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Haiti - Security : Minister Desras met an United Nations delegation
According to the Minister, all the living forces of the Haitian nation, state entities, national and international actors, civil society organizations, must combine their efforts in order to seek to resolve definitively the problem of insecurity across the country.
"We know full well that the main sources of insecurity are closely linked to misery, extreme poverty and the idleness of young people," said Desras, believing that it will be necessary to address the issue of insecurity from other angles, with a view to possibly detecting the relationship between apparently honest people and the leaders of armed gangs.
He pleaded in favor of the intervention of the "Task Force" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33434-haiti-politic-the-pm-launches-a-task-force-for-the-reduction-of-insecurity.html in the implementation of social programs, community awareness, social appeasement, through labor-intensive projects. He also considered it urgent to provide technical support to the National Police of Haiti (PNH), in order to rationalize and streamline interventions and to strengthen it with equipment in order to facilitate the interventions of the various specialized units.
"The United Nations, with its long and rich experience in Haiti, will know how to effectively direct aid in the area of public security to establish, by mutual agreement with the Haitian authorities competent in the matter, a climate of lasting peace"
For her part, the special representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), Ms. Helen Ruth Meagher La Lime, says that her organization does not have programmatic funds but must simply ensure policy coherence in terms of priorities.
According to La Lime, the funds are now managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which takes care of operational work. BINUH is ready to support the government authorities in efforts to strengthen the PNH, the fight against prolonged preventive detention and the arrangements relating to the organization of the next electoral competitions.
At the end of this meeting, which lasted nearly two hours, it was agreed that the Ministry and BINUH meet soon to finalize some discussions and strengthen their collaboration.