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

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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 7 September 2017, all Member State are permitted to vote in the Assembly until the end of its 72nd session [See documents A/72/380].

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

For more information, see the Committee on Contributions.

Seventy-second session 

Item 141 of the provisional agenda 

Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations 





Letter dated 7 September 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the General Assembly 



1.At present, four Member States are in arrears under the terms of Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations, which states: 

A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years. The General Assembly may, nevertheless, permit such a Member to vote if it is satisfied that the failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the Member. 

2.The minimum payments necessary to reduce the amounts owed by those Member States on their contributions so that they remain below the gross amount assessed for the preceding two full years (2015 and 2016) are as follows: 






 

(Signed) António Guterres 




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