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Cablegate: Philippines: Demarche On U.S. Draft Resolution On

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O 090838Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8535
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UNCLAS MANILA 003358

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE IO/RHS (LINDA LUM)
STATE ALSO FOR EAP/MTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC KWMN PHUM SOCI UNGA RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES: DEMARCHE ON U.S. DRAFT RESOLUTION ON
RAPE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE POLICY

REF: STATE 135255

1. Poloff on October 5 outlined reftel talking points to
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Acting Executive
Secretary for UN and International Organizations Leah Ruiz,

SIPDIS
and provided a copy of the draft resolution per reftel.
Although Executive Director Ruiz responded positively to the
resolution's language, she was not prepared to provide an
official response. She reported on October 9 that her office
was continuing to examine the draft resolution in
consultation with the Philippine Mission to the UN.

Visit Embassy Manila's Classified SIPRNET website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm

You can also access this site through the State Department's
Classified SIPRNET website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/
JONES

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