UN Members – Security Council

Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council

The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are the five states which the UN Charter of 1945 grants a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

China

France

Russian Federation

United Kingdom

United States

Non-Permanent Members of the UN Security Council

The General Assembly elects non-permanent members for two-year terms (end dates of terms).

Belgium (2020)

Côte d’Ivoire (2019)

Dominican Republic (2020)

Equatorial Guinea (2019)

Germany (2020)

Indonesia (2020)

Kuwait (2019)

Peru (2019)

Poland (2019)

South Africa (2020)

Non-Council Member states

The following states have never been elected to the UN Security Council since 1946.

Afghanistan
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Central African Republic
Comoros
Cyprus
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Dominica
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Fiji
Georgia
Grenada
Haiti
Iceland
Israel
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Malawi
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nauru
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Moldova
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
South Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Switzerland
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu