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Cablegate: 58th Unga: Canada On U.S. Approach in First

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UNCLAS OTTAWA 002331

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR AC/ISN AND WHA/CAN, GENEVA FOR CD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC CA UNGA
SUBJECT: 58TH UNGA: CANADA ON U.S. APPROACH IN FIRST
COMMITTEE

REF: STATE 217408

(SBU) Canada shares our view that repetitive resolutions are
not making a positive contribution to the work of the UNGA
First Committee (reftel), and will be working with us and the
rest of the Western Group to develop concrete ideas on
"rationalization." That said, the GoC believes that reform
will be limited by the G77/NAM and by the need to accommodate
our allies. Marina Laker, Foreign Affairs Deputy Director
for Nonproliferation, said that the G77/NAM have linked UNGA
reform to Security Council reform, and that allies having
only a single contribution (e.g., Poland on CWC) will still
want to introduce a resolution. She added that on some
long-standing issues there is new information/movement that
should be brought up in the First Committee.
CELLUCCI

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