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05/23/19      updates to Comoros gov.: Ndzuwani, Ngazidja (Gov.)
05/22/19      updates to South Africa prov.: Eastern Cape, Kwa Zulu-Natal, Northern Cape,
                Western Cape (PM).
05/20/19      updates to Ukraine (Pres.), U.S. cities: Chicago and Lincoln, NE (Mayors).
05/16/19      update to Andorra (PM).
05/12/19      update to North Macedonia (Pres.)
05/11/19      updates to Federated States of Micronesia (Pres.), St. Helena (Gov.)
05/09/19      update to Canada prov.: Prince Edward Island (PM).
05/07/19      update to U.S. mayor elections: Denver, CO: incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock (Dem.)
                     wins 38.5%, Jamie Giellis (f)(Dem.) 24.8%, Lisa Calderón (f)(Dem.) 18.5%,
                     Penfield W. Tate III (Dem.) 14.7%, and Kalyn Rose Heffernan (f)(Ind.) 2.4% (a
                     runoff to held 4 Jun 2019); Lincoln, NE: Leirion Gaylor Baird (f)(Dem.) defeats
                     Cyndi Lamm (f)(Rep.), 54.4% to 45.4%
05/06/19      update to Swiss cantons: Zürich.
05/04/19      updates to Nicaragua reg.: Costa Caribe Sur (Coord.); U.S. mayor elections:
                Dallas, TX: Eric Johnson (Dem.) wins 20.3%, Scott Griggs (Dem.) 18.5%, Lynn
                McBee (f)(Dem.) 14.0%, Mike Ablon (Dem.) 13.5%, Miguel Solis (Dem.) 10.7%,
                Regina Montoya (f)(Dem.) 10.5%, and Jason Villalba (Rep.) 6.7%; Fort Worth, TX:
                incumbent Mayor Betsy Price (f)(Rep.) defeats Deborah Peoples (f)(Dem.), 55.7%-
                41.8%; San Antonio, TX: incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg (Ind.) wins 48.7% and
                Greg Brockhouse (Dem.) 45.6% (runoffs in Dallas and San Antonio to be held
                 on 8 Jun 2019).
05/03/19      update to NATO (SACEUR).
05/02/19      updates to Andorra (Gen. Syndic), Australia state: New South Wales (Gov.), U.S.
                city: Baltimore (Mayor).
05/01/19      updates to Japan (Emperor), Swiss canton: Valais, U.S. govt.: Secret Service
04/30/19      updates to Canada prov.: Alberta (PM), Japan pref.: Shimane (Gov.)
04/24/19      update to Solomon Islands (PM).
04/23/19      updates to Mali (PM), Japan pref.: Fukui, Hokkaido (Gov.), U.S. city election:
                Tampa, FL (runoff): Jane Castor (f)(Dem.) defeat David Straz (Dem.) 73.1%-26.9%.
04/19/19      update to Syria: UNDOF (Cmdr.)
04/16/19      updates to Italy reg.: Basilicata (Pres.), UNASUR (Pres.)
04/15/19      update to U.S. govt.: Customs (Comm.)
04/14/19      update to Malaysia state: Johor (PM).
04/13/19      update to Palestinian Authority (PM).
04/12/19      updates to The Sudan (Pres.), U.S. govt.: ICE (Dir.)
04/11/19      updates to North Korea (Pres., PM), The Sudan (Pres, PM), Spain reg.: Madrid
                (Pres.), Swiss canton: Ticino.
04/10/19      update to U.S. govt.: Homeland Security (Secy.)
04/09/19      update to World Bank (Pres.)
04/08/19      update to Japan pref.: Osaka (Gov.)
04/05/19      update to U.S. govt.: FDA (Comm.)
04/04/19      updates to Malta (Pres.), IRENA (Dir.-gen.)
04/03/19      update to Algeria (Pres.)
04/02/19      updates to U.S. mayor elections Chicago, IL (runoff): Lori Lightfoot (f)(Dem.)
                defeats Toni Preckwinkle (f)(Dem.), 73.7% to 26.3%; Las Vegas, NV: Mayor
                Carolyn Goodman (f)(Dem.) wins re-election with 83.5% vs. Phil Collins
                (Prohibition) 5.3%, Amy Luciano (f)(Ind.) 3.1%, Tina Alexander (f)(Ind.) 2.9%,
                Mack Miller (Rep.) 2.3%, Vance Sanders (Ind.) 1.9%, Zachary Krueger (Ind.) 0.9%
04/01/19      update to San Marino (Capt.-Reg.)
03/29/19      update to U.S. govt.: U.S. Marshals Service (Dir.)
03/26/19      update to St. Helena: Tristan da Cunha (Chief Islander).
03/25/19      update to Greek Orthodox Church Australia (Archbp.)
03/21/19      updates to Haiti (PM); Syria: ISIL; Russia admin.: Murmansk, Orenburg (Gov.);
                U.S. city: Phoenix (Mayor).
03/20/19      updates to Kazakhstan (Pres.); Italy reg.: Sardinia (Pres.); Japan pref.: Osaka
                (Gov.); Russia rep.: Altay, Kalmykia (Pres.); U.S. city election: Jacksonville:
                incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry (Rep.) wins 57.8%, Anna Lopez Brosche (f)(Rep.)
                24.2%, Omega Allen (f) (Ind.) 10.5%, and Jimmy Hill (Rep.) 7.5%.
03/19/19      updates to India state: Goa (PM), Russia reg.: Chelyabinsk (Gov.)
03/17/19      update to India state: Goa (PM).
03/13/19      update to Saint Helena: Ascension (Admin.)
03/12/19      updates to Algeria (PM), Tokelau (Head); U.S. city election: Phoenix, AZ (runoff):
                     Kate Gallego (f)(Dem.) defeats Daniel Valenzuela (Dem.), 58.6%-41.3%.
03/11/19      update to Peru (PM).
03/10/19      update to Syria (rebel PM).
03/09/19      update to India state: Mizoram (Gov.)
03/08/19      update to U.S. govt.: FEMA (Dir.)
03/05/19      update to U.S. city election: Tampa, FL Jane Castor (f)(Dem.) wins 48%, David
                     Straz (Dem.) 15.5%, Harry Cohen (Dem.) 12.1%, Ed Turanchik (Dem.) 8.9%, Dick
                     Greco Jr. 8.6% (Dem.), Mike Suarez (Dem.) 5.1% (runoff to be held 23 Apr 2019).
02/27/19      update to Central African Republic (PM).
02/26/19      updates to British Virgin Islands (PM), Kazakhstan prov.: Aktobe (Gov.); U.S.
                     city election: Chicago, IL Lori Lightfoot (f)(Dem.) wins 17.5% of the vote,
                     Toni Preckwinkle (f) (Dem.) 16.1%, William M. Daley (Dem.) 14.7%, and Willie
                     Wilson (Dem.) 10.7%, Susana Mendoza (f)(Dem.) 9%, Amara Enyia (f)(Dem.) 8%, 
                     Jerry Joyce (Dem.) 7.3%, Gery Chico (Dem.) 6.2%, Paul Vallas (Dem.) 5.4%,
                     and Garry McCarthy (Dem.) 2.7% (runoff to take place on 2 Apr 2019).
02/25/19      updates to Italy reg.: Abruzzo (Pres.), U.S. govt.: NOAA (Admin.)
02/24/19      update to The Sudan (PM).
02/23/19      update to PAM (Pres.)
02/22/19      updates to Philippines reg.: Bangsamoro (PM), Congo DRC prov.: Nord-Kivu (Gov.)
02/21/19      update to Kazakhstan (PM).
02/17/19      update to Japan pref.: Yamanashi (Gov.)
02/14/19      update to U.S. govt.: Justice Dept. (Attny. Gen.)
02/10/19      update to AU (Chair.)
02/06/19      updates to Australian Antarctic Terr.(Dir.), Bonsia-Hercegovnia: Brčko
                (Intl. Suprv.)
