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Title: BALTIC STATES PRESENT THEIR CANDIDATE FOR UNESCO

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09VILNIUS472009-01-23 13:29:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNESCO 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL AORC UNESCO LH
SUBJECT: BALTIC STATES PRESENT THEIR CANDIDATE FOR UNESCO 
DG TO DIPLOMATIC CORPS 
 
REF: 08 VILNIUS 428 
 
¶1. Summary: Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas on January 21 
presented Lithuania's UNESCO Ambassador Ina Marciulionyte as 
the three Baltic states' common choice to become UNESCO's 
next Director General, and sought support for her candidacy 
from foreign ambassadors resident in Vilnius. End summary. 
 
¶2. Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas met with foreign 
ambassadors January 21 to present to them Lithuania's 
Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Ina 
Marciulionyte, whom the three Baltic states of Lithuania, 
Latvia and Estonia support in the race for Director General 
of UNESCO.  Usackas said 2009 was a symbolic and appropriate 
year for a Lithuanian to run for one of the world's most 
important cultural-policy positions as Lithuania is 
celebrating the millennium of its name and also has been 
declared this year's European Capital of Culture.  Usackas 
said, "Marciulionyte has versatile work experience in the 
areas of education and science, as well as in culture" and 
called her "one of the best candidates" for the top UNESCO 
post.  He asked the ambassadors for their countries' support 
of Marciulionyte's candidacy. 
 
¶3. Marciulionyte has served as Lithuania's ambassador and 
permanent representative to UNESCO since 2003 and is 
currently a Vice Chairperson of UNESCO's Executive Board. 
She has represented Lithuania on the World Heritage Committee 
since 2004, and chaired its 30th session from 2005 to 2006. 
She previously served as the GOL's Vice Minister of Culture, 
as a journalist and as director of the cultural program of 
the Open Society Fund of Lithuania. 
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