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Sudan behind on paying 2012 dues to the United Nations


January 2, 2013 (WASHINGTON) – Sudan has missed the December 31 deadline to pay its 2012 annual dues to the United Nations.

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United Nations Headquarters (UN Photo)

According to the UN General Secretariat report Sudan has been assessed to pay 0.010% of world body’s regular budget in 2012 which amounts to $236,317.

But it is not just Sudan that owes money to the UN.

According to the UN Tribune blog among the countries that also have not yet paid are Comoros Islands, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mali, Venezuela and the United States.

As the United Nations’ single biggest contributor, the US is responsible for roughly one-quarter of the UN peacekeeping budget and slightly less than a quarter of the separate UN regular budget.

The two countries with the lowest assessed dues - Central African Republic and the Solomon Islands - have both paid their $23,000 share.

South Sudan which became independent in July 2011 has yet to be assessed by the budget committee which met in June 2011 to determine the 2012 contributions.

Overall Sudan is among one of fifty UN member states that have not paid into the 2012 budget.

According to the UN committee on contributions, the UN expenses are split among members "broadly according to capacity to pay".

Under Article 19 of the UN 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".


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  • 3 January 2013 06:57, by hellonearth

    pay your bills you poor country that steals for her neighbors. Northern Shit please say something stupid. i dare you stupid.

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  • 3 January 2013 07:05, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

    madly demanding Sudan to pay, can’t they see the economic hardship Sudan is going through, after they UN body foolishly support the division of the country a year ago.
    let them lick their ass, Sudan is not going to pay any shit

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    • 3 January 2013 07:11, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      This is the kind of news that make my day,our rich paradise of south sudan had already paid her Un bill.Sudan that used to be the best is now below Somali lawlessness.

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      • 3 January 2013 07:36, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

        my dear, read the text again, South Sudan did not pay either, South Sudan is still to be decided by the UN body on which amount to pay. Stop reading the headline and start commenting boy.
        by they way, what are u going to pay, cows or goats? u are just beggars. whom do u think is a fool to ask a food or water from a beggars like u anyway.

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        • 3 January 2013 07:48, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          Mohamed,we may not billions to pay for our developmental projects,but we can afford to pay humanitarian organizations like un which only ask for millions.our meat industry is a cow that lactate all year round.your low thinking about the south denotes the depth of your idiocy and eneptiness.

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    • 3 January 2013 07:12, by hellonearth

      hey i thought you guys were rich and had gold oil fields as Northern Sudanese and Jalaby put it and did not need south sudan, you fake arabs just get weird everyday

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      • 3 January 2013 07:24, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        A house built on the sandy shore fall when the storm come,What do you think about a country being kept afloat with huge loans from Arab friends and sympathizers of the dying elephant.

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        • 3 January 2013 07:33, by mohamed mahgoub

          Yea wondering where are the biggest,longestand the greatest imaginary projects in Africa ,we can pay aquatre a million bucks what abig mouths some of us has!

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    • 3 January 2013 07:31, by Chol

      MOHAMED, you don’t go to the shop and pickup something you suppose to buy and tell the shopkeeper “can’t you see the hardship I have? I can’t pay for it!” If you knew you can’t afford, you shouldn’t borrowed the money in the first place! Now you looked like a poor idiot. Be like a smart poor country that doesn’t borrow what they can’t afford to pay back.

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      • 3 January 2013 07:48, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

        Chol; you seem to have not understood the text boy, we didn’t borrow any money from them, rather they need our contribution to help you the poorest countries. We have right to turn down their request and your country will even suffer more. Do not forget that your country is just a parasite on this earth. attach your self well to your host USA, Israel and your allies like a tick on a cow lol

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        • 3 January 2013 21:56, by Observer

          We don;t have a right to turn down the UN- we have signed an agreement with then when we applied for UN membership.
          Also remember how much aid support we have and still are receiving from the UN and its agencies.
          It is best to keep your mouth shit and be thought of as a fool rather than open it and confirm that you are.

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    • 3 January 2013 07:51, by zulu

      Soar grapes ha? Sudan will still divide further because of idiotic politics that pit a browner skin in a much better and the origin landowers at the nadir of society, virtually unrepresented. They are emancipated and have raised arms to disband this oligarchy and replace it or opt to self govern themselves without malice, greed and hypocricy

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    • 3 January 2013 08:00, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      The country with ten oil fields,gold refinery,sugar and Rosoros dam,is too broke to pay her humanitarians bill.what are bunch of inability talkers.

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    • 3 January 2013 21:53, by Observer

      Yet you will be one of the first on here to call on the UN to tell S Sudan that they have to withdraw their troops or whatever.
      The English have a saying that you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
      A lot of countries are going through economic hardship but still manager to pay.
      Maybe the UN will tell us to lick our ass??

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  • 3 January 2013 07:39, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Sudan is in woes of economic hardships n consequences r dare. Its NCP bigots ve squandered every penny leaving state coffers empty, not 2 pay 4 UN world body. Let this continues so z Sudan is banned from voting rights by de end of 2013. Sudan is 1 UN member state z human rights obligations r not respected, it sponsors terrorists, a nation z believes in military assaults 4 its domestics feuds.

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  • 10 June 2013 12:19, by sudan

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