GERMANY CONTRIBUTES TO OAS MISSION IN HAITI
government of Germany has donated more than $90,000 (100,000 euros) 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 education areas of democracy and human rights, training of police
and the support of judicial reform.
Wolfgang Ischinger, who represents Germany at the OAS, offered the
contribution in a letter this week to OAS Assistant Secretary General
Luigi R. Einaudi.
to the OAS Special Mission, Ambassador Ischinger acknowledged that his
government is "aware of the difficult situation of the people of
Haiti, welcomes this initiative and has decided to lend its
support." Germany became an OAS permanent observer in 1972.
Einaudi noted that Germany "has been a partner and friend to the
Organization and over the years has shown support for democracy in this
contribution, which comes just as the Commissions inquiring into the
violence of December 17, 2001 are preparing their findings, is further
proof of the breadth of international support for democracy in
Haiti," Einaudi said.