Taiwan’s Bid for U.N. Seat Rejected – Edith M. Lederer
A key General Assembly committee rejected Taiwan’s bid to join the United Nations on Wednesday, the 15th straight year the island has been thwarted in its attempt to become a member of the world body.
The General Committee met behind closed doors for the first time in years to vote on 167 recommendations, including Taiwan’s application, for inclusion on the agenda of the General Assembly’s 62nd session, which opened Tuesday.
The committee “decided not to recommend this (Taiwan) item as part of the agenda,” said Janos Tisovszky, spokesman for the assembly president. [Full Text]