Lebanon News

Lebanon loses right to vote at U.N. General Assembly

BEIRUT: Lebanon has lost its right to vote at the United Nations General Assembly after failing to pay its membership contribution for the last two years. 

The announcement was made Friday by the spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, who said that 146 member states paid their dues in full for the 2019 budget. Lebanon was not one of those states.

“And as of yesterday [Thursday], 10 Member States were in arrears and fall under the provisions of Article 19, and that’s Central African Republic, Comoros, Gambia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Tonga, Venezuela and Yemen,” Stephane Dujarric announced during a Friday briefing in New York.

Diplomatic and political efforts are underway between Lebanese officials and the U.N. to allow Lebanon extra time to fulfill its obligations. 

The country's caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil and caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil were unable to be reached for comment.





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