CONTRIBUTES TO OAS MISSION IN HAITI
government of Spain has donated $70,000 to the Organization of American
States' (OAS) Special Mission to Strengthen Democracy in Haiti. The
funds will be used to support the mission's work in the areas of
democracy, human rights, security and the administration of justice.
Eduardo Gutiérrez, who represents Spain at the OAS, presented the
contribution to OAS Assistant Secretary General Luigi R. Einaudi in a
ceremony Thursday at OAS headquarters.
OAS has a key role to play in bringing about a resolution to the Haitian
political crisis and in strengthening democracy over the long term in
that country," Ambassador Gutiérrez said. "As a member of the
Secretary General's Group of Friends of Haiti, Spain believes it is
important to support this effort."
Ambassador Einaudi noted that Spain, an OAS permanent observer
country, last year alone contributed more than $1.6 million to a range
of OAS activities, including electoral observation missions, anti-drug
efforts and human rights programs.
has shown great solidarity with the countries of the Americas over the
years and we are very grateful for its support of the Haiti
mission," Einaudi said. "It is imperative for the people of
Haiti that we do all we can to help end the political crisis