02/01/19      update to World Bank (Pres.)
01/31/19      update to Malaysia (King).
01/30/19      update to Wallis and Futuna: Sigave (PM).
01/25/19      update to Wallis and Futuna: Alo (PM).
01/24/19      updates to Burkina Faso (PM), Congo (Kinshasa) (Pres.)
01/23/19      updates to Latvia (PM), Venezuela (Pres. in opposition)
01/19/19      update to U.S. state: Tennessee (Gov.)
01/18/19      updates to Madagascar (Pres.), Spain reg.: Andalucía (Pres.)
01/15/19      updates to Gabon (PM), Malaysia state: Pahang (Sultan), U.S. tribe: Navajo (Pres.)
01/14/19      updates to Taiwan (ROC)(PM); U.S. states: Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio,
                     and Oklahoma (Gov.); Micronesia state: Yap (Gov.)
01/10/19      update to Wallis and Futuna (Admin.-Sup.)
01/09/19      update to U.S. state: Connecticut (Gov.)
01/08/19      updates to Micronesia state: Kosrae (Gov.), Somalia state: Puntland (Pres.);
                U.S. states Colorado, Florida (Gov.)
01/07/19      updates to Guam (Gov.), Virgin Islands (Gov.), Sri Lanka prov.: Northern,
                Sabaragamuwa, Uva (Gov.); U.S. states: California, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada,
                Wisconsin and Wyoming (Gov.); U.S. govt.: Census (Dir.); ACTO (Secy.-gen.)
01/06/19      update to Malaysia (King).
01/05/19      update to U.S. state: South Dakota (Gov.)
01/04/19      updates to Cameroon (PM), Sri Lanka prov.: Central, Eastern, North Central,
                     North Western, Western (Gov.), Palau state: Ngatpang (Gov.)
01/03/19      updates to U.S. Congress: House of Rep. (Speaker), Senate (Pres. Pro tem).
01/02/19      updates to U.S. state: Maine (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Interior Dept. (Secy.),
                U.N. Rep., Chief of Staff.
01/01/19      updates to Brazil (Pres.), Switzerland (Pres.); Brazil states: Acre, Amazonas,
                Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pará,
                Paraíba, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul,
                Rondônia, São Paulo (Gov.); Palau state: Angaur (Gov.); Peru reg.: Amazonas,
                Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Huancavelica,
                Huánuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Lima Metropolitana, Loreto,
                Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martín, Tacna, Tumbes, Ucayali
                (Pres.); Swiss cantons: Aargau, Fribourg, Graubünden, Jura, Schaffhausen,
                Solothurn, Zug; APEC (Exec. Dir), CPLP (Exec. Sec.), EAEU (Chair.), G-7
                (Chair.), Mercosur (Dir.), Norden (Pres.), OSCE (Chair.), OIF (Secy.-gen.),
                SCO (Secy.-gen.); U.S. states: Michigan, New Mexico (Gov.); U.S. govt.:
                Defense Dept. (Secy.); Italy: French Pious Establishments (Admin.)

 Recent Additions to  

10/13/18      added to Religions: Ukraine Renewal Church (1923-1942).
06/16/18      added to Netherlands prov.: Rijnmond.
05/30/18      added to China Foreign Colonies: Peking Legation Quarter.
05/12/18      added to Ethiopia: Gambela British concession.
02/17/18      added Nepal Provinces.
10/25/17      added Roman Empire and Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire pages.
05/22/17      added Tannu Tuva 1941 constitution, Chinese Soviet 1931 constitution,
                     and Czechoslovakia constitutions 1918 and 1960.
05/11/17      added Southern Rhodesia 1961 constitution, South Vietnam 1956 constitution,
                     Yugoslavia 1974 constitution, Hejaz 1926 constitution, Montenegro 1905
                constitution, Indonesia 1950 constitution, Nigeria 1979 constitution,
                and Somalia 1979 constitution.
05/06/17      added Frederiksnagore and expanded Nicobar & Andaman Islands.
09/07/16      added South Vietnam 1967 constitution.
06/14/16      added Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
12/14/15      added Logone to Central African Republic
11/11/15      added Western Kurdistan to Syria.
11/08/15      added State of Muskogee (1799-1803) and Republic of the Floridas (1817)
                under Florida.
03/20/15      added Tucson, AZ to U.S. cities.
02/07/15      added U.S. Lighthouse Service to U.S. government.
12/13/14      added Fuuta Jaloo to Guinea and Timbuktu to Mali native states.
11/15/14      added annual update pages for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
03/07/14      added 5 Districts to French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
10/01/13      added 1936-37 Aragón Council of Defense to Spain Regions.
09/16/13      added Charter Company territories to Mozambique.
04/27/13      additions to China provinces.
04/20/13      added Polish zone of occupation 1945-48 under Germany.
11/01/12      added Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
10/28/12      expanded Vanuatu with 1887-1906 U.K. & French Naval Commissioners.
10/01/12      added France's Hauteville House under Guernsey.
09/26/12      update to Albania: Saseno Island.
07/19/12      added Verapaz Belgian concession 1843-54 under Guatemala.
07/08/12      added 1873 Cantonal Revolution under Spain.
06/20/12      added Carlist governments to Spain.
06/17/12      added Pious Establishments of France in Rome and French Domain in the 
                Holy Land.
01/16/12      added Chatham Islands to New Zealand.
09/01/11      added Goa Dependencies page under Portuguese India.
07/09/11      new South Sudan and South Sudan states pages.
05/01/11      expanded Cameroon traditional states, Tanzania traditional states
                and States of Palau.
03/01/11      update Mayotte becomes a French overseas département.
02/11/11      added new Regions to Myanmar (Burma).
02/05/11      added new Regions to Greece.
01/01/11      added Dutch Language Union (Nederlandse Taalunie)(DLU).
12/28/10      added Lihou to Guernsey.
11/10/10      added Trust Terr. of Pacific Islands district administrators:
                Chuuk, Marshall Is., Mariana Islands, Palau, Ponape, Rota, and Yap.
11/03/10      added Long Beach, California to U.S. Mayors.
10/20/10      added Tadjourah and Rahayto sultanates to Djibouti.
10/15/10      update to Bolivia Departments.
10/10/10      added new separate pages for: Curaçao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius
                and Sint Maarten.
07/31/10      added to British Indian Ocean Territory.
07/27/10      expanded Ghana: English Gold Coast 1632-1751.
07/23/10      expanded Monaco governors-general 1732-1911.
07/13/10      added Rimatara and Rurutu under French Polynesia. 
07/09/10      added Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).
07/08/10      added International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
06/15/10      added Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
05/30/10      began page for Saipan mayors.
05/05/10      added Council of the Baltic States (CBSS).
04/17/10      new page for Regions of Finland.
03/09/10      added International Seabed Authority (ISA).
02/25/10      added Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Caribbean Development Bank
02/10/10      added Billings, Montana; Jackson, Mississippi; Lansing, Michigan; Manchester,
                New Hampshire; Orlando, Florida; and Trenton, New Jersey to U.S. Mayors.
09/21/09      expanded Ghana Traditional States.
09/07/09      addition to Bosnia-Hercegovnia: Serbian Autonomous Oblasts 1991-92.
07/25/09      added Cordillera Administrative Region under the Philippines.
06/01/09      added to Croatia: Kraijna constitution 1991-95.
05/25/09      added United National Environmental Programme (UNEP).
05/22/09      expanded Rodrigues under Mauritius.
05/04/09      new page begun for Counties of Liberia (incomplete).
04/22/09      added Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
04/10/09      added Fort Worth, Texas to U.S. Mayors.
03/18/09      new page: Vermont State Government 1777-1791.
03/10/09      new page: Provinces of Belgium
02/27/09      new page: Provinces of South Korea.
02/13/09      added Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) and the Andean Parliament.
12/12/08      added to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Katanga 1960 constitution.
11/15/08      added Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
11/07/08      added Latin Union (LU).
