President of the United Nations Security Council

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President of United Nations Security Council
Flag of the United Nations.svg
Incumbent
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Jun

since 1 March 2020
Member ofUnited Nations Security Council
Seat United Nations Headquarters
AppointerUnited Nations Security Council
Term length One month
Constituting instrument Charter of the United Nations
Formation17 January 1946
First holder Norman Makin
Website www.un.org/en/sc/presidency

The president of the United Nations Security Council is the presiding officer of that body. The president is the head of the delegation from the United Nations Security Council member state that holds the rotating presidency.

Contents

Selection

Article 30 of the United Nations Charter states that the Security Council is empowered to establish rules of procedure, "including the method of selecting its president". [1] The Security Council has established the following method of selecting the president: the presidency rotates monthly among the state members of the Security Council. The rotation takes place in alphabetical order of the member states' official United Nations names in English. [2] All members of the council, including the president, must present credentials issued by either the head of state, the head of government, or the minister of foreign affairs of their respective states to the secretary-general, except if the representative is also the head of government or minister of foreign affairs. [3]

Identity

The permanent representative (ambassador) of the state that holds the presidency is usually the president of the council, but if an official from the state who is higher in authority than the permanent representative (such as a foreign minister, prime minister, or head of state) is present in the council, the higher official is the president. For example, in January 2000, a month in which the United States held the presidency of the Security Council, U.S. vice president Al Gore headed the United States delegation to the United Nations for a few days. As a result, Gore was the president of the Security Council during this time.

Role

The role of president of the Security Council involves calling the meetings thereof, [4] approving the provisional agenda (proposed by the secretary-general), [5] presiding at its meetings, [6] and overseeing any crisis. The president is authorized to issue both presidential statements [7] (subject to consensus among Council members) and notes, [8] which are used to make declarations of intent that the full Security Council can then pursue. The President also usually speaks to the press on behalf of the Security Council.

List

Below is a chronological list of presidents of the UN Security Council and the states that they represented.

1946–1949

Presidents from 1946–1949: [9]

DatesStateName
17 January – 16 February 1946Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Norman Makin
17 February – 16 March 1946Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil Cyro de Freitas Valle
17 March – 16 April 1946Flag of the Republic of China.svg  China Quo Tai-chi
17 April – 16 May 1946Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt Hafez Afifi Pasha
17 May – 16 June 1946Flag of France.svg  France Alexandre Parodi
17 June – 16 July 1946Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico Francisco Castillo Nájera
17 July – 16 August 1946Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Eelco van Kleffens
17 August – 16 September 1946Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Oskar R. Lange
17 September – 16 October 1946Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Andrei Gromyko
17 October – 16 November 1946Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Alexander Cadogan
17 November – 31 December 1946Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Herschel V. Johnson II
January 1947Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Norman Makin
February 1947Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Fernand van Langenhove
March 1947Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil Oswaldo Aranha
April 1947Flag of the Republic of China.svg  China Quo Tai-chi
May 1947Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Alfonso López Pumarejo
June 1947Flag of France.svg  France Alexandre Parodi
July 1947Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Oskar R. Lange
August 1947Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg  Syria Faris al-Khoury
September 1947Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Andrei Gromyko
October 1947Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Alexander Cadogan
November 1947Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Warren Austin
December 1947Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia John Hood
January 1948Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Fernand van Langenhove
February 1948Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada A. G. L. McNaughton
March 1948Flag of the Republic of China.svg  China Tsiang Tingfu
April 1948Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Alfonso López Pumarejo
May 1948Flag of France.svg  France Alexandre Parodi
June 1948Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg  Syria Faris al-Khoury
July 1948Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1937-1949).svg  Ukrainian SSR Dmitry Manuilsky
August 1948Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
September 1948Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Alexander Cadogan
October 1948Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Warren Austin
Juan Atilio Bramuglia
November 1948Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina José Arce
December 1948Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Fernand van Langenhove
January 1949Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada A. G. L. McNaughton
February 1949Flag of the Republic of China.svg  China Tsiang Tingfu
March 1949Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Alberto Inocente Álvarez
April 1949Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt Mahmoud Fawzi Bey
May 1949Flag of France.svg  France Jean Chauvel
June 1949Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Arne Sunde
July 1949Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1937-1949).svg  Ukrainian SSR Dmitry Manuilsky
August 1949Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Semyon K. Tsarapkin
September 1949Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Alexander Cadogan
October 1949Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Warren Austin
November 1949Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina José Arce
December 1949Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada A. G. L. McNaughton

1950–1954

Presidents from 1950–1954: [10]

