Intervention of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the debate on the Mission to Support Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations , Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Thank you, Mr. President,
When speaking on behalf of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in this debate session on the United Nations Mission for the support of Justice in Haiti, allow me Mr. President to direct through you, our most sincere congratulations to Peru , for having acceded to the Presidency of the Security Council during this month of April. As I wish you resounding success, I guarantee you the unwavering support of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in its mission.
On the other hand, we express our congratulations to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the excellent work done at the head of the Council during the next month of March. Presidency that has been characterized by exceptional dynamism and satisfactory results.
Mr. president,
We have followed with great attention, the presentation of Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, who, as usual, has provided us with a clear, detailed and complete report on the United Nations Mission to Support Justice in Haiti (MINUJUTH), which not only highlights the political and economic aspect of the country, but also reflects the humanitarian and security situation that currently prevails in this sister country.
Mr. president,
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, lives closely and regrets the various adversities suffered by the friendly and brotherly people of Haiti, from the blows of repeated natural disasters to political complications, which has undermined the efforts of both the government, the people Haitian as well as the developing partners so that the country can take off for its sustainable development.
We express here, our appreciation, recognition and congratulate the various and reasonable actions that the United Nations has adopted in Haiti, namely: The establishment of MINUSTAH in June 2004, replacing the Multinational Interim Force, to help establish an environment safe and stable in Haiti, which implied its support in many fields of political and security, as reflected in the various resolutions of this Security Council, until its replacement by the United Nations Mission of Support for Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSH) last year.
Mr. president,
As a result of the actions indicated above and of the evaluation made by the Secretary General as requested in resolution 2350 of the Security Council, the Government, the legislative, judicial and National Police have been actively involved with the UN Mission Support Justice in the process of developing a strategy that sets out ten goals to be achieved in Haiti for the last quarter of next year 2019. we want to record here our appreciation and congratulations to the Government of Haiti by high political will and leadership demonstrated during this exercise that should end at the end of next year in a transition in which the country team of the Agencies of the United Nations System would fully assume their role of supporting the development of Haiti.
Ten goals to achieve, Mr. President are ambitious but achievable, if both the Support Mission, as the international community resolutely strives to support the Government of Haiti to achieve them, allowing at all times be the government that will lead the process under the support and active advice of the Mission.
Mr. president,
In a process such as the one in which Haiti is embarked, it is necessary to take into consideration the limiting factors that may hinder this exercise. In this sense, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea attracts the attention of the United Nations and the International Community about the situation of Cholera that persists in Haiti. The fight against this pandemic, should be a high priority, being this, a central situation that has to do not only with the aspect of health and water resources, but also with the development and stability in Haiti.
I conclude this speech, Mr. President, by supporting the United Nations Support Mission and inviting all Haitian State Institutions:Government, Parliament, the Judicial Instances, the national police and the Civil Society, to work closely with and support the President Juvenal MOISE in its reform agenda to promote the sustainable development of Haiti, for which it is absolutely necessary, respect of the law, of human rights, good governance, respect for state authority and the strengthening of the legal and judicial institutions of Haiti.

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