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Haiti - UN FLASH : After MINUJUSTH, now the BINUH
BINUH will consist of a maximum of 30 officers, led by a special representative of the UN Secretary-General. According to diplomats, the negotiations of the text gave rise to a stand-off with the United States, which sought to create the smallest possible political mission considering that it is now up to the Haitian authorities to assume their responsibilities assured so far by the United Nations https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27387-haiti-security-the-un-and-the-us-confident-that-the-pnh-can-provide-security-without-international-intervention.html
Resolution 2476 was approved by 13 votes in favor, 0 against, 2 abstentions. The Dominican Republic and China abstained, Dominican Ambassador José Singer believes that the mandate was not robust enough as the situation continues to deteriorate in Haiti. Beijing also regretted a "lack of consistency" mandate.
For her part Anne Gueguen, the Deputy Ambassador of France to the UN underlined "The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti will begin its mission in a difficult context and it is, unfortunately, to fear that the extremely volatile situation will not deteriorate in the weeks and months to come. "
In the resolution adopted, the Security Council stresses the importance of " the United Nations and the international community providing continuous, consistent and sustainable support to the Haitian Government" so that it is better able to ensure security, stability, respect for human rights and long-term development in Haiti. The resolution specifies that the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti will be responsible for :
"The Representative of Haiti took the opportunity to draw the attention of members of the United Nations Security Council on the commitment of the Haitian people to its sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity of the Republic of Haiti" reports Chancellor of Haiti Bocchit Edmond.
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