DatesStateName
January 1950Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
February 1950Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Carlos Blanco Sanchez
March 1950Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Homero Viteri Lafronte
April 1950Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt Mahmoud Fawzi Bey
May 1950Flag of France.svg  France Jean Chauvel
June 1950Flag of India.svg  India Benegal Narsing Rau
July 1950Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Arne Sunde
August 1950Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
September 1950Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Gladwyn Jebb
October 1950Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Warren Austin
November 1950Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Aleš Bebler
December 1950Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
January 1951Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Antonio Quevedo
February 1951Flag of France.svg  France François Lacoste
March 1951Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Benegal Narsing Rau
D. J. von Balluseck
April 1951Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands D. J. von Balluseck
May 1951Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Selim Sarper and Ilhan Savut
June 1951Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
July 1951Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Gladwyn Jebb
August 1951Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Warren Austin
September 1951Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Aleš Bebler
October 1951Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil João Carlos Muniz
November 1951Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
December 1951Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Antonio Quevedo
January 1952Flag of France.svg  France Jean Chauvel
February 1952Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece Alexis Kyrou
March 1952Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands D. J. von Balluseck
April 1952Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Ahmed S. Bokhari
May 1952Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Selim Sarper
June 1952Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
July 1952Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Gladwyn Jebb
August 1952Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Warren Austin
September 1952Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil João Carlos Muniz
October 1952Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Hernán Santa Cruz
November 1952Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
December 1952Flag of France.svg  France Henri Hoppenot
January 1953Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece Alexis Kyrou
February 1953Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Charles Malik
March 1953Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Ahmed S. Bokhari
April 1953Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Andrey Vyshinsky
May 1953Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Gladwyn Jebb
June 1953Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
July 1953Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Rudecindo Ortega Masson
August 1953Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
September 1953Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Francisco José Urrutia Holguín
October 1953Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark William Borberg
November 1953Flag of France.svg  France Henri Hoppenot
December 1953Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece Alexis Kyrou
January 1954Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Charles Malik
February 1954Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Leslie Munro
March 1954Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Selim Sarper
April 1954Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Andrey Vyshinsky
May 1954Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
June 1954Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
July 1954Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil Ernesto Leme
August 1954Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
September 1954Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Francisco José Urrutia Holguín
October 1954Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark William Borberg
November 1954Flag of France.svg  France Henri Hoppenot
December 1954Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Charles Malik

1955–1959

Presidents from 1955–1959: [10]

DatesStateName
January 1955Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Leslie Munro
February 1955Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Victor Belaunde
March 1955Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Selim Sarper
April 1955Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
May 1955Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
June 1955Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
July 1955Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Fernand van Langenhove
August 1955Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil Cyro de Freitas Valle
September 1955Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
October 1955Flag of France.svg  France Henri Hoppenot
November 1955 State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Iran Nasrollah Entezam
December 1955Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Leslie Munro
January 1956Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Victor Belaunde
February 1956Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
March 1956Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
April 1956Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
May 1956Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Jože Brilej (sl)
June 1956Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Edward Ronald Walker
July 1956Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Josef Nisot
August 1956Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
September 1956Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Emilio Núñez Portuondo
October 1956Flag of France.svg  France Christian Pineau, Bernard Cornut-Gentille, and Louis de Guiringaud
November 1956 State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Iran Nasrollah Entezam
December 1956Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Victor Belaunde
January 1957Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines Carlos P. Romulo
February 1957Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Gunnar Jarring
March 1957Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
April 1957Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
May 1957Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
June 1957Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Edward Ronald Walker
July 1957Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
August and September 1957Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Francisco José Urrutia Holguín
Emilio Núñez Portuondo
October 1957Flag of France.svg  France Guillaume Georges-Picot
November 1957Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg  Iraq Hashim Jawad
December 1957Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines Carlos P. Romulo
January 1958Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Gunnar Jarring
February 1958Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
March 1958Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
April 1958Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
May 1958Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada Charles Ritchie
June 1958Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
July 1958Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Alfonso Araújo Gaviria
August 1958Flag of France.svg  France Guillaume Georges-Picot
September 1958Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg  Iraq Hashim Jawad
October 1958Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Koto Matsudaira
November 1958Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Jorge Illueca
December 1958Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Gunnar Jarring
January 1959Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Mongi Slim
February 1959Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
March 1959Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
April 1959Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
May 1959Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Mario Amadeo
June 1959Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada Charles Ritchie
July 1959Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
August 1959Flag of France.svg  France Armand Bérard
September 1959Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Egidio Ortona
October 1959Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Koto Matsudaira
November 1959Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Jorge Illueca
December 1959Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Mongi Slim

1960–1964

Presidents from 1960–1964: [11]

