Cablegate: Canada Won't Support Oas Quota Payment Increase

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 50110

Embassy delivered reftel talking points to Alison Benn, OAS
coordinator in the Inter-American Division of DFAIT's Latin
America and Caribbean Bureau, on March 4. Benn told poloff
at that time that the question of increasing Canada's OAS
quota payment had not yet been discussed at DFAIT. In a
follow-up discussion March 14, Benn advised poloff that
Canada will not support an OAS quota payment increase at this
time. Benn said that Canada wants to see greater
accountability on OAS's part. She indicated that before
Canada would agree a quota increase is necessary, it would
have to do further research to identify what OAS costs are
increasing, and why they are increasing. (Note: in an
off-the-record comment, Benn (please protect) said she found
it ironic that Brazil and the U.S. were leading this effort,
as they had been in arrears on their OAS assessments. End


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UN: Visionary ‘Blue Transformation’ Strategy To Enhance Underwater Food Systems

Record levels of fisheries and aquaculture production are making a critical contribution to global food security, the UN Ocean Conference under way in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Wednesday...
Abu Akleh Shooting: Fatal Shot Came From Israeli Forces, Says OHCHR
Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank - not indiscriminate Palestinian firing - the UN human rights office, OHCHR, alleged on Friday... More>>

Ethiopia: Conflict, Drought, Dwindling Food Support, Threatens Lives Of 20 Million

Hunger is tightening its grip on more than 20 million Ethiopians who are facing conflict in the north, drought in the south and dwindling food and nutrition support beginning next month, the UN food relief agency warned on Thursday... More>>

UN Ocean Conference: Opens With Call For Urgent Action To Tackle Ocean Emergency
With climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution exacting a devastating toll on the world’s ocean — critical to food security, economic growth and the environment... More>>

World Vision: Deeply Concerned For Thousands Affected By Afghanistan Quake
World Vision is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning... More>>

Malaysia: UN Experts Welcome Announcement To Abolish Mandatory Death Penalty

UN human rights experts* today commended an announcement made by the Malaysian government that it will abolish the country’s mandatory death penalty and encouraged Parliament to take concrete steps to pass the agreement into law... More>>