Know: Top 100 Inspiring Women

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Activists & campaigners
Franny Armstrong Filmmaker behind The Age of Stupid, environmental activist and founder of the 10:10 campaign
Helen Bamber  Helen Bamber Founder of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, the Helen Bamber Foundation and campaigner for human rights.
Camila Batmanghelidjh ¬†Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh The founder of Kid’s Company, which offers practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children
Shami Chakrabarti  Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty Director of Liberty, barrister and former lawyer for the Home Office
Margaret Chan  Margaret Chan the World Health Organisation Director of the World Health Organisation, battling international viruses, and championing improvements in all of our most pressing diseases
Sampat Pal Devi  Gulabi gang Leader of the Gulabi Gang in northern India, an all-women vigilante force
   
Shirin Ebadi ¬†Shirin Ebadi at a media forum in Germany this month Iran’s first female judge, founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
   
Aparajita Gogoi   arpajita Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in India
   
Lubna Hussein ¬†Lubna Hussein at the cafe in Khartoum where she was arrested for wearing trousers. Sudanese writer and women’s rights campaigner, who asked to go to trial after being arrested for wearing trousers
   
Malalai Joya  Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya Afghan politician and human rights campaigner who has shown phenomenal courage
   
Wangari Maathai  Wangari Maathai The Kenyan environmental and political activist who won a Nobel Peace prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement
   
Graca Machel  Graca Machel Former Mozambican education minister and advocate for the rights of southern African women and children
   
Somaly Mam   somlay mam Cambodian anti-sex trafficking campaigner and founder of AFESIP, rescuing women from brothels and supporting their recovery
   
Fatema Mernissi  Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi Professor of sociology at Mohammed V University in Rabat
   
Pragna Patel  Pragna Patel, Chair of Southall Black Sisters Founding member of Southall Black Sisters, a landmark organisation in the history of black and Asian feminism
   
Lisa Robinson   Lisa Civil servant who made a stand and stopped a train carriage of sexist men
   
Nawal El Saadawi  Nawal El Saadawi Egyptian doctor, psychiatrist, feminist, university lecturer and writer
   
Zainab Salbi  zak Iraqi American CEO and founder of Women for Women International
   
Jasvinder Sanghera ¬†Jasvinder Sanghera Director of Karma Nirvana, a charity helping victims of forced marriages and ‘honour‘ violence
   
Vandana Shiva  Vandana Shiva Environmentalist and founder of Diverse Women for Diversity
   
Art, film, music and fashion
Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic with white lamb Yugoslavian Performance artist famed for her gruelling, intimate works that are legendary feats of endurance, self-exposure and risk
   
Marin Alsop Marin Alsop One of only a few female conductors and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
   
Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow First woman to win the Oscar for best director in the 82 years of the Academy award’s history
   
Tacita Dean Tacita-Dean Turner nominated artist who is set to fill the Tate’s Turbine Hall
   
Zaha Hadid Architect Zaha Hadid at her Guangzhou Opera House Iraqi architect who has designed buildings all over the world and last year won the Stirling prize
   
Angelique Kidjo Angelique Kidjo Africa’s Grammy award-winning “premier diva”, who is politically outspoken and runs an education foundation
   
Lady Gaga Lady Gaga egg grammys Outlandish dresser, performer and politicised pop icon for the Twitter generation
   
Madonna Madonna The musical queen of reinvention – and still in the spotlight in her 50s on her own terms
   
Stella McCartney Stella McCartney The designer who has carved out her own successful career on her own merit, not just her connections
   
Mira Nair Mira-Nair--004 Film-maker behind The Namesake, Amelia and Monsoon Wedding, for which she became the first woman to win the Golden Lion at Cannes
   
Paula Rego paula rego Slade School of Art Turner prize nominated artist
   
Robyn Robyn Swedish electro-pop sensation who has topped the charts while keeping her clothes on
   
Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman American artist and photographer, famed for her self-portraits in disguise, subverting notions of identity and gender
   
Patti Smith Patti Smith: Dream of Life The pioneering punk musician, poet and political activist broke through the male punk movement without chasing fame or money
   
Emma Thompson Emma Thompson Oscar-winning actor and human rights campaigner, recently working to raise awareness of sex trafficking
   
Rachel Whiteread Rachel Whiteread British artist who filled the Tate Turbine hall with boxes and took on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth
Xinran Xinran, author China’s first agony aunt broadcaster, and author of the Good Women of China
   
Business & trade unions
Carol Bartz Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz speaks during conference in San Francisco The first female CEO of a major software company, Yahoo
   
Andrea Jung Avon CEO Andrea Jung 11 years as chief executive of Avon make Jung the longest serving female head of a Fortune 500 company
   
Indra Nooyi Indra Nooyi PepsiCo’s boss is keen to help women ‚Äď and other minorities ‚Äď up the business ladder
   
Law
Louise Arbour louise arbour Human rights lawyer taking to task leaders from Kyrgyzstan to Sudan over abuses of power
   
Brenda Hale Brenda Hale, supreme court judge The first woman and youngest judge to become a law lord, Hale is currently the only female justice of the UK supreme court
   
Helena Kennedy  Helena Kennedy, human rights lawyer Human rights lawyer who originally worked on sex-discrimination cases before setting up Doughty Street chambers
   
Gareth Peirce Lawyer Gareth Pierce Lawyer whose battles against miscarriages of justice have changed legal history
   
Jayshree Satpute Jayshree Satpute Human rights advocate working to help poor women in India at risk of dying in childbirth
   
Sonia Sotomayor Judge Sonia Sotomayor Supreme court judge has used her experience of the real world in her rulings
   
Politics
Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Burma, November 2010 The Burmese pro-democracy leader who has inspired the world with her non-violent resistance to a brutal dictatorship
   
Michelle Bachelet The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Former president and defence minister of Chile who is now head of UN Women
   
Gro Harlem Brundtland Gro Harlem Brundtland A woman with a remarkable CV: former doctor, prime minister of Norway and director of the World Health Organisation
   
Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton addresses the Munich security conference The US Secretary of State has outlasted her critics to become more popular than ever
   
Harriet Harman Harriet Harman. The woman who is deputy leader of the Labour party, shadow deputy prime minister and the first female solicitor general
   
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia, responsible for significant debt relief and instigating the investigation of civil war crimes
   
Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde French finance minister ‚Äď the first woman appointed to that role in a G8 country
   
Angela Merkel Angela Merkel The Chancellor of Germany who is arguably the most influential female politician in the world
   
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank The former finance director of Nigeria who is now a managing director of the World Bank
   
Dilma Rousseff Dilma Rousseff The teenage socialist guerilla withstood imprisonment and torture and went on to become the first female president of Brazil
   
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher in 1983 Like her or loathe her, Britain’s first female prime minister made her way in a man’s world and changed the way we think of women politicians
   
Science & medicine
Hawa Abdi Dr. Hawa Abdi One of Somalia’s first female¬†gynaecologists, Hawa Abdi now uses her own money to run a small hospital
   
Jocelyn Bell Burnell bell burnell Astrophysicist who discovered the first pulsar and was the first female president of the Institute of Physics
   
Athene Donald Athene Donald An expert in the structure of “soft” matter, Donald researches unconventional areas for a physicist ‚Äď such as revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s
   
Fabiola Gianotti Fabiola Gianotti, particle physicist Physicist leading the team working on the Large Hadron Collider at Cern
   
Jane Goodall KISSING TESS Primatologist and environmental campaigner, who has conducted groundbreaking work on chimpanzees and shortened the gap between our species
   
Molly Stevens Molly Stevens Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, Imperial College London
   
Susan Wicklund Susan Wicklund Abortion provider Susan Wicklund has been forced to carry a gun and wear a bullet-proof vest to protect herself from protesters at her clinic in Montana
   