10/27/08      addition to Sudan: Transitional Darfur Regional Authority.
10/01/08      additions to Saba (anthem), Crete (anthem), Azad Kashmir (constitution).
09/23/08      additions to U.S. govt.: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)
                and the Comptrollers of the Currency.
09/08/08      added 1907 constitution to Crete under Greece.
09/04/08      additions to U.S. govt.: General Services Admin., National Science Found.
08/22/08      added mayors of Hagatna (Agana), Guam to U.S. mayors.
07/22/08      added the Tangier Zone Statute under Morocco and constitutions
                of South Yemen and Zaire.
07/10/08      expanded Other Ugandan Traditional States.
07/02/08      expanded Republic of Ragusa under Croatia.
06/16/08      added Italo-Albanian Catholic Church, expanded Elba under Italy states.
06/01/08      expanded Kazakhstan Administrative Divisions added pre-1991 divisions.
05/20/08      addition to US govt.: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
03/18/08      added Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO).
03/17/08      additions to U.S. govt.: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
                and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
03/01/08      additions to U.S. govt.: Patent Office, Bureau of Land Management,
                U.S. Marshals Service, War Relocation Authority, Census Bureau,
                and NOAA Commissioned Corps.
02/17/08      new page: Kosovo page and re-edit of Serbia page.
02/08/08      added Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).
02/03/08      added British and French forts in Benin 1650-1807.
01/03/08      added Constitution to Brunei Darussalam.
12/06/07      added Orthodox Church of New Zealand, Orthodox Church of Korea and 
                Old Calendar Church of Bulgaria.
12/04/07      added Organization of Central American States (ODECA) and
                Central American Integration System (SICA) and Collective Security
                Treaty Organization (CSTO).
12/01/07      added Nunatsiavut to Newfoundland.
11/11/07      added Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; and Shreveport,
                Louisiana to U.S. Mayors.
11/03/07      added Santa Fe, New Mexico to U.S. Mayors.
10/19/07      added Kansas City, Missouri to U.S. Mayors.
10/18/07      added Rochester, New York; Savannah, Georgia; and
                Topeka, Kansas to U.S. Mayors.
08/25/07      added Kupang to Indonesian traditional states and Islamabad Cap. Terr.,
                Northern Areas and Tribal Areas to Pakistan provinces.
08/22/07      added International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and
                United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Intersputnik.
08/01/07      added National Council of the Churches (NCC).
07/25/07      added new page Denmark Counties 1970-2006.
07/16/07      expanded Red Cross (ICRC, ICRM, IFRCS) entries. 
07/03/07      added International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO),
                International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) and Islamic
                Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
06/20/07      added Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); United Nations Conference
                on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Relief and Works Agency
                for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
06/12/07      added World Customs Organization (WCO). 
05/07/07      added International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
05/01/07      expanded Malta: Gozo.
02/21/07      added new pages for Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin
01/23/07      added San José, California to U.S. Mayors.
01/18/07      new page: Regions of Denmark.
12/20/06      new page: Venezuela States since 1990.
12/08/06      added International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
12/06/06      expanded Burma states 1947-1974.
10/31/06      added Organisation Commune Africaine et Mauricienne (OCAM).
10/08/06      expansion and updates to Indian Princely states A-J and K-M
                and Pakistan Princely States.
06/03/06      separate Montenegro page and re-edit of Serbia page.
05/20/06      expanded Armenia (Eriwan khanate) and Japan (Ryukyu).
05/12/06      expanded Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
05/10/06      added Canton & Enderbury Islands and Kirimati to Kiribati
                expanded British Indian Ocean Terr. added English Hirado Post to Japan.
05/03/06      added Gozo to Malta and Buffer Zone to Cyprus.
04/26/06      expanded Pitcairn and Saint Helena.
04/16/06      added Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
04/07/06      added Albany (NY) to U.S. Mayors.
03/18/06      added Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
03/01/06      added Igelsia Ni Cristo, Fulan Gong, and Buddhist Thailand.
01/15/06      new page: Belarus Administrative Divisions.
01/14/06      added Podolia (1672-99) to Poland and Kokang to Myanmar Shan states.
01/13/06      expanded of Cameroon Traditional states.
12/26/05      new page: Ukraine Administrative Divisions and 
                Reichskommissariat Ukraine General Districts.
12/01/05      new page: Russian S.F.S.R. Administrative divisions (to 1991).
11/12/05      added Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
10/21/05      new page: Self-Proclaimed Micronations (Hutt River Province, Saugeais, 
                Sealand and Seborga).
10/01/05      added Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to U.S. govt.
09/29/05      added Croatia Counties, Japan Prefectures and Slovak Regions.
09/03/05      added United Church of Christ (UCC).
08/09/05      added baLobedu to South African Traditional states.
07/10/05      added Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
05/28/05      added Poland Voivodships 1919-39 and from 1999,
                and General-government districts 1939-45.
05/12/05      additions to Poland: Danzig 1526-1815.

    New Polities and International Organizations

03/21/19      update to Syria (Islamic State ended).
02/22/19      update to Philippines: new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. 
12/15/18      update to Orthodox Church of Ukraine (Metrp.)
01/19/18      update to Nepal: new Provinces instituted.
01/01/18      update to France region: Corse (becomes collectivité unique).
01/01/18      update to Norway new county: Trøndelag.
05/11/17      update to Yemen: South Yemen (Southern Transitional Council).
10/05/16      update to Somalia: HirShabelle administration.
07/28/16      update to Russia: federal district Krymskiy (abolished).
07/16/16      update to The Sudan: Darfur TRDA (abolished).
03/31/16      updates Nicaragua Autonomous Regions (names).
01/30/16      update to Mexico: Distrito Federal becomes Ciudad de México.
01/16/16      update Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) opens.
01/01/16      update to France new regions: Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, Aquitaine-
                Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté,
                Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, Normandie & Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
12/29/15      update South Sudan abolishes its 10 states creating 28 new states.
12/18/15      updates to French Guiana and Martinique become territorial authorities.
12/14/15      update to Central African Republic: 'Republic' of Logone declared.
10/29/15      update to Congo (Kinshasa) 21 new provinces effected: Bas-Uélé, Équateur,
                Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Uélé, Ituri, Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï
                Oriental, Kwango, Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba, Mai-Ndombe, Mongala, Nord-Ubangi,
                Sankuru, Sud-Ubangi, Tanganyika, Tshopo and Tshuapa.
07/08/15      update New Development Bank (NDB) established.
06/17/15      update Norfolk Island self-government abolished.
01/01/15      update Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) established.
12/25/14      update to Taiwan new special municipality: Taoyuan city.
06/29/14      update Islamic State declared by ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
06/02/14      update to India new state: Telangana.
03/21/14      update to Russia: annexation of Crimea, creating a new Russian federal
                district (Krymsky), republic (Crimea) and federal city (Sevastopol).
03/17/14      update to Ukraine: Crimea declares independence.
01/01/14      Mayotte becomes an overseas department of France.
08/28/13      update to Somalia: Juba Interim Admin. recognized.
07/11/13      update to Sudan province: Western Kordofan restored.
05/13/13      update to Somalia: new region Jubbaland.
04/22/13      update to Indonesia new province: Kalimantan Utara (Gov.)
07/01/12      update to South Korea: Sejong special autonomous city created.
05/17/12      update to Papua New Guinea new provinces: Hela, Jiwaka.
04/06/12      added Azawad under Mali.
01/10/12      update to The Sudan new states: Central Darfur and Eastern Darfur.
10/27/11      update to Venezuela: Francisco de Miranda Territory created.
09/01/11      added Cabildo Insulares to Spain's Canary Islands.
07/09/11      independence of South Sudan.
03/31/11      update Mayotte to become an overseas department of France.
01/01/11      update to Greece: Regions.
12/25/10      update to Taiwan: SinbeiTaichung and Tainan special municipalities created.
10/10/10      Netherlands Antilles dissolved into autonomous countries Curaçao & St. Maarten;
                Bonaire, Saba & St. Eustatius become special municipalities of Netherlands.
