The 63rdSession of the General Assembly of the United
Nations currently underway in New York will not do justice to the 23 million
people of Taiwan, if they fail to admit the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC)
into the UN. Taiwan has made several attempts in the
past to rejoin the world body but to no avail. The country has all it takes to
become a member of the UN and all other international bodies such as WHO and
WTO. The country's continued support to the countries all over the world
particularly her allies in the areas of health, education, agriculture among
others, speaks volumes about Taiwan's commitment in fulfilling her
obligation toward the international community. When granted admission into the
UN, Taiwan can share their vast experience and
resources with the rest of the world. This year marks Taiwan's 16th failed attempt to be
admitted into the UN after it forfeited its seat in 1971 when the UN General
Assembly agreed to recognise the People's Republic of China as the sole legitimate
representative of China
This move by the UN is unacceptable and unjustifiable and the world must speak
against the unjust.
Taiwan is one of the countries in the
world that practises true democracy and is always ready to share their
resources and experience with the rest of the world. When admitted She can
continue to share her huge resources and vast experience with the rest of the
world particularly the developing countries. Taiwan we were told, spent nothing less
than $515 million in international assistance in last year alone. This is a
huge amount of money and so deserves appreciation and praises from the
international community. Taiwan is one of the countries in the
world that have eradicated malaria on their shores. The UN can replicate this
experience to other countries in the globe.
international community should stand firm on this matter once and for all and
say yes to Taiwan.
move by the allies of Taiwan pushing for her admission into the
world body at the 2008 UN General Assembly is laudable and highly welcome.
Taiwan deserves the equal right to join UN
and other world bodies like WHO and WTO.