South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon and are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations’ running funds and are amongst six countries which personal misplaced their balloting rights within the 193-member Frequent Meeting, the U.N. chief acknowledged in a letter circulated Thursday (Jan.19).
Also losing balloting rights are Dominica, Venezuela and Lebanon, Secretary-Frequent Antonio Guterres acknowledged.
Gabon is serving a two-yr term on the Security Council though its balloting rights there are not affected.
The U.N. Structure states that contributors whose arrears equal or exceed the amount of their contributions for the previous two full years lose their balloting rights. However it completely also presents the Frequent Meeting the authority to rob “that the failure to pay is thanks to stipulations beyond the adjust of the member,” and in that case a country can proceed to vote.
The Frequent Meeting determined that three African international locations on the listing of countries in arrears — Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia — can be in a position to inspire their balloting rights. It granted the three international locations the same exemption final yr.
Basically essentially based totally on the secretary-overall’s letter, the minimal funds wanted to restore balloting rights are $76,244,991 for Venezuela, $1,835,303 for Lebanon, $619,103 for Equatorial Guinea, $196,130 for South Sudan, $61,686 for Gabon, and $20,580 for Dominica.