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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

United States Not Trying To Shrink U.N., State's Lagon Says

Human Rights Council should be better than predecessor commission

Washington -- The United States is not trying to rein in the United Nations by advocating reform of the world body, says the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for international organization affairs.
Instead, Mark Lagon says, the United States wants to see U.N. resources applied effectively to the matters of highest priority. The goal is not to cut U.N. programs but to shift existing resources from the least to the most important programs, he told a group of private and public sector development experts at a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Washington roundtable January 26.

Read more about it on http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile english&y=2006&m=Januaryx=20060126172620sjhtrop0.7530939&t=xarchives/xarchitem.html


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