DatesStateName
January 1960Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Arkady Sobolev
February 1960Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Pierson Dixon
March 1960Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg  United States Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
April 1960Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Mario Amadeo
May 1960Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Claude Corea
June 1960Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
July 1960Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador José A. Correa
August 1960Flag of France.svg  France Armand Bérard
September 1960Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Egidio Ortona
October 1960Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Bohdan Lewandowski
November 1960Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Mongi Slim
December 1960Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Valerian Zorin
January 1961Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic Omar Loutfi
February 1961Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Patrick Dean
March 1961Flag of the United States.svg  United States Adlai E. Stevenson
April 1961Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka T. B. Subasinghe
May 1961Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Daniel Schweitzer
June 1961Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu and Y. C. Hsueh
July 1961Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Leopoldo Benites
August 1961Flag of France.svg  France Armand Bérard
September 1961Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia Nathan Barnes
October 1961Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Turgut Menemencioglu
November 1961Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Valerian Zorin
December 1961Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic Omar Loutfi
January 1962Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Patrick Dean
February 1962Flag of the United States.svg  United States Adlai E. Stevenson and Francis T. P. Plimpton
March 1962Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Carlos Sosa-Rodriguez
April 1962Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Daniel Schweitzer
May 1962Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Tsiang Tingfu
June 1962Flag of France.svg  France Armand Bérard
July 1962Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Alex Quaison-Sackey
August 1962Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Frederick Boland
September 1962Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Mihail Haseganu
October 1962Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Platon Morozov and Valerian Zorin
November 1962Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic Mahmoud Riad
December 1962Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Patrick Dean
January 1963Flag of the United States.svg  United States Adlai E. Stevenson
February 1963Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Carlos Sosa-Rodriguez
March 1963Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil Geraldo de Carvalho Silos
April 1963Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
May 1963Flag of France.svg  France Roger Seydoux
June 1963Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Alex Quaison-Sackey
July 1963Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Ahmed Taibi Benhima
August 1963Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Sievert A. Nielsen
September 1963Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines Jacinto Castel Borja
October 1963Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Nikolai Fedorenko
November 1963Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Patrick Dean
December 1963Flag of the United States.svg  United States Adlai E. Stevenson, Charles Yost, and Francis T. P. Plimpton
January 1964Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Renan Castrillo Justiniano
February 1964Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil Carlos A. Bernardes
March 1964Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
April 1964Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Jiří Hájek
May 1964Flag of France.svg  France Roger Seydoux
June 1964Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Arsene A. Usher
July 1964Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Ahmed Taibi Benhima
August 1964Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Sievert A. Nielsen
September 1964Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Platon D. Morozov
October 1964Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Patrick Dean
November 1964Flag of the United States.svg  United States Adlai E. Stevenson
December 1964Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Fernando Ortiz Sanz

1965–1969

Presidents from 1965–1969: [11]

DatesStateName
January 1965Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
February 1965Flag of France.svg  France Roger Seydoux
March 1965Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Arsene Usher
April 1965Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Abdul Monem Rifa'i
May 1965Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Radhakrishna Ramani
June 1965Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands J. G. de Beus
July 1965Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Platon Morozov
August 1965Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Roger Jackling
September 1965Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arthur Goldberg
October 1965Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Hector Payssé Reyes
November 1965Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Fernando Ortiz Sanz
December 1965Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
January 1966Flag of France.svg  France Roger Seydoux
February 1966Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Akira Matsui
March 1966Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Muhammed El-Farra
April 1966Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Moussa Leo Keita
May 1966Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands J. G. de Beus
June 1966Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Frank Corner
July 1966Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Simeon Adebo
August 1966Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Apollo Kironde
September 1966Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Nikolai Fedorenko
October 1966Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon and Roger Jackling
November 1966Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arthur Goldberg
December 1966Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Pedro P. Berro
January 1967Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Raúl Alberto Quijano
February 1967Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg  Brazil José Sette Câmara
March 1967Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria Milko Tarabanov
April 1967Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada George Ignatieff
May 1967Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
June 1967Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Hans Tabor
July 1967Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia Endelkachew Makonnen
August 1967Flag of France.svg  France Roger Seydoux
September 1967Flag of India.svg  India Gopalaswami Parthasarathi
October 1967Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Senjin Tsuruoka
November 1967Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Mamadou Boubacar Kante
December 1967Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Simeon Adebo
January 1968Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Agha Shahi
February 1968Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Miguel Solano Lopez
March 1968Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Ousmane Socé
April 1968Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
May 1968Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon
June 1968Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arthur Goldberg
July 1968Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Tewfik Bouattoura
August 1968Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil João Augusto de Araújo Castro
September 1968Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada George Ignatieff
October 1968Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
November 1968Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Otto L. Borch
December 1968Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia Endelkachew Makonnen
January 1969Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Max Jakobson
February 1969Flag of France.svg  France Armand Bérard
March 1969Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Károly Csatorday
April 1969Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Padma Bahadur Khatri
May 1969Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Agha Shahi
June 1969Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Miguel Solano Lopez
July 1969Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Ibrahima Boye
August 1969Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Jaime de Piniés
September 1969Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
October 1969Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon
November 1969Flag of the United States.svg  United States Charles Yost
December 1969Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia Vernon Mwaanga

1970–1974

Presidents from 1970–1974: [12]

