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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Unhrc Special Session On Sudan

Published: Mon 11 Dec 2006 01:40 PM
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RR RUEHWEB
DE RUEHBH #1811 3451340
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111340Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY NASSAU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3612
INFO RUEHBE/AMEMBASSY BELMOPAN 0008
RUEHWN/AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN 5505
RUEHGE/AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN 3597
RUEHKG/AMEMBASSY KINGSTON 8446
RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE 3458
RUEHSP/AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN 4616
RUEHDG/AMEMBASSY SANTO DOMINGO 2732
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0074
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0343
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0056
UNCLAS NASSAU 001811
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
STATE FOR WHA/CAR RCBUDDEN, DRL/MLGA KMCGEENEY, IO/RHS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTIA PHUM PREL SU UN BF
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: UNHRC SPECIAL SESSION ON SUDAN
REF: STATE 195763
1. On December 6, Charge approached Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Permanent Secretary Patricia Rodgers deliver demarche
on the UNHRC Special Session on Sudan. After reviewing the
U.S. points and looking into the issue, Rodgers informed
Charge that The Bahamas would not be represented in Geneva
and therefore would not be in a position to co-sponsor the
Finnish resolution. Charge used the opportunity to raise
larger issues of The Bahamas' voting patterns in the United
Nations on human rights issues. Noting the discrepancy
between The Bahamas' strong respect for human rights and its
UN voting pattern of neutrality, he urged The Bahamas to take
a more active role in addressing international human rights
concerns within the UN.
HARDT
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