Hon. [insert first - and last name of Representative]
Foreign Affairs Aide)
House of Representatives
Representative [insert last name of Representative]:
2, Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-CO) and other Representatives introduced
bi-partisan resolution H. Res. 221 concluding that (1) Taiwan
and its 23 million people deserve full and equal membership
in the UN and other international organizations; (2) the
U.S. should take a leading role in gaining international
support for Taiwan’s participation in these organizations.
introduction of this resolution is timely, because on September
11, 2001, the 56th session of the United Nations
will convene and a proposal to support Taiwan's membership
will be placed before the General Affairs Committee.
9, Taiwan launched its annual campaign to join the UN with
ten of its allies asking the world body to set up a working
group to examine Taiwan’s case. China immediately torpedoed
the request stating that "This openly tramples on the
purposes and principles of the UN charter."
The United Nations is about inclusion, not about exclusion.
Article 1 of the UN Charter states that the purposes and
principles of the United Nations are: "To develop friendly
relations among nations based on respect for the principle
of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to
take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal
peace;" and "to achieve international cooperation
in solving international problems of an economic, social,
cultural, or humanitarian character...."
is the time for the United States and the rest of the world
to take up the issue of Taiwan's UN membership. Taiwan's
contributions are needed to build the world of justice and
peace that is the United Nations’ goal.
this resolution will constitute an important step in the
contact Oleh Chernyk at 225-4676 to list your Member as
a co-sponsor of H.Res.221.
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