Sport & adventure
Rebecca Adlington rebecca adlington 100 top women Double Olympic gold swimmer aiming to increase her tally in 2012
   
Arlene Blum arlene blum Mountaineer Arlene Blum was the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest
   
Karren Brady Karren Brady The vice-chairman of West Ham United football club who became a champion of working women on The Apprentice
   
Eileen Collins Eileen Collins US astronaut who was the first female pilot of a space shuttle and the first female shuttle commander
   
Cathy Freeman Oly W 400m The first Aboriginal athlete to win an Olympic medal
   
Tanni¬†Grey-Thompson Athletics - Dame Tanni Grey Thompson Press Conference - Sportcity Britain’s greatest Paralympian, changed the perception of Paralympic sport for ever
   
Kelly Holmes Sprinter Kelly Holmes The first British Olympian to win a double gold
   
Ellen MacArthur ellen macarthur top 100 women Sailor who completed solo circumnavigation race, the Vendée Globe, then broke the non-stop solo world record
   
Martina Navratilova martina navratilova 100 women One of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and gay-rights campaigner
   
Hope Powell hope powell top 100 women England women’s football manager who, this year, takes the team to the World Cup for the second time
   
Caster Semenya  caster semenya top 100 women Young athlete who overcame global gender taunts to win world championship
   
Venus Williams venus williams top 100 women First black woman tennis player to be world number one in the modern era
   
Technology
Martha Lane Fox martha lane fox 100 women Entrepreneur¬†who founded lastminute.com and is leading the government’s campaign to get people online
   
Juliana Rotich Juliana Rotich A prolific blogger who founded Ushahidi.com as a means to uncover violence and crisis areas around the world
   
Television
Cerrie Burnell Cerrie Burnell TV presenter tackling prejudices of disability head on
   
   
Rachel Maddow rachel maddow top 100 women The only openly gay American to host a primetime news show
   
Miriam O’Reilly Miriam O'Reilly Television presenter¬†who was the first to win a claim of age¬†discrimation¬†against the BBC after being dropped from Countryfile
   
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey The talkshow host, actress and philanthropist is not satisfied with having conquered the US and is now taking on the whole world
   
Victoria Wood Victoria Wood Bafta-winning comedian and writer, finding¬†humour¬†in everyday women’s lives
   
Writing & Academia
Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Writer, academic and activist, who chronicled the African American experience in literature
   
Margaret Atwood ¬†Margaret Atwood Novelist behind The Handmaid’s Tale, a cautionary story of a world without feminism
   
Judith Butler Judith Butler Superstar academic whose influential work Gender Trouble changed the way we conceptualise gender
   
Carol Ann Duffy  Carol Anne Duffy First tipped for the job 10 years earlier, she finally became the first female poet laureate in 2009
   
Eve Ensler Eve Ensler Playwright and activist, most famed for her taboo-busting play, The Vagina Monologues
   
Susan Faludi Susan Faludi Social historian, political analyst, and fact checker¬†extraordinaire, who has challenged the mainstream consensus about women’s status
   
Germaine Greer Author Germaine Greer poses for photographers during a media launch in Melbourne Academic and feminist commentator who bulldozed her way into women’s minds
   
Shere Hite Shere Hite, feminist writer Feminist sex researcher who debunked the myth that most women were able to have orgasms through intercourse alone
   
Lynda La Plante Lynda La Plante top 100 women Screenwriter responsible for Prime Suspect, a brilliant vision of a woman in a man’s workplace
   
Doris Lessing Doris Lessing novelist top 100 women Novelist celebrated as writing a pioneering work of female emancipation, then spent half a century trying to shake off the status of ‘feminist icon’
   
Onora O’Neill Onora O'Neill Cambridge philosopher and crossbench peer who addresses¬†issues including¬†freedom of speech and stem-cell research
   
