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Cablegate: Germans Undecided On Unicef Executive Director

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SUBJECT: GERMANS UNDECIDED ON UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
POSITION

REF: A. STATE 15084
B. STATE 16474

1. (SBU) Econoff delivered reftel points to Georg Klussmann
of the German Foreign Ministry's Office of International
Human Rights. Klussmann said he had already heard about Dr.
Lake's nomination via the German PermRep in New York. As the
position is not an elected one, however, he said he was
unsure what exactly the U.S. was asking Germany to do.
Econoff responded that at this point the U.S. was informing
major donor countries and countries represented on UNICEF's
Executive Board of Dr. Lake's strong qualifications as well
as the support of the U.S. for his nomination. Klussman said
the German government did not yet have a position on the
nomination, but would be in contact once internal discussions
had taken place. Econoff shared a copy of Mr. Lake's CV with
Klussmann, who promised to circulate it within the German
government.
Murphy

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