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Cablegate: Unga/C-6: Unga Sixth (Legal) Committee Passes

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P 072253Z NOV 08
FM USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
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UNCLAS USUN NEW YORK 001041

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TAGS: LG UNGA
SUBJECT: UNGA/C-6: UNGA SIXTH (LEGAL) COMMITTEE PASSES
RESOLUTIONS ON OBSERVER STATUS FOR SOUTH CENTRE AND
UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE

REF: STATE 111749

1. SUMMARY: On November 5, 2008, the United Nations General
Assembly's Sixth Committee adopted draft resolutions on
observer status for the South Centre and the University for
Peace. Both resolutions were adopted by consensus. END
SUMMARY.

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Observer Status for the South Centre: UNGA Agenda Item 151
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2. The delegation of Tanzania had previously introduced the
South Centre observer status resolution to the Sixth
Committee on October 21st, 2008. The South Centre is an
intergovernmental organization established in 1994 by an
intergovernmental agreement, which is deposited with the UN
Secretary-General. It thus meets the criteria established by
UN Resolution 49/426, for observer status. The South Centre
researches and provides support for the South in its
development, trade technology, and intellectual property
policies. On November 5, 2008, Tanzania reiterated its
support, as well as its 29 co-sponsors, and called for
adoption of the draft resolution. The resolution was adopted
by consensus.

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Observer Status for the University of Peace: UNGA Agenda Item
153
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3. Ambassador Jorge Urbina, Permanent Representative of Costa
Rica, introduced the University for Peace for observer status
resolution before the Sixth Committee on October 21st, 2008.
Urbina described the University as an intergovernmental
organization headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica,
specializing in "the great universal task of educating for
peace." On November 5, 2008, Costa Rica reiterated its
support, as well as its 10 co-sponsors, and called for
adoption of the draft resolution. The resolution was adopted
by consensus.
Khalilzad

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