JK Rowling JK Rowling Author of the Harry Potter series, inspiring young readers and improving literacy levels in the process
   
Arundhati Roy Arundhati Roy Booker¬†prize-winning¬†author and one of India’s most important polemicists
   
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi Graphic novelist behind Persepolis, an autobiographical account of an Iranian youth
   
Jessica Valenti Jessica Valenti at home Pioneering blogger whose online activism dragged feminism into the 21st century
   
Alice Walker Alice Walker Lifelong political and social activist whose novel The Color Purple won the Pulitzer prize
   
Mary Warnock Baroness Mary Warnock Philosopher and writer, who has shaped government policies and is an outspoken supporter of legalised euthanasia
   

Courtesy : theguardian.com

Know : List of All Presidents and Prime Ministers (As on Dec 2013)

Member states and observers of the United Nations

State Head of state Head of government
 Afghanistan
¬†Albania President¬†–¬†Bujar Nishani Prime Minister¬†–¬†Edi Rama
¬†Algeria President¬†–¬†Abdelaziz Bouteflika Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdelmalek Sellal
¬†Andorra Episcopal Co-Prince¬†–¬†Joan Enric Vives Sic√≠lia
Representative¬†–¬†Josep Maria Mauri
French Co-Prince¬†–¬†Fran√ßois Hollande
Representative¬†–¬†Sylvie Hubac
Head of Government¬†–¬†Antoni Mart√≠
 Angola
¬†Antigua and Barbuda Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Louise Lake-Tack
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Baldwin Spencer
 Argentina
¬†Armenia President¬†–¬†Serzh Sargsyan Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tigran Sargsyan
¬†Australia Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Quentin Bryce
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tony Abbott
¬†Austria Federal President¬†–¬†Heinz Fischer Federal Chancellor¬†–¬†Werner Faymann
¬†Azerbaijan President¬†–¬†ńįlham ∆Źliyev Prime Minister¬†–¬†Artur R…ôsizade
¬†Bahamas Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Arthur Foulkes
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Perry Christie
¬†Bahrain King¬†–¬†Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prime Minister¬†–¬†Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
¬†Bangladesh President¬†–¬†Abdul Hamid Prime Minister¬†–¬†Sheikh Hasina
¬†Barbados Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Elliott Belgrave
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Freundel Stuart
¬†Belarus President¬†–¬†Alexander Lukashenko Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mikhail Myasnikovich
¬†Belgium King¬†–¬†Philippe Prime Minister¬†–¬†Elio Di Rupo
¬†Belize Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Colville Young
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Dean Barrow
 Benin
President¬†–¬†Yayi Boni
¬†Bhutan King¬†–¬†Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tshering Tobgay
 Bolivia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presidency:[1]
ŇĹeljko KomŇ°ińᬆ(Chairman)
Bakir Izetbegovińᬆ(Member)
NebojŇ°a Radmanovińᬆ(Member)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Vjekoslav Bevanda
 Botswana
President¬†–¬†Ian Khama
 Brazil
 Brunei
Sultan¬†and¬†Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hassanal Bolkiah
¬†Bulgaria President¬†–¬†Rosen Plevneliev Prime Minister¬†–¬†Plamen Oresharski
¬†Burkina Faso President¬†–¬†Blaise Compaor√© Prime Minister¬†–¬†Luc-Adolphe Tiao
 Burma
President¬†–¬†Thein Sein
 Burundi
¬†Cambodia King¬†–¬†Norodom Sihamoni Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hun Sen
¬†Cameroon President¬†–¬†Paul Biya Prime Minister¬†–¬†Phil√©mon Yang
¬†Canada Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor General¬†–¬†David Johnston
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Stephen Harper
¬†Cape Verde President¬†–¬†Jorge Carlos Fonseca Prime Minister¬†–¬†Jos√© Maria Neves
