On March 17, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting on MINUSTAH, the peacekeeping force in Haiti. Malaysia made an outstanding statement, calling attention to a number of issues that were otherwise glossed over, including the need for the Secretary-General’s leadership on cholera justice, stronger representation of women in the Haitian government, and the irregularities and climate of insecurity that marred Haiti’s electoral process in 2015. All of these issues are critical to long-term stability, democracy and rule of law in Haiti.
Part of the statement is below. Click HERE for the full text.
STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RAMLAN IBRAHIM,
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATE ON MINUSTAH
NEW YORK, 17 MARCH 2016
As commented by earlier speakers, Haiti had seen significant political developments in recent months most notably the holding of legislative, presidential and municipal elections in August and October.
- I wish to express my appreciation to SRSG Honoré for her briefing which we listened to intently, and to the Secretary-General for his report.
- Malaysia believes that Council’s discussion today is important in taking stock of developments in Haiti with a view of assisting the country to chart its future.
- While welcoming the holding of elections in Haiti recently, my delegation notes that it was beset by a number of challenges, including the repeated postponement of presidential elections and allegations of fraud and vote manipulation.
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