Another call for Taiwan to participate in agencies of the United Nations

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH 2011 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis has made another passionate plea to the United Nations for the Republic of China (Taiwan) to a meaningful role in the agencies of the world body.

“Mr. President, since 2009, Taiwan has been invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to attend the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. This practice and the related arrangements have established what has been termed the (WHA) model, which sets a useful precedent for Taiwan’s greater participation in the UN System. It is the view of my country, Mr. President, that in today’s highly integrated and interconnected world, almost all issues demand full participation and cooperation among International Partners,” Minister Condor told the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations.

He said that as one of the leading economic and technological powerhouses in the world, Taiwan can contribute substantially to the International Community.

“We urge the United Nations to find a suitable way to allow for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in its specialized agencies and mechanisms, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),” said Mr. Condor.

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