07/08/10      International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
05/30/10      Bolivia departments granted autonomy.
01/19/10      update to Russia: new federal district Severo-Kavkazsky (North Caucasian).
10/19/09      update to Uganda: Rwenzururu kingdom recognized. 
10/07/08      update to Nepal: Mustang kingship abolished.
08/31/08      update to The Sudan: Abyei Area created.
05/28/08      update to Nepal: becomes a republic.
05/23/08      update Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) est.
03/01/08      update to Russia: new kray Zabaikalsky.
02/17/08      independence of Kosovo.
12/01/07      update to Newfoundland: Nunatsiavut.
10/11/07      update to Chechnya-Ichkeria: became an emirate.
07/01/07      updates to Russia: new kray Kamchatka and Somalia: Maakhir state.
04/23/07      update to The Sudan: Transitional Darfur Regional Authority est.
02/21/07      new French overseas collectivities: Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin
01/01/07      updates to EU: Bulgaria and Romania join; Sri Lanka new prov.: Eastern 
                and Northern.
06/28/06      update to UN: Montenegro joins the United Nations.
06/05/06      independence of Serbia.
06/03/06      independence of Montenegro.
12/01/05      update to Russia: new kray: Perm.
10/01/05      update Ibero-American Secretariat est.
08/14/05      added Galmudug State to Somalia.
07/09/05      update to The Sudan: Government of Southern Sudan.
06/15/05      update to Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Autonomous Government
06/14/05      update to Iraq: Kurdistan Autonomous Region.
04/21/05      update to U.S. govt.: new Director of National Intelligence (DNI). 
10/16/04      update to Indonesia: new province (Sulawesi Barat).
09/01/04      update Antarctic Treaty Secretariat est.
07/01/04      updates Denmark (regions), Indonesia: new province (Kepulauan Riau).
05/01/04      update to EU: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia,
                Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join.
03/29/04      update to NATO: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania,
                Slovakia, and Slovenia join.
02/27/04      update French Polynesia autonomy increased.
02/19/04      update to Haiti: north secedes as Artibonite (to 03/19/04).
01/15/04      update Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) secretariat est.
12/14/03      update to Indonesia: new province (Irian Jaya Barat). 
02/04/03      update Yugoslavia formally abolished: successor Serbia and Montenegro.
03/11/03      update creation of International Criminal Court.
01/24/03      update to U.S. govt.: Department of Homeland Security.
10/12/02      update to Mauritius: autonomous status for Rodrigues Island.
09/27/02      update to UN: East Timor joins the United Nations.
09/10/02      update to UN: Switzerland joins the United Nations.
07/28/02      update to U.S. govt: Transportation Security Administration.
07/09/02      update to Organization of African Unity (OAU) becomes African Union.
05/20/02      independence of East Timor.
04/11/02      update to Somalia: State of Southwest Somalia.
02/14/02      update to Bahrain: becomes a kingdom.

    New Anthems, Flags, Constitutions and Currencies

05/10/19      update to Martinique (flag, hymn).
04/29/19      update to Saint Helena (flag).
03/23/19      update to Kazakhstan (capital name).
02/20/19      update to Zimbabwe (currency).
02/12/19      update to North Macedonia (polity name).
02/04/19      update to Italy reg.: Lombardia (flag)
01/16/19      update to Burundi (capital).
01/08/19      update to Russia reg.: Pskov (flag).
10/03/18      update to Tulsa, OK (flag).
09/28/18      update to Nepal prov.: Sudurpaschim (name).
09/13/18      update to Ethiopia reg.: Somali State (flag).
09/11/18      update to U.S. govt.: TSA (flag).
08/20/18      update to Venezuela (currency).
07/06/18      update to Nepal prov.: Gandaki (name).
06/18/18      updates to Kazakhstan prov.: Shymkent (new region), Türkistan (polity name).
06/08/18      update to Myanmar state: Mon (flag).
06/07/18      update to Burundi (constitution).
05/04/18      update to Chad (constitution).
04/19/18      update to Eswatini (Swaziland) (polity name).
02/27/18      update to Ukraine: Donestk Republic (flag).
02/24/18      update to Nepal prov.: Kamali (name).
02/20/18      update to Venezuela (currency).
11/28/17      updates to Mauritania (flag, anthem).
09/25/17      update to Mauritania (anthem lyrics).
07/24/17      update to Orlando, FL (flag).
04/13/17      update to South Ossetia (polity name).
04/11/17      update to Kyrgyzstan (flag).
04/06/17      update to Thailand (new constitution).
03/10/17      update to Nagorno-Karabakh (polity name, new constitution).
02/07/17      update to Equatorial Guinea (capital).
01/28/17      update to The Gambia (country name).
11/01/16      update to Norden (flag).
10/05/16      update to Somalia reg.: HirShabelle (flag).
09/30/16      updates to France regions: Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine,
                and Occitanie (names).
08/07/16      update to Thailand (new constitution).
07/12/16      update to U.S.: Washington, DC (draft statehood constitution).
07/01/16      update to Czech Republic (English short-form polity name).
04/29/16      update to Ukraine: Lugansk Republic (anthem).
03/06/16      update to Algeria (new constitution).
09/20/15      update to Nepal (new constitution).
07/30/15      update to Peru reg.: San Martin (flag).
07/01/15      update to U.S. state: Virginia (state song).
05/09/15      update to Ukraine: Lugansk Republic (anthem).
03/01/15      update to Belgium reg.: Brussels-Capital (flag).
01/28/15      update to Taiwan city: Tainan (flag).
01/17/15      update to France reg.: Centre-Val de Loire (name).
01/01/15      update to Lithuania (currency).
12/19/14      update to Peru reg.: Ica (flag).
11/15/14      update to Burkina Faso (constitution restored).
11/02/14      update to Ukraine: Lugansk Republic (flag).
10/31/14      update to Burkina Faso (constitution suspended).
07/22/14      update to Thailand (new constitution).
06/21/14      update to Ukraine: Donetsk Republic (flag).
05/22/14      update to Thailand (constitution suspended).
05/18/14      update to Ukraine: Lugansk Republic (constitution).
05/14/14      update to Ukraine: Donetsk Republic (constitution).
03/17/14      update to Crimea (constitution, currency).
03/07/14      update to West Virginia (state song).
01/27/14      update to Tunisia (new constitution).
01/18/14      update to Egypt (new constitution).
01/01/14      updates to Latvia (currency), Vietnam (constitution).
12/26/13      update to Russia reg.: Ulyanovsk (flag).
11/01/13      update to Solomon Island (rulers title style).
10/25/13      update to Cabo Verde (polity name).
09/06/13      update to Fiji (new constitution).
07/29/13      update to Montserrat (national anthem).
07/15/13      update to Paraguay (flag).
07/03/13      update to Egypt (constitution suspended).
06/26/13      update to WMO (flag).
06/17/13      update to ACP (flag).
05/22/13      update to Zimbabwe (new constitution, country name).
05/11/13      update to Ascension Island (flag).
04/30/13      update to The Netherlands (national holiday).
03/25/13      updates to Central African Rep. (constitution suspended) and
                Indonesia prov.: Aceh (flag).
03/13/13      update to Vatican City (national holiday).
01/08/13      update to Libya (state name).
01/03/13      update to Palestine (country name).
12/25/12      update to Egypt (new constitution).
10/15/12      update to Turks and Caicos (new constitution).
09/03/12      update to British Virgin Is. (local anthem).
08/01/12      update to Somalia (new constitution, anthem, country name).
05/28/12      update to Malawi (flag).
05/01/12      update to Belarus (flag).
04/25/12      update to St. Barthélemy (local holiday, moved to 9 Oct [1847]
                from 27 May [1848]).
03/22/12      update to to Mali (constitution suspended until 1 Apr 2012).
03/01/12      update to Tokelau (anthem).
02/27/12      update to Syria (new constitution).
02/07/12      update to Peru reg.: Puno (flag).
