The United Nations held the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly recently at UN headquarters in New York, U.S. Despite China’s interferences, Taiwan continues to try to join the United Nations. The allies of Taiwan voiced their supports for Taiwan at the UN General Assembly, urging the United Nations to accept Taiwan as one of the member nations.
During the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, leaders of Taiwan’s allies voiced against Taiwan’s unreasonable exclusion from the UN. The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves spoke for Taiwan, stating that the UN needs to change its approach towards Taiwan. “The United Nations has established for 70 years. It is time for the UN to change the injustices and have more tolerance. UN needs to stop excluding Taiwan from the intergovernmental institution,” said Gonsalves. He then emphasized on Taiwan is a responsible global citizen who is qualified to be a member state of the United Nations. There are no legitimate reasons for any progressive intergovernmental institutions or international institutions to reject Taiwan as their member state. Moreover, Swaziland King Mswati III concurred with the Gonsalves’ premises. He called for UN to consider Taiwan as a member state as Taiwan has the potential to contribute in public health topics and telecommunication technology. Taiwan should share the same opportunity as other countries to contribute to the global society.
For the past two years, the presidents or leaders of 18 countries have spoken in the general debate to support Taiwan, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hoping that the number this year will not be any lower.
China considered Taiwan as part of its provinces; therefore, the Chinese government uses international stage to proclaim its rights over the island country. Their nationalism penetrates from government bodies to the citizens of China. Earlier this year, Chinese delegates went ballistic at Model UN Event because Taiwan was listed as a country in the conference handbook.
Taiwan continues to fight its way into the UN. The majority of Taiwanese supports the statement that Taiwan is an independent state and the country should not be isolated from international affairs.