Brazil Risks Losing UN Voting Right Over Unpaid Past Debt

The UN is under financial strain due to late payments from several countries, including the U.S., but no major G-20 economy has found itself at risk of losing its vote so often. Brazil averted a similar scenario last year by paying at the last minute.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil once again risks losing its vote at the United Nations should it fail to pay a portion of what it owes to the global organization, which is facing a growing cash crunch as the Covid-19 crisis puts pressure on budgets worldwide.

Brazil needs to make a minimum payment of US$113 million toward its total debt of US$391 million by the end of the month in order to keep its vote in the General Assembly, UN Assistant Secretary-General Chandramouli Ramanathan wrote in a letter to Brazil’s UN mission.

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