1 Associate Professor, Department of Law, Bu`Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

2 MA Student, Department of Law, Mofid University, Qom, Iran


Studying the position of Microstates in the Main Organs of the United Nations and their contribution in the budget of the UN, is the subject of this article. In this article, Microstates refers to states that either have a population of less than 500 thousand people and their width is less than 1,000 square- kilometers. The above-mentioned features and characteristics can be found in 31 countries. Although the founders of the League of Nations and the United Nations, had shown little interest in the admission of microstates to the organization, approaches gradually has been changed. During 1990s, microstates joined the United Nations because at the time it was believed that all governments both small and large can help to attain the main objective of the organization which may lead to peace and international security. However, the presence of microstates in the main organs of the UN, including the Security Council is rare. On the other hand, the microstates members of the United Nations have participated more than regular states in financing of the costs of the UN.


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