Viewing cable 05DARESSALAAM910
Title: UN Human Rights Commission: Tanzanian

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05DARESSALAAM9102005-05-09 12:30:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Dar Es Salaam
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UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 000910 
 
SIPDIS 
 
Department for IO/SHA -SMEHRA, S/UNR -SGERAN, USUN- 
MZACK, AF/RSA AND AF/E 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL PHUM TZ UNCHR UNGA
SUBJECT:  UN Human Rights Commission: Tanzanian 
Response on Unmandated Session on Reform 
 
REF: STATE 82967 
 
¶1. This is an action request. 
 
¶2. On May 6, Poloff delivered the demarche on 
preventing an unmandated session on UNHRC reform to 
Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, head of the Multilateral 
Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Ambassador Mulamula said that she would consult with 
the Tanzanian delegation in Geneva to further inform 
herself of the rational for convening a working group 
in Geneva to discuss the Secretary General's proposal 
to reform the UNHRC. 
 
¶3.  Ambassador Mulamula speculated that elements in 
the Human Rights Commission sought to discuss reform 
in Geneva because they were frustrated, both with the 
tendency of UN delegations to overlook human rights 
issues and with the slow pace of all UN reform in New 
York.  Poloff reiterated that, while the reform 
process was undoubtedly frustrating, uncoordinated and 
piecemeal discussions could further complicate the 
issue without facilitating a resolution. 
 
¶4.  Action request:  Ambassador Mulamula asked for the 
US views on Human Rights issues within the Security 
Council and on the Secretary General's recommendations 
for reforming the CHR, as contained in his report. 
Please advise if there is further information that we 
can share with the Foreign Ministry or with the 
Tanzanian delegation in Geneva. 
 
OWEN