UN / HAITI

15-Oct-2021 00:00:52
The Security Council unanimously voted to extend the UN political mission in Haiti for another nine months. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 15 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, flags outside United Nations Headquarters

15 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, Security Council vote
3. Wide shot, US Ambassador speaking
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“As we all know, the past year has been especially turbulent in Haiti. By renewing the mandate of BINUH, we have helped to ensure the UN can continue its vital efforts to support democratic institutions and planning for elections, strengthen the rule of law, and promote stability. We know that decisions about Haiti’s future and whether it will undertake the vital reforms that are so urgently needed are questions for the people of Haiti.”
5. Zoom out, Council
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The Security Council today (15 Oct) unanimously voted to extend the UN political mission in Haiti for another nine months.

After the vote, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, “as we all know, the past year has been especially turbulent in Haiti. By renewing the mandate of BINUH, we have helped to ensure the UN can continue its vital efforts to support democratic institutions and planning for elections, strengthen the rule of law, and promote stability. We know that decisions about Haiti’s future and whether it will undertake the vital reforms that are so urgently needed are questions for the people of Haiti.”

In the past year, Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.2 earthquake, gang-related killings, and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
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