Search

 

Cablegate: Irffi Donors Discuss Terms of Reference

VZCZCXRO7692
RR RUEHBC RUEHDA RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHGB #2550 2130716
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 010716Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2569
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 0052
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1654
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0099
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 0053
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS

UNCLAS BAGHDAD 002550

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EFIN EAID IZ
SUBJECT: IRFFI DONORS DISCUSS TERMS OF REFERENCE

1. (SBU) The Italian Embassy hosted an informal meeting of
the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq
(IRFFI) Donors Committee on July 31. Representatives from
Donor countries were invited to review a draft report on the
Terms of Reference (TOR), which were originally raised at the
last IRFFI meeting in Istanbul. Comments on the TOR are due
by September 10, and the final product is scheduled for
release by September 30. A soft copy of the TOR will be sent
separately. The next official IRFFI Donors Committee meeting
will be held in Bari (Italy) October 29-30.

2. (SBU) Earlier the same day, Donors Committee Co-Chair
Gianludovico de Martino met with his Iraqi Ministry of
Planning and Development Cooperation Co-Chair counterpart,
Dr. Faik Al Rasol (on behalf of Minister Ali Baban), to
discuss the draft TOR. Martino noted that the focus for IRFFI
now would be a transition to an Iraqi-led reconstruction and
development process. Emphasis has shifted to implementation,
monitoring, evaluation and ensuring the sustainability of
projects.

3. (SBU) Member comments highlighted the need to avoid
duplication of effort with the International Compact with
Iraq (ICI). Currently, separate Secretariats for IRFFI and
ICI are being developed, and all agreed that IRFFI should aim
to complement the ICI. Additionally, IRFFI would solicit new
monetary donations from Iraq's neighbors, namely the Gulf
states.

CROCKER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

New IPCC Report: ‘Unprecedented Changes’ Needed To Limit Global Warming

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, says a special report that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but the world must move faster… More>>

ALSO:

Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France, Germany Join Calls For Credible Investigation

Germany, the United Kingdom and France share the grave concern expressed by others including HRVP Mogherini and UNSG Guterres, and are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness. More>>

ALSO:

MSF Not Wanted: Nauru Government Shows Continued Callousness

The Nauruan Government’s decision to ask Doctors Without Borders to immediately leave shows continued callousness towards asylum seekers desperately seeking a safe place to call home, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today. More>>

ALSO:

Sulawesi Quake, Tsunami: Aid Response Begins

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More>>

ALSO:

Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC