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Title: UNGA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DELIVERED TO GOA

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SUBJECT: UNGA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DELIVERED TO GOA 
 
REF: STATE 90254 
 
Classified By: Pol/Econ Counselor Edgard Kagan for reasons 1.4 (b/d) 
 
SUMMARY:(C) Pol/Econ counselor delivered reftel demarche 
September 2 to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) 
Assistant Secretary for International Organizations Craig 
Maclachlan.  Maclachlan stated that DFAT is still putting 
together their brief for the UNGA.  Prime Minister Rudd, 
Foreign Minister Smith, and Climate Change Minister Penny 
Wong will be attending.  Australia's top priorities will be 
institutionalization of the G-20 leaders meeting, climate 
change and campaigning for a non-permanent seat on the 
Security Council for 2013-2014.  FM Smith plans to have a 
very ambitious schedule of meetings, according to Maclachlan, 
who said that the Minister ended up holding approximately 100 
separate UNGA meetings and pull-asides in 2008. END SUMMARY 
 
¶1.  (C/NF) PM Rudd wants to ensure the institutionalization 
of the G-20 leaders meeting and plans to reinforce that 
message at his UNGA meetings prior to the Pittsburgh Summit. 
Maclachlan stated that Australia would like to be a "voice" 
for those who are not members of the G-20 and that Rudd and 
FM Smith will stress that Australia is open to raising issues 
on their behalf. 
 
¶2.  (C/NF) Maclachlan said that promoting Australia's 
campaign for a non-permanent UNSC seat for 2013-2014 is a 
primary focus for the PM and the FM.  Noting the recent 
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) endorsement of Australia's bid, 
Maclachlan said Rudd and Smith will pay particular attention 
to the Caribbean bloc as well as African countries. 
 
¶3.  (C/NF)  Climate Change Minister Penny Wong's presence at 
UNGA reflects Australia's concern with preparing for both the 
G-20 Leaders meeting in Pittsburgh as well as the upcoming 
Copenhagen summit.  Maclachlan said Australia hopes to build 
support for a strong Copenhagen deal while reinforcing 
Australia's role on the issue. 
 
¶4.  (C/NF) Additional goals for the GOA during the UNGA 
include furthering non-proliferation and disarmament issues, 
peacekeeping, and budget and financial issues, since both the 
scale and regular budget will be considered. 
 
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