There are six member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) or Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
||Official name (English)||Official name (Arabic)|
|Bahrain||Kingdom of Bahrain||Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn|
|Kuwait||State of Kuwait||Dawlat al-Kuwayt|
|Oman||Sultanate of Oman||Salṭanat ʻUmān|
|Qatar||State of Qatar||Dawlat Qaṭar|
|Saudi Arabia||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya|
|United Arab Emirates||State of the United Arab Emirates||Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah|
Yemen is (currently[update]) in negotiations for GCC membership, and hopes to join by 2016. The GCC has already approved Yemen's accession to the GCC Standardization Authority, Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), GCC Auditing and Accounting Authority, Gulf Radio and TV Authority, The GCC Council of Health Ministers, The GCC Education and Training Bureau, The GCC Council of Labour & and Social Affairs Ministers, and The Gulf Cup Football Tournament. The Council issued directives that all the necessary legal measures be taken so that Yemen would have the same rights and obligations of GCC member states in those institutions.