The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having
participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San
Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January
1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
1. Membership in the United Nations is open to a other peace-loving states which accept
the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization,
are able and willing to carry out these obligations.
2. The admission of any such state to membership in the Nations will be effected by a
decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
A Member of the United Nations against which preventive or enforcement action has been
taken by the Security Council may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and
privileges of membership by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security
Council. The exercise of these rights and privileges may be restored by the Security
A Member of the United Nations which has persistently violated the Principles contained
in the present Charter may be expelled from the Organization by the General Assembly upon
the recommendation of the Security Council.