Haiti calls at the UN for a rethinking of development and global security

1 October 2015

Reducing global inequality and combating climate change are key to achieving global stability, said the president of Haiti today in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

“It is obvious that we cannot pretend to respond effectively to the planetary challenges of our time without reducing the gap between North and South, without intensifying the fight against poverty and without decisive action against the ecological crises that hit us. all to the poorest countries, ”said Michel Martelly.

The Haitian leader also warned against the threat of terrorism and urged countries to collaborate more closely to combat insecurity, for which he recommended creating a new dynamic at the UN for development and peace.

“The member states must give new impetus to the Agency to strengthen it as a space for collaboration,” he said.

Poverty and natural disasters are crucial problems affecting Haiti, where more than half of the population lives below the poverty line. Official statistics indicate that the richest 1 percent of the island would be in possession of up to 45 percent of all its wealth.

In addition, Haiti is among the countries most threatened by climate change due to rising sea levels.

The head of the Caribbean State highlighted in his speech his progress towards democracy, describing the elections that took place in August as an important platform for its consolidation.

The elections had been postponed for almost four years due to a confrontation between the Haitian executive branch and the opposition. Presidential elections are scheduled for October.

1 October 2015

Reducing global inequality and combating climate change are key to achieving global stability, said the president of Haiti today in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

“It is obvious that we cannot pretend to respond effectively to the planetary challenges of our time without reducing the gap between North and South, without intensifying the fight against poverty and without decisive action against the ecological crises that hit us. all to the poorest countries, ”said Michel Martelly.

The Haitian leader also warned against the threat of terrorism and urged countries to collaborate more closely to combat insecurity, for which he recommended creating a new dynamic at the UN for development and peace.

“The member states must give new impetus to the Agency to strengthen it as a space for collaboration,” he said.

Poverty and natural disasters are crucial problems affecting Haiti, where more than half of the population lives below the poverty line. Official statistics indicate that the richest 1 percent of the island would be in possession of up to 45 percent of all its wealth.

In addition, Haiti is among the countries most threatened by climate change due to rising sea levels.

The head of the Caribbean State highlighted in his speech his progress towards democracy, describing the elections that took place in August as an important platform for its consolidation.

The elections had been postponed for almost four years due to a confrontation between the Haitian executive branch and the opposition. Presidential elections are scheduled for October.