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Cablegate: Delivery of Demarche On Un Reform

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: A. STATE 114051

B. STATE 111657

1. (SBU) Ambassador spoke to Polish Foreign Minister Daniel
Rotfeld on June 30 to urge him to support the U.S. agenda for
reform of the UN. Drawing on Reftels A and B, Ambassador
emphasized the importance the Secretary attaches to broad
reform, and emphasized that this goes farther than UNSC
reform or expansion. Rotfeld expressed agreement with the
need for reform, and said he would review our agenda

2. (SBU) Polcouns separately delivered Ref A and Ref B
demarche to Tomasz Chlon, MFA Deputy Director for UN Affairs,
June 17. Chlon expressed pleasure at receiving the details
of our reform agenda, and said there was a great deal of
similarity between the US agenda and Polish thinking on UN
reform. Chlon said he hoped Poland and the U.S. could
cooperate closely as the High Level Event (HLE) approaches,
and said Poland would welcome high level consultations on the
details of reform. He said there is also "promising"
prospects for U.S.-EU cooperation. Chlon said the Polish
outlook is very "idealistic," and based on the concept that
the UN can be reformed and can become a more relevant,
effective body. He promised to review our proposals more
thoroughly and get back to us with specific responses at a
later date.

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3. (SBU) Chlon said the Poles also have concerns about
specific aspects of the Draft Outcome Document being worked
in New York, and believe it is "not ambitious enough." In
particular, they want reference to a responsibility to
protect individuals, and realize that negotiations will need
to address the "collision" between the principles of
sovereignty and protection of human rights. (NOTE: Chlon
forwarded to Polcouns Poland's proposed revisions to the
Draft Outcome Document, which we have forwarded to IO by
e-mail.) He expressed great interest in following up with us
on the details of our reform agenda as the date for the HLE

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