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Haitian civil society organizations call for MINUSTAH withdrawal
Submitted by CHAN on September 19, 2012 - 08:30
The following announcement is posted to the Mennonite Central Committee (United Nations) website, reporting on a letter to the UN Security Council by Haitian human rights organizations and the MCC, concerning the future of MINUSTAH, letter dated Sept 10, 2012. A weblink to the letter is here. It is attached below as a pdf.
It has been almost 3 years since the earthquake and the United Nations Stablization Mission in Haiti MINUSTAH, is approaching its 8th anniversay in the country this October. Read what our partners in Haiti recommend for the upcoming mandate renewal on MINUSTAH. Click on this link to read further.
MCC has worked in Haiti since 1958 with a recent focus on reforestation and peacebuilding through support for human rights. MCC partners in Haiti have long sought to address the effects of political instability, weak rule of law, environmental devastation, and natural disasters. MCC is committed to approaching Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake in a way that holds the dignity of the Haitian people above all, and is just and sustainable, addressing immediate needs and creating an environment for positive, long-term development. In 1994, the U.N approved a mandate to send a peacekeeping mission to Haiti with the mandate to establised and secure a stable environment, promote the political process, to strengthen Haiti's Government Institutions and rule-of-law-structures as well as to promote and protect human rights. Haitians strong sense of vision for a better future is MCC's highest priority.