Zimbabwe pays UN mounting arrears: voting rights restored

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Zimbabwe has regained its voting right at the United Nations General Assembly which had been suspended over mounting arrears on its financial obligations to the global body.

The country paid its outstanding US$81 770 contribution to the global body, deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq confirmed the payment.

The country’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, made the announcement on Twitter and apologised for any inconveniences caused.

Mangwana said “Problem solved. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.”

Zimbabwe was one of 10 countries whose voting rights had been withdrawn due to the outstanding contributions to the UN.

The southern African country which owed the inter-governmental organisation more than US$81,000 in unpaid annual contributions managed to clear its obligation within a week after its voting rights were suspended.

“As of 20 January 2021, seven Member States are subject to the provisions of Article 19 of the Charter.”

The countries mentioned are Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia and South Sudan.

Source: Byo24



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