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Venezuela could lose UN voting rights because of US$ 3m in arrears

Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 07:34 UTC
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic are among nine countries that have lost their voting rights at the United Nations because of arrears in their annual contributions to the world body. Read full article

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  • zathras

    Shame, titter.

    But would be funny if they do lose voting rights.

    Would this mean the Security council would have to elect a new member and chair?

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Venezuela is an example. Brazil should do the same!

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Defund the UN
    Describing it as Useless doesn't do it justice.
    Move all those gross people out of NYC
    We don't want them here.

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    There are a number of states that should not only lose voting rights but should be totally ejected. Right at the top is argieland, for starting the Falklands War and ignoring a Security Council resolution. Then Bolivia, Brazil, North Korea, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Iran, Jamaica, Libya, Russia, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

    It's become a fairly ineffective and useless organisation.

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    U N
    Un Natural that it has become.
    and irrelevant.

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @2 BRasshole
    “.....Brazil should do the same”.....quite frankly, I agree. First, the UN is not worth its weight in sh*t, and second, Brazil's opinion is totally irrelevant anyway.
    The UN has just become a forum for the underdeveloped countries to vent their gripes, and that wastes a ton of money and gets nothing done. Much like the Mercosul.

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lagow

    @1
    I doubt that will happen. No one but Venezuela in South America postulated for the position; that is why Venezuela was elected to de Security Counsel.

    Jan 26th, 2016 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    All members of the Decolonisation Committee should be silenced because of its ineptitude and irrelevancy.

    Jan 29th, 2016 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAL

    To-Be or Not-To-Be: Mainly depends upon the actual worth [Short & Long-Term Commercial & Political Gains] of the UN Voting Rights [and the UN-Membership]; to a country.

    Feb 04th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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