01/01/12      update to Hungary (constitution). 
09/27/11      update to Montserrat (new constitution).
08/26/11      update to Argentina prov.: Catamarca (flag).
08/23/11      update to Libya (flag, anthem, constitution).
07/29/11      update to Morocco (new constitution).
07/09/11      update to South Sudan (anthem, constitution, currency, flag).
06/28/11      update to Org. of Islamic Cooperation (flag).
06/01/11      update to Russia rep.: Mari El (flag). 
05/25/11      update to Belgium reg.: Wallonia-Brussels (name).
03/09/11      update to U.S. state: Utah (flag).
02/13/11      update to Egypt (constitution suspended).
01/01/11      updates to Estonia, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius (currencies).
12/16/10      update to Argentina prov.: Córdoba (flag).
12/15/10      update to OECD (flag).
12/11/10      update to Madagascar (constitution).
11/25/10      update to Niger (constitution).
11/22/10      update to U.S. state: Louisiana (flag).
10/26/10      update to Saint-Martin (local flag).
10/21/10      updates to Myanmar (Burma) (flag, country name).
10/10/10      updates to Curaçao and Sint Maarten (constitutions).
08/27/10      update to Kenya (constitution).
08/07/10      update to Malawi (flag).
07/13/10      update to New Caledonia (flag).
07/02/10      update to Kyrgyzstan (constitution).
05/07/10      update to Guinea (constitution).
04/13/10      update to Argentina prov.: Tucumán (flag).
03/04/10      update to Pitcairn (constitution order).
02/26/10      update to Dominican Rep. (constitution).
02/18/10      update to update to Niger (constitution suspended).
02/17/10      update to Russia kray: Kamchatka (flag).
02/12/10      update to Peru reg.: Pasco (flag).
02/05/10      update to Angola (constitution).
01/31/10      update to African Union (flag).
01/29/10      update to French Guiana (flag).
12/22/09      update to Somalia: Puntland (flag).
11/06/09      updates to Cayman Islands (new constitution).
10/21/09      update to Tokelau (flag).
09/28/09      update to North Korea (constitution).
09/23/09      update to Russia oblast: Arkhangelsk (flag).
09/01/09      update to Saint Helena (constitution, country name).
08/18/09      update to Niger (constitution).
08/14/09      update to Turks and Caicos (constitution suspended).
06/02/09      update to Belarus oblast: Vitebsk (flag).
04/12/09      update to Zimbabwe (currency).
03/25/09      update to Argentina prov.: Rio Negro (flag).
03/18/09      update to Bolivia (state name).
02/27/09      update to Ukraine prov.: Zakarpattya (flag). 
02/07/09      update to Bolivia (constitution).
01/01/09      updates to Falklands (constitution), Slovakia and Turkey (currency).
12/15/08      update to Turmenistan (anthem).
10/30/08      update to Poland: Dolnoslaskie (flag). 
10/22/08      update to Ecuador (constitution).
09/26/08      update to Turkmenistan (constitution).
08/07/08      update to Maldives (constitution).
07/18/08      update to Bhutan (constitution).
07/16/08      update to Republika Srpska (anthem).
06/26/08      update to New Caledonia (anthem).
06/15/08      update to Kosovo (constitution).
06/11/08      update to Kosovo (anthem).
05/29/08      updates to Tokelau (flag) and Myanmar (Burma) (constitution).
05/28/08      update to Nepal (country name).
05/18/08      update to Myanmar (draft constitution).
02/17/08      update to Kosovo (flag).
01/22/08      update to Iraq (flag).
01/01/08      updates to Cyprus, Britsh Sovereign Base Areas, Malta and Venezuela
10/23/07      update to Kyrgyzstan (constitution).
10/22/07      update to Montenegro (constitution, country name).
10/11/07      update to Chechnya-Ichkeria (constitution, flag).
08/19/07      update to Thailand (constitution).
08/03/07      update to Nepal (anthem).
06/19/07      update to British Virgin Islands (constitution).
01/15/07      update to Nepal (constitution).
01/09/07      update to The Sudan (currency).
01/02/07      update to Gibraltar (constitution).
01/01/07      update to Slovenia (currency)
12/10/06      update to Nagorno-Karabakh (constitution).
11/10/06      update to Serbia (constitution).
11/09/06      update to Kyrgyzstan (constitution).
10/04/06      update to Lesotho (flag).
10/01/06      update to Palau (capital).
08/09/06      update to Turks and Caicos (constitution).
07/06/06      update to Mongolia (anthem lyrics).
06/21/06      update to OECS (flag).
05/14/06      update to Afghanistan (anthem).
03/07/06      update to Venezuela (flag).
02/18/06      update to Congo (Kinshasa) (flag and constitution).
01/06/06      update to Kazakhstan (anthem).
11/08/05      update to Myanmar (Burma) (capital)
10/25/05      update to Iraq (constitution). 
07/26/05      update to Swaziland (constitution). 
07/09/05      update to The Sudan (constitution).
04/24/05      update to Vatican City (national holiday).
02/28/05      update to Burundi (constitution).
01/09/05      update to Zanzibar (flag).
01/01/05      updates to Madagascar (currency) and Turkey (currency).
11/16/04      update to Sint Eustatius (flag).
11/05/04      update to Rodrigues Island (flag).
08/18/04      update to Chechnya (flag).
08/17/04      update to Serbia (state flag).
07/20/04      update to Georgia (Adjaria flag).
07/12/04      update to Montenegro (flag and anthem). 
06/28/04      update to Iraq (flag and anthem)
04/23/04      update to Georgia (anthem).
03/08/04      update to Iraq (constitution).
02/28/04      update to Vojvodina (flag).
01/26/04      update to Afghanistan (constitution).
01/14/04      update to Georgia (flag).
01/04/04      update to Afghanistan (flag).
05/26/03      update to Rwanda (constitution).
05/08/03      update to U.S. state of Georgia (flag).
02/04/03      update to Serbia & Montenegro (constitution).
10/20/02      update to Tristan da Cunha (flag)
06/27/02      update to Afghanistan (flag).
02/14/02      update to Bahrain (flag).
01/28/02      update to Afghanistan (flag).
01/26/02      update to Christmas Island (flag).
01/07/02      update to Comoros (flag).
01/01/02      update to Rwanda (flag).
01/01/02      update to European Union (currency).

 International Organization Membership Updates

07/04/19      Solomon Islands to be 192nd member of WIPO.
05/22/19      Slovenia the 54th member of ANT.
05/14/19      Mongolia the 122nd member of PCA.
04/18/19      Guyana the 90th member of IHO.
04/09/19      Venezuela membership given to opposition govt. by OAS.
04/06/19      Saint Vincent the 179th member of IPU.
04/01/19      Antigua and Barbuda the 170th member of UNIDO.
03/17/19      The Philippines withdraws from the ICCt.
03/15/19      Venezuela membership given to opposition govt. by IADB.
03/14/19      Guadeloupe the 4th associate member of OECS.
03/11/19      Niue the 68th member of ADB.
03/08/19      Micronesia the 169th member of UNIDO.
02/13/19      Zimbabwe the 168th member of CTBTO.
02/05/19      Saint Lucia the 171st member of IAEA.
01/17/19      Belarus the 70th member of AIIB.
01/10/19      Catalonia admitted to the UNPO.
01/09/19      Canada the 160th member of IRENA.
     01/01/19      Qatar withdraws from OPEC.
     12/31/18      Israel and U.S. withdraw from UNESCO.
     12/28/18      Romania the 69th member of AIIB.
11/27/18      Uzbekistan the 173rd member of IOM.
11/26/18      Suriname the 183rd member of WCO.
11/20/18      Kiribati rejoins and Vanuatu the 194th member of Interpol.
11/16/18      Andorra the 186th member of WMO.
10/11/18      Kosovo, Serbia and U.A.E. associate members of OIF.
10/04/18      Turkmenistan the 159th member of IRENA.
