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Somalia Risks To Lose Vote in UN General Assembly Over Unpaid Arrears
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Somalia Risks To Lose Vote in UN General Assembly Over Unpaid Arrears

Somalia is among five countries that risk to lose vote in the United Nation General Assembly over unpaid arrears

A resolution by the General Assembly this week noted that Somalia, alongside central African republic, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sao Tome and principe decided that Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe, and Somalia shall be permitted to vote in the Assembly until the end of its 75th session.

“Under Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations, 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,” read part of the resolution.

In its resolution 75/2 of 13 October 2020, the General Assembly decided that Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe, and Somalia shall be permitted to vote in the Assembly until the end of its 75th session.