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Members of WMO with
date of ratification/accession

Currently 185 Member States & 6 Territories

      Afghanistan

     
    11 September 1956
      Albania

     
    29 July 1957
      Algeria

     
    04 April 1963
      Angola

     
    16 March 1977
      Antigua and Barbuda

     
    16 November 1988
      Argentina

     
    02 January 1951
      Armenia

     
    16 September 1992
      Australia

     
    14 March 1949
      Austria

     
    23 February 1955
      Azerbaijan

     
    27 December 1993
      Bahamas

     
    29 November 1973
      Bahrain

     
    21 April 1980
      Bangladesh

     
    24 August 1973
      Barbados

     
    22 March 1967
      Belarus

     
    12 April 1948
      Belgium

     
    02 February 1951
      Belize

     
    25 May 1982
      Benin

     
    14 April 1963
      Bhutan

     
    11 February 2003
      Bolivia, Plurinational State of

     
    15 May 1954
      Bosnia and Herzegovina

     
    01 June 1994
      Botswana

     
    16 October 1967
      Brazil

     
    15 March 1950
      Brunei Darussalam

     
    26 November 1984
      Bulgaria

     
    12 March 1952
      Burkina Faso

     
    31 October 1960
      Burundi

     
    30 October 1962
      Cabo Verde

     
    21 October 1975
      Cambodia

     
    08 November 1955
      Cameroon

     
    17 December 1960
      Canada

     
    28 July 1950
      Central African Republic

     
    28 June 1961
      Chad

     
    02 February 1961
      Chile

     
    09 May 1957
      China

     
    01 April 1951
      Colombia

     
    05 January 1962
      Comoros

     
    19 March 1976
      Congo

     
    21 November 1960
      Cook Islands

     
    18 October 1995
      Costa Rica

     
    16 December 1960
      Côte d'Ivoire

     
    31 October 1960
      Croatia

     
    09 October 1992
      Cuba

     
    04 March 1952
      Cyprus

     
    11 April 1963
      Czech Republic

     
    25 January 1993
      Democratic People's Republic of Korea

     
    27 May 1975
      Democratic Republic of the Congo

     
    05 November 1960
      Denmark

     
    10 July 1951
      Djibouti

     
    30 June 1978
      Dominica

     
    21 February 1980
      Dominican Republic

     
    15 September 1949
      Ecuador

     
    07 June 1951
      Egypt

     
    10 January 1950
      El Salvador

     
    27 May 1955
      Eritrea

     
    08 July 1993
      Estonia

     
    21 August 1992
      Ethiopia

     
    03 December 1953
      Fiji

     
    18 March 1980
      Finland

     
    07 January 1949
      France

     
    05 December 1949
      Gabon

     
    05 June 1961
      Gambia

     
    02 October 1978
      Georgia

     
    01 September 1993
      Germany

     
    10 June 1954
      Ghana

     
    06 May 1957
      Greece

     
    20 January 1950
      Guatemala

     
    21 March 1952
      Guinea

     
    27 March 1959
      Guinea-Bissau

     
    15 December 1977
      Guyana

     
    22 November 1966
      Haiti

     
    14 August 1951
      Honduras

     
    10 October 1960
      Hungary

     
    15 February 1951
      Iceland

     
    16 January 1948
      India

     
    27 April 1949
      Indonesia

     
    16 November 1950
      Iran, Islamic Republic of

     
    30 September 1959
      Iraq

     
    21 February 1950
      Ireland

     
    14 March 1950
      Israel

     
    30 September 1949
      Italy

     
    09 January 1951
      Jamaica

     
    29 May 1963
      Japan

     
    11 August 1953
      Jordan

     
    11 July 1955
      Kazakhstan

     
    05 May 1993
      Kenya

     
    02 June 1964
      Kiribati

     
    26 March 2003
      Kuwait

     
    01 December 1962
      Kyrgyzstan

     
    20 July 1994
      Lao People's Democratic Republic

     
    01 June 1955
      Latvia

     
    15 May 1992
      Lebanon

     
    22 December 1948
      Lesotho

     
    03 August 1979
      Liberia

     
    07 February 1974
      Libya

     
    29 December 1955
      Lithuania

     
    03 June 1992
      Luxembourg

     
    29 October 1952
      Madagascar

     
    15 December 1960
      Malawi

     
    15 February 1965
      Malaysia

     
    19 May 1958
      Maldives

     
    01 June 1978
      Mali

     
    11 November 1960
      Malta

     
    28 December 1976
      Mauritania

     
    23 January 1962
      Mauritius

     
    17 July 1969
      Mexico

     
    27 May 1949
      Micronesia, Federated States of

     
    20 September 1995
      Monaco

     
    09 April 1996
      Mongolia

     
    04 April 1963
      Montenegro

     
    05 January 2007
      Morocco

     
    03 January 1957
      Mozambique

     
    21 June 1976
      Myanmar

     
    19 August 1949
      Namibia

     
    06 February 1991
      Nepal

     
    12 August 1966
      Netherlands

     
    12 September 1951
      New Zealand

     
    02 April 1948
      Nicaragua

     
    27 February 1959
      Niger

     
    28 October 1960
      Nigeria

     
    30 November 1960
      Niue

     
    31 May 1996
      Norway

     
    09 December 1948
      Oman

     
    03 January 1975
      Pakistan

     
    11 April 1950
      Panama

     
    12 September 1967
      Panama

     
    12 September 1967
      Papua New Guinea

     
    15 December 1975
      Paraguay

     
    15 September 1950
      Peru

     
    30 December 1949
      Philippines

     
    05 April 1949
      Poland

     
    16 May 1950
      Portugal

     
    15 January 1951
      Qatar

     
    04 April 1975
      Republic of Korea

     
    15 February 1956
      Republic of Moldova

     
    21 November 1994
