In 1971, the State of Bahrain was admitted as a member to the United Nations under Resolution 296 (1971) co-sponsored
by the Afro-Asian Group.
In a speech delivered by His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa --- Minister of Foreign Minister, Acting Minister of
Information and Chairman of the Delegation of Bahrain to the United Nations --- during the 1971 General Assembly,
Bahrain expressed its belief that the promotion of world peace and the preservation of security and stability in the Gulf region are
essential for the political and the economic development of the people of Bahrain.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has been involved in various United Nations Programs and Initiatives. In April 2001, the University of Bahrain Library was
designated as one of the United Nations's Depository Libraries. In November of 2000, Bahrain welcomed the
Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the inauguration of the United Nations House in Bahrain. In 1998-1999, Bahrain
was a member of the Security Council.
Bahrain is also part of the following organizations:
Gulf Cooperation Council
Organization of the Islamic Conference
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