Afghanistan Stripped of UN Voting Rights Over Unpaid Dues

Afghanistan’s voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly have been suspended due to unpaid membership dues, Khaama Press reported citing the country’s acting UN representative, Nasir Faiq. 

According to Faiq, countries that fail to pay their UN dues for over two years are deprived of their voting privileges “based on the Charter and operating procedures.” Afghanistan has not made these payments since the Taliban took power in August 2021.

According to the source, the annual UN membership fee for Afghanistan is around $200,000.

Afghanistan is one of six nations, including Ecuador and Venezuela, currently barred from voting in the General Assembly over unpaid dues.

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