UNCLAS BANGKOK 002157
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KUNR OPDC PHUM PREL TH UNGA
SUBJECT: THAILAND: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (UNHRC)
REF: STATE 56707
Â¶1. (U) Per reftel, poloff delivered points on UN Human
Rights Council and message from Secretary Rice for RTG
Foreign Minister Kanthati to RTG Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of International Organizations Social Division
Director Dusit Manapan on April 12.
Â¶2. (SBU) Director Dusit that he would pass the message to
the Foreign Minister's office. He told poloff that Thailand
supports the various UN resolutions on human rights and
strives to comply with their measures in its policies. Dusit
added that Thailand shares U.S. sentiments on supporting the
UN's mission to promote and protect human rights worldwide.
Â¶3. (SBU) Dusit also told poloff that by day's end the RTG
should have reached a decision on whether to formally
announce its candidacy for membership in the UN Human Rights
Council and said that he would keep Embassy apprised.