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Cablegate: Usunesco: Contacts Between Un Agencies And

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

UNCLAS PARIS 006407

SIPDIS

FROM USMISSION UNESCO PARIS
STATE FOR IO/EDA - DEBORAH LINDE AND IO/T

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER UN
SUBJECT: USUNESCO: CONTACTS BETWEEN UN AGENCIES AND
TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

REF: A)STATE 116195, B) PARIS 5590

1. Mission has received letter from Director General in
response to message delivered on June 28, 2005 (ref A)

2. Text of the letter is transmitted below:

DG/13/05/46
16 September 2005
Dear Ambassador:
I write in reference to your letter of 28 June 2005
concerning procedures to prevent contractual or financial
relationships between UN organizations and terrorists and
terrorist organizations. I agree with you that this is a
most important issue and I wish to assure you that I am
carefully examining the present situation and practices at
UNESCO.

I have requested the Comptroller to ensure that there has
not been and there will be no contractual or other financial
relationship or engagement with individuals and
organizations considered to be involved in terrorist
activities as specified in the list maintained by the UN
Security Council Committee established pursuant to
Resolution 1267 (1999).

The Comptroller will take the necessary measures to see to
it that all Executive Offices and Administrative Officers at
Headquarters and Administrative Officers in Field Offices
will be required to examine requests for contracts and
financial transactions against the UN 1267 list.
Furthermore, he will identified on the list have been
entered into since 1999. Similarly, it will henceforth be a
requirement for the Contracts Committee to obtain assurances
from the contracting units in a systematic manner that there
will be no contractual or financial relationship with
individuals and/or organizations designated as terrorist
pursuant to UN 1267.

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I trust that you find this information satisfactory. Please
be assured that I will inform you of any pertinent
information that may arise in this context. I understand
that the UN system administrative organs are currently
discussing how best to deal with this important issue and
coordinate their efforts.
Yours sincerely,
Koichiro Matsuura.

3. A copy of this letter has been faxed to IO/EDA Deborah
Linde.

OLIVER

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