Haiti, Politics, The Americas

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti

The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement. 

Members issued a statement on Thursday night outlining the immediate necessity for parties to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the needs of the people. 

In addition to political instability, Haiti has also faced fuel shortages, corruption scandals and other challenges, prompting angry citizens to take to the streets.  

“The members of the Security Council recalled the need for the Government of Haiti to address the underlying causes of instability and poverty within the country.  They urged all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to resolve differences through peaceful means”, the statement said. 

They further emphasized the urgent need to address deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the country, with support from the UN and the international community.  

Recent projections by the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, show that the number of Haitians who do not have enough to eat is expected to surpass four million this year, up from 3.7 million in 2019. 

The Council also called for action to address recent spikes of violence, adding that those responsible must be held accountable. 

They particularly referenced the November 2018 massacre of civilians in the La Saline neighbourhood in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and the killing of some 15 people one year later in armed clashes in the Bel-Air district. 

Council members also urged Haitian stakeholders to continue to take advantage of the recently established UN Integrated Office in the country, which works to strengthen political stability and good governance. 

The office, known by the French acronym BINUH, became operational in October following the end of 15 years of UN peacekeeping operations in Haiti. Continue reading

Haitian Times

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Haitian Times
Jan. 10, 2020

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti”

  1. Max Johnson says:

    The United Nations and its cohort of three musketeers, US, France and UK, are responsible for all the ills of the country. They destroyed the local agriculture with cheap, pesticides-laden products responsible for the introduction of diseases never seen before in the country. For decades, they have supported both the opposition and the president and instructed them to keep on fighting until the country gets to its knees. They have fathered hundreds of children to 11 and 12 years old girls and introduced cholera and AIDS which decimated thousands of Haitians. They have also transformed some parts of the country into a no-go crime zone where bandits at the solde of both the presidency and the opposition murder citizens by the dozens. Now they want to give us advice on dialogue and so on… The UN and its mercenaries have been in Haiti for years. What have they accomplished? Absolutely nothing! The US and its demonic allies have been meddling in the affairs of Haiti for decades. What have they accomplished? “Nade, marinade” like the haitian saying goes. God willing, we will one day get rid of all these boodsuckers and we will finally have a free and independent country.

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