On this day, we remember the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their lives and the millions gravely affected by the devastating earthquake that struck their country ten years ago.
We also honour the memory of one hundred and two United Nations colleagues lost that same day.
This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. The United Nations family in Haiti pays tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel who perished while performing their duties. We honour their memories.
The members of the Security Council expressed concern regarding the ongoing political impasse in Haiti. They reiterated the immediate necessity for Haiti’s stakeholders to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the needs of the Hai
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bruno Lemarquis of France as his Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). He will also serve as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti.
As the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti came to an end on 15 October, the Secretary-General reaffirms the continuous commitment of the United Nations to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development, through a new partnership.