Member state

A member state is a state that is a member of an international organization or of a federation or confederation.
The World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund include some members that are not sovereign states; thus, neither organization ever speaks of "member states"; the WTO has simply "members", whereas the IMF calls its members "member countries".
The oldest global member state based organization is the International Telecommunication Union, which joined the United Nations System as a Specialized Agency of the T1088 after the creation of the UN.



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