09/25/18      Thailand the 167th member of CTBTO.
09/13/18      The Sudan the 68th member of AIIB.
09/06/18      Wallis and Futuna the 2nd associate member of PIF.
08/27/18      Bahrain the 67th member of AIIB.
08/17/18      Comoros the 16th member of SADC.
07/19/18      Somalia the 21st member of COMESA.
07/18/18      Tunisia the 20th member of COMESA.
07/11/18      India the 69th member of EBRD.
07/05/18      Lithuania the 36th member of OECD.
06/29/18      Grenada, Laos, and Palau the 170th, 171st and 172nd
                members of the IOM.
06/27/18      Cyprus, Madagascar the 65th and 66th members of AIIB.
06/22/18      Congo (Brazzaville) the 15th member of OPEC.
06/18/18      Costa Rica the 158th member of IRENA.
06/16/18      Palestine the 193rd member of OPCW.
05/24/18      Palestine the 195th member of UNCTAD.
05/23/18      Chad the 157th member of IRENA.
05/19/18      Ukraine withdraws from the CIS.
05/17/18      Palestine the 168th member of UNIDO.
05/14/18      Nauru the 174th member of IMO.
05/11/18      Bulgaria the 89th member of IHO.
04/30/18      Grenada the 170th member of IAEA.
04/03/18      Samoa the 64th member of AIIB.
03/28/18      Ambazonia admitted to the UNPO.
03/19/18      Canada the 63rd member of AIIB.
03/16/18      British Virgin Islands the 11th associate of ACS.
03/09/18      Bolivia the 104th member of IMSO.
03/06/18      Vanuatu the 62nd member of AIIB.
03/03/18      Paraguay the 156th member of IRENA.
02/25/18      Ukraine the 155th member of IRENA.
02/15/18      San Marino the 29th member of PAM.
02/08/18      The Gambia rejoins The Commonwealth.
01/19/18      Armenia the 173rd member of IMO.
01/01/18      Dominican Rep. membership in IHO restored.
01/01/18      Marshall Islands rejoins and Saint Lucia, Vanuatu join IPU.
12/31/17      Slovakia withdraws from UNIDO.
12/29/17      Seychelles the 88th member of IHO.
12/20/17      Marshall Islands the 191st member of ICRM.
12/19/17      Spain the 61st member of AIIB.
12/14/17      Nepal the 154th member of IRENA.
12/12/17      Timor-Leste the 191st member of WIPO.
12/11/17      Marshall Islands the 190th member of WIPO.
12/11/17      Fiji the 60th member of AIIB.
12/04/17      Saint Vincent and the Grenadines the 169th member of IAEA.
12/01/17      Dominica the 169th member of IOM.
11/28/17      Cook Islands, Cuba the 167th and 168th members of IOM.
11/22/17      Timor-Leste the 59th member of AIIB.
11/18/17      Tuvalu the 192nd member of ICAO.
11/04/17      Lebanon the 153rd member of IRENA.
10/30/17      New Caledonia the 11th associate member of UNESCO.
10/27/17      Burundi withdraws from ICCt.
10/23/17      Ireland the 58th member of AIIB.
10/15/17      Turkmenistan joins, Uzbekistan rejoins the IPU.
10/13/17      Afghanistan the 57th member of AIIB.
09/27/17      Palestine, Solomon Islands the 191st & 192nd members of Interpol.
09/13/17      Comoros, Somalia the 157th and 158th members of UNWTO.
08/30/17      Uzbekistan the 54th member of ISESCO.
08/24/17      Uzbekistan the 152nd member of IRENA.
07/13/17      Lebanon the 68th member of EBRD.
06/27/17      Chameria admitted to the UNPO.
06/21/17      El Salvador the 151st member of IRENA.
06/16/17      Hungary the 56th member of AIIB.
06/09/17      India, Pakistan become members of SCO.
06/07/17      Hong Kong the 55th member of AIIB.
06/05/17      Montenegro the 29th member of NATO.
06/01/17      U.S. withdrawal notification from UNFCC-PA.
05/25/17      Equatorial Guinea the 14th member of OPEC.
05/13/17      Ethiopia the 54th member of AIIB; the Bellah People and
                Kabylia admitted to the UNPO.
04/28/17      Venezuela withdrawal notification from OAS.
03/30/17      Tuvalu the 173rd member of IPU.
03/29/17      United Kingdom withdrawal notification from EU and Euratom.
03/27/17      Malaysia the 53rd member of AIIB.
03/24/17      Antigua & Barbuda the 182nd member of WCO.
02/17/17      Vanuatu the 87th member of IHO.
02/13/17      Turkey the 53rd member of ISESCO.
02/08/17      Portugal the 52nd member of AIIB.
01/30/17      Morocco readmitted to African Union.
01/25/17      Kosovo the 181st member of WCO.
01/17/17      Iran the 51st member of AIIB.
01/11/17      Malta the 86th member of IHO.
12/31/16      Denmark and Greece withdraw from UNIDO.
12/28/16      Philippines the 50th member of AIIB.
12/05/16      Tonga the 166th member of IOM.
11/30/16      Uzbekistan the 49th member of AIIB.
11/30/16      Indonesia suspends membership in OPEC.
11/29/16      Belarus the 172nd member of IMO.
11/27/16      New Caledonia an associate member of OIF.
11/16/16      Honduras the 103rd member of IMSO.
10/27/16      Cook Islands the 189th member of WIPO.
10/24/16      Swaziland the 171st member of IPU.
10/13/16      Maldives withdraws from the Commonwealth.
09/21/16      Myanmar and Swaziland the 165th & 166th members of CTBTO.
09/19/16      IOM becomes part of the UN system.
09/10/16      French Polynesia, New Caledonia full members of PIF.
08/19/17      Afghanistan the 150th member of IRENA.
08/19/16      Australia withdraws from UNWTO.
07/29/16      Afghanistan the 164th member of WTO.
07/14/16      Liberia the 163rd member of WTO.
07/01/16      Latvia the 35th member of OECD.
07/01/16      Gabon rejoins OPEC.
06/30/16      China, Solomon Islands & Tuvalu members of IOM.
06/16/16      Azerbaijan the 168th member of ISA.
06/13/16      The Bahamas the 121st member of PCA.
06/04/16      Saint Martin an associate member of ACS.
05/15/16      Guyana the 57th member of IDB.
04/29/16      South Arabia admitted to the UNPO.
04/12/16      Nauru the 189th member of IBRD and IMF.
04/17/16      Djibouti the 120th member of PCA.
04/09/16      Martinique the 3rd associate member of OECS.
03/20/16      Comoros, Egypt and Guyana rejoin the IPU.
03/08/16      Fiji the 102nd member of IMSO.
03/03/16      El Salvador the 124th member of ICCt.
03/02/16      South Sudan the 6th member of EAC.
02/24/16      Tonga the 187th member of ILO.
02/16/16      Turkmenistan the 168th member of IAEA.
02/09/16      Kiribati the 170th member of UNIDO.
01/16/16      the AIIB opens.
01/15/16      China the 67th member of EBRD.
01/05/16      Kosovo the 119th member of PCA.
01/01/16      Indonesia rejoins OPEC.
12/31/15      Belgium withdraws from UNIDO.
12/31/15      Brazil the 28th member of CDB.
12/29/15      Palestine the 118th member of PCA.
12/04/15      Tuvalu the 190th member of IFRCS.
11/30/15      Kazakhstan the 162nd member of WTO.
11/23/15      Eritrea, Kiribati, Saint Kitts & Nevis,
                Saint Lucia, São Tomé & Príncipe join the IOM.
11/20/15      Barbados the 167th member of IAEA.
11/18/15      Tuvalu the 190th member of ICRM.
11/11/15      Ecuador the 101st member of IMSO.
11/06/15      District of Columbia admitted to UNPO.
11/03/15      Montserrat the 10th associate member of UNESCO.
10/16/15      Angola the 192nd member of OPCW.
