The Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, is a democratic and presidential state located in Southern Africa between South Africa and Zambia. Zimbabwe was an annexed territory of the United Kingdom for several decades. It declared its independence in 1960 but was only recognized by the UK in 1980. Despite of being a parliamentary democracy, Zimbabwe has faced constant political and social instability which has reflected in its low income economy and development. Nevertheless, this country has great natural resources such as diamonds and minerals which represent a large development potential. In its efforts for development and stability, the people of Zimbabwe adopted a new constitution by referendum in 2013.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Zimbabwe
Capitol: 
Harare
Population: 
13,261,000
Languages: 
English, Other Dialects
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
390,757
Year of UN Membership: 
1980
Year of Present State Formation: 
1965
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$13.607 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$825 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
3.20 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.49
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
50.10
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Landlocked Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
G-15
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SADC: Southern African Development Community
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
128 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212)-980-9511
(212)-308-6705
zimbabwe@un.int
Nearest Transit Stop: 
Lexington Avenue & 53rd Street

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