[公告] A petition to invite Taiwan as an observer in the WHA 給世界衛生組織的一封信

臺灣今年又沒有收到世界衛生大會的邀請函,同鄉會寄了一封信給國際衛生組織總幹事Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 籲請 WHO 邀請我國出席

Taiwan has not received the invitation to the 2019 World Health Assembly, TACA sent a letter to the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urgently request WHO to invite Taiwan to attend the WHA as an observer

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Dear Dr Ghebreyesus,

This is the third time that we, the Taiwanese Association of Canberra, Australia (TACA) write to you to request that the World Health Organisation (WHO) extend the invitation to Taiwan to participate in the upcoming 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) on 20-28 May 2019.

On 21 February 2019, WHO held a meeting on flu vaccines in Beijing but Taiwan did not receive an invitation until the day of the event, thus was unable to send any representatives to attend. Having no access to important health information not only can put the lives of all the citizens and residents in Taiwan in danger but also risk lives globally when serious influenza viruses spread. How does WHO ensure that we build a better, healthier future for people all over the world as stated on your website when a large number of people are ignored?

Although WHO claims that it is firmly committed to the principles set out in the Constitution that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition, Taiwan did not receive an invitation to the WHA in 2017 and 2018. This year Taiwan has not yet received an invitation to participate in this important event.

The WHO Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 4.3 Human Rights and Humanitarian Contexts 50 also states:

In line with the “Human Rights Up Front” (HRuF) initiative launched in 2013 by the UN Secretary-General, WHO shares the moral responsibility to act to, “prevent or respond to serious and large-scale violations of human rights or international humanitarian law”, and anchors human rights as a “core responsibility”.

This decision to not invite Taiwan is a result of WHO bowing to political pressure from China. Denying Taiwan the chance to participate in the WHA and rejecting the right of the 23.76 million Taiwanese people to timely access to critical medical information not only violates the Constitution, ethical principles, and code of conduct but also creates a significant gap in global cooperation on public health safety and disease prevention.

Taiwan has had universal health care coverage for all citizens since 1995 and has one of the best health care systems in the world from which all countries can learn. In recent years, Taiwan has transformed from an aid recipient to an assistance provider. The Taiwan Government attempted to donate USD $1 million to WHO to assist fighting Ebola virus, but the offer was declined by WHO due to political reasons.

Health is a basic human right. TACA strongly advises WHO to give Taiwan the opportunity to be offered the same level of health care as other nations, and for it to be allowed access to critical health information like other countries. We urgently request WHO to consider extending the invitation to Taiwan to attend the 2019 and all future WHAs.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Chan-Feng Lin

Chairman

Chuan-Min Jasmine Lin

President

TACA’s petition to WHO to invite Taiwan as an observer in the WHA

 

 

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[轉發] 科技部108年度海外人才歸國橋接方案 Leaders in Future Trend (LIFT)

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科技部為回應臺灣產學研各界對前瞻科研領域人才需求及海外人才歸國期待,自106年開始推動「海外人才歸國橋接方案 Leaders in Future Trends (LIFT)」,以號召我國赴海外留學的人才,返國貢獻所學。本年度將持續辦理「108年度海外人才歸國橋接方案(LIFT2.0)」,以建置平台,積極促成海外學人與國內產學研機構進行線上/線下媒合,並提供返國學人來回機票補助與全程免費食宿,安排返國學人參加「海外學人返國交流會」,與國內產學研機構進行面對面交流,以促成海外學人回臺就業發展。

本方案第1梯次收件截止日期為108年4月30日(二)中午12:00(臺北時間GMT+08:00)。如有興趣報名參加或對本方案有任何問題的話,也歡迎隨時跟駐澳洲科技組聯繫。

相關檔案如下:

1. LIFT2.0LIFT2.0海報(英文)

2. LIFT2.0 海外學人廣宣(中文)

3. LIFT2.0徵件辦法(中英文)

科技組聯絡資訊:

彭雙俊組長sjpong@most.gov.tw, 02-61201001

王凱石秘書kswang@most.gov.tw, 02-61201003

[課程] 坎培拉台灣同鄉會華語學校2019年開課了! 2019 TACA Mandarin Language School Terms and Dates

Kids class

Entry level

3:15 – 5:15pm every Saturday
Term 1: 9 February – 13 April 2019 ($160 for 8 weeks)
Term 2: 4 May – 6 July 2019 ($160 for 8 weeks)

Continuous Class

1:15 – 3:15 pm every Sunday (FULL)
Term 1: 10 February – 14 April 2019 ($180 for 9 weeks)
Term 2: 5 May – 7 July 2019 ($160 for 8 weeks)

Adult Class

Entry Level

1:00 – 3: 00 pm every Saturday
Term 1: 9 February – 13 April 2019 ($200 for 8 weeks)
Term 2: 4 May – 6 July 2019 ($200 for 8 weeks)

Continuous Class

11:00 am – 1:00 pm every Sunday
Term 1: 10 February – 14 April 2019 ($225 for 9 weeks)
Term 2: 5 May – 7 July 2019 ($200 for 8 weeks)

Course material: Let’s Learn Chinese 學華語向前走

* No classes on school holiday, Canberra Day, Easter holiday, Reconciliation Day and Queen’s Birthday

Please note, if you have paid for the course and decide to withdraw, you will only receive a refund if you send us an email to withdraw before the first class of the term starts. After the classes start, students will not receive a refund, unless the course is cancelled.

The TACA Mandarin Language School is generously supported by the ACT Government.

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For more information please check the Mandarin School’s Facebook page or contact tacaschool@gmail.com

[活動] 貳零壹玖澳洲坎培拉臺灣同鄉會豬年新春春節餐會 | 2019 TACA Lunar New Year Celebration

CNY lunch

臺灣同鄉會誠摯地邀請您參加豬年新春春節餐會! TACA invites you to join us for a lunch to celebrate the Year of the Pig!

日期/Date: 2019年2月17日 (週日) Sunday 17 February 2019

時間/Time: 12PM- 3PM

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[公告] HealthPlus General Practice

需要找GP嗎? Casey 有一家新的GP診所是台灣的醫師開的喔!

HealthPlus General Practice

台灣的醫師:

宋梅若醫師 Dr Melanie Sung
宋文山醫師 Dr Wen Shan Sung

診所資訊:

68 Dalkin Crescent
Casey, ACT 2913
(Next to Casey Market Town)

1300 471 471
www.healthplusgp.com.au

[照片] TACA 2018 台灣國慶遊湖健行 | TACA 2018 Taiwan National Day Walk

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本次活動感謝  駐澳大利亞臺北經濟文化辦事處 贊助

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[照片] TACA 2018 中秋節暨會員大會| TACA 2018 Mid Autumn Festival/ AGM

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本次活動感謝  澳洲首都特區政府 及 駐澳大利亞臺北經濟文化辦事處 贊助

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