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OAS Hosts Dialogue on “Security, Humanitarian, Electoral and Democracy Assistance” in Haiti

  March 14, 2023

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 15, a dialogue among the Haitian Government, the High-Level Transition Council of Haiti, OAS member states and permanent observers, as well as other key stakeholders, to identify the priority areas of security, humanitarian, and electoral/democracy strengthening assistance required to enable and ensure inclusive, free, fair and credible elections and democratic transition in Haiti as soon as conditions allow.

The opening 09:30 EDT (13:30 GMT) and closing 15:30 EDT (19:30 GMT) sessions of the meeting will be broadcast live - with interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese- on the OAS Website and the OAS Facebook page

The dialogue will include the participation of, among others:

• The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Jean Victor Généus;

• The Director General of the Haitian National Police;

• Members of the High-Level Transition Council (HTC) of Haiti;

• The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Kamina Johnson-Smith;

• The Assistant Secretary General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas in the UN Department of Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca; and

• The Special Representative of the OAS Secretary General in Haiti, Cristobal Dupouy.

Please consult the agenda of the meeting here.

Representatives of the media interested in attending the meeting in person must wear a face mask, keep safe distance whenever possible, and present an identity document and COVID- 19 vaccination card. Due to restrictions due to the pandemic, access to the press will be limited and spaces will be occupied strictly by order of arrival.

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes ([email protected])

WHAT: OAS Hosts Dialogue on “Security, Humanitarian, Electoral and Democracy Assistance” in Haiti

WHEN: March 15, 09:30 EDT (13:30 GMT) and 15:30 EDT (19:30 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas. Organization of American States. 17th Street & Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006.

Reference: AVI-036/23