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UN Security Council recognizes CARICOM’s engagement with Haiti

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is encouraging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to continue its active engagement with Haiti to try and resolve the on-going situation in the Community’s Member State.

A statement issued by the Security Council, which is being presided over by the United States, “recognizes the important role of neighbouring countries and regional organizations such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States (OAS), and underlining the importance of harmonized, coordinated and strengthened efforts, encourages them to continue their active engagement on Haiti.”

Last month the Council received a report from the Secretary-General and also held a briefing on Tuesday with the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).

The Security Council stressed that the democratic will of the Haitian people must be respected, and underscores the need to address essential security, transparency, and logistical considerations in connection with upcoming electoral processes.

The Security Council reiterated the urgent need to hold free, fair, transparent, and credible legislative elections that have been overdue since October 2019 and urged that all preparations be made for free, fair, transparent, and credible presidential elections in 2021.

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