GRENADA LOSES VOTING RIGHTS AT U.N
Written by U.N.General Assembly on February 12, 2018
Grenada is one of eight countries now without a vote at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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.
As of 29 January 2018, twelve Member States were subject to the provisions of Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations.
There are currently eight Member States that do not have a vote in the 72nd session of the General Assembly: Central African Republic; Dominica; Equatorial Guinea; Grenada
Libya; Suriname; Venezuela and Yemen.