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UN Restores Vote of Lebanon But Silent on Tonga While Stonewalling on Gambia and Corruption of Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 14 – In the United Nations, already an undemocratic autocracy under Secretary General Antonio Guterres, embattled countries were said on January 10 to be officially stripped of their votes in the General Assembly, including Lebanon and Yemen and the Central African Republic, where UN peacekeepers have raped children and had it covered up by Guterres.  

  On January 13, Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric made a point of saying Lebanon's vote is restored. He said nothing about, and was by those allowed in asked nothing about, Yemen or the Central African Republic. Nor Tonga - the UN left it to then to speak, untransparently: "Tonga yesterday paid the United Nations a minimum call of USD$16,444.00 on arrears, after losing its right to vote in the United Nations on 7 January because of accumulated unpaid dues.  Edgar Cocker, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs told Matangi Tonga Online today that the payment was authorised by government on 13 November 2019. He said the failure to make the payment was “because the person responsible was away overseas”. He said it was paid yesterday.  However, annual dues to the United Nations fall due on 1 February every year, and Tonga is at least two years behind in its payments.  The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres declared on January 7 that Tonga was among seven countries that had lost their voting privileges in the 193-member General Assembly because they were too far behind in paying dues.  He listed the amount of USD $16,444 as the minimum payment necessary for Tonga to reduce the amount it owed on their contributions so that they “remain below the gross amount assessed for the preceding two full years (2018 and 2019).”  The total amount owed to the United Nations by Tonga was not stated, but in 2019 Tonga was expected to pay a Net contribution of USD $27,883. Assuming that 2018 was a similar amount, then Tonga's debt must be at least USD $72,210.  Edgar did not elaborate on the full amount that Tonga owes to the UN or how many years the arrears go back, or how Tonga planned to pay the balance of its dues." UNtransparent.

 Others facing lose of vote are Venezuela, Lesotho, Tonga and Gambia, on whose opening of a "Morocco" consulate in Western Sahara Guterres' spokes / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric on January 10 promised an off-camera answer to France 24 while refusing each and every written question from Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres now 556 days and counting for reporting on his corruption.    Given a bye, for now, and allowed to keep voting without paying are Comoros, Somalia and Sao Tome and Principe, where Guterres' son Pedro does undisclosed business presumptively trading off the name of his father and of the UN.    In Somalia, Guterres threw his own representative under the bus, telling UN staff that asking it is impolite to ask human rights questions, in a closed door meeting exclusively reported by banned Inner City Press with leaked audio.    Really, to avoid being complicit more countries should stop paying the UN until these abuses and censorship are ended. We'll have more, much more, on this. 


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