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Cablegate: Mexico Requests Usg Support for Candidacy to The

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TAGS: PREL MX
SUBJECT: MEXICO REQUESTS USG SUPPORT FOR CANDIDACY TO THE
UNITED NATIONS JOINT INSPECTION UNIT

1. Mexico's Foreign Secretariat (SRE), per diplomatic note
003797 dated July 24, 2009, announced its decision to propose
Mr. Jorge Duhalt as a candidate to the United Nations Joint
Inspection Unit for 2013-2017 term in elections to be held
during the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations in
2012. Mexico seeks U.S. support for Duhalt's candidacy.

2. In the document attached to the note, Mexico provides
background information on Duhalt. He studied economics at
the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he
also studied for a Masters degree in economic and social
planning. In addition, he studied at the University of
Sussex in the United Kingdom and the International Institute
for Administration in France and recieved his Doctorate in
development economics from the University of Paris. Duhalt
has worked for numerous GOM agencies including the National
Council for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health,
and the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE). In SRE, he
has served in a variety of positions and has been the Deputy
Head of Mission in the Mexican embassies in Belgium, Algeria,
Australia, and currently, Trinidad and Tobago. Duhalt worked
for the UN from 1988-1996 in various capacities including as
a delegate to the Second and Fifth Committees of the General
Assembly and as a member of the Committee on Contributions,
the Joint Staff Pension Board, and the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

3. Action Request: Embassy requests Department guidance on
responding to Mexico's appeal for support.
Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /

FEELEY

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