      Romania

     
    18 August 1948
      Russian Federation

     
    02 April 1948
      Rwanda

     
    04 February 1963
      Saint Lucia

     
    02 March 1981
      Samoa

     
    11 July 1995
      Sao Tome and Principe

     
    23 November 1976
      Saudi Arabia

     
    26 February 1959
      Senegal

     
    11 November 1960
      Serbia

     
    23 March 2001
      Seychelles

     
    15 February 1977
      Sierra Leone

     
    30 March 1962
      Singapore

     
    24 January 1966
      Slovakia

     
    11 February 1993
      Slovenia

     
    20 August 1992
      Solomon Islands

     
    06 May 1985
      Somalia

     
    02 March 1964
      South Africa

     
    17 January 1950
      South Sudan

     
    14 December 2012
      Spain

     
    27 February 1951
      Sri Lanka

     
    23 May 1951
      Sudan

     
    03 December 1956
      Suriname

     
    26 July 1976
      Swaziland

     
    02 November 1982
      Sweden

     
    10 November 1948
      Switzerland

     
    23 February 1949
      Syrian Arab Republic

     
    16 July 1952
      Tajikistan

     
    10 August 1993
      Thailand

     
    11 July 1949
      The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

     
    01 June 1993
      Timor-Leste

     
    04 December 2009
      Togo

     
    28 October 1960
      Tonga

     
    25 February 1996
      Trinidad and Tobago

     
    01 February 1963
      Tunisia

     
    22 January 1957
      Turkey

     
    05 August 1949
      Turkmenistan

     
    04 December 1992
      Tuvalu

     
    22 September 2012
      Uganda

     
    15 March 1963
      Ukraine

     
    12 April 1948
      United Arab Emirates

     
    17 December 1986
      United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

     
    14 December 1948
      United Republic of Tanzania

     
    14 September 1962
      United States of America

     
    04 May 1949
      Uruguay

     
    11 January 1951
      Uzbekistan

     
    23 December 1992
      Vanuatu

     
    24 June 1982
      Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

     
    16 June 1950
      Viet Nam

     
    08 July 1975
      Yemen

     
    08 July 1971
      Zambia

     
    28 December 1964
      Zimbabwe

     
    12 January 1981


    Currently 6 territories


    • British Caribbean Territories
      24 September 1953
    • Curaçao and Sint Maarten
      12 September 1951
    • French Polynesia
      05 December 1949
    • Hong Kong, China
      14 December 1948
    • Macao, China
      24 January 1996
    • New Caledonia
      05 December 1949


    Please note:

    [1] for CHINA:The following statement is given at the request of the Government of the People's Republic of China:

    “On 11 October 1947, the representative of the Chinese Government signed the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, her rightful seat in WMO was usurped by the Chiang Kai-shek clique, whose `ratification' of the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization on 2 March 1951 was illegal and null and void. The rightful seat of the People's Republic of China was restored to her on 25 February 1972.”

    [2] for GERMANY: Through the accession of the German Democratic Republic (accession to WMO deposited 23 May 1973) to the Federal Republic of Germany, effective from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one sovereign State.

    [3] for MONTENEGRO:Yugoslavia ratified the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization on 7 December 1948. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia deposited its instrument of accession to the WMO Convention on 21 February 2001. Since 4 February 2003, the name “Serbia and Montenegro” was used instead of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

    On 3 June 2006, the National Assembly of Montenegro adopted a declaration of its independence. The President of the Republic of Serbia notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the membership of the state union Serbia and Montenegro in the United Nations, including all organs and organizations of the United Nations system, is continued by the Republic of Serbia. The United Nations confirmed the membership on 6 June 2006. The Republic of Montenegro became a Member of the United Nations on 28 June 2006.

    [4] for YEMEN:The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Yemen Arab Republic (deposited on 8 June 1971) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (deposited on 28 January 1969) informed that the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic merged into a single sovereign State called the Republic of Yemen as it was proclaimed on Tuesday 22 May 1990.

    [5] for RUSSIAN FEDERATION:The Permanent Mission of USSR in Geneva notified officially the Organization on 25 December 1991 that the membership of USSR with WMO would be continued, with the support of the States of the Commonwealth of Independent States, by the Russian Federation.

    [6] for YUGOSLAVIA:Following the decision of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 April 1993, the State is being provisionally referred to for all purposes of the Organization as “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” pending settlement of the difference that has arisen over its name.

    [7] for VIET NAM:The Republic of South Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession to the WMO Convention on 2 March 1955. The Democratic Republic of Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession of the WMO Convention on 8 July 1975. The reunification of Viet Nam was completed on 2 July 1976 as the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

     

     

     

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