UN Aviation Agency Slammed for Excluding Taiwan From Virus Policies

The News Lens
Date: 2020/01/31
By: Jeremy Van der Haegen

Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG Images

Critics pointed out that Taiwan is being excluded by a UN civil aviation agency from important air safety information. The organization responded by mass blocking them.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency overseeing international air transport, continues to exclude Taiwan from its coronavirus cooperation. With over 7,700 reported cases worldwide and likely more to follow, Taiwan’s 23.8 million population and its role as an international air traffic hub have been neglected, as the country has not been part of ICAO since 2013. 

As journalists and scholars took to social media to confront the organization, ICAO responded by blocking critical voices on Twitter. 

The uproar started a week ago after Jessica Drun, a non-resident fellow at Washington-based think tank Project2049, launched the following tweet:     [FULL  STORY]

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