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Haiti - UN : High-level meeting on the establishment of a multinational intervention mission
23/09/2023 09:49:29

Haiti - UN : High-level meeting on the establishment of a multinational intervention mission
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield joined Secretary of State Antony Blinken for a meeting on September 22 to discuss the proposed creation of a multinational security support mission in Haiti.

On the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, joined Secretary of State Antony Blinken for a September 22 ministerial meeting to discuss the proposed establishment of a Multinational Security Support Mission (MSS) to Haiti. In addition to U.S. and Haitian government officials, other high-level participants included representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Beirut, Belize, Canada, CARICOM, Chile, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EU, France, Germany, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Italy, Mexico, OAS, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, and Uruguay.

This ministerial supported months-long efforts led by officials from the U.S. and Ecuadorian missions to the United Nations, who are negotiating a UN Security Council Resolution asking the body to authorize a proposed Kenya-led MSS mission (MSS) in Haiti – a direct response by the international community to requests from the Government of Haiti. This effort is critical to restoring the security, safety, and stability of the Haitian people.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States would provide logistics, including intelligence, airlift, communications and medical support to the mission, as well as $100 million for the emergency response mission. Haiti which must still be approved by the United Nations Security Council.

Blinken urged the international community to pledge additional personnel as well as equipment, logistics, training and funding for this effort to succeed concluding "Improved security must be accompanied by real progress to resolve the crisis politics, he said. The support mission will not replace political progress. »

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