UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000842
STATE FOR IO/UNP, NEA/IPA, AND EAP/ANP
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA NZ IS
SUBJECT: NZ WILL ABSTAIN ON ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS
REF: SECSTATE 178061
Â¶1. (SBU) Post provided reftel demarche to Darryl Dunn,
Director of the Middle East and Africa Division at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). On October 30,
Ondine Godtschalk, Policy Officer in the Division, called
Pol-Econ Couns to say that as in the past, New Zealand would
abstain on extending the mandates on the three UN bodies.
GNZ doubts the validity of the Committees' mandates, which
seem to duplicate that of the UN Special Rapporteur and
others, Godtschalk said.