International donors’ conference towards a new future for Haiti – statement by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign and European affairs
The “International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti” is to take place on Wednesday, 31 March at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. It has been organized by the UN and United States along with the government of Haiti. The conference is co-chaired by Brazil, Canada, Spain, France and the European Union. France will be represented by her Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Bernard Kouchner. The Minister will attend a working breakfast hosted for the co-chairs by the US Secretary of State in the presence of Haitian President, René Préval. Following the opening of the conference, Bernard Kouchner will speak as co-chair and then attend the presentation of reports on the preparatory conferences. After the working lunch hosted by the UN Secretary-General, the Minister will chair the session devoted to financial commitments and take part in the co-chairs’ press conference. He will also have separate meetings, notably with Charles Michel, Belgian Cooperation Minister, and Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme....Read the complete statement
Summary of the main actions taken by France to assist in rebuilding Haiti (2 March 2010)
The measures proposed by France, which have been submitted to the Haitian authorities, make up the framework of the French effort for the rebuilding of Haiti. These measures are consistent with the strategic priorities identified by the Haitian authorities in collaboration with the international community.