 1992
  • Korea (the Republic of) 20 October 1954
  • Kyrgyzstan 31 July 1992
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic(the) **16 February 1955
  • Malaysia 17 September 1957
  • Maldives 5 August 1976
  • Marshall Islands (the) 31 July 1992
  • Micronesia (Federated States of) 31 July 1992
  • Mongolia 21 December 1961
  • Myanmar** 19 April 1948
  • Nauru 20 July 1971
  • Nepal** 6 June 1955
  • Netherlands (the) 28 March 1947
  • New Zealand 8 March 1948
  • Pakistan 30 September 1947
  • Palau 18 July 1996
  • Papua New Guinea 27 August 1976
  • Philippines (the) 28 March 1947
  • Russian Federation (the)*** 28 March 1947
  • Samoa** 5 July 1963
  • Singapore 21 September 1965
  • Solomon Islands** 3 August 1979
  • Sri Lanka 10 December 1954
  • Tajikistan 31 July 1992
  • Thailand 28 March 1947
  • Timor-Leste** 18 July 2003
  • Tonga 20 July 1971
  • Turkey 18 July 1996
  • Turkmenistan 31 July 1992
  • Tuvalu ** 26 July 1985
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)v28 March 1947
  • United States of America (the) 28 March 1947
  • Uzbekistan 31 July 1992
  • Vanuatu** 27 July 1984
  • Viet Nam 23 August 1954

Associate Members*

  • American Samoa 28 July 1988
  • Cook Islands (the) 11 July 1972
  • French Polynesia 31 July 1992
  • Guam 24 July 1981
  • Hong Kong, China**** 25 November 1947
  • Macao, China ***** 26 July 1991
  • New Caledonia 31 July 1992
  • Niue 3 August 1979
  • Northern Mariana Islands (the) 22 July 1986

Notes:
* Not a member of the United Nations
** Least Developed Country
*** Continuation of membership of former USSR
**** Change of name from Hong Kong to Hong Kong, China (1 July 1997)
***** Change of name to Macau, China (20 December 1999) and further changed to Macao, China (4 February 2000)