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Cablegate: Philippines: Demarche On U.N. Resolution On Rape

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OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #3667 3190852
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 150852Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8877
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0237

UNCLAS MANILA 003667

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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

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

REF: A. STATE 155063

B. STATE 135255
C. MANILA 3358

1. Poloff met with Attorney Ana Hernandez of the Department
of Foreign Affairs (DFA), representing the Office of United
Nations and International Organizations, and pressed for
Philippine support for the anti-rape resolution without
amendments, as cited in reftel A. Ms. Hernandez said that
the Philippine delegation in New York was "confused" by the
number of amendments; poloff responded that this was
additional cause to support the amendment as originally
submitted with 61 cosponsors, disregarding distracting
resolutions. Ms. Hernandez reported that the Philippine
delegation to the U.N. was still studying the issue and would
maintain contact if it had questions.

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