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UNCLAS DUBLIN 000309
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: AF UK PREL SNAR EUN SUBJECT: IRELAND/AFGHANISTAN: GOI TO FUND THRU UN
REF: STATE 39676
On March 10, Emboff delivered reftel points Eoin Duggan, UN Desk for Terrorism and Illicit Drugs at the DFA. Duggan said that the GOI is studying the UK proposal, but still prefers to contribute via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He added that Ireland will increase funding to the UNODC for counternarcotics programs in Afghanistan. The amount of the increase has not yet been determined, but Duggan expects it to rise from euro 500,000 to one million per year. BENTON