UN / HAITIAN PRESIDENT TRIBUTE

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The General Assembly paid tribute to slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, assassinated last week at his private home outside Port-au-Prince. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 14 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations flag at half-mast outside UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. Close up, portrait of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
4. Pan right, delegates standing during GA moment of silence
5. Wide shot, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed walks up to General Assembly rostrum
6. Med shot, Haiti Ambassador
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Haiti has had difficult times in the past. It is living through difficult times now. The United Nations stands with Haitians in the spirit of solidarity and partnership. The partnership that is grounded in helping moving Haiti from emergency approach es to long-lasting solutions; from assistance to investment and cooperation for sustainable development, democracy, and an opportunity for all. The Haitian people have never ceased striving for dignity and justice. This proud nation has embodied these values since it became the first independent Caribbean state by freeing itself from slavery and colonial control over 200 years ago. I firmly believe those values will see Haiti and its people through these trying times to a future of lasting peace and prosperity for all.”
8. Wide shot, Haitian Ambassador Antonio Rodrigue walks up to General Assembly rostrum
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Antonio Rodrigue Permanent Representative Haiti UN
“At this uncertain time, Haiti needs the support of the international community more than ever in the face of the challenges that we need to address. These challenges include organizing an inclusive national dialogue, organizing democratic, free, and transparent elections, and significant support for government's ability to meet the socioeconomic needs of the population.”
10. Wide shot, Rodrigue walks away

STORYLINE:

The General Assembly today (14 Jul) paid tribute to slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, assassinated last week at his private home outside Port-au-Prince.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed said “Haiti has had difficult times in the past. It is living through difficult times now.”

She told the General Assembly that the United Nations “stands with Haitians in the spirit of solidarity and partnership,” stressing that this partnership “is grounded in helping moving Haiti from emergency approach es to long-lasting solutions; from assistance to investment and cooperation for sustainable development, democracy, and an opportunity for all.”

Mohammed said the same values that made Haiti “the first independent Caribbean state by freeing itself from slavery and colonial control” over 200 years ago, “will see Haiti and its people through these trying times to a future of lasting peace and prosperity for all.”

Haitian Ambassador Antonio Rodrigue told the GA that “at this uncertain time, Haiti needs the support of the international community more than ever in the face of the challenges that we need to address.”

These challenges, he said, “include organizing an inclusive national dialogue, organizing democratic, free, and transparent elections, and significant support for government's ability to meet the socioeconomic needs of the population.”

Last week UNICEF reported that amid a political and economic crisis heightened by Moïse’s assassination, young people have also been suffering the long-term impact of disrupted education and protection services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the threat of hurricanes.
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