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Cablegate: Gov Requests Support for Candidate to Un Human

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS CARACAS 003728

SIPDIS


NSC FOR CBARTON
USCINCSO ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL VE USUN
SUBJECT: GOV REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATE TO UN HUMAN
RIGHTS COMMITTEE


1. (U) In a Diplomatic Note dated November 11 and received
in the Embassy December 2, Venezuela's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs requests USG support for Venezuela's candidate to
fill a seat on the UN Human Rights Committee. The note
refers to the candidacy that Venezuela put forward in May
2004 for one of three vacancies reserved for Latin American
and Caribbean countries, but does not contain a name. The
vote is to take place in May 2005 in the Economic and Social
Council, according to the Note.

2. (U) The note explains that the GOV interest in filling
the seat derives from the "process of profound changes and
transformations in which Venezuela's institutions are
engaged." The election of the Venezuelan candidate will
highlight the GOV's "firm disposition to respect, promote and
protect the human rights of all Venezuelans." The note ends
by noting the value of the USG's support, and by noting that
such support will help solidify our bilateral relations, and
reinforce the work of the Committee.
Brownfield


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2004CARACA03728 - UNCLASSIFIED

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