Zimbabwe loses UN voting rights over US$81 000

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Zimbabwe has misplaced its voting rights within the Normal Meeting of the United Nations (UN) over US$81 000 debt.

Zimbabwe turned a member of the UN on 25 August 1980.

In a press release by the UN dated 13 January 2021, Zimbabwe is listed amongst ten international locations which are in arrears underneath the phrases of Article 19 of the Constitution of the United Nations.

Article 19 of the UN states, “Member of the United Nations which is in arrears within the cost of its monetary contributions to the Group shall haven’t any vote within the Normal Meeting if the quantity of its arrears equals or exceeds the quantity of the contributions due from it for the previous two full years. The Normal Meeting might, however, allow such a Member to vote whether it is glad that the failure to pay is because of situations past the management of the Member.”

Others international locations on the checklist are Central African Republic (US 29 395), Comoros (US 871 632), Congo (US 90 844), Islamic Republic of Iran (US 16 251 298), Libya (US 705 391), Niger (US 6 733) Sao Tome and Principe (US 829 888), Somalia (US 1 443 640), and South Sudan (US 22 804).

Final 12 months, Central African Republic, Lesotho and The Gambia had their voting privileges suspended over failure to pay required member dues.

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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