10/14/15      Antigua and Barbuda the 166th member of IAEA.
10/13/15      Iceland the 53rd member of ANT.
10/09/15      Norway withdraws from UNWTO.
09/14/15      Barbados and Samoa become members of UNWTO.
09/09/15      Vanuatu the 165th member of IAEA.
08/07/15      Myanmar the 191st member of OPCW.
08/06/15      Kyrgyzstan the 5th member of EAEU.
08/02/15      South Sudan the 206th member of IOC.
07/17/15      Bolivia the 6th member of Mercosur.
07/01/15      Bretagne admitted to UNPO.
06/12/15      Cook Islands the 186th member of ILO.
05/25/15      Rwanda rejoins the ECCAS.
04/30/15      South Sudan the 80th member of AfDB.
04/26/15      Seychelles the 161st member of WTO.
04/01/15      Palestine the 123rd member of ICCt.
03/20/15      Angola the 164th member of CTBTO.
03/26/15      Brunei the 85th member of IHO.
03/24/15      Palestine the 180th member of WCO.
03/23/15      Mongolia the 52nd member of ANT.
03/22/15      Georgia the 117th member of PCA.
03/16/15      Marshall Islands the 170th member of UNIDO.
03/06/15      Djibouti the 164th member of IAEA.
03/02/15      Georgia and Vietnam the 83rd and 84th 
                members of IHO.
02/16/15      Micronesia, Montenegro and Palau join IFAD.
02/10/15      Palestine the 191st member of NPT.
02/02/15      Order of Malta an associate of PAM.
01/27/15      Guyana the 163rd member of IAEA.
01/27/15      Kazakhstan the 51st member of ANT.
01/12/15      Georgia the 100th member of IMSO.
01/08/15      Niue the 188th member of WIPO.
01/02/15      Palestine the 167th member of ISA.
01/02/15      Armenia the 4th member of EAEU.
01/01/15      Eurasian Economic Union est.
12/31/14      Portugal withdraws from UNIDO.
12/09/14      Brazil and UAE the 26th & 27th members of UNRWA.
11/28/14      Amazigh, Sulu & Trieste admitted to UNPO.
11/25/14      Samoa the 157th member of IOM.
11/18/14      Jordan the 99th member of IMSO.
10/22/14      Kosovo the 205th member of IOC.
10/20/14      São Tomé & Príncipe the 116th member of PCA.
10/02/14      Zambia the 171st member of IMO.
09/02/14      Congo (Brazzaville) the 163rd member of CTBTO.
08/06/14      Tokelau the 3rd associate member of PIF.
07/23/14      Equatorial Guinea the 9th member of CPLP.
06/28/14      Savoy admitted and Aceh & Talysh rejoin UNPO.
06/26/14      Yemen the 160th member of WTO.
06/19/14      Macedonia the 156th member of IOM.
06/04/14      Tuvalu the 187th member of WIPO.
05/29/14      Luxembourg the 79th member of AfDB.
03/17/14      Tonga the 164h member of IPU.
03/04/14      Niue the 162nd member of CTBTO.
02/19/14      Russia the 173rd member of IFAD.
02/18/14      Brunei Darussalam the 162nd member of to IAEA.
02/14/14      Guadeloupe, Martinique and Sint Maarten
                separate associate members of ACS.
02/10/14      Guyana the 52nd member of ISESCO.
01/07/14      The Bahamas the 161st member of to IAEA.
01/01/14      Mayotte becomes an outermost region of EU.
12/31/13      New Zealand withdraws from UNIDO.
12/12/13      Suriname the 27th member of CDB.
12/03/13      Montenegro the 82nd member of IHO.
11/26/13      Fiji, Iceland, Marshall Islands and Turkmenistan join IOM.
11/25/13      San Marino the 160th member of to IAEA.
11/22/13      Barotseland admitted & West Papua rejoins the UNPO.
11/12/13      Cyprus and South Sudan join the IFRCS.
11/05/13      Anguilla the 9th associate member of UNESCO.
10/29/13      Turkey the 78th member of AfDB.
10/15/13      North Korea the 98th member of IMSO.
10/07/13      Bhutan joins and Somalia rejoins the IPU.
10/02/13      The Gambia withdraws from The Commonwealth
09/27/13      Iraq the 161st member of CTBTO.
09/24/13      Guinea-Bissau the 160th member of CTBTO.
09/14/13      Syria the 190th member of OPCW.
08/07/13      Niger the 166th member of ISA.
07/19/13      Kiribati the 186th member of WIPO.
07/01/13      Croatia the 28th member of the EU.
06/29/13      Somalia the 189th member of OPCW.
06/27/13      Dominican Rep. the 8th member of SICA.
06/18/13      South Sudan the 189th member of ICRM.
06/17/13      Malawi and Suriname the 150th & 151st members of IOM.
06/15/13      Brunei, Singapore, and South Sudan to join FAO.
05/14/13      Trinidad and U.A.E. rejoin the UNWTO.
05/01/13      Côte d'Ivoire the 122nd member of ICCt. 
04/26/13      Guadeloupe & Martinique separate associate members of ACS.
03/02/13      Tajikistan the 159th member of WTO.
02/15/13      Swaziland the 159th member of to IAEA.
02/13/13      Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu join IFAD.
02/08/13      Chad the 159th member of CTBTO.
02/02/13      Laos the 158th member of WTO.
01/10/13      Brunei the 158th member of CTBTO.
01/08/13      TImor-Leste the 165th member of ISA.
12/31/12      Lithuania & U.K. withdraw from UNIDO.
12/22/12      Latvia withdraws from UNWTO.
12/17/12      Kosovo the 66th member of EBRD.
12/15/12      Canada withdraws from UNFCC-Kyoto Protocol.
12/14/12      South Sudan the 185th member of WMO.
12/05/12      Estonia the 169th member of IFAD.
11/29/12      Myanmar & Papua New Guinea the 148th & 149th members of IOM.
11/27/12      St. Vincent the 147th member of IOM.
11/21/12      Mongolia the 57th member of OSCE.
11/21/12      Uganda the 51st member of ISESCO.
11/09/12      Trinidad & Tobago the 158th member of IAEA.
11/02/12      Fiji the 157th member of IAEA.
11/01/12      Togo the 156th member of IAEA.
10/13/12      Armenia the 54th member & Qatar an associate of OIF.
10/04/12      Somalia the 179th member of WCO.
09/24/12      Ecuador & Swaziland the 163rd & 164th members of ISA
09/22/12      Tuvalu the 184th member of WMO.
09/07/12      Bulgaria withdraws from the ITSO.
09/04/12      Rwanda the 155th member of IAEA. 
08/24/12      Vanuatu the 157th member of WTO.
08/22/12      Russia the 156th member of WTO.
07/31/12      Venezuela the 5th member of Mercosur. 
07/18/12      South Sudan the 178th member of WCO.
07/07/12      Lezgin admitted to UNPO.
07/01/12      Guatemala the 121st member of ICCt. 
06/21/12      Uzbekistan withdraws from the CSTO.
06/01/12      Myanmar rejoins the UNWTO
05/29/12      Palau the 185th member of ILO.
05/12/12      Canada withdraws from the UNWTO
05/10/12      Samoa the 155th member of WTO
04/29/12      Montenegro the 154th member of WTO
04/25/12      Saudi Arabia the 27th member of Colombo Plan.
04/24/12      Somalia the 26th member of Intersputnik.
04/20/12      Cameroon the 81st member of IHO.
04/18/12      South Sudan the 188th member of IMF and World Bank (IBRD).
04/13/12      South Sudan the 184th member of ILO.
04/09/12      Niue the 158th ratification of CTBT.
04/05/12      South Sudan and Myanmar join the IPU.
04/04/12      Papua New Guinea the 154th member of IAEA.
03/02/12      Vanuatu the 185th member of WIPO.      
03/01/12      Pakistan the 50th member of ANT.
02/22/12      South Sudan the 168th member of IFAD.
