Membership and Decision-making
In the almost 60 years of its existence, membership of the United Nations has more than tripled. In 1945, at its founding, the organization had 51 members. By 2004, membership had grown to 191 and is now almost universal. Since the 1960s, African and Asian states have occupied a dominant numerical position, as Table 3.1 shows.
KeywordsMember State Security Council Asian Group Weighted Vote Geographical Group
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