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Title: LITHUANIA IN AGREEMENT WITH U.S. PRIORITIES FOR

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09VILNIUS5552009-10-26 13:53:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA IN AGREEMENT WITH U.S. PRIORITIES FOR 
UNGA THIRD COMMITTEE 
 
REF: SECSTATE 109397 
 
¶1.  We delivered reftel points on October 26 to Julius 
Rakitskis, head of the human-rights division of the MFA.  He 
said that while Lithuania would seek a common EU position on 
many issues the Third Committee will address, he was pleased 
that the U.S. and EU positions so often coincided.  In 
particular, he cited the need to address human-rights issues 
in Iran, Burma and North Korea. 
 
¶2.  Rakitskis said Lithuania was very happy to hear that the 
United States would seek to join consensus on the resolution 
on the rights of the child, as well as that the United States 
planned to look again at the possibility of pursuing 
ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
 
¶3.  Rakitskis said that Lithuania would "strongly support" an 
expected resolution affirming the equality of persons 
regardless of their sexual orientation, similar to a 
resolution introduced by France last year.  (Note:  Lithuania 
has been strongly criticized by European officials and NGOs 
for a recently passed law that will make it more difficult 
for minors to obtain unbiased information about 
homosexuality. End note.) 
DERSE