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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Un Human Rights Council

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UNCLAS BOGOTA 007400

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM CO UN
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

REF: SECSTATE 140191

Poloff demarched reftel to MFA Acting Director of
Multilateral Affairs Ignacio Ruiz and Human Rights Director
Monica Fonseca on July 29. Polcouns demarched MFA Vice
Minister for Multilateral Affairs Jaime Giron and Deputy FM
Camilo Reyes. On August 3 Ruiz said that the GOC agreed that
the UN Commission on Human rights was not working. The UNGA
should form a group to revise the structure and function of
human rights work. He reiterated, however, preference for a
larger, more inclusive entity -- a "universal commission"
with an "executive committee" rather than the council
proposed by the SYG.
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