Cablegate: Un Human Rights Commission: Preventing An
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UNCLAS PARIS 003086
IO/SHA - SMEHRA, S/UNR - JGERAN, USUN - MZACK
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM FR UNCHR UNGA
SUBJECT: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: PREVENTING AN
UNMANDATED SESSION ON CHR REFORM
REF: STATE 82967
1. In the absence of the MFA IO Human Rights action officer,
currently in Geneva, poloff raised reftel points with IO
DAS-equivalent Jean-Pierre Lacroix May 6. Poloff stressed
that the USG believed that the proposal was both unnecessary
and costly and that issues of UN reform should be discussed
in New York. Lacroix agreed.
2. Lacroix promised to ensure that our points were fully
considered but noted that the GoF supported the USG position
and opposed the establishment of the five-day working group.