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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA1419
2009-07-06 08:27
2011-08-30 01:44
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Manila

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SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/RHS COLLEEN NEVILLE
USUN FOR BRIAN YOUNG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM PREL RP
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED – SUPPORTING NGO INVOLVEMENT AT THE UNITED NATIONS

REF: STATE 68551

¶1. Post discussed reftel points with DFA’s Office of United
Nations and Other International Organizations (UNIO) Director
Leah Ruiz, emphasizing U.S. opposition to the recommendation
of the UN Committee on Nongovernmental Organizations to deny
accreditation to the Democracy Coalition Project (DCP) and
the Dynamic Christian World Mission Foundation U.S.A (DCWMF).
Post provided a copy of reftel talking points and urged the
Philippines to support consultative status for DCP at the UN
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the referral of the
DCWMF’s application back to the NGO Committee.

¶2. Director Ruiz responded that senior officials in DFA are
conferring on this matter and have requested information and
recommendations from their diplomatic posts abroad to help
them achieve a consensus decision. She assured Post that DFA
would consider carefully the U.S. position, but she was quick
to stress that the Philippines has a long-standing preference
for consensus-oriented outcomes in international fora.

¶3. Given the Philippines’ traditional reliance on consensus,
especially with members of the ASEAN and OIC blocs, it is not
clear whether the Philippines will support the U.S. position
on NGO involvement at the UN, unless ASEAN’s ECOSOC members
indicate they too will support the U.S. Post will continue
to engage with DFA to ascertain the Philippine government’s
position on reftel points and to press for a positive outcome.
KENNEY

   

 

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