Question / Taiwan: Sustainable Development

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN 56423, tabled on 15 October 2021

Rosie Cooper

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that Taiwan can work with the international community effectively to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and recover from the covid-19 pandemic.

Amanda Milling

Answered on
25 October 2021

Taiwan plays a valuable but voluntarily role in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, despite not being a member state of the UN. The UK Government welcomes Taiwan’s contribution and continues to work closely with Taiwan on this and other matters, including the fight against Covid-19. More broadly, the UK support’s Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations where statehood is not a prerequisite. The UK believes that the people of Taiwan have a valuable contribution to make on issues of global concern and this includes on sustainable development and their effective fight against the pandemic.