Viewing cable 05VIENNA3030
Title: UN SUMMIT OUTCOME DOUCMENT: AUSTRIAN RESPONSE

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05VIENNA30302005-09-12 13:27:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vienna
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VIENNA 003030 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP, EUR/PGI AND EUR/AGS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/12/2015 
TAGS: PREL AU UNGA
SUBJECT: UN SUMMIT OUTCOME DOUCMENT: AUSTRIAN RESPONSE 
 
REF: STATE 163224 
 
Classified By: ACTING ECONOMIC/POLITICAL COUNSELOR MICHAEL DETAR 
REASONS: 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1.  (C) Embassy Vienna carried out reftel demarche to MFA 
A/S-equivalent (Acting) for International Organization 
Affairs Dr. Helmut Boeck on September 7.  Boeck said that the 
Austrian delegation in New York had welcomed the evident 
interest their U.S. counterparts had shown in having a true 
give-and-take on the summit document.  Still, Boeck said, 
given the few days remaining until the High-Level Event (HLE) 
begins, the time pressure was enormous.  Boeck asked whether 
the U.S. still envisioned the final document as a two or 
three page political declaration.  For his part, he hoped 
that the negotiated result would be "sensible and 
comprehensive." 
 
¶2.  (C) Boeck noted several areas of "affinities and 
parallels" between U.S. and EU positions -- UN administrative 
and personnel reforms, reform of the Human Rights Commission 
and the creation of the Peacebuilding Commission.  Other 
areas, according to Boeck, are more contentious, such as the 
International Criminal Court and Kyoto Protocol.  In any 
case, Boeck said, Austria views the UN as a critical 
institution, the primary instrument of multilateralism. 
Austria believes the HLE summit document should build on past 
outcomes, including the Millennium Summit. 
Brown