Viewing cable 05DUBLIN1365
Title: IRELAND LUKEWARM ON SWISS UNSC PROPOSAL

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05DUBLIN13652005-11-07 15:42:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Dublin
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C O N F I D E N T I A L DUBLIN 001365 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/31/2015 
TAGS: PREL KSEP EI UNGA
SUBJECT: IRELAND LUKEWARM ON SWISS UNSC PROPOSAL 
 
REF: STATE 199305 
 
Classified By: Political-Economic Counselor Mary E. Daly; Reasons 1.4 ( 
B) and (D). 
 
(C) On November 3, Post delivered reftel demarche to Brian 
Cahalane, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Deputy Director 
for UN Affairs.  Cahalane noted that the Irish response to 
the Swiss proposal for UNSC reform was "lukewarm at best." 
He related the GOI's view that the Swiss had been mistaken to 
float the proposal in the General Assembly without first 
consulting the P-5.  He also observed that while portions of 
the proposal were worth consideration, other portions could 
be interpreted as rewriting the UN Charter, particularly 
those provisions governing UNSC rules of procedure.  Cahalane 
said that Ireland's Perm Rep was scheduled the week of 
November 7 to meet with his Swiss counterpart over lunch, 
which would be an opportunity to air Irish views on the 
proposal.  He added that the Human Security Network, a 
ministerial group to which Ireland and Switzerland belong, 
would be another channel for discussion. 
KENNY