In the 45 years of its existence, membership of the United Nations has more than tripled. In 1945, at its founding, the organization had 51 members. By 1992, membership had grown to 178 and is now almost universal. Since the sixties, African and Asian states have occupied a dominant numerical position, as Table 3.1 shows.
KeywordsMember State Security Council Asian Group German Democratic Republic Weighted Vote
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