DatesStateName
January 1970Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi Terence Nsanze
February 1970Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
March 1970Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez
April 1970Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Max Jakobson
May 1970Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Kosciusco-Morizet
June 1970Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Padma Bahadur Khatri
July 1970Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa
August 1970Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Eugeniusz Kulaga
September 1970Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Davidson Nicol
October 1970Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Jaime de Piniés
November 1970 Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg Syria George Tomeh
December 1970Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
January 1971Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Colin Crowe
February 1971Flag of the United States.svg  United States Charles Woodruff Yost
March 1971Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Carlos Ortiz de Rozas
April 1971Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Edouard Longerstaey
May 1971Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi Terence Nsanze
June 1971Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Liu Chieh
July 1971Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Kosciusco-Morizet
August 1971Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Piero Vinci
September 1971Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Toru Nakagawa
October 1971Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa
November 1971Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Eugeniusz Kulaga
December 1971Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Ismail Byne Taylor-Kamara
January 1972Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Abdulrahim Abby Farah and Umar Arteh Ghalib
February 1972Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Mansour Khalid, Rahmatalla Abdalla, and Mohammed Fakhreddine
March 1972Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
April 1972Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Colin Crowe
May 1972Flag of the United States.svg  United States George H. W. Bush
June 1972Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Lazar Mojsov
July 1972Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Carlos Ortiz de Rozas
August 1972Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Edouard Longerstaey
September 1972Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huang Hua
October 1972Flag of France.svg  France Louis de Guiringaud
November 1972Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Jeanne-Martin Cissé
December 1972Flag of India.svg  India Samar Sen
January 1973Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Chaidir Anwar Sani
February 1973Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Joseph Odero-Jowi
March 1973Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Aquilino Boyd, Omar Torrijos, and Juan Antonio Tack
April 1973Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
May 1973Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Ramatalla Abdulla
June 1973Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
July 1973Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Kenneth Jamieson and Colin Crowe
August 1973Flag of the United States.svg  United States John A. Scali
September 1973Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Lazar Mojsov
October 1973Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Laurence McIntyre
November 1973Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Peter Jankowitsch
December 1973Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huang Hua
January 1974Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Gonzalo J. Facio
February 1974Flag of France.svg  France Louis de Guiringaud
March 1974Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Chaidir Anwar Sani
April 1974Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq Talib Shabib
May 1974Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Charles Gatere Maina
June 1974Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania Moulaye El Hassen
July 1974Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
August 1974Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
September 1974Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Ivor Richard
October 1974Flag of Cameroon.svg  United Republic of Cameroon Michel Njine
November 1974Flag of the United States.svg  United States John A. Scali
December 1974Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Laurence McIntyre

1975–1979

Presidents from 1975–1979: [12]

DatesStateName
January 1975 Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951-1991).svg Byelorussian SSR Guerodot G. Tchernouchtchenko
February 1975Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huang Hua
March 1975Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Gonzalo J. Facio and Fernando Salazar
April 1975Flag of France.svg  France Louis de Guiringaud
May 1975Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Shridath Ramphal
June 1975Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq Abdul Karim Al-Shaikhly
July 1975Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Eugenio Plaja
August 1975Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Shizuo Saito
September 1975Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania Moulaye El Hassen
October 1975Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Olof Rydbeck
November 1975Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yakov Malik
1–15, 17–31 December 1975Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Ivor Richard
16 December 1975Flag of Cameroon.svg  United Republic of Cameroon Ferdinand Oyono
January 1976Flag of Tanzania.svg  United Republic of Tanzania Salim Ahmed Salim
February 1976Flag of the United States.svg  United States Daniel Patrick Moynihan
March 1976Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg  Benin Thomas S. Boya
April 1976Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huang Hua
May 1976Flag of France.svg  France Louis de Guiringaud
June 1976Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Rashleigh E. Jackson and Frederick R. Wills
July 1976Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Piero Vinci
August 1976Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Isao Abe
September 1976 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Libya Mansour Rashid El-Kikhia
October 1976Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Iqbal A. Akhund
November 1976Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Jorge Illueca
December 1976Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania Ion Datcu
January 1977Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
February 1977Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom James Murray
March 1977Flag of the United States.svg  United States Andrew Young
April 1977Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Simón Alberto Consalvi
May 1977Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg  Benin Thomas S. Boya
June 1977Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada William Hickson Barton
July 1977Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Chen Chu
August 1977Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Leprette
September 1977Flag of Germany.svg  Federal Republic of Germany Rüdiger von Wechmar
October 1977Flag of India.svg  India Rikhi Jaipal
November 1977Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Mansour Rashid El-Kikhia
December 1977Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Radha Krishna Ramphul and Harold E. Walter
January 1978Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Joseph Nanven Garba and Leslie O. Harriman
February 1978Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
March 1978Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Ivor Richard
April 1978Flag of the United States.svg  United States Andrew Young
May 1978Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Ruben Carpio Castillo
June 1978Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Mario Rolon Anaya
July 1978Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada William Hickson Barton
August 1978Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Chen Chu
September 1978Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Ilya Hulinsky
October 1978Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Leprette
November 1978Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Léon N'Dong
December 1978Flag of Germany.svg  Federal Republic of Germany Rüdiger von Wechmar
January 1979Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Donald O. Mills
February 1979Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Abdalla Y. Bishara
March 1979Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Leslie O. Harriman
April 1979Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ole Ålgård
May 1979Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Vasco Futscher Pereira
June 1979Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
July 1979Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Ivor Richard
August 1979Flag of the United States.svg  United States Andrew Young
September 1979Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia Paul J. F. Lusaka
October 1979Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Khwaja Mohammed Kaiser
November 1979Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Sergio Palacios de Vizzio
December 1979Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Chen Chu

1980–1984

Presidents from 1980–1984: [13]

