Security Council resolution 109 (1955) : Admission of new Members to the UN
At the end of 1955, the Security Council recommends sixteen countries for admission to the United Nations – Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. It begins the first period of significant expansion of UN membership since the organization’s founding ten years earlier. Membership increases from 60 to 76 states in 1955 and by 1960 has grown to 99 members. Over the next decade, the process of decolonization will bring many more newly independent countries to a seat at the United Nations.