state information

List taken from all the member states of the United Nations

Afghanistan  - The ongoing conflict involving the ANDSF (Afghan National Defence and Security Force) and the Taliban (and other insurgents) has forced 88,481 to leave their homes since the beginning of the year 2017.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/90000-afghans-displaced-2017-170509101908636.html

Albania – national elections 18th June 2017. Opposition parties led by the Democratic Party will not be participating until the current Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama steps down.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/opposition-in-albania-declares-boycott-on-scheduled-june-elections-04-10-2017

Algeria - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the current President of Algeria has been in power since 1999. Born in 1937. In 2014, he ran for a fourth term as President and won, extending his Presidency another five years.  Ill health has surrounded his recent years. Opponents to the 2014 election dismissed the result as unfair and fraudulent.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/abdelaziz-bouteflika-algerian-president-election

Andorra  - Not a member of the European Union, but uses the Euro as currency. Bordered by Spain and France. Country a monarchy ruled by two chief of states named Co-Prince: the President of France and a Roman Catholic bishop in Spain.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/an.html

Angola - José Eduardo dos Santos became President of Angolia in 1979 is still in charge today. Dos Santos said he will not run for a new term as President in the scheduled elections in August 2017.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/11/africa-strongmen-angola-dos-santos-zimbabwe-mugabe-uganda-sudan

Antigua and Barbuda - The Antigua and Barbuda ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) in its meeting in May 2017 warned members to refrain against "the politics of exclusion". He said that each member state has a right to have a voice and be consulted on issues, and not to have the self-interest of a few imposed on them.

Member states of the OAS are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada ,Suriname ,Dominica (Commonwealth of), Saint Lucia ,Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ,The Bahamas (Commonwealth of); St. Kitts & Nevis , Canada, Belize, Guyana

http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Antigua-Barbuda-ambassador-warns-OAS-against-%27politics-of-exclusion%27-34406.html

http://www.oas.org/en/about/member_states.asp

Argentina - Centre-right President of Argentina since late 2015 on a four year term is Mauricio Macri. He was the former Mayor of Buenos Aires. Macri's Foreign Minister is Susana Malcorra, who previously served as Under-Secretary-General for Field Support at the United Nations and the Chief Operating Officer of the World Food Programme (WFP). 

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-argentina-presidential-election-20151122-story.html

http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sgsm17355.doc.htm

Armenia - According to an Azerbaijan news outlet, as of May 2017, Armenia's armed forces have again violated the ceasefire as agreed in the Bishkek Protocol, which continues the ongoing fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an ethnic and territorial dispute between Azerbaijian and Armenia, beginning in 1988 and ongoing to the present day. It has caused full-scale war and many deaths.

Mikhail Chernov, an expert at Russia’s Center of Strategic Conjuncture has said that the Americans are not interested in resolving the conflict, as Armenia is the link to the Middle East for Russia and the transport corridor to Iran.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53601#.WRnzl8bNvIU

https://www.azernews.az/karabakh/113048.html

https://www.azernews.az/karabakh/113075.html

Australia - As of May 2017, Australia's Foreign Minister is Julie Bishop, Australia's first female in the role. First studying law at the University of Adelaide, she then moved on to study a management program at Harvard University, then began working for the law firm Clayton Utz, where she became partner and then managing partner.

http://foreignminister.gov.au/Pages/biography-bishop.aspx

Austria -

 

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte D'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

 

 

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia (Republic of The)

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

 

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Republic of Moldova

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Thailand

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Republic of Tanzania

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe