Palau president Surangel Whipps Jr. reiterated Taiwan’s membership in the United Nations.
“We also advocate for change regarding the Republic of China (Taiwan), unjustly excluded from UN processes, despite its remarkable leadership and innovative solutions,” Whipps said during his UN speech this month.
He said Taiwan has been a good ally and has collaborated with Palau on vital issues such as tourism, agriculture, ocean conservation, climate, gender equality, education, and innovation.
He said that UN is allowing Taiwan’s meaningful participation in crucial specialized agencies and processes like WHO, ICAO, and UNFCCC.
“Taiwan’s 23 million people have much to offer the world. The UN Charter affirms the equal rights of all peoples and nations – we urge the UN to uphold this vision by allowing Taiwan to participate and contribute, he said.