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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 28 May 2015, 5 Member States are in arrears under the terms of Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations [see document A/69/722, A/69/722/Add.1, A/69/722/Add.2, A/69/722/Add.3, A/69/722/Add.4, A/69/722/Add.5, A/69/722/Add.6, A/69/722/Add.7, A/69/722/Add.8

On 9 October 2014, the General Assembly adopted resolution 69/4 by which it decided that the following Member States shall be permitted to vote in the General Assembly until the end of the current session:

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

The following Member State cannot currently vote in the General Assembly:

  1. Yemen

MoreMore information on the site of the Committee on contributions.