Conference on Disarmament

Member States

As originally constituted, the CD had 40 members. It was subsequently expanded several times and now counts 65 Members.

As per the Rules of Procedure, the CD invites on an annual basis other UN Member States that are not presently members of the Conference to take part in its work.

The current membership is as follows:

AlgeriaKenya
ArgentinaMalaysia
AustraliaMexico
AustriaMongolia
BangladeshMorocco
BelarusMyanmar
BelgiumNetherlands
BrazilNew Zealand
BulgariaNigeria
CameroonNorway
CanadaPakistan
ChilePeru
ChinaPoland
ColombiaRepublic of Korea
CubaRomania
Democratic People's
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Democratic Republic of the CongoSenegal
EcuadorSlovakia
EgyptSouth Africa
EthiopiaSpain
FinlandSri Lanka
FranceSweden
GermanySwitzerland
HungarySyrian Arab Republic
IndiaTunisia
IndonesiaTurkey
Iran, Islamic Republic ofUkraine
IraqUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
IrelandUnited States of America
IsraelVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
ItalyViet Nam
JapanZimbabwe
Kazakhstan
The CD has invited other UN Member States that have expressed a desire to participate in the CD's substantive discussions, to take part in its work as non-member States

Since 1982, requests for membership of the Conference have been received from the below 28 non-member States:

StateSession
Greece1984
Croatia1992
Kuwait1992
Portugal1993
Slovenia1993
Czech Republic1993
Costa Rica1994
Denmark1994
North Macedonia1995
Cyprus1996
Lithuania1996
Ghana1997
Luxembourg1997
Uruguay1997
Philippines1997
Azerbaijan1998
Libya1998
Armenia1998
Thailand1998
Georgia1998
Jordan1999
Estonia2001
Latvia2004
Malta2005
Serbia2009
Qatar2012
Republic of Moldova2015
Saudi Arabia2021