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 ON UNITED NATIONS OPENING DAY, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALL FOR TAIWAN'S FULL UN MEMBERSHIP
 
For Immediate Release                                                             September 16, 2003

ON UNITED NATIONS OPENING DAY, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALL FOR TAIWAN'S FULL UN MEMBERSHIP

On the very same day of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) introduced a resolution and issued a statement calling for Taiwan's membership in the United Nations. The resolution is co-sponsored by 10 other Members.

The resolution concludes: "That it is the sense of the Congress that (1) Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve full and equal membership in the United Nations and other international organizations; and (2) the United States should take a leading role in encouraging international support for Taiwan's participation in these organizations." 

In an accompanying statement, Rep. Musgrave noted, "It is unreasonable for the people of Taiwan to be excluded from full participation in international institutions.  Denying Taiwan membership in the United Nations and other international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, is unacceptable."

The Congresswoman concluded: "I believe that Taiwan's full and equal membership in the United Nations and other international organizations is long overdue.  Now is the time to right the wrong committed in 1971, by granting Taiwan the status it deserves."

FAPA President Ming-chi Wu states: "Since FAPA started its "UN for Taiwan" campaign on September 26, 1992, FAPA has insisted that Taiwan should 1. - be a member of the U.N. under the name of "Taiwan" and 2. join the UN as a NEW member."
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