Two countries lost their voting rights in the UN GA – media


Iran and CAR will be without voting rights in the UN General Assembly until they pay off debt

Iran and the Central African Republic have large arrears in payment of monetary contributions to the organization’s budget.

Iran and the Central African Republic have been denied the right to vote in the UN General Assembly due to non-payment of contributions to the organization’s budget for two years. About this on Thursday, June 3, informs TASS with reference to a letter sent by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the chairman of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkyr.

It is noted that the amount of contributions is set according to the average GDP of the country over a ten-year period, taking into account per capita income and external debt. Thus, Iran needs to contribute $ 16,251,298, while the CAR – $ 29,395.

According to available information, only five UN member states are in arrears in contributions – Iran, CAR, Comoros, Somalia, and Sao Tome and Principe. However, according to the message, all countries, except Iran and the Central African Republic, retain their voting rights until the end of the 75th session of the GA.

As indicated, a UN member is deprived of the right to vote in the General Assembly if the amount of his arrears equals or exceeds the amount of contributions due from him for the previous two full years.

As a reminder, in February, UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard stated that Iran deliberately hides the circumstances the UIA plane crash in January 2020.

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