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Taiwan and The UN

Sep 30, 2008, 8:07 AM

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.

The international community should stand firm on this matter once and for all and say yes to Taiwan.

The latest 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.