UN / HAITI

21-Oct-2022 00:03:10
The UN Security Council approved, unanimously, a resolution demanding an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and imposing sanctions on a gang leader. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 21 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

20 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Close up, Security Council President announces the vote
4. Wide shot, Member States vote
5. Close up, Security Council President announces the result of the vote
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“This resolution is an initial answer to the calls for help from the Haitian people. They want us to take action against criminal actors, including gangs and their financiers, who have been undermining stability and expanding poverty in their vibrant society.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mexico:
“Faced with the crisis in Haiti, the Security Council sent a clear sign that violence must stop and should not go unpunished. It’s also important that an embargo was established for any arm deals with these non-state actors that, besides terrorizing the population, destabilize the country.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (French), Antonio Rodrigue, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Haiti:
“There is no doubt that these measures will contribute to curbing the violent and murderous activities of the armed groups which are proliferating in the country and causing numerous victims and massive population displacements. They send a strong, dissuasive political message, capable of changing the behavior of actors operating in the field.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13. SOUNDBITE (French), Antonio Rodrigue, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Haiti:
“Through this decision, the Council has demonstrated its willingness to support the Haitian people towards a return to a secure environment and political stability. It demonstrates the will of the international community to play its role in resolving this serious multidimensional crisis facing the country, to show the Haitian people that they are not alone, that their cries of distress have been heard.”
14. Close up, Security Council president
15. SOUNDBITE (French), Antonio Rodrigue, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Haiti:
“In this sense, the request of the Haitian Government for support in the form of a specialized force that would come to the aid of the National Police of Haiti, deserves careful consideration on the part of the Members of the Council.”
16. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
The UN Security Council approved, unanimously, a resolution demanding an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and imposing sanctions on a gang leader.

After the vote on Friday (21 Oct), Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the Permanent Representative from the United States, said the resolution “is an initial answer to the calls for help from the Haitian people.”

According to the ambassador, Haitians “want us to take action against criminal actors, including gangs and their financiers, who have been undermining stability and expanding poverty in their vibrant society.”

Mexico, together with the United States, drafted the resolution that gather support from the 15 Member States.

Addressing the Council, Juan Ramón de la Fuente, the Mexican Permanent Representative, said that “faced with the crisis in Haiti, the Security Council sent a clear sign that violence must stop and should not go unpunished.”

For the ambassador, “it’s also important that an embargo was established for any arm deals with these non-state actors that, besides terrorizing the population, destabilize the country.”

The Permanent Representative to the United Nations of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue, told the Council that “there is no doubt that these measures will contribute to curbing the violent and murderous activities of the armed groups which are proliferating in the country and causing numerous victims and massive population displacements.”

Rodrigue also said the new measures “send a strong, dissuasive political message, capable of changing the behavior of actors operating in the field.”

Through this decision, said the ambassador, “the Council has demonstrated its willingness to support the Haitian people towards a return to a secure environment and political stability.”

According to him, “it demonstrates the will of the international community to play its role in resolving this serious multidimensional crisis facing the country, to show the Haitian people that they are not alone, that their cries of distress have been heard.”

Rodrigue also addressed the Government request to send a specialized force to aid of National Police of Haiti, a proposal backed by the UN Secretary-General, saying it “deserves careful consideration on the part of the Members of the Council.”
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