¬†Central African Republic President¬†–¬†Michel Djotodia Prime Minister¬†–¬†Nicolas Tiangaye
¬†Chad President¬†–¬†Idriss D√©by Prime Minister¬†–¬†Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
 Chile
¬†China President¬†–¬†Xi Jinping Premier of the State Council¬†–¬†Li Keqiang
 Colombia
 Comoros
¬†Congo, Democratic Republic of the President¬†–¬†Joseph Kabila Prime Minister¬†–¬†Augustin Matata Ponyo
 Congo, Republic of the
 Costa Rica
¬†Croatia President¬†–¬†Ivo Josipovińá President of the Government¬†–¬†Zoran Milanovińá
 Cuba
 Cyprus
¬†Czech Republic President¬†–¬†MiloŇ° Zeman Prime Minister¬†–¬†JiŇô√≠ Rusnok
Prime Minister-designate¬†–¬†Bohuslav Sobotka
¬†Denmark Queen¬†–¬†Margrethe II Prime Minister¬†–¬†Helle Thorning-Schmidt
¬†Djibouti President¬†–¬†Isma√Įl Omar Guelleh Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
¬†Dominica President¬†–¬†Charles Savarin Prime Minister¬†–¬†Roosevelt Skerrit
 Dominican Republic
¬†East Timor President¬†–¬†Taur Matan Ruak Prime Minister¬†–¬†Xanana Gusm√£o
 Ecuador
¬†Egypt Acting President¬†–¬†Adly Mansour Acting Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hazem Al Beblawi
 El Salvador
¬†Equatorial Guinea President¬†–¬†Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prime Minister¬†–¬†Vicente Ehate Tomi
 Eritrea
¬†Estonia President¬†–¬†Toomas Hendrik Ilves Prime Minister¬†–¬†Andrus Ansip
¬†Ethiopia President¬†–¬†Mulatu Teshome Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hailemariam Desalegn
¬†Fiji President¬†–¬†Epeli Nailatikau Acting Prime Minister¬†–¬†Frank Bainimarama
¬†Finland President¬†–¬†Sauli Niinist√∂ Prime Minister¬†–¬†Jyrki Katainen
¬†France President¬†–¬†Fran√ßois Hollande Prime Minister¬†–¬†Jean-Marc Ayrault
¬†Gabon President¬†–¬†Ali Bongo Ondimba Prime Minister¬†–¬†Raymond Ndong Sima
 Gambia, The
¬†Georgia President¬†–¬†Giorgi Margvelashvili Prime Minister¬†–¬†Irakli Garibashvili
¬†Germany Federal President¬†–¬†Joachim Gauck Federal Chancellor¬†–¬†Angela Merkel
 Ghana
¬†Greece President¬†–¬†Karolos Papoulias Prime Minister¬†–¬†Antonis Samaras
¬†Grenada Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†C√©cile La Grenade
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Keith Mitchell
 Guatemala
¬†Guinea President¬†–¬†Alpha Cond√© Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mohamed Said Fofana
¬†Guinea-Bissau Acting President¬†–¬†Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo Acting Prime Minister¬†–¬†Rui Duarte de Barros
¬†Guyana President¬†–¬†Donald Ramotar Prime Minister¬†–¬†Sam Hinds
¬†Haiti President¬†–¬†Michel Martelly Prime Minister¬†–¬†Laurent Lamothe
 Honduras
¬†Hungary President¬†–¬†J√°nos √Āder Prime Minister¬†–¬†Viktor Orb√°n
¬†Iceland President¬†–¬†√ďlafur Ragnar Gr√≠msson Prime Minister¬†–¬†Sigmundur Dav√≠√į Gunnlaugsson
¬†India President¬†–¬†Pranab Mukherjee Prime Minister¬†–¬†Manmohan Singh
 Indonesia
 Iran
¬†Iraq President¬†–¬†Jalal Talabani Prime Minister¬†–¬†Nouri al-Maliki
¬†Ireland President¬†–¬†Michael D. Higgins Taoiseach¬†–¬†Enda Kenny
¬†Israel President¬†–¬†Shimon Peres Prime Minister¬†–¬†Benjamin Netanyahu
¬†Italy President¬†–¬†Giorgio Napolitano President of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Enrico Letta
¬†Ivory Coast President¬†–¬†Alassane Ouattara Prime Minister¬†–¬†Daniel Kablan Duncan
¬†Jamaica Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Patrick Allen
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Portia Simpson-Miller
¬†Japan Emperor¬†–¬†Akihito Prime Minister¬†–¬†ShinzŇć Abe
¬†Jordan King¬†–¬†Abdullah II Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdullah Ensour
¬†Kazakhstan President¬†–¬†Nursultan Nazarbayev Prime Minister¬†–¬†Serik Akhmetov
 Kenya
 Kiribati
President¬†–¬†Anote Tong
¬†Kuwait Emir¬†–¬†Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prime Minister¬†–¬†Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
