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Cablegate: Diplomatic Note Announces Chilean Candidate for Committee

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SUBJECT: DIPLOMATIC NOTE ANNOUNCES CHILEAN CANDIDATE FOR COMMITTEE
ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

1. On February 20, Post received Diplomatic Note number 41 dated
February 7, from the Ministry of Foreign Relations announcing
Chile's candidate for the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Paragraph 2 contains Post's informal translation of diplomatic note
41. Paragraph 3 contains the candidate's curriculum vitae.

2. The Ministry of Foreign Relations - Multilateral Policy
Directorate - presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United
States of America, and has the honor to inform the Embassy that the
Government of Chile has decided to present the candidacy of Mrs.
Marta Mauras Perez to the Committee on the Rights of the Child,
whose elections will take place in February 2009 at the United
Nations in New York.

This decision reflects the permanent interest of the Government of
Chile, as a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of the
Child, to work on the protection of those rights, particularly to
attend to their specific needs and to continue to contribute to
efforts, together with those of the international community, to
generate more inclusive and comprehensive changes that make possible
the strengthening of social, family and individual
responsibilities.

Mrs. Marta Mauras, with a degree in Sociology, has a broad and
recognized career at the United Nations, particularly at UNICEF,
where she was Regional Director for Latin America. In addition, she
has served at the Secretariat of the Economic Commission for Latin
America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as member of its executive team
and head of intergovernmental political affairs, information and
policy on women and gender. She is currently UNICEF Special Envoy
for Latin America, member of the Chilean Council on Foreign Affairs
and member of the Council of Directors of the Observatory of Public
Policy on Childhood.

In the framework of the relations of friendship and cooperation that
unite our two countries, the Government of Chile solicits the
valuable support of the Government of the United States of America
for this candidacy. Mrs. Marta Mauras' curriculum vitae is
attached.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations - Directorate of Multilateral
Policy - appreciates the special consideration of support for this
request and avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the
Embassy of the United States of America the assurances of its
highest and most distinguished consideration.

Santiago, February 7, 2008

3. CURRICULUM VITAE

Marta Mauras Perez was born in Santiago, Chile. Has one daughter.

University Studies

Degree (licenciatura) in Sociology, Catholic University of Chile
Certificate in Public Administration, University of Connecticut,
USA
Diploma in Ontological Coaching, The Newfield Group

Work Experience

-- 2007 onwards: Special Envoy for UNICEF in Latin America; member
of the Chilean Council on Foreign Relations; member of the Board of
the Observatory on Children's Public Policies in Chile; consultant

-- 2005 - 2007: Secretary of the Commission, ECLAC,
Santiago

-- 1998 - 2005: Director for Economic and Social Affairs in the
Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director
of the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations,
New York, USA

-- 1992 - 1998: Regional Director, Americas and Caribbean Regional
Office, UNICEF, Bogota, Colombia

-- 1988 - 1992: Head of Africa Section, UNICEF, New York, USA

-- 1984 - 1988: UNICEF Representative for Mozambique and Swaziland,
Maputo, Mozambique

-- 1980 - 1984: Planning Officer, UNICEF, Islamabad, Pakistan

-- 1977 - 1979: Project Officer, UNICEF Regional Office, Santiago,
Chile

-- 1974 - 1977: Consultant, UNICEF Regional Office, Santiago, Chile

-- 1972 - 1974: Lecturer and Researcher, Catholic University of Rio
de Janeiro, Catholic University of Chile

Other Professional Activities
Mrs. Mauras is an adviser to ComunidadMujer in Chile, a member of
the Board of Directors of the South-North Development Initiative in
New York and Buenos Aires, a member of the Leadership Council of the
Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, and a member of the Board of
Directors of Latinobarometro Corporation. She is a guest lecturer
for the International Cooperation Programme of the Basque
University.

Languages

Spanish, English, French and Portuguese

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