Question / Taiwan: World Health Organisation

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN 127625, tabled on 9 December 2020

Paul Girvan
Democratic Unionist Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government supports the Republic of China (Taiwan) becoming a full member of World Health Organisation.

Nigel Adams

Answered on
18 December 2020

Membership of the World Health Organisation is open only to states recognised by the UN. However, the UK supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations where statehood is not a prerequisite for their participation.