Venezuela & Libya Suspended from Voting in UNGA (Download PDF)

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Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in UN General Assembly. It is for second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to world body. Dues vary according to factors including national income.

Venezuela & Libya suspended from voting in UN General Assembly

Venezuela & Libya Suspended from Voting in UN General Assembly

Venezuela & Libya suspended from voting in UN General Assembly

Highlights

  • Venezuela would have to make a minimum USD 24 million payment to get under two year threshold and get its voting rights restored.
  • Libya’s minimum payment is USD 6.5 million.
  • Assembly decided six countries would lose their votes in 2016 - 2017 sessions because they’re over two years in arrears.
  • Dues vary according to factors including national income.

About United nations General Assembly

  • Formation: 1945
  • Type: Principal organ
  • Head: President - Peter Thomson
  • Parent organization: United Nations (UN)
  • It is one of six principal organs of United Nations.
  • Its powers are to oversee budget of UN, appoint non-permanent members to Security Council, receive reports from other parts of United Nations and make recommendations in form of General Assembly Resolutions.
  • It has also established wide number of subsidiary organs.

Principal Organs of the United Nations

Principal Organs of the UN

Principal Organs of the UN

Principal Organs of the UN

  • UN General Assembly - Deliberative assembly of all UN member states
  • UN Secretariat - Administrative organ of UN
  • International Court of Justice - Universal court for international law
  • UN Security Council - For international security issues
  • UN Economic and Social Council - For global economic and social affairs
  • UN Trusteeship Council - For administering trust territories (currently inactive)

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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