General Assembly committee rejects Taiwan's bid for a UN seat

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September 19, 2007 20:51

 
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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 assembly's General Committee met behind closed doors, instead of in public, for the first time in years to vote on 167 recommendations for the agenda of the 62nd session, which opened Tuesday, including Taiwan's membership. "The General Committee ... decided not to recommend this (Taiwan) item as part of the agenda of the 62nd session," said Janos Tisovszky, spokesman for the assembly president.

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