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 9 October 2013, the General Assembly adopted resolution 68/5 (text contained in A/68/504) by which it decided that the Central African Republic, the Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia shall be permitted to vote in the Assembly until the end of its 68th session. Therefore, all Member States are able to vote in the General Assembly.