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Cablegate: Voting Instruction On Wwii Commemoration and Csto

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNSC PREL RS
SUBJECT: VOTING INSTRUCTION ON WWII COMMEMORATION AND CSTO
COOPERATION UNGA RESOLUTIONS

1. (U) This is an action request: The Department authorizes
USUN to join consensus and co-sponsor the UN General Assembly
resolution in paragraph 2. USUN is authorized to join
consensus on the UN General Assembly resolution in paragraph
3, but may not co-sponsor. The Department understands that
both resolutions are scheduled for adoption on March 1, 2010.
Post should seek additional guidance from the Department if
there are any additional substantive changes to the
resolution texts.

2. (U) Begin text of World War II commemoration resolution:

Sixty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 59/26 of 22 November 2004, in
which it, inter alia, declared 8 and 9 May as a time of
remembrance and reconciliation,
Recalling that 2010 will mark the sixty-fifth
anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a war which
brought untold sorrow to mankind,
Stressing that this historic event established the
conditions for the creation of the United Nations, designed
to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,
Calling upon the States Members of the United Nations
to unite their efforts in dealing with new challenges and
threats, with the United Nations playing a central role, and
to make every effort to settle all disputes by peaceful means
in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and in
such a manner that international peace and security are not
endangered,
Underlining the progress made since the end of the
Second World War in overcoming its legacy and towards
establishing reconciliation, international and regional
cooperation and the promotion of democratic values, human
rights and regional cooperation and the promotion of
democratic values, human rights and fundamental freedoms, in
particular through the United Nations, and the establishment
of regional organizations and other appropriate frameworks,
1. Invites all Member States, organizations of the
United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and
individuals to observe these days in an appropriate manner to
pay tribute to all victims of the Second World War;
2. Requests the President of the General Assembly to hold
a special solemn meeting of the General Assembly in the
second week of May 2010 in commemoration of all victims of
the war;
3. Requests the Secretary-General to bring the present
resolution to the attention of all Member States and
organizations of the United Nations system and to take
measures necessary for its implementation.
3. (U) Begin text of resolution on cooperation between the UN
and the CSTO:

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Collective
Security Treaty Organization
The General Assembly,
Referring to its resolution 59/50 of 2 December 2004, in
which it accorded the Collective Security Treaty Organization
observer status in the General Assembly,
Referring also to the Articles of the Charter of the United
Nations which encourage measures for regional cooperation to
advance the purposes and principles of the United Nations,
Welcoming the efforts of the Secretary-General of the
Collective Security Treaty Organization to strengthen the
role of that organization in the attainment of objectives
consistent with the purposes of the United Nations,
Referring to Security Council resolution 1631 (2005) of 17
October 2005, in which the Security Council calls on regional
organizations to improve coordination with the United
Nations, and to the Declarations of the General Assembly of 9
December 1994 and 17 February 1995, on the strengthening and
improvement of maintaining cooperation between the United
Nations and regional organizations in international peace and
security,
Emphasizing that the growing contribution by regional
organizations to cooperation with the United Nations can
usefully supplement the Organization,s activity for the
maintenance of international peace and security,
1. Takes note of the activity of the Collective Security
Treaty Organization for the development of regional
cooperation in such areas as the strengthening of regional
security and stability, peacemaking, counter-terrorism,
combating illegal trafficking in narcotics and arms,
countering organized transnational crime and human
trafficking and combating natural man-made disasters, which
contributes to the attainment of the purposes and principles
at the United Nations;
2. Notes the importance of strengthening dialogue,
cooperation and coordination between the United Nations
system and the Collective Security Treaty Organization and
invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations to
engage, to this end, in regular consultations with the
Collective Security Treaty Organization, utilizing for this
purpose the appropriate inter-institutional forums and
formats, including the annual consultations between the
Secretary-General of the United Nations and the heads of
regional organizations;
3. Invites the specialized components of the United
Nations systems, such as the Department of Political Affairs,
the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the
Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate, to
cooperate with the Collective Security Treaty Organization
and develop direct contacts with it for the joint
implementation of programmes aimed at the attainment of their
objectives;
4. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its sixty-fifth session a report on the
implementation of the present resolution;
5. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
sixty-fifth session a sub-item entitled &Cooperation between
the United Nations and the Collective Security Treaty
Organization.8
CLINTON

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