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Cablegate: Croatian Candidate for Acabq- Jasminka Dinic

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231359Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9608
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0117

UNCLAS ZAGREB 000636

SIPDIS

FOR IO/MPR - BRIAN G. HACKETT, USUN/MR - EUGENE CHEN,
USUN/MR - CHERITH NORMAN, USUN/MR - BRUCE RASHKOW, AND
EUR/SCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC UNGA UNGA HR
SUBJECT: CROATIAN CANDIDATE FOR ACABQ- JASMINKA DINIC

REF: SECSTATE 105347

1. (U) Post urges the Secretary of State to give full
consideration to the candidacy of Ms. Jasminka Dinic to the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
(ACABQ). Ms. Dinic has worked directly with the Fifth
Committee for more than eight years (1997-2001 and 2006 to
present) and has consistently advocated for a more efficient
and cost effective United Nations. Ms. Dinic has repeatedly
spoken out in favor of comprehensive reform at the UN,
including making improvements to the UN's human resource
management by focusing on merit based-selection. We judge
that her past interactions with the Fifth Committee
demonstrate a high-degree of policy alignment with US policy
interests in the Fifth Committee and overall UN management.
For these reasons, Post considers her an optimal choice for
the ACABQ. Furthermore, Ms. Dinic's candidacy would advance
the US goal of seeking greater gender diversity in key UN
bodies. Croatia has never been represented in the ACABQ and
the inclusion of a new member on the ACABQ could work to
invigorate the committee's activities.

2. (U) Ms. Dinic enjoys the complete support of the Croatian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs who view her professionalism and
expertise as an asset for this important UN committee. Ms.
Dinic has an impeccable reputation in Croatia and Post is not
aware of any derogatory information regarding her candidacy.
Ms. Dinic, whose current duties place her in New York City,
has indicated she would be available for further direct
discussion of her candidacy.
FOLEY

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