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Cablegate: Embassy Berlin Response to Fy 2010 Pedophilia

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RR RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHLZ
DE RUEHRL #1610 3561042
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 221042Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6113
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0570
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0911
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS BERLIN 001610

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

State for EUR/CE, EUR/PGI, NEA, PRM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAID PHUM SOCI GM

SUBJECT: EMBASSY BERLIN RESPONSE TO FY 2010 PEDOPHILIA
CERTIFICATION

REF: STATE 120274

1. (SBU) SUMMARY. Per reftel request, Embassy Berlin finds no
evidence suggesting the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) or its
affiliate organizations share ties to groups that support
pedophilia. Per UNV representatives, the organization does not grant
official status, accreditation or recognition to any organization
that promotes, condones, and/or seeks the legalization of
pedophilia, or that has any subsidiaries or member organizations
that do. END SUMMARY.
2. (SBU) The list of partner organizations includes 22 UN agencies
and seven other agencies, which can be found at
www.unv.org/partners/partnership-list.html. Information about the 22
UN agencies is either requested directly from other posts in reftel,
or is most readily attainable from USUN; as such, Embassy Berlin did
not look into these agencies. Of the seven other agencies, three of
them - the European Union, International Federation of the Red
Cross/Red Crescent, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
are well known international organizations based outside of
Germany.
3. (SBU) The other four organizations listed as partners with UNV
were not readily known to Embassy Berlin personnel, and were
examined in accordance with reftel instructions, utilizing the
internet. Results were as follows:
-- CIVICUS: This is a South African-based NGO with offices in
Washington DC that seeks to strengthen citizen actions and civil
society throughout the world. As part of the global civil society
network in the UN General Consultative Status, CIVICUS has
intensified its contributions to the UN Economic and Social Council
and has actively shown support for the Millennium Development Goals.
Our investigation yielded no overt ties to groups that support
pedophilia.
-- International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE): This is a
California-based NGO that seeks to promote the development of
volunteering worldwide. They already have special consultative
status with the UN ECOSOC Committee, and associate status with the
UN Department of Public Information. Our investigation yielded no
overt ties to groups that support pedophilia.
-- New Academy of Business: This is a UK-based NGO that seeks to
provide leaders with insights on organizational responsibility. The
New Academy of Business re-opened as the Association of
Sustainability Practitioners in June 2005. Our investigation yielded
no overt ties to groups that support pedophilia. Post notes that
there is a limited amount of information about this NGO on the
internet.
-- OneWorld: This NGO was founded in 1995 in London, UK and
currently has 13 centers around the world that seek to promote
democracy worldwide by covering news related to global justice that
is not covered in mainstream media. Our investigations yielded no
overt ties to groups that support pedophilia.
4. (SBU) POC for this cable is Global Affairs Officer David Fisher,
FisherDL@state.gov. Total amount of staff time devoted to complying
with this request was two hours.
DELAWIE

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