The international community gathered at the United Nations headquarters for a conference on relief efforts in Haiti. The event focused on the long-term recovery and reconstruction needs of the country. Former President Clinton, non-governmental organizations, and public and private assistance pledged new financial aid to help Haiti rebuild, and to mobilize a sustained international effort. Former President Clinton talked about his job as special envoy to Haiti and the efforts to help the country before the earthquake. He talked about some of the long-term plans for the nation and the challenges Haitians face before the start of the rainy season.