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Cablegate: Canada Not Interested in Consensus Slate For

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UNCLAS OTTAWA 001119

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC OTRA XG CA UNESCO
SUBJECT: CANADA NOT INTERESTED IN CONSENSUS SLATE FOR
UNESCO BOARD

REF: STATE 93655

(U) We delivered reftel talking points on April 11 to Ross
Snyder, Deputy Director for U.N. Specialized Agencies in
DFAIT's International Organizations Bureau, on April 11. In a
follow-up discussion April 17, Snyder told poloff that, in
Canada's view, it will be very difficult at this point for
the Group 1 countries to come up with a consensus slate of
candidates for the Board, as countries which have announced
their candidacies are unlikely to step aside. Snyder said
that Canada intends to pursue its own Board candidacy and is
not interested in pursuing a consensus slate, unless a
formalized rotation of board membership can be worked out
among the Group 1 countries.
CELLUCCI

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