8 countries lose the right to vote in the UN General Assembly
Eight countries have lost the right to vote in the UN General Assembly, due to debts.
These are Iran, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, the islands of Vanuatu, Guinea and Papua New Guinea and Congo.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has clarified in a letter that the minimum amount to be paid by Iran to regain this right is $ 18.4 million, while for Venezuela $ 39.8 million. Sudan will have to pay about $ 300,000.
"Eleven member states are currently delaying the payment of their contributions, as set out in Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations," the UN chief said in a letter.