DatesStateName
January 1980Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Leprette
February 1980Flag of East Germany.svg  German Democratic Republic Peter Florin
March 1980Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Donald O. Mills
April 1980Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
May 1980Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Ide Oumarou
June 1980Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ole Ålgård
July 1980Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines Carlos P. Romulo
August 1980Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Vasco Futscher Pereira
September 1980Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Taieb Slim
October 1980Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
November 1980Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Anthony Parsons
December 1980Flag of the United States.svg  United States Donald McHenry
January 1981Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Ling Qing
February 1981Flag of France.svg  France Jacques Leprette
March 1981Flag of East Germany.svg  German Democratic Republic Peter Florin
April 1981Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Noel Dorr
May 1981Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Masahiro Nisibori
June 1981Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
July 1981Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Ide Oumarou
August 1981Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Jorge Illueca
September 1981Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines Carlos P. Romulo
October 1981Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Jaime de Piniés
November 1981Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia Taieb Slim
December 1981Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Olara Otunnu
January 1982Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
February 1982Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Anthony Parsons
March 1982Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jeane Kirkpatrick
April 1982Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire Gérard Kamanda wa Kamanda
May 1982Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Ling Qing
June 1982Flag of France.svg  France Luc de la Barre de Nanteuil
July 1982Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Noel G. Sinclair
August 1982Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Noel Dorr
September 1982Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Masahiro Nisibori
October 1982Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Hazem Nuseibeh
November 1982Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Carlos Ozores Typaldos
December 1982Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Wlodzimierz Natorf
January 1983Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Atsu-Koffi Amega
February 1983Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
March 1983Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Adam Thomson
April 1983Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jeane Kirkpatrick
May 1983Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire Umba di Lutete and Gérard Kamanda wa Kamanda
June 1983Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Elleck Mashingaidze
July 1983Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Ling Qing
August 1983Flag of France.svg  France Luc de la Barre de Nanteuil
September 1983Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Noel G. Sinclair
October 1983Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Abdullah Salah
November 1983Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Victor J. Gauci
December 1983Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Max van der Stoel
January 1984Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Francisco Javier Chamorro Mora
February 1984Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan S. Shah Nawaz
March 1984Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Javier Arias Stella
April 1984 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Ukrainian SSR Volodymyr O. Kravets
May 1984Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
June 1984Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Adam Thomson
July 1984Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jeane Kirkpatrick
August 1984Flag of Upper Volta.svg  Upper Volta Leandre Bassole
September 1984Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Elleck Mashingaidze
October 1984Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Basile Laerte Guissou and Leandre Bassole
November 1984Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Ling Qing
December 1984Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Ahmed Tawfik Khalil

1985–1989

Presidents from 1985–1989: [13]

DatesStateName
January 1985Flag of France.svg  France Claude de Kemoularia
February 1985Flag of India.svg  India Natarajan Krishnan
March 1985Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar Blaise Rabetafika
April 1985Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Javier Arias Stella
May 1985Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Birabhongse Kasemsri and Siddhi Savetsila
June 1985Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Errol Mahabir and D. H. N. Alleyne
July 1985 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Ukrainian SSR Hennadiy Udovenko
August 1985Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Oleg Troyanovsky
September 1985Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Adam Thomson and Geoffrey Howe
October 1985Flag of the United States.svg  United States Herbert S. Okun and Vernon A. Walters
November 1985Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Richard Woolcott
December 1985Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Leandre Bassole
January 1986Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Luye Li
February 1986 Flag of the People's Republic of Congo.svg People's Republic of the Congo Martin Adouki
March 1986Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Ole Bierring
April 1986Flag of France.svg  France Claude de Kemoularia
May 1986Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana James Victor Gbeho
June 1986Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar Blaise Rabetafika
July 1986Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Birabhongse Kasemsri
August 1986Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago D. H. N. Alleyne
September 1986Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Alexander Belonogov
October 1986Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali
November 1986Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Adam Thomson
December 1986Flag of the United States.svg  United States Vernon A. Walters
January 1987Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Andres Aguilar
February 1987Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia Peter D. Zuze
March 1987Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Marcelo Delpech
April 1987Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Boris Tsvetkov
May 1987Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Jiahua Huang
June 1987 Flag of the People's Republic of Congo.svg People's Republic of the Congo Martin Adouki
July 1987Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Bernard Raimond and Pierre-Louis Blanc
August 1987Flag of Germany.svg  Federal Republic of Germany Hans Werner Lautenschlager
September 1987Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana James Victor Gbeho
October 1987Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Maurizio Bucci
November 1987Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Kiyoaki Kikuchi
December 1987Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Alexander Belonogov
January 1988Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Crispin Tickell
February 1988Flag of the United States.svg  United States Herbert S. Okun and Vernon A. Walters
March 1988Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Dragoslav Pejic
April 1988Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia Peter D. Zuze
May 1988Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Hocine Djoudi
June 1988Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Marcelo Delpech
July 1988Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Paulo Nogueira Batista
August 1988Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Luye
September 1988Flag of France.svg  France Pierre-Louis Blanc
October 1988Flag of Germany.svg  Federal Republic of Germany Alexander Graf York von Wartenburg
November 1988Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Mario Scialoja and Mr. G. Migliuolo
December 1988Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Mr. H. Kagami
January 1989Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Razali Ismail
February 1989Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal J. P. Rana
March 1989Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal A. C. Diallo
April 1989Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Alexander Belonogov
May 1989Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Crispin Tickell
June 1989Flag of the United States.svg  United States Thomas R. Pickering
July 1989Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Dragoslav Pejic
August 1989Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Hocine Djoudi
September 1989Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Paulo Nogueira Batista
October 1989Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada L. Yves Fortier
November 1989Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Luye
December 1989Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Enrique Peñalosa

