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Haiti - Security : Presentation of the Report of the UN Secretary General on the situation in Haiti
29/08/2013 19:58:45

Haiti - Security : Presentation of the Report of the UN Secretary General on the situation in Haiti
On Wednesday, the Security Council of the United Nations organized a debate on Haiti, in which the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, Sandra Honoré presented the Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Haiti.

In his report, the Secretary General commends the steps taken by the Martelly administration to project a new image of Haiti abroad in a bid to attract foreign investments as indicators of a genuine desire to move forward with socioeconomic development, saying that "the Government’s efforts on the economic front have resulted in a significant increase in economic partnerships and have also generated renewed hope concerning Haiti’s ability to achieve development and growth."

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General has not failed to report on progress made in Haiti in the security areas, the rule of law, macroeconomic stabilization and social healing and recovery of the humanitarian situation.

In his speech, the Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, Ambassador Denis Régis put the emphasis on the message to the nation on 14 August of the President of Republic inviting the Transient College Electoral Council to take all necessary measures for the organization of partial senatorial and local elections before the end of 2013 and noted the tabling in the House of Deputies of the draft electoral law to govern these elections.

Ambassador Régis noted that over the past two years, significant advances, significant and indisputable progress, recognized by all observers including the Secretary-General has been made by the administration Martelly-Lamothe, particularly in institutional development, establishment or consolidation of the rule of law, improving the socio-economic situation, and of the security and of respect for human rights. He also noted that, since it is recognized that Haiti is no longer a threat to regional peace and security, it is important to ngage a serene reflection and without a priori on the after Minsutah.

During this debate, which gave rise to 28 interventions, members and non-members of the Security Council, have immediately congratulated the Government for the submission of the draft electoral law to Parliament and invited all stakeholders to make dialogue a priority to solve the problems raised by the electoral process. They also commended the Government for its efforts in order to put the country on the path of social and economic development and urged the international community to redouble its efforts to assist the Government to address the many challenges facet to it, including the cholera epidemic.

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