United Nations exclusion unfair, says government

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-09-01

The government says it is unfair that Taiwan remains excluded from the United Nations.

The Republic of China, Taiwan’s official name, withdrew from the UN in 1971. That’s after its seat was taken by Beijing in a vote at the UN General Assembly.

This year’s General Assembly is set to open on September 12. To push for Taiwan’s UN bid, the government has asked diplomatic allies to speak out for Taiwan in line with previous practice.

An official said Friday that the UN and its member countries must face that Taiwan has been unfairly excluded from the global body. The official said that Taiwan’s passport holders have visa-free status from more than 100 countries and areas. But despite this, they are barred from visiting organizations under the UN framework. The official also said Taiwan would like to demonstrate its ability to contribute to sustainable global development.    [FULL  STORY]

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