CARICOM warns that prospects for sustainable social and economic growth has been significantly undermined;

Raymond Wolfe

Raymond Wolfe

With developing countries having unfairly borne the brunt of the global economic and financial crisis while experiencing an effective worsening of their vulnerabilities, the international community must consider establishing a mechanism to help them overcome debt distress and achieve debt sustainability. That view was stressed by several representatives when the General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee met to consider macroeconomic policy questions.
Speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community, Jamaica’s representative Ambassador Raymond Wolfe said the gap between developed and developing countries has widened, while the prospects for meaningful and sustainable social and economic growth in developing countries have been significantly undermined.

Security Council Chamber

The UN Security Council urges the UN Mission in Haiti to coordinate international electoral asistance to haiti;

The Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2011, with the intention of further renewal. In a unanimous vote, the Council decided to maintain current Mission force levels – a military component of up to 8,940 troops and a police component of up to 4,391 officers.
And it called on the Secretary-General to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the security environment following the election and transfer of power to a new Government in 2011.

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