¬†Kyrgyzstan President¬†–¬†Almazbek Atambayev Prime Minister¬†–¬†Zhantoro Satybaldiyev
¬†Laos President¬†–¬†Choummaly Sayasone Chairman of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Thongsing Thammavong
¬†Latvia President¬†–¬†Andris BńďrziŇÜŇ° Prime Minister¬†–¬†Vacant
¬†Lebanon President¬†–¬†Michel Suleiman President of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Najib Mikati
President-designate of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Tammam Salam
¬†Lesotho King¬†–¬†Letsie III Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tom Thabane
 Liberia
¬†Libya Chairman of the General National Congress¬†–¬†Nouri Abusahmain Prime Minister¬†–¬†Ali Zeidan
¬†Liechtenstein Prince¬†–¬†Hans-Adam II
Prince-Regent¬†–¬†Alois
Head of Government¬†–¬†Adrian Hasler
¬†Lithuania President¬†–¬†Dalia Grybauskaitńó Prime Minister¬†–¬†Algirdas Butkevińćius
¬†Luxembourg Grand Duke¬†–¬†Henri Prime Minister¬†–¬†Xavier Bettel
¬†Macedonia President¬†–¬†Gjorge Ivanov Prime Minister¬†–¬†Nikola Gruevski
¬†Madagascar President of the High Authority of Transition¬†–¬†Andry Rajoelina Prime Minister¬†–¬†Omer Beriziky
 Malawi
¬†Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong¬†–¬†Abdul Halim of Kedah Prime Minister¬†–¬†Najib Razak
 Maldives
¬†Mali President¬†–¬†Ibrahim Boubacar Ke√Įta Prime Minister¬†–¬†Oumar Tatam Ly
¬†Malta President¬†–¬†George Abela Prime Minister¬†–¬†Joseph Muscat
 Marshall Islands
¬†Mauritania President¬†–¬†Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Prime Minister¬†–¬†Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
¬†Mauritius President¬†–¬†Kailash Purryag Prime Minister¬†–¬†Navin Ramgoolam
 Mexico
 Micronesia
President¬†–¬†Manny Mori
¬†Moldova President¬†–¬†Nicolae Timofti Prime Minister¬†–¬†Iurie LeancńÉ
¬†Monaco Prince¬†–¬†Albert II Minister of State¬†–¬†Michel Roger
¬†Mongolia President¬†–¬†Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj Prime Minister¬†–¬†Norovyn Altankhuyag
¬†Montenegro President¬†–¬†Filip Vujanovińá Prime Minister¬†–¬†Milo ńźukanovińá
¬†Morocco King¬†–¬†Mohammed VI Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdelilah Benkirane
¬†Mozambique President¬†–¬†Armando Guebuza Prime Minister¬†–¬†Alberto Vaquina
¬†Namibia President¬†–¬†Hifikepunye Pohamba Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hage Geingob
 Nauru
President¬†–¬†Baron Waqa
¬†¬†¬†Nepal President¬†–¬†Ram Baran Yadav Chairman of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Khil Raj Regmi
¬†Netherlands King¬†–¬†Willem-Alexander Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mark Rutte
¬†New Zealand Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Jerry Mateparae
Prime Minister¬†–¬†John Key
 Nicaragua
¬†Niger President¬†–¬†Mahamadou Issoufou Prime Minister¬†–¬†Brigi Rafini
 Nigeria
 North Korea
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly¬†–
Kim Yong-nam[2]
Premier of the Cabinet¬†–¬†Pak Pong-ju
¬†Norway King¬†–¬†Harald V Prime Minister¬†–¬†Erna Solberg
 Oman
¬†Pakistan President¬†–¬†Mamnoon Hussain Prime Minister¬†–¬†Nawaz Sharif
 Palau
¬†Palestine[3] President¬†–¬†Mahmoud Abbas Prime Minister¬†–¬†Rami Hamdallah
 Panama
¬†Papua New Guinea Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Michael Ogio
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Peter O’Neill
 Paraguay
¬†Peru President¬†–¬†Ollanta Humala President of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†C√©sar Villanueva
 Philippines
¬†Poland President¬†–¬†BronisŇāaw Komorowski Chairman of the Council of Ministers¬†–¬†Donald Tusk
¬†Portugal President¬†–¬†An√≠bal Cavaco Silva Prime Minister¬†–¬†Pedro Passos Coelho
¬†Qatar Emir¬†–¬†Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
¬†Romania President¬†–¬†Traian BńÉsescu Prime Minister¬†–¬†Victor Ponta
¬†Russia President¬†–¬†Vladimir Putin Chairman of the Government¬†–¬†Dmitry Medvedev
