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Haiti - Security Council : Periodic presentation on the situation in Haiti
23/04/2024 10:14:30

Haiti - Security Council : Periodic presentation on the situation in Haiti
Monday April 22, 2024 at the session of the UN Security Council, Maria Isabel Salvador, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) presented by videoconference her periodic presentation of the situation in Haiti.

Summary of her presentation :
"One year ago, almost to the day, I briefed this Council for the first time as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of BINUH. At that time and in briefings since, I have been speaking about the multiple protracted crises affecting Haiti and pleading for the urgent need for action.

"[...] Today, it pains me to note that all speeches and callings had not avoided that some of the worst scenarios for Haiti have become realitiesin recent months and weeks [...] It is impossible to overstate the increase in gang activity across Port-au-Prince and beyond, the deterioration of the human rights situationand the deepening of the humanitarian crisis."

Recalling that only 8.1% of the $674 million of the Humanitarian Response Plan for Haiti for 2024 has been funded. She urged all Member States to continue funding this humanitarian response plan.

Download the 2024 Humanitarian Response Plan for Haiti (PDF in French 59 pages) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Haiti_HNRP_2024_FR_version-finale.pdf

Regarding the deployment of the multinational security support mission, Maria Isabel Salvador appealed to the international community to confirm the promises made regarding this deployment, painting a grim picture of the situation in Haiti. Recalling that gang leaders and other troublemakers have declared their intention to violently disrupt the current political process "I cannot
stress enough the need to assist Haiti with its efforts to reestablish security"

Concerning the political situation, she noted that "[...] Haitian stakeholders have been working on putting differences aside towards a common path for the restoration of democratic institutions. in particular with the creation of a Presidential Transitional Council after the announcement of the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry."

She welcomed the publication, on April 12, of the decree creating the Presidential Transitional Council (CPT Download the official decree (PDF in French) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Decret-portant-creation-du-Conseil-presidentiel-de-transition.pdf and the appointment of its 9 members Download the complete official decree (French PDF) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/moniteur-No15-16-04-2024.pdf She urged all Haitian stakeholders "to put in place the envisaged transitional governance arrangementsas swiftly as possible, especially the appointment of an interim Prime Minister and government, and the prompt nomination of the Provisional Electoral Council. (CEP)"

Download the full intervention by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti Maria Isabel Salvador : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Maria-Isabel-Salvador-22-04-2024-EN.pdf

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