About this event

On October 25, 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758, “Restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations.” The resolution replaced the Republic of China (ROC) with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and in the UN General Assembly. The PRC views UN Resolution 2758 as part of broader recognition of its "One China" Principle as an international norm as well as justification of this principle as international law.

UN Resolution 2758 was silent on any future participation in the UN by Taiwan, however. Nevertheless, Taiwan has been blocked from active involvement in the UN and UN-affiliated agencies. Taiwan’s exclusion creates risks for the 23.5 million people of Taiwan, as well as for the rest of the world which is unable to benefit from Taiwan’s expertise in global health, cyber security, humanitarian assistance and other areas. These risks have been highlighted by COVID-19 and Taiwan’s successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The German Marshall Fund welcomes you to participate in an upcoming public session to discuss UN Resolution 2758 and explore paths forward for Taiwan’s international participation. The event webcast will be broadcast live on YouTube on Thursday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. EDT | 3:00 p.m. CEST. Please register via the Register for Event Button. The link to the event will follow registration.

Attendees may join the panelist Q&A by sending questions to Melissa Ladner at [email protected]. We kindly request you include your name and affiliation when submitting questions.