Diplomats and moderator from top, clockwise: U.S. Department of State’s Todd D. Robinson, moderator and Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles, human rights expert William G. O’Neill Chilean Ambassador to the U.S., Juan Gabriel Valdés. Photos courtesy of the Wilson Center.

Diplomats said that “Urgency” is required to address the situation in Haiti and Haitians must lead that effort of military support to their country.

Meanwhile, the U.N. is drafting a resolution for authorization and heads of state, this week, are holding their high-level General Debate, as the U.N. continues its newly begun 78th session.


Haitian experts at the non-partisan Wilson Center offered reasons why the international response to deploying force to Haiti is a lengthy process.

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She is a 2022 Fellow for the Columbia School of Journalism's Age Boom Academy. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.