GT - Permanent Council Working Group on Haiti

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About the Working Group

The Permanent Council Working Group on Haiti was established by resolution CP/RES. 1214 (2414/23) rev. 2, which the Permanent Council adopted at its special meeting, held on February 10, 2023, bearing in mind resolution AG/RES. 2982 (LII-O/22) adopted by the General Assembly on October 6, 2022, at its 52nd regular Session, on the security situation in Haiti and hemispheric cooperation for the preservation of democracy and the fight against food insecurity.

In keeping with the provisions in operative paragraph 4 of resolution CP/RES. 1214 (2414/23) rev. 2, the Working Group on Haiti will serve as a mechanism for regular meetings of the OAS on the situation in Haiti.

Likewise, based on the provisions contained in operative paragraph 4 of said resolution, the Permanent Council Working Group on Haiti will be guided by Article 15 of the Statutes of the Permanent Council and Articles 12 and 25 of the Rules of Procedures of the Permanent Council CP/RES. 1214 (2414/23) rev. 2, in its operative paragraph 6, requests that the OAS Working Group on Haiti, with the assistance of the General Secretariat, convene by March 17, 2023, a Security, Humanitarian, Electoral, and Democracy Assistance Dialogue with the participation of the Government of Haiti and the High-Level Transition Council (HCT), to permit the latter to provide OAS member states, permanent observers and the General Secretariat with information regarding the priority areas of assistance required to enable and ensure inclusive participation of Haitian stakeholders in arrangements for inclusive, free, fair and credible elections and democratic transition in the Republic of Haiti as soon as conditions allow.

The Working Group on Haiti comprises the delegations of The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala,  Jamaica,  Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.