Annan's Special Envoy On Haiti Goes To Jamaica
Annan's Special Envoy On Haiti Goes To Jamaica, Caribbean Community's Chair
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2004/sga867.doc.htm Special Envoy to Haiti, John Reginald Dumas, went to Jamaica today for talks on peace-building in Haiti with Jamaican Prime Minister Percival J. Patterson, the chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Security Council approved a http://ods-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N04/254/10/PDF/N0425410.pdf?OpenElement resolution on Sunday calling on the UN, CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) to "promote the rebuilding of democratic institutions" and combat poverty in <"Haiti> http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=91&Body=Haiti&Body1=">Haiti.
CARICOM and the OAS were the lead organizations in trying to work out a compromise between then-Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his unarmed opposition prior to Mr. Aristide's departure.
Representatives of the UN's http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/ Department of Political Affairs and http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/home.shtml Department of Peacekeeping Operations, meanwhile, went to a meeting in Washington, D.C., convened today by the OAS Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Haiti to share information about the Caribbean nation's situation.
Attending the meeting were representatives of OAS member States, as well as other interested countries and organizations.
A UN spokesman,
responding to press questions in New York, repeated that Mr.
Annan had authorized the UN Development Programme ( http://www.undp.org/ UNDP)
Resident Coordinator in Haiti, Adama Guindo, to join a
CARICOM-proposed tripartite committee that would recommend
nine Haitians who would, in turn, name an interim