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.
On 11 October 2012, the General Assembly adopted resolution 67/2 by which it decided that the following five Member States shall be permitted to vote in the Assembly until the end of its 67th session:
- Central African Republic
- Sao Tome and Principe
As of 16 May 2013, all Member State have paid their dues and are able to vote (See document A/67/693 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.3 + Add.4 + Add.5 + Add.6 + Add.7 + Add.8 + Add.9 + Add.10 + Add.11 + Add.12 + Add.13).
For more information, see the Committee on Contributions.