The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was admitted to the United Nations by the General Assembly on September 18, 1962, as advised by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 175.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of 19 states not recognising China (People's Republic of China), a charter member of the UN and one of the five members of the permanent seats for UNSC.
Several United Nations organisations are physically based in Trinidad and Tobago including:
- Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (Caribbean Office)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) (Caribbean Office)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) (Caribbean Office)
- United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) (Caribbean Office)