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Countries in arrears in the payment of their financial contributions under the terms of Article 19 of the UN Charter

Under Article 19 of the Charter, a Member State in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can lose its vote in the General Assembly.

An exception is allowed if the Member State can show that conditions beyond its control contributed to this inability to pay.

As of 10 June 2016, all Member States have paid their arrears, except the four Member States below who are permitted to vote until the end of the current session, as per resolution 70/2:

  1. Comoros
  2. Guinea-Bissau
  3. Sao Tome and Principe
  4. Somalia

For more information, see the Committee on Contributions.