Taiwan Continues to Push for UN Recognition

Taiwan has asked diplomatic allies to speak up for Taiwan as it continues its long campaign for United Nations participation.

Taiwan’s Department of International Organizations released a statement asking the United Nations to take immediate action in addressing the unjustified exclusion of Taiwan’s 23.5 million people from the UN system. 

In the statement, Taiwan also asked the UN to immediately rectify its discriminatory policy against Taiwanese passport holders and ensure that Taiwan is afforded the right to participate in an equal and dignified manner in meetings, mechanisms, and activities related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Nations General Assembly was set to convene on September 14, and the General Debate from September 21-27 where Taiwan’s plea was expected to be discussed.

China, which claimed Taiwan as its territory, rejected Taiwan’s request for UN’s recognition and has continued to pressure governments that support Taiwan. 

Early this year, China warned the United States to “stop going further on the wrong path” as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited and had meetings with senior Taiwanese leaders.

“We wish to remind the United States that whoever plays with fire will burn himself. The United States will pay a heavy price for its wrong action,” China’s U.N. mission said.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden said in an interview, that his administration would ‘respond’ if Taiwan were invaded.

Editors Note: https://en.mofa.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=1328&s=96376

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