North Korea says it can't pay UN due to UN bank sanctions

Jul 2014
Border Fence
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank and has asked a senior U.N. official for help, the country’s U.N. mission said in a statement.

North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam met with U.N. management chief Jan Beagle on Friday to ask the world body to help secure a bank transaction channel so Pyongyang could pay the nearly $184,000 it says it owes for 2018.

U.N. member states are required to pay assessed contributions to the world body’s regular and peacekeeping budgets, as well as a budget for international tribunals.
Now what? Does the UN kick NK out for un-payment.


Former Staff
Jun 2007
Why is NK even in the UN to begin with? I can't see where that's beneficial to anyone, including them. :think: