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.

Three Member States are in arrears in the payment of their dues. However, on 12 October 2018, the General Assembly adopted resolution 73/4 by which it decided that the Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe, and Somalia shall be permitted to vote in the General Assembly until the end of its 73rd session.

All Member States are therefore currently able to vote in the General Assembly.

 

For more information, see the Committee on Contributions.

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