Search

 

Cablegate: Singapore to Abstain On Unga Plenary Votes On

VZCZCXRO8569
PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHGP #2181 3450931
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 110931Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4570
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0153
RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 2693
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 2066
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 4164
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 5789
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 1402

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 002181

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DRL/MLGA - GIANNI PAZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PGOV UNGA
SUBJECT: SINGAPORE TO ABSTAIN ON UNGA PLENARY VOTES ON
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RESOLUTIONS

REF: A. STATE 163935

B. STATE 161770
C. STATE 145641

(SBU) Singapore will abstain from voting on the four UN Third
Committee country-specific human rights resolutions on Iran,
Belarus, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and Burma in
the UNGA Plenary, MFA International Organizations Directorate
Deputy Director Jophie Tang advised us on December 10. Ms.
Tang said that Singapore usually follows the same voting
pattern in the UNGA Plenary that was used in the Third
Committee.

Visit Embassy Singapore's Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/singapore/ind ex.cfm
HERBOLD

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

New IPCC Report: ‘Unprecedented Changes’ Needed To Limit Global Warming

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, says a special report that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but the world must move faster… More>>

ALSO:

Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France, Germany Join Calls For Credible Investigation

Germany, the United Kingdom and France share the grave concern expressed by others including HRVP Mogherini and UNSG Guterres, and are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness. More>>

ALSO:

MSF Not Wanted: Nauru Government Shows Continued Callousness

The Nauruan Government’s decision to ask Doctors Without Borders to immediately leave shows continued callousness towards asylum seekers desperately seeking a safe place to call home, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today. More>>

ALSO:

Sulawesi Quake, Tsunami: Aid Response Begins

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More>>

ALSO:

Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC