Watch: International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 31, 2010
International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti Replay

Update: Watch video of the event here.

Watch the opening of the International Donors' Conference live at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) here on DipNote and state.gov.

The United States, in cooperation with the Government of Haiti, will join the United Nations in co-hosting a ministerial-level International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti on March 31, 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York. After the outpouring of global support for the immediate needs of the people and Government of Haiti following the devastating earthquake on January 12, attention is now turning to the longer-term recovery and reconstruction needs of the country, even while the relief effort continues.

The International Donors' Conference will be an opportunity for the international community to pledge new financial assistance to help Haiti rebuild, and to mobilize a truly global and sustained international effort to partner with Haiti. The Conference will focus on pledges of assistance for recovery and development, as distinct from the humanitarian assistance so generously provided by over 140 donors so far.

Priorities for assistance will be set by the Government of Haiti, which will present its strategy for recovery based on input from a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment led by the Government with the joint support of the United Nations, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission, and major donors.

The United States is pleased to be partnering with the United Nations in this effort in the interests of mobilizing a truly global response on behalf of Haiti.

Read more about the conference here.

Comments

Comments

yvette j.
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West Virginia, USA
March 31, 2010

Yvette J. in West Virginia writes:

I will be traveling to Domincan Republic, Haiti and Jamaica during June and July 2010. The missions organization is listed as Adventures in Missions out of Gainsville, Georgia. How to I confrim that this is a legitimate group? I am more concerned now, given the events that surrounded the Baptist Church group. Can you help to make sure this group is ok and has cleared the proper channels to operate the mission group tours in these countries.

OysterCracker
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United States
March 31, 2010

Oyster C. in U.S.A. writes:

I was relieved to hear that education will become the cornerstone of reconstruction in Haiti. Getting Haitian youth involved in agriculture, planting and production will ensure future agronomists, agriculture experts etc. I think they should also include "Dog Wash" stations at schools where Haiti's students learn the care of animals as this is a good lead in to veterinary sciences.

Water science should also be standard fare at schools so that every child understands the A-Z of water technology,filtering, storing, testing.etc. Haiti will have a nation of talented, knowledgeable scientists. A science/math based curriculum in elementary school will ensure an army of technically skilled students who will seek science related careers later on. If Haiti concentrated on all things science and medical related they will have an army of well trained foot soldiers to send out in future disasters.

Evenel M.
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California, USA
April 1, 2010

Evenel M. in California writes:

My name is Evenel Mervilus, president of New Life 4 Children in Haiti "newlife4haiti.org" I salute the great determination of the donors, particularly President Obama, Former President Clinton, and Mrs. Hilary Clinton to bring assistance to Haiti in that critical situation. As a Haitian American citizen, I am very concerned about the follow up of the assistance to Haiti. I would urge you guys to work very close with the Haitian government to help them doing a better job in term of touching the people who are really in great need.

Once again, thank you very much for your help to build a new Haiti. May God continue assisting you all in your rational decision.

Kindness regards,

Evenel M., Director of New Life 4 Children In Haiti. newlife4haiti.org

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