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BINUH will work, in an advisory capacity, with the Haitian authorities and the United Nations Country Team in Haiti (composed of 19 agencies, funds and programs) in the area of governance, in particular by:
- Supporting inclusive and comprehensive inter-Haitian dialogue efforts to encourage national consensus on the country’s priorities;
- Offering advisory expertise to help advance Haitian political, legislative and structural reform priorities;
- Supporting Haiti’s electoral reform agenda, which includes the adoption of electoral legislation and the installation of a Permanent Electoral Council.
- Assisting in the reinforcement of the Haitian justice system.
The Secretary-General remains gravely concerned about the situation in Haiti, which is facing an outbreak of cholera amid a dramatic deterioration in security that has paralyzed the country.
Port-au-Prince, 1 August 2022: TheUnited Nations Integrated Office in Haiti(BINUH) issued today a report on the deadly wave of violence that broke out betwee