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Cablegate: French Candidature - Hrc

VZCZCXYZ0005
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHGV #0385 0510809
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 200809Z FEB 07
FM USMISSION GENEVA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2766
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1965
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 3170

UNCLAS GENEVA 000385

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

IO/UNP, IO-RHS, L-HRR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM UNHRC AORC UN FR
SUBJECT: FRENCH CANDIDATURE - HRC


1. (U) U.S. Mission Geneva received a diplomatic note from the
Permanent Mission of France requesting U.S. Government support for
the French candidature to the Human Rights Council at elections to
be held in New York in 2008.

2. (U) Mission has responded that the information contained in the
note has been forwarded to the appropriate authorities of the USG
for their attention.

3. (U) A copy of the diplomatic note has been e-mailed to IO/UNP,
IO-RHS, L-HRR.

4. (U) Begin text:
No. 239
La Mission Permanente de la France aupres des Nations Unies et des
Organisations Internationales a Geneve presente ses compliments a la
Mission Permanente des Etats-Unis d'Amerique aupres des Nations
Unies et des Organisations Internationales a Geneve et a l'honneur
de lui faire savoir que la France a decide de presenter sa
candidature a l'election du Conseil des Droits de l'homme, qui se
tiendra en 2008, pour la periode 2008-2011. Conformement au
paragraphe OP 8 de la resolution A/RES/60/251 creant le Conseil des
Droits de l'Homme, un etat des contributions francaises a la
promotion et la protection des droits de l'Homme et les engagements
volontaires francais dans ce domaine seront diffuses prochainement.

La Mission Permanente de la France aupres des Nations Unies et des
Organisations Internationales a Geneve saisit cette occasion pour
renouveler a la Mission Permanente des Etats-Unis d'Amerique aupres
des Nations Unies et des Organisations Internationales a Geneve les
assurances de sa tres haute consideration. End text.

Tichenor

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