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Zimbabwe solves UN obligations problem, voting rights restored

Zimbabwe which had its voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly suspended over the country's mounting arrears on its financial obligations to the global body has solved the problem.
The southern African country regained the right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying its outstanding US$81 770 contribution to the global body. Deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq confirmed the payment.

Nick Mangwana, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, made the announcement on Twitter and apologised for any inconveniences caused.

Said Mangwana, "Problem solved. We apologize for any inconveniences caused."

Problem solved. We apologize for any inconveniences caused. https://t.co/fefTqe7UQJ https://t.co/0wzS9TC6s5 pic.twitter.com/CJaQaaGZWW

— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) January 21, 2021

Zimbabwe was one of 10 countries whose voting rights had been withdrawn due to the outstanding contributions to the UN.

The southern African country which owed the inter-governmental organisation more than US$81,000 in unpaid annual contributions managed to clear its obligation within a week after its voting rights were suspended.

"As of 20 January 2021, seven Member States are subject to the provisions of Article 19 of the Charter."

The countries mentioned are Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia and South Sudan.

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