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From the icon Constitution of the Pan American Health Organization (28.35 kB)

Article 2. Membership:

A. All American States are entitled to membership in the Organization. (American States which are Members of the Organization are hereinafter called Member Governments.)

B. Territories or groups of territories within the Western Hemisphere which are not responsible for the conduct of their international relations shall have the right to be represented and to participate in the Organization. The nature and extent of the rights and obligations of these territories or groups of territories in the Organization shall be determined in each case by the Directing Council afterconsultation with the Government or other authorities having responsibility for their international relations (hereinafter called Participating Governments).

It is understood that Member Governments having under their jurisdiction subordinate territories and peoples within the Western Hemisphere will apply the provisions of the Pan American Sanitary Code and of this Constitution to such territories and peoples.

Member States

Date of Admission

Antigua and Barbuda 20 September 1982
Argentina 27 September 1937
Bahamas 08 October 1974
Barbados 02 October 1967
Belize 20 September 1982
Bolivia 22 March 1929
Brazil 29 October 1929
Canada 27 September 1971
Chile 03 October 1929
Colombia 21 June 1933
Costa Rica 13 December 1926
Cuba 26 June 1925
Dominica 21 September 1981
Dominican Republic 18 November 1929
Ecuador 27 September 1930
El Salvador 28 May 1926
Grenada 29 September 1977
Guatemala 10 May 1933
Guyana 02 October 1967
Haiti 25 June 1926
Honduras 15 January 1957
Jamaica 23 August 1962
Mexico 01 March 1929
Nicaragua 17 December 1925
Panama 09 March 1929
Paraguay 14 June 1939
Peru 20 November 1926
Saint Lucia 22 September 1980
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21 September 1981
St. Kitts and Nevis 24 September 1984
Suriname 29 September 1976
Trinidad and Tobago 20 September 1963
United States of America 28 March 1925
Uruguay 14 December 1928
Venezuela 13 March 1933
Participating States Date of Admission
France October 1951
The Netherlands October 1951
United Kingdom October 1951
Associate Members Date of Admission
Puerto Rico September 1992
Aruba September 2012
Curaçao September 2012
Sint Maarten September 2012
Observer States Date of Admission
Spain September 1980
Portugal September 1986
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