Hon. <<Full Name>>
Foreign Affairs Aide
Taiwan’s participation in the WHO
am writing to you today to urge you to join Senators Murkowski,
Lieberman, Lott, and other Senators in signing the letter
to support Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization
Americans in WYOMING highly respect our
commitment to the promotion of democracy
and human rights for all peoples.
We especially appreciate the bipartisan
Congressional support to the health right for 23
million Taiwanese to participate in the WHO.
up to date, the Taiwanese are still excluded by the
WHO and not able to participate any international conferences
sponsored by the WHO due to the objection from China.
you know, during the first session of the 106th
Congress, the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1794 and S.
Res. 26, supporting Taiwan’s participation in the WHO and
other international organizations that accept non-UN state-members
as members. H.
R. 1794 called for a report to the Congress “on the efforts of the
Secretary [of State] to fulfill the commitment made in the
1994 Taiwan Policy Review to more actively support Taiwan’s
participation in international organizations, in particular
the World Health Organization.”
were disappointed at the report, which came out on January
4, 2000. Instead
of the U.S. taking leadership on Taiwan’s meaningful and
appropriate participation in the WHO, as called for in HR
1794, the report details the People’s Republic of China’s
objections to such participation and the seeming paralysis
this brings to any United States efforts.
is our belief and shared by many Members of Congress that
the people of Taiwan should have access to the highest possible
international health standards and practices made available
through the WHO. For
the WHO to achieve its goal for “the attainment by all peoples
of the highest possible level of health,” the United States
should take the lead on Taiwan’s participation and offer
her support more pro-actively.
We should not let “all peoples,” as defined by the
WHO, continue to exclude the people of Taiwan.
your constituent and FAPA member as well, I thank you for
your attention on this matter strongly urge you to cosign
the letter. If
you need more information, your office could contact either
Charles Freeman (4-9320) or Isaac Edwards (4-5127) with
Sen. Murkowski. As
usual we would like to hear from you regarding your decision
on this matter soon.