WHO states decide not to invite Taiwan to annual assembly

By Thomson Reuters May 27, 2024 | 8:39 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) – Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday decided not to invite Taiwan to the organization’s annual assembly in Geneva after China appealed for it to remain sidelined.

Taiwan is excluded from most international organisations because of objections by China, which considers the democratically governed island its own territory.

Taiwan attended the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer from 2009 to 2016.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Emma Farge, Editing by Rachel More)