Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) today introduced H. Con. Res. 77, expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan and its 23 million people deserve membership in the United Nations (UN). The annual session of the United Nations General Assembly is set to open at the United Nations headquarters in New York City today.
"Year after year, the United Nations has failed to offer the 23 million people of Taiwan and their freely elected government representation on the world stage," said Garrett after introducing his resolution. "The world body can no longer act as if the unelected communist government of the People's Republic of China truly represents the interests of Taiwan."
"The U.S. relationship with Taiwan has stemmed from a longstanding shared commitment towards the fundamental ideals of Democracy and the rule of law," added Garrett. "Currently, Taiwan is the only democratically-governed nation in the world that does not enjoy a single vote in the General Assembly of the UN. It is my sincere hope that the UN reverses this injustice today and offers the people of Taiwan the respect they deserve."