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Haiti - Environment : Haiti elected to the Committee «Man and the Biosphere» of the UNESCO
05/11/2011 13:22:53

Haiti - Environment : Haiti elected to the Committee «Man and the Biosphere» of the UNESCO
Laurent Lamothe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs has learned with great satisfaction, the announcement of the election of Haiti [Friday, November 4], to the Committee of Coordination of Program "Man and the Biosphere" of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This vote granted unanimously [195 votes] is a great victory for the Haitian Chancellery who was able to mobilize around this candidacy all the chancelleries of the world and proves that Haiti can definitely rely on its partners to achieve its sustainable development goals.

The Chancellery has worked closely within the framework of the outcome of this file, with the Ministry of the Environment, that will represent the Government of Haiti in this instance. Indeed, the Ministry of Environment, has made include on the instructions of President Martelly, the region of "Morne La Selle" to the program "World Biosphere Reserve" of the UNESCO. The region of "Pic Macaya" [thumbnail image] will enjoy of the same status in the coming weeks.

In 2012, Haiti will have two large areas included in the program related to biodiversity, climate change and environmental protection.

The integration of Haiti in this instance of the UNESCO reflects the determination of the Administration Martelly, to make of the environment one of the priorities of its policy.

HL/ HaitiLIbre

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