1990–1994

Presidents from 1990–1994: [14]

DatesStateName
January 1990Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Côte d'Ivoire Amara Essy
February 1990Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Ricardo Alarcón
March 1990 Flag of South Yemen.svg People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Abdullah Saleh al-Ashtal
April 1990Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Tesfaye Tadessa
May 1990Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Klaus Törnudd
June 1990Flag of France.svg  France Pierre-Louis Blanc
July 1990Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Razali Ismail
August 1990Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Aurel-Dragos Munteanu
September 1990Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov and Eduard Shevardnadze
October 1990Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom David Hannay
November 1990Flag of the United States.svg  United States Thomas R. Pickering and James Baker
December 1990Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Abdullah Saleh al-Ashtal
January 1991Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire Bagbeni Adeito Nzengeya
February 1991Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi
March 1991Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Peter Hohenfellner
April 1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Paul Noterdaeme
May 1991Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Daoyu
June 1991Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Côte d'Ivoire Jean-Jacques Bechio
July 1991Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Ricardo Alarcón
August 1991Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador José Ayala Lasso
September 1991Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Bernard Mérimée and Roland Dumas
October 1991Flag of India.svg  India Chinmaya Rajaninath Gharekhan
November 1991Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Aurel-Dragos Munteanu
1–21 December 1991Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov
21–31 December 1991Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
January 1992Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom David Hannay and John Major
February 1992Flag of the United States.svg  United States Thomas R. Pickering
March 1992Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Diego Arria
April 1992Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Stanislaus Garikai Chigwedere
May 1992Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Peter Hohenfellner
June 1992Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Paul Noterdaeme
July 1992Flag of Cape Verde (1975-1992).svg  Cape Verde José Luís de Jesus
August 1992Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Daoyu
September 1992Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador José Ayala Lasso
October 1992Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Bernard Mérimée
November 1992Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Andre Erdos
December 1992Flag of India.svg  India Chinmaya Rajaninath Gharekhan
January 1993Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Yoshio Hatano
February 1993Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Ahmed Snoussi
March 1993Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Terence Christopher O'Brien and Donald Charles McKinnon
April 1993Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Jamsheed Marker
May 1993Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov
June 1993Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo
July 1993Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom David Hannay and Mr. —— Richardson
August 1993Flag of the United States.svg  United States Madeleine Albright
September 1993Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Adolfo Taylhardat
October 1993Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg
November 1993Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China
José Luís de Jesus
Li Zhaoxing
December 1993Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Zhaoxing
January 1994Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Karel Kovanda
February 1994Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti Roble Olhaye
March 1994Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Bernard Mérimée
April 1994Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Colin Keating and Donald Charles McKinnon
May 1994Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Ibrahim Gambari and Baba Gana Kingibe
June 1994Old Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Salim Bin Mohammed Al-Kussaiby
July 1994Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Jamsheed Marker
August 1994Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov
September 1994Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo and Francisco Javier Solana de Madariaga
October 1994Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom David Hannay
November 1994Flag of the United States.svg  United States Madeleine Albright
December 1994Flag of Rwanda (1962-2001).svg  Rwanda Manzi Bakuramutsa

1995–1999

Presidents from 1995–1999: [14]

