Cablegate: Poland - Un Harmonization of Services Demarche
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DE RUEHWR #1419 3501442
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 151442Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY WARSAW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7496
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS WARSAW 001419
IO/MPR/SC - HEATHER WARD,
USUN/MR - MICHAEL SCANLON
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT AORC APER PL PREL UNGA UNGA
SUBJECT: POLAND - UN HARMONIZATION OF SERVICES DEMARCHE
REF: STATE 129988
1. (SBU) While not familiar with the U.S. proposal for the
harmonization of conditions of service at the UN, MFA UN
Department Counselor Dariusz Manczyk told poloff December 15
he is familiar with the current system's problems. Manczyk
was pessimistic about the prospects for a quick solution.
Developing countries have little interest in reforms since
they are not major contributors to UN budgets. Manczyk, who
was previously assigned to the GoP's UN missions in Geneva
and New York, undertook to study the U.S. proposal and to
consult with Polish officials in New York.
2. (SBU) Manczyk said he assumed we would also want to
discuss the salary increase requested by UN tribunal judges.
He argued that the request is unreasonable because judges
already earn high wages compared to others in the UN system.
He lamented that developing countries support the raises
because they do not have to pay for them.