¬†Rwanda President¬†–¬†Paul Kagame Prime Minister¬†–¬†Pierre Habumuremyi
¬†Saint Kitts and Nevis Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Edmund Lawrence
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Denzil Douglas
¬†Saint Lucia Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Pearlette Louisy
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Kenny Anthony
¬†Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Frederick Ballantyne
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Ralph Gonsalves
¬†Samoa O le Ao o le Malo¬†–¬†Tufuga Efi Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
 San Marino
¬†S√£o Tom√© and Pr√≠ncipe President¬†–¬†Manuel Pinto da Costa Prime Minister¬†–¬†Gabriel Costa
 Saudi Arabia
King¬†and¬†Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdullah
¬†Senegal President¬†–¬†Macky Sall Prime Minister¬†–¬†Aminata Tour√©
¬†Serbia President¬†–¬†Tomislav Nikolińá Prime Minister¬†–¬†Ivica Dańćińá
 Seychelles
 Sierra Leone
¬†Singapore President¬†–¬†Tony Tan Prime Minister¬†–¬†Lee Hsien Loong
¬†Slovakia President¬†–¬†Ivan GaŇ°parovińć Prime Minister¬†–¬†Robert Fico
¬†Slovenia President¬†–¬†Borut Pahor Prime Minister¬†–¬†Alenka BratuŇ°ek
¬†Solomon Islands Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Frank Kabui
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Gordon Darcy Lilo
¬†Somalia President¬†–¬†Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdi Farah Shirdon
 South Africa
President¬†–¬†Jacob Zuma
¬†South Korea President¬†–¬†Park Geun-hye Prime Minister¬†–¬†Jung Hong-won
 South Sudan
¬†Spain King¬†–¬†Juan Carlos I President of the Government¬†–¬†Mariano Rajoy
¬†Sri Lanka President¬†–¬†Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister¬†–¬†D. M. Jayaratne
 Sudan
 Suriname
¬†Swaziland King¬†–¬†Mswati III Prime Minister¬†–¬†Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
¬†Sweden King¬†–¬†Carl XVI Gustaf Prime Minister¬†–¬†Fredrik Reinfeldt
  Switzerland
¬†Syria President¬†–¬†Bashar al-Assad Prime Minister¬†–¬†Wael Nader Al-Halqi
¬†Tajikistan President¬†–¬†Emomalii Rahmon Prime Minister¬†–¬†Kokhir Rasulzoda
¬†Tanzania President¬†–¬†Jakaya Kikwete Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mizengo Pinda
¬†Thailand King¬†–¬†Bhumibol Adulyadej Prime Minister¬†–¬†Yingluck Shinawatra
¬†Togo President¬†–¬†Faure Gnassingb√© Prime Minister¬†–¬†Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu
¬†Tonga King¬†–¬†Tupou VI Prime Minister¬†–¬†Siale Ľataongo Tu ĽivakanŇć
¬†Trinidad and Tobago President¬†–¬†Anthony Carmona Prime Minister¬†–¬†Kamla Persad-Bissessar
¬†Tunisia President¬†–¬†Moncef Marzouki Prime Minister¬†–¬†Ali Laarayedh
¬†Turkey President¬†–¬†Abdullah G√ľl Prime Minister¬†–¬†Recep Tayyip Erdońüan
 Turkmenistan
¬†Tuvalu Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Iakoba Italeli
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Enele Sopoaga
¬†Uganda President¬†–¬†Yoweri Museveni Prime Minister¬†–¬†Amama Mbabazi
¬†Ukraine President¬†–¬†Viktor Yanukovych Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mykola Azarov
¬†United Arab Emirates President¬†–¬†Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
¬†United Kingdom Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1] Prime Minister¬†–¬†David Cameron
 United States
 Uruguay
¬†Uzbekistan President¬†–¬†Islam Karimov Prime Minister¬†–¬†Shavkat Mirziyoyev
¬†Vanuatu President¬†–¬†Iolu Abil Prime Minister¬†–¬†Moana Carcasses Kalosil
¬†¬†Vatican City Sovereign¬†–¬†Pope Francis President of the Governorate¬†–¬†Giuseppe Bertello
 Venezuela
¬†Vietnam President¬†–¬†Tr∆į∆°ng TŠļ•n Sang Prime Minister¬†–¬†NguyŠĽÖn TŠļ•n DŇ©ng
¬†Yemen President¬†–¬†Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi Prime Minister¬†–¬†Mohammed Basindawa
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe

States recognised by at least one United Nations member

State Head of state Head of government
¬†Abkhazia President¬†–¬†Alexander Ankvab Prime Minister¬†–¬†Leonid Lakerbaia
¬†Cook Islands[n 2] Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Queen’s Representative¬†–¬†Tom John Marsters
Prime Minister¬†–¬†Henry Puna
¬†Kosovo President¬†–¬†Atifete Jahjaga Prime Minister¬†–¬†Hashim Tha√ßi
¬†Niue[n 2] Queen¬†–¬†Elizabeth II[n 1]
Governor-General¬†–¬†Jerry Mateparae
Premier¬†–¬†Toke Talagi
¬†Northern Cyprus President¬†–¬†DerviŇü Erońülu Prime Minister¬†–¬†√Ėzkan YorgancńĪońülu
¬†Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic President¬†–¬†Mohamed Abdelaziz Prime Minister¬†–¬†Abdelkader Taleb Omar
¬†South Ossetia President¬†–¬†Leonid Tibilov Prime Minister¬†–¬†Rostislav Khugayev
¬†Syria¬†(Syrian National Coalition) President¬†–¬†Ahmad Jarba Prime Minister¬†–¬†Ahmad Saleh Touma
¬†Taiwan President¬†–¬†Ma Ying-jeou President of the Executive Yuan¬†–¬†Jiang Yi-huah

States not recognised by any United Nations members

This list encompasses the leaders of geo-political entities that lack significant international recognition. The degree of control these entities exert over their claimed territories may vary.

State Head of State Head of Government
¬†Nagorno-Karabakh President¬†–¬†Bako Sahakyan Prime Minister¬†–¬†Arayik Harutyunyan
 Somaliland
¬†Transnistria President¬†–¬†Yevgeny Shevchuk Prime Minister¬†–¬†Tatiana Turanskaya