Venezuela & Libya Suspended from voting in UNGA over Dues Debts

Posted on:27 Feb 2017 09:38:41
Venezuela & Libya Suspended from voting in UNGA over Dues Debts
27 February 2017 Current Affairs: Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly in for the second time in two years due to huge sum of unpaid dues by the nations to the UN Body.

The UN General Assembly has barred six countries from casting votes in the 2016-2017 session because they are over two years in indebtedness.

Dues vary according to factors including national income. As of January, the most recent figures available,

As per the data, Venezuela would have to make a minimum USD 24 million payment to get under the two-year threshold for getting its voting rights restored. On the other hand Libya has to make a minimum payment of USD 6.5 million.

Other nations suspended include Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Vanuatu and Cabo Verde, formerly called Cape Verde. The dues for these countries range from $265,000 to less than $12,000.

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