U.N. Is Committed to Partnership with Haiti that Works

In 2014, Heineken, the Dutch brewer, announced it was bringing a production plant to Haiti. – AP

The United Nations was created to live up to the highest standards of humanity. To meet those ambitious ideals, the organization must continually seek to improve the way we work.

There is perhaps no better place to demonstrate that commitment than in Haiti, where the U.N. has done much good, but, unfortunately, also has fallen short.

This week, I am sending a high-level UN delegation to the country. The U.N. Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, and my Special Envoy to Haiti, Josette Sheeran, will carry a clear message from me: The United Nations will stand with the Haitian people in a new spirit of partnership.

That partnership is grounded in helping Haiti move from emergency approaches to long-lasting solutions, from assistance to investment, from handouts to hand-in-hand cooperation for sustainable development, democracy, and dignity for all Haitians.

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