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OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHTRO
DE RUEHJA #1080 1550911
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 030911Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9178
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0898
RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS PRIORITY
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 5098
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 2589
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 2052
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 2710
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001080

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS, EAP/MLS, IO, IO/UNP
NSC FOR E.PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KWMN UNSC ID
SUBJECT: UNSC -- RESOLUTION ON WOMEN AND CONFLICT

REF: STATE 59132

1. (U) This is an Action Request--Please see para 5.

2. (U) SUMMARY: On June 3, Mission delivered reftel message
regarding the planned UNSCR on sexual violence in situations
of armed conflict. The GOI promised to review the matter
carefully and asked that the USG provide a copy of the draft
resolution in Jakarta as well as in New York. END SUMMARY.

3. (U) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Fikri Cassidy,
Deputy Director for International Security Affairs at the
Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU). Poloff informed
Cassidy that USUN would soon share a draft resolution on
"sexual violence in situations of armed conflict" and urged
Indonesia to support it. Poloff underscored the personal
importance of this issue to the Secretary, who would chair
the June 19 UNSC thematic debate on women and armed conflict.

4. (U) Cassidy said he understood the importance of the
issue. He promised to review the draft resolution carefully
with other DEPLU officials and would consult with the
Indonesian mission in New York. He asked that Mission
provide a copy of the draft resolution to DEPLU as soon as
possible.

5. (U) ACTION REQUEST: Mission requests that the Department
provide Mission with a copy of the draft resolution that we
can share with DEPLU officials here. This will facilitate
our efforts to lobby for Indonesian support on this important
matter. END ACTION REQUEST.

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