How many African countries are members of the United Nations?
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020
According to the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, 54 countries belong to the African Group and are Members of the United Nations.
Information on the date of membership for each country is available from the UN Membership page.
Research on individual member state including the year of joining the UN may be conducted from the website, UN Member States on the Record.
The Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (A/520/Rev.18 in Annex IV, page 81) provides information on the election of the chairmen of the regional groups.
A list of current chairmen of regional groups is published in the UN Journal.
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