DatesStateName
January 1995Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Emilio Cárdenas
February 1995Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Joseph Legwaila and Mompati Merafhe
March 1995Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Li Zhaoxing and Xuexian Wang
April 1995Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Karel Kovanda and Alexandr Vondra
May 1995Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Bernard Mérimée
June 1995Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Detlev Graf zu Rantzau
July 1995Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Gerardo Martinez Blanco and Delmer Urbizio Panting
August 1995Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Nugroho Wisnumurti
September 1995Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Francesco Paolo Fulci and Susanna Agnelli
October 1995Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Ibrahim Gambari
November 1995Old Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Salim bin Mohammed Al-Khussaiby
December 1995Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
January 1996Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Weston
February 1996Flag of the United States.svg  United States Madeleine Albright
March 1996Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Joseph Legwaila
April 1996Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Juan Somavía
May 1996Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huasun Qin
June 1996Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Nabil Elaraby
July 1996Flag of France.svg  France Alain Dejammet
August 1996Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Antonius Eitel
September 1996Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau Alfredo Lopes Cabral
October 1996Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Delmer Urbizio Panting and Gerardo Martinez Blanco
November 1996Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Nugroho Wisnumurti
December 1996Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Francesco Paolo Fulci
January 1997Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hisashi Owada
February 1997Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Njuguna M. Mahugu
March 1997Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Zbigniew M. Włosowicz
April 1997Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal António Monteiro
May 1997Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Park Soo Gil and Chong Ha Yoo
June 1997Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
July 1997Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Peter Osvald and Lena Hjelm-Wallén
August 1997Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Weston
September 1997Flag of the United States.svg  United States William B. Richardson and Madeleine Albright
October 1997Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Juan Somavía
November 1997Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Huasun Qin
December 1997Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Fernando Berrocal Soto
January 1998Flag of France.svg  France Alain Dejammet
February 1998Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Casimir Oyé-Mba and Denis Dangue Réwaka
March 1998Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Momodou Lamin Sedat Jobe and Abdoulie Momodou Sallah
April 1998Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hisashi Owada
May 1998Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Njuguna Mahugu and Bonaya Godana
June 1998Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal António Monteiro and Jaime Gama
July 1998Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
August 1998Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Danilo Türk
September 1998Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Lena Hjelm-Wallén and Hans Dalgren
October 1998Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Jeremy Greenstock
November 1998Flag of the United States.svg  United States Peter Burleigh
December 1998Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Jassim Mohammed Buallay
January 1999Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Celso Amorim
February 1999Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Robert R. Fowler and Lloyd Axworthy
March 1999Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Qin Huasun
April 1999Flag of France.svg  France Alain Dejammet
May 1999Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Denis Dangue Réwaka
June 1999Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Baboucarr-Blaise Jagne
July 1999Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Syed Hamid Albar and Agam Hasmy
August 1999Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Martin Andjaba and Theo-Ben Gurirab
September 1999Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Peter van Walsum and Jozias van Aartsen
October 1999Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
November 1999Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Danilo Türk and Boris Frlec
December 1999Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Jeremy Greenstock and Peter Hain

2000–2004

Presidents from 2000–2004: [15]

DatesStateName
January 2000Flag of the United States.svg  United States Al Gore, Richard Holbrooke, and Madeleine Albright
February 2000Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Arnoldo Manuel Listre and Adalberto Rodríguez Giavarini
March 2000Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Anwarul Karim Chowdhury and Abdus Samad Azad
April 2000Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Lloyd Axworthy and Robert Fowler
May 2000Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Yingfan
June 2000Flag of France.svg  France Jean-David Levitte
July 2000Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Patricia Durrant and Paul Robertson
August 2000Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Agam Hasmy
September 2000Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Moctar Ouane and Alpha Oumar Konaré
October 2000Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Martin Andjaba and Theo-Ben Gurirab
November 2000Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Peter van Walsum, Jozias van Aartsen, and Eveline Herfkens
December 2000Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
January 2001Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Kishore Mahbubani and S. Jayakumar
February 2001Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Said Ben Mustapha and Habib Ben Yahia
March 2001Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Valeriy P. Kuchinsky, Volodymyr Yelchenko, and Anatoliy Zlenko
April 2001Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Jeremy Greenstock
May 2001Flag of the United States.svg  United States James B. Cunningham
June 2001Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Anwarul Karim Chowdhury and Abdus Samad Azad
July 2001Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Yingfan
August 2001Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Guillermo Fernández de Soto and Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento
September 2001Flag of France.svg  France Jean-David Levitte
October 2001Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Richard Ryan and Brian Cowen
November 2001Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Patricia Durrant, P. J. Patterson, and Keith D. Knight
December 2001Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Moctar Ouane
January 2002Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Jagdish Koonjul and Anil Gayan
February 2002Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Adolfo Aguilar Zínser
March 2002Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ole Peter Kolby and Jan Petersen
April 2002Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
May 2002Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Kishore Mahbubani and S. Jayakumar
June 2002Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Mikhail Wehbe and Farouk al-Sharaa
July 2002Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Jeremy Greenstock and Valerie Amos
August 2002Flag of the United States.svg  United States John Negroponte and James B. Cunningham
September 2002Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Solomon Passy, Stefan Tafrov, Georgi Parvanov, and Rayko Strahilov Raytchev
October 2002Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Martin Belinga Eboutou
November 2002Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Zhang Yishan and Wang Yingfan
December 2002Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento and Carolina Barco
January 2003Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Marc de La Sablière and Dominique de Villepin
February 2003Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Gunter Pleuger and Joschka Fischer
March 2003Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea François Lonseny Fall and Mamady Traore
April 2003Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Adolfo Aguilar Zínser and Luis Ernesto Derbez
May 2003Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Munir Akram and Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
June 2003Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Sergey Lavrov
July 2003Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Inocencio Arias, Ana Menendez, and Ana Palacio
August 2003Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Mikhail Wehbe and Faisal Meqdad
September 2003Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Emyr Jones Parry and Jack Straw
October 2003Flag of the United States.svg  United States John Negroponte and James B. Cunningham
November 2003Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Gaspar Martins
December 2003Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Stefan Tafrov and Solomon Passy
January 2004Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Heraldo Muñoz and Soledad Alvear
February 2004Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Guangya
March 2004Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Marc de La Sablière and Pierre-André Wiltzer
April 2004Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Gunter Pleuger and Kerstin Müller
May 2004Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Munir Akram and Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
June 2004Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Lauro L. Baja, Jr. and Delia Domingo-Albert
July 2004Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Mihnea Motoc, Adrian Năstase, and Mircea Geoană
August 2004Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Andrey Denisov
September 2004Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo and Miguel Ángel Moratinos
October 2004Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Emyr Jones Parry, Bill Rammell, and Adam Thomson
November 2004Flag of the United States.svg  United States John Danforth and Anne W. Patterson
December 2004Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Abdallah Baali and Abdelaziz Belkhadem

