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New UN Approach to Cholera in Haiti

The United Nations has issued a General Assembly resolution on its new approach to fighting the cholera epidemic in Haiti. December 12, 2016 Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Ireland, Jamaica, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of): draft resolution The new United Nations approach to cholera in Haiti The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 65/135 and 65/136 of 15 December 2010, Expressing concern at the recurrent outbreaks of cholera in Haiti, which have affected nearly 800,000 people and caused over 9,000 deaths to date, Deeply concerned that there has been an increase in the number of persons affected by cases of cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases as a result of Hurricane […]

Sekretè-jeneral Nasyonzini mande pèp ayisyen padon | Ban Ki-moon apologizes to Haitians

1 desanm 2016, Ban Ki-moon, sekretè-jeneral Nasyonzini mande pèp ayisyen an padon poutèt wòl Nasyonzini te jwe nan epidemi kolera k’ap sakaje peyi a depi oktòb 2010. Pi ba, gen yon vèsyon ekskiz la ki pi long pase sa Ban te di devan Asanble Jeneral Nasyonzini an. Ansanm ak ekskiz piblik la, Ban te dekri yon nouvo plan Nasyonzini genyen pou konbat epidemi kolera a. 2 desanm 2016   On December 1, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti for the UN’s role in the cholera outbreak that began in October 2010. Below is a longer version of the Haitian Creole portion of the apology, which was originally said in a couple of sentences in Haitian Creole, French and English before the UN General Assembly. The apology accompanied Ban’s description of a new UN plan to […]

After UN Cholera Apology, the Work Towards Eradication Truly Begins

After nearly six years of demanding an apology from the United Nations for causing a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti, Haitian cholera victims and their advocates were pleasantly surprised by receiving on from the Secretary-General on December 1. In a statement before the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized and also outlined a $400 million proposal to fight cholera and compensate the victims. Although Ban did not directly apologize for the UN’s own fault in the epidemic, advocates view this as a welcome start. Now the work truly begins, as “we need to fight even harder to get those promises fulfilled,” says IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon. U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti … But Omits One Point Jason Beaubien, NPR December 2, 2016 For six years, Haitian activists have demanded that the United Nations accept responsibility for cholera in Haiti. […]

Victims & Advocates Commend Announcement of New UN Haiti Cholera Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (New York and Boston): media@ijdh.org, +617-652- 0876 Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Port-au-Prince) : sienna@ijdh.org, +509-4875-3444   Victims & Advocates Commend Announcement of New UN Haiti Cholera Response Secretary-General Issues Historic Apology to Victims (NEW YORK, PORT-AU-PRINCE, December 1, 2016)–Advocates for cholera victims in Haiti welcome the announcement of a new UN response that promises to reduce cholera in Haiti and provide material assistance to the most affected victims.  The plan pledges to place victims at its center and to involve them in the developments of the details of the plan. The Secretary-General also apologized to Haitian victims, saying that the UN “simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti” and “we are profoundly sorry for our role.” The advocates called the Secretary-General’s […]

Jamaica Rep Responds to New UN Approach to Haiti Cholera

Remarks by H.E. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN, at the Informal Briefing by the Secretary-General on the United Nations’ New Approach to Cholera in Haiti 1 December 2016   Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Thank you for organizing this briefing for Member States to further update us on this situation, which is of great importance to my delegation and region. At the outset, allow me to extend congratulations to the government and people of Haiti on the holding of national elections, and to wish President-elect Moïse success in his tenure. Mr. President, Jamaica commends the Secretary General for the action that will be taken to support the people of Haiti in the wake of the cholera epidemic. Furthermore, we welcome the issuance of his Report outlining the new approach that the Organization will take in addressing the […]

CARICOM Responds to UN Secretary-General’s Cholera Apology

On December 1, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly met for a session in which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon explained the UN’s new plan to eliminate cholera in Haiti and possibly compensate the victims. During his remarks, Ban also apologized to Haitians for the first time in six years, and admitted that the UN should have done more. Below is the statement from Trinidad and Tobago’s representative, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). December 1, 2016 Remarks by Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of CARICOM at the Informal Briefing of the General Assembly by the Secretary-General on the United Nations’ New Approach to Cholera in Haiti Mr. President, I take the floor on behalf of the fourteen Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  CARICOM wishes to thank the Secretary-General for his briefing to the membership on the “New Approach […]

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