Taiwanese shut out of UNESCO events

SCIENCE CONFERENCE: China has become powerful within UNESCO, and it is shameful to see the organization constricting Taiwanese scientists, a member of a think tank said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 07, 2020
By: Lu Yi-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The UNESCO logo is pictured at the opening of the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris on Oct. 30, 2017.
Photo: Reuters

Taiwanese are to be excluded from participating in all UNESCO-affiliated events, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has confirmed, sources said yesterday.

The confirmation came after Taiwanese researchers — some at institutions abroad — had their applications to join a conference last month rejected.

The ICTP — an organization run jointly by the Italian government and UNESCO — is holding a virtual conference on quantitative biology, which began on Monday last week and runs until Friday next week.

Registration for the conference was open until Nov. 15, but Taiwanese at various institutions around the world posted on Twitter and elsewhere over the past week that their applications had been rejected.    [FULL  STORY]

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