In the UNBISnet voting records database, what does the number 9 next to a country name stand for?
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017
In the UNBISnet voting records database, the number 9 next to the country means that the country is not eligible to participate in the vote.
Under Article 19 of the Charter, a Member State in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can lose its vote in the General Assembly.
An exception is allowed if the Member State can show that conditions beyond its control contributed to this inability to pay.
The Secretary-General submits a letter to the General Assembly listing the countries that are in arrears or have paid their arrears on a regular basis. A list of these letters can be obtained through UNBISnet.
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