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Building an inclusive United Nations with Taiwan on board

By Jaushieh Joseph Wu      

In 2018 alone, Taiwan conducted development projects in UN Sustainable Development Goal areas of interest in 39 countries. Given Taiwan’s robust experience and contributions, the UN status quo on Taiwan is absurd.

While meeting with the permanent representatives to the UN of Taiwan’s allies in July, President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated that Taiwan’s 23 million people have the right to participate in the UN system, writes Taiwan's Foreign Affairs Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu. Photograph courtesy of UN/Loey Felipe

This July, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen transited through New York, an icon of diversity and freedom and home to the United Nations. While meeting with the permanent representatives to the UN of Taiwan’s allies, President Tsai reiterated that Taiwan’s 23 million people have the right to participate in the UN system. She also emphasized that Taiwan is committed to joining hands with global partners to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to forge the world we want, and the future we need.

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