MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats

Diplomats from 11 Indo-Pacific countries stationed in Taiwan took part in a specially organized New Year’s Eve function staged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underscoring the commitment of the government to strengthening bonds with the country’s like-minded partners.   Hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang at the MOFA’s Institute of Diplomacy and International … Continue reading “MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats”

President Tsai opens 2021 Austronesian Forum

President Tsai Ing-wen opened the 2021 Austronesian Forum Dec. 7 in Taipei City, pledging to work with like-minded partners in maintaining the dynamism of Austronesian communities while spurring sustainable development across the Indo-Pacific.   The government’s efforts in cooperating with Austronesian societies are paying dividends, Tsai said. Such progress is evidenced in areas spanning culture, … Continue reading “President Tsai opens 2021 Austronesian Forum”

Les pollueurs doivent payer, affirme Antigua-et-Barbuda à la COP26

L’indemnisation des dégâts est un sujet sensible pour les îlesPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisLe Secrétaire général des Nations unies António Guterres, Boris Johnson et Gaston Browne, les Premiers ministres anglais et antiguayain se saluent lors de leur arrivée à la COP26. La 26eme conférence sur le changement climatique regroupe les principaux dirigeants … Continue reading “Les pollueurs doivent payer, affirme Antigua-et-Barbuda à la COP26”

Antigua and Barbuda says polluters ‘must pay,’ as climate change remains existential threat to Small Island Developing States

Discussions about loss and damage are a sensitive topic for small islandsOriginally published on Global VoicesBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, greet one another on arrival at the COP26 World Leaders Summit of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference … Continue reading “Antigua and Barbuda says polluters ‘must pay,’ as climate change remains existential threat to Small Island Developing States”

Diplomatic bully: Australia’s climate obstruction in the Pacific revealed

Glasgow, Scotland – Australia uses diplomatic strong-arm tactics to water down outcomes in Pacific climate negotiations and buy silence on climate change, a new investigation from Greenpeace Australia Pacific has revealed. Greenpeace’s new report, Australia: Pacific Bully and International Outcast reveals: The Australian government uses bullying tactics in regional negotiations on climate change, according to … Continue reading “Diplomatic bully: Australia’s climate obstruction in the Pacific revealed”

Appel de Politis – COP26. Votre inaction est un crime !

L’appel de Politis pour le climat : « Votre inaction est un crime ! » À l’heure où les gouvernements entament de nouvelles négociations sur le climat, la rédaction de Politis s’engage. L’appel que nous lançons, rejoint par 225 personnalités, traduit une colère qui grandit. Il porte la voix de celles et ceux qui refusent la résignation et … Continue reading “Appel de Politis – COP26. Votre inaction est un crime !”

Rich Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks

Last Wednesday, over 300 demonstrators at COP25 in Madrid — this year’s 14-day U.N. climate talks, the group’s longest ever — watched from the courtyard of a conference center as a metal wall rose up seemingly out of nowhere, locking civil society observers literally out in the cold. Moments earlier, some had had their entry badges … Continue reading “Rich Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks”

MOFA outlines success of Taiwan’s UNFCCC campaign

Taiwan public and private sector support for the country’s bid to participate in the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change has raised global awareness of the many ways Taiwan Can Help realize U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 13, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 16.   At the vanguard of these efforts during the … Continue reading “MOFA outlines success of Taiwan’s UNFCCC campaign”

PILP with Taiwan wraps up in Taipei

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan wrapped up Dec. 4 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners such as the U.S. in advancing sustainable development throughout the region.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hawaii-based East-West Center, PILP brings participants up to speed on the latest political, … Continue reading “PILP with Taiwan wraps up in Taipei”

Tsai lauds 40 years of Taiwan-Tuvalu ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Nov. 20 that she looks forward to building on Taiwan and Tuvalu’s 40 years of friendship, pledging to deepen exchanges with the Pacific ally across the board as part of the government’s efforts advancing sustainable development in the region.   Tsai made the remarks during a meeting with Simon Kofe, Tuvalu’s … Continue reading “Tsai lauds 40 years of Taiwan-Tuvalu ties”

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan kicks off in Taipei

The Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) kicked off Oct. 28 in Taipei City, underscoring the commitment of Taiwan, the U.S. and Pacific island nations to deepening cooperation and expanding exchanges.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hawaii-based East-West Center, PILP aims to bring participants up to speed on the latest … Continue reading “Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan kicks off in Taipei”

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

Staunch support for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the U.N. system shown by the country’s allies and partners during the General Assembly in New York is deeply appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 2.   Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, the Holy See, Honduras, Kingdom of Eswatini, Marshall … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation”

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s ICAO bid

Staunch support by allies and like-minded partners for Taiwan’s participation in the 40th general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization running Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 in Montreal is sincerely appreciated by the government and the people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   While the non-invitation of Taiwan due to political reasons is … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s ICAO bid”

MOFA thanks allies for UN backing

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed thanks Sept. 18 for the joint support of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in backing the country’s meaningful participation in the activities, meetings and mechanisms of the U.N during the organization’s General Assembly in New York.   A total of 13 allies wrote to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge the global … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies for UN backing”

MOFA touts success of medical fund in Taiwan’s Pacific allies

A 12-month, US$2 million government-administered medical fund has enhanced the health and well-being of the people in Taiwan’s Pacific allies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Launched during the 2018 Pacific Islands Forum, the fund involved six major hospitals in Taiwan and facilitated first-class treatment for 955 patients in Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, … Continue reading “MOFA touts success of medical fund in Taiwan’s Pacific allies”

Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union annual meeting kicks off in Taiwan

The 49th General Assembly and 83rd Council Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union kicked off Aug. 5 in Taipei City, reaffirming the government’s commitment to promoting regional peace and prosperity.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the three-day event is themed Ocean Democracy and a Sustainable Indo-Pacific Region. It involves around 100  lawmakers … Continue reading “Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union annual meeting kicks off in Taiwan”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

President Tsai praises robust Taiwan-Tuvalu relations

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 3 that the government will strengthen cooperation and exchanges with Tuvalu across the board so as to create more mutually beneficial opportunities for the people of both countries. Taiwan and Tuvalu are committed to promoting sustainable national development while facing pressing challenges together, Tsai said. This includes combating climate change … Continue reading “President Tsai praises robust Taiwan-Tuvalu relations”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”