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The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan's observer status at the world health assembly.

Herington J, Lee K - Global Health (2014)

Bottom Line: The long process of negotiating this breakthrough has been cited as an example of successful global health diplomacy.The actors and their motivations, along with the forums, practices and outcomes of the negotiation process, are detailed.The persistent influence of these traditional diplomatic questions illustrates the limits of global health diplomacy.

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In 2009, health authorities from Taiwan (under the name "Chinese Taipei")a formally attended the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization as observers, marking the country's participation for the first time since 1972. The long process of negotiating this breakthrough has been cited as an example of successful global health diplomacy. This paper analyses this negotiation process, drawing on government documents, formal representations from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and key informant interviews. The actors and their motivations, along with the forums, practices and outcomes of the negotiation process, are detailed. While it is argued that non-traditional diplomatic action was important in establishing the case for Taiwan's inclusion at the WHA, traditional concerns regarding Taiwanese sovereignty and diplomatic representation ultimately played a decisive role. The persistent influence of these traditional diplomatic questions illustrates the limits of global health diplomacy.

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Timeline of key events surrounding study period (2000–2011).
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Fig1: Timeline of key events surrounding study period (2000–2011).

Mentions: The literature review and interviews were used to construct a timeline of the key events (Figure 1). Results are ordered according to the five key research questions.Figure 1


The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan's observer status at the world health assembly.

Herington J, Lee K - Global Health (2014)

Timeline of key events surrounding study period (2000–2011).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4197227&req=5

Fig1: Timeline of key events surrounding study period (2000–2011).
Mentions: The literature review and interviews were used to construct a timeline of the key events (Figure 1). Results are ordered according to the five key research questions.Figure 1

Bottom Line: The long process of negotiating this breakthrough has been cited as an example of successful global health diplomacy.The actors and their motivations, along with the forums, practices and outcomes of the negotiation process, are detailed.The persistent influence of these traditional diplomatic questions illustrates the limits of global health diplomacy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
In 2009, health authorities from Taiwan (under the name "Chinese Taipei")a formally attended the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization as observers, marking the country's participation for the first time since 1972. The long process of negotiating this breakthrough has been cited as an example of successful global health diplomacy. This paper analyses this negotiation process, drawing on government documents, formal representations from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and key informant interviews. The actors and their motivations, along with the forums, practices and outcomes of the negotiation process, are detailed. While it is argued that non-traditional diplomatic action was important in establishing the case for Taiwan's inclusion at the WHA, traditional concerns regarding Taiwanese sovereignty and diplomatic representation ultimately played a decisive role. The persistent influence of these traditional diplomatic questions illustrates the limits of global health diplomacy.

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Related in: MedlinePlus