02/26/12      Bangladesh the 115th member of PCA.
02/17/12      Dominica the 153rd member of IAEA.
02/10/12      South Sudan the 8th member of IGAD.
02/06/12      Indonesia the 157th ratification of CTBT.
02/01/12      Vanuatu the 120th member of ICCt. 
01/12/12      Guatemala the 156th ratification of CTBT.
              and Luxembourg the 25th member of UNRWA.
01/01/12      Cape Verde the 119th member of ICCt. 
12/29/11      Vietnam the 114th member of PCA;
12/29/11      Jordan & Tunisia the 64th & 65th members of ERBD.
12/27/11      Albania the 113th member of PCA.
12/19/11      Colombia the 60th member of BIS.
12/16/11      United Arab Emirates the 59th member of BIS.
12/05/11      Antigua & Barbuda, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, 
                Ethiopia, Guyana, Maldives, Micronesia, 
                Mozambique, Nauru, South Sudan, Seychelles, 
                Vanuatu and Vatican City join the IOM.
12/01/11      Maldives the 118th member of ICCt. 
11/23/11      Palestine the 195th member of UNESCO.
11/23/11      Maldives the 187th member of ICRC and IFRCS.
11/10/11      South Sudan the 191st member of ICAO.
11/04/11      Laos the 152nd member of IAEA.
11/01/11      The Philippines the 117th member of ICCt. 
10/31/11      Curaçao, St. Maarten & South Sudan join Interpol.
10/31/11      Malaysia the 49th signatory to Antarctic Treaty.
10/27/11      South Sudan the 194th member of UNESCO.
10/27/11      Tuvalu the 174th member of UNIDO.
10/25/11      Curaçao, St. Maarten associate members of UNESCO.
10/19/11      Chad joins the IPU.
10/13/11      South Sudan the 20th member of COMESA.
10/10/11      Liberia the 155th member of UNWTO.
10/04/11      South Sudan the 192nd member of UPU.
10/03/11      South Sudan the 193rd member of ITU.
09/29/11      Palau the 97th member of IMSO.
09/28/11      Mongolia the 96th member of IMSO.
09/27/11      South Sudan the 194th member of WHO.
09/22/11      Guinea the 155th ratification of CTBT.
09/18/11      Haratin admitted to UNPO.
09/08/11      Palau the 170th member of IMO.
09/01/11      Tunisia the 116th member of ICCt.
08/01/11      Grenada the 115th member of ICCt.
07/29/11      South Sudan the 54th member of African Union.
07/22/11      Peru the 58th member of BIS.
07/15/11      Luxembourg the 57th member of BIS.
07/14/11      South Sudan the 193rd member of UN & 194th member of UNCTAD.
07/13/11      Hungary the 167th member of IFAD.
07/08/11      IOC de-recognizes Netherlands Antilles NOC, leaving 204 members.
06/30/11      WEU is dissolved.
06/28/11      Org. of Islamic Conference renamed Org. of Islamic Cooperation.
06/25/11      Tokelau an associate member of FAO.
06/15/11      Grenada the 78th member of IRENA.
06/14/11      Ghana the 154th ratification of CTBT.
06/10/11      Philippines the 77th member of IRENA.
05/25/11      Azerbaijan and Fiji join Non-Aligned Movement.
05/15/11      Thailand the 162nd member of ISA.
05/10/11      WEU assembly last session closes.
04/19/11      Rwanda the 112th member of PCA.
04/16/11      Micronesia and Trinidad & Tobago join IPU.
02/19/11      Uzbekistan the 167th member of IFAD.
01/24/11      Yemen the 95th member of the IMSO.
01/01/11      Moldova the 114th member of ICCt.
12/09/10      Estonia the 34th member of the OECD.
12/10/10      Kuwait the 24th member of UNRWA.
12/02/10      Curaçao and Sint Maarten join Parlatino.
11/29/10      Botswana, Central African Republic, Lesotho,
                Swaziland and Timor-Leste join the IOM
11/24/10      Panama withdrew from PARLACEN.
11/01/10      Seychelles and St. Lucia the 112th & 113th members of ICCt.
10/28/10      Andorra the 26th member of PAM.
09/28/10      Malawi the 161st member of ISA.
09/26/10      Moro admitted to UNPO.
09/07/10      Israel the 33rd member of the OECD
08/24/10      Timor-Leste the 192nd member of ITU.
08/19/10      Guinea-Bissau the 177th member of WCO.
07/21/10      Slovenia the 32nd member of the OECD 
07/17/10      Philippines the 111th member of PCA.
07/08/10      International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
06/24/10      Tuvalu the 187th member of IMF and World Bank.
06/01/10      Bangladesh the 111th member of ICCt.
05/26/10      Central African Republic and Trindad & Tobago 
                the 152nd and 153rd members of CTBTO.
05/07/10      Chile the 31st member of the OECD
03/28/10      Seychelles the 155th member of IPU.
02/06/10      Ogaden admitted to UNPO.
01/29/10      Portugal the 48th Antarctic Treaty member. 
12/04/09      Timor-Leste the 183rd member of WMO.
11/28/09      Rwanda the 54th member of The Commonwealth.
11/23/09      Cambodia rejoins as 151st member of IAEA.
11/17/09      Vanuatu the 176th member of WCO.
10/28/09      Marshall Islands the 151st member of CTBTO.
10/22/09      Montenegro the 150th member of ITSO.
10/13/09      Samoa admitted as the 188th member of Interpol.
10/12/09      Faroe Islands the 7th associate member of UNESCO;
                Antigua & Barbuda the 94th member of IMSO.
10/07/09      Madagascar the 110th member of PCA.
10/05/09      UK withdraws and Vanuatu the 154th member of UNWTO.
10/01/09      Czech Republic the 110th member of ICCt.
09/23/09      Saint Vincent & the Grenadines the 150th member of CTBTO
                São Tomé & Príncipe the 175th member of WCO.
09/01/09      Chile Republic the 109th member of ICCt.
08/18/09      Georgia withdraws from the CIS.
08/17/09      Liberia the 149th member of CTBTO.
08/14/09      Chad the 160th member of ISA.
07/15/09      Congo (Brazzaville) the 150th member of IAEA.
07/13/09      Lesotho the 149th member of IAEA.
06/24/09      Bahrain and Burundi the 147th & 148th members of IAEA.
06/30/09      Uganda the 169th member of IMO.
06/29/09      Namibia and Trinidad & Tobago join IOM as 126th & 127th members;
                Kosovo the 186th member of IMF and World Bank (IBRD).
05/21/09      The Bahamas the 188th member of OPCW.
05/15/09      Maldives the 183rd member of ILO.
04/26/09      Dominican Republic the 187th member of OPCW.
04/01/09      Albania and Croatia the 27th & 28th members of NATO.
02/18/09      Marshall Islands the 166th member of IFAD.
02/12/09      Iraq the 186th member of OPCW.
02/05/09      Oman the 146th member of IAEA.
01/05/09      United Arab Emirates the 109th member of PCA.
01/12/09      China the 48th member of IADB.
01/01/09      Indonesia withdraws from OPEC.
12/20/08      Lebanon the 185th member of OPCW.
12/11/08      Samoa the 173rd member of UNIDO.
10/15/08      Comoros, Oman, Palestine and Sierra Leone join IPU.
10/07/08      Vatican City admitted as the 187th member of Interpol.
10/01/08      Cook Islands & Suriname the 107th & 108th members of ICCt.
09/25/08      Romania an associate of PAM.
09/23/08      Norway the 153rd member of UNWTO
09/20/08      Gilgit-Baltistan admitted to UNPO.
08/29/08      Bahrain the 108th member of PCA.
08/20/09      Vanuatu the 93rd member of IMSO.
08/17/08      Seychelles rejoin the SADC.
07/23/08      Cape Verde the 153rd member of WTO. 
07/18/08      Cook Islands the 168th member of IMO.
07/08/08      Nepal the 145th member of IAEA.
07/04/08      Bosnia