2005–2009

DatesStateName
January 2005Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina César Mayoral and Rafael Bielsa [15]
February 2005Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Joel W. Adechi and Rogatien Biaou [15]
March 2005Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg [15]
April 2005Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Guangya and Zhang Yishan [15]
May 2005Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Ellen Margrethe Løj, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, and Per Stig Møller [15]
June 2005Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Marc de La Sablière, Michel Duclos, and Brigitte Collet [15]
July 2005Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Adamantios Vassilakis [16]
August 2005Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Kenzo Oshima [17]
September 2005Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Lauro L. Baja, Jr. [18] and Bayani Mercado [19]
October 2005Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Mihnea Motoc [20] and Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu [21]
November 2005Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Andrey Denisov [22]
December 2005Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Emyr Jones Parry [23]
January 2006Flag of Tanzania.svg  United Republic of Tanzania Augustine P. Mahiga [24]
February 2006Flag of the United States.svg  United States John R. Bolton [25]
March 2006Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina César Mayoral [26]
April 2006Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Guangya [27]
May 2006Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo Basile Ikouébé [28] and Pascal Gayama [29]
June 2006Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Ellen Margrethe Løj [30]
July 2006Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Marc de La Sablière [31]
August 2006Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Nana Effah-Apenteng [32]
September 2006Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Adamantios Vassilakis [33]
October 2006Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Kenzo Oshima [34]
November 2006Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Jorge Voto-Bernales [35]
December 2006Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser [36] and Mutlaq Majed al-Qahtani [37]
January 2007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vitaly Churkin [38]
February 2007Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Peter Burian [39]
March 2007Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Dumisani Kumalo [40]
April 2007Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Emyr Jones Parry [41] and Karen Pierce [42]
May 2007Flag of the United States.svg  United States Zalmay Khalilzad [43] and Alejandro Daniel Wolff [44]
June 2007Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Johan C. Verbeke [45]
July 2007Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Wang Guangya [46]
August 2007Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo Pascal Gayama [47]
September 2007Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Maurice Ripert [48] and Bernard Kouchner [49]
October 2007Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Leslie K. Christian [50]
November 2007Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Marty Natalegawa [51]
December 2007Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Marcello Spatafora [52]
January 2008Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Giadalla Ettalhi [53]
February 2008Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Ricardo Alberto Arias [54]
March 2008Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vitaly Churkin [55]
April 2008Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Dumisani Kumalo [56]
May 2008Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Karen Pierce [57]
June 2008Flag of the United States.svg  United States Zalmay Khalilzad [58] and Alejandro Daniel Wolff [59]
July 2008Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Lê Lương Minh [60]
August 2008Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jan Grauls [61]
September 2008Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Michel Kafando, [62] Blaise Compaoré [ citation needed ] and Alain Bédouma Yoda [63]
October 2008Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Zhang Yesui [64] and Liu Zhenmin [65]
November 2008Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Jorge Urbina, [66] Óscar Arias Sánchez, Saúl Weisleder, [67] and Jorge Ballestero [68]
December 2008Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Neven Jurica, [69] Stjepan Mesić, [70] and Ivo Sanader [71]
January 2009Flag of France.svg  France Jean-Maurice Ripert, [72] Bernard Kouchner, [73] and Jean-Pierre Lacroix [74]
February 2009Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Yukio Takasu [75]
March 2009Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya Ibrahim Dabbashi [76] and Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham [77]
April 2009Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Claude Heller [78] and Patricia Espinosa [79]
May 2009Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vitaly Churkin [80] and Sergey Lavrov [81]
June 2009Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Baki İlkin [82] and Ahmet Davutoğlu [83]
July 2009Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda [84] and Sam Kutesa [85]
August 2009Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom John Sawers [86]
September 2009Flag of the United States.svg  United States Susan Rice, [87] Barack Obama, [88] Rosemary DiCarlo, [89] and Hillary Clinton [90]
October 2009Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Lê Lương Minh [91]
November 2009Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Thomas Mayr-Harting [92]
December 2009Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Michel Kafando [93]

2010–2014

DatesStateName
January 2010Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China Zhang Yesui [94]
February 2010Flag of France.svg  France Gérard Araud [95]
March 2010Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet [96]
April 2010Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Yukio Takasu [97]
May 2010Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Nawaf Salam [98]
June 2010Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Claude Heller [99]
July 2010Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Joy Ogwu [100]
August 2010Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vitaly Churkin [101]
September 2010Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Ertuğrul Apakan, [102] Abdullah Gül, [103] and Ahmet Davutoğlu [104]
October 2010Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda [105]
November 2010Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Mark Lyall Grant [106]
December 2010