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Cablegate: Un International Civil Service Commission (Icsc)

VZCZCXYZ0008
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSW #0471 3081538
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041538Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY BERN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6157
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0256

UNCLAS BERN 000471

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR IO/MPR (B.HACKETT) AND EUR/CE (Y.SAINT-ANDRE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC APER UNGA UNGA SZ LS
SUBJECT: UN INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (ICSC)
ELECTIONS: LIECHTENSTEIN SUPPORTS U.S. CANDIDATE;
SWITZERLAND HAS DEAL PENDING WITH THIRD PARTY

REF: A. BERN 251
B. STATE 109341
C. 03NOV09 BUCK-BRUCE/HACKETT/SAINT-ANDRE EMAIL

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LIECHTENSTEIN
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1. (SBU) On November 3, Christine Lingg, who covers UN
candidacy issues for the Liechtenstein Foreign Office,
informed acting POLE counselor that Liechtenstein will
support U.S. candidate Lucretia Myers at the upcoming UNGA
elections for the International Civil Service Commission
(ICSC).

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SWITZERLAND
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2. (SBU) On November 2, Philippe Flueck, Deputy Head of
Section for UN and Other International Organizations (and POC
for UN/IO candidacies) at the Swiss Federal Department of
Foreign Affairs (FDFA), informed acting POLE counselor that
Switzerland has offered its support to a third party, in
exchange for support from that party to Switzerland in some
other unspecified area. Flueck emphasized that the Swiss
decision in the matter was not a reflection of Switzerland's
assessment of the U.S. candidate's qualifications. He added
that the Swiss Mission to the UN in New York was given
authority to pursue the deal with the third party, and that
the offer had been made and could not be retracted unless the
other party declined, or did not respond before the ICSC
elections.

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