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Updated On: Sunday, November 19 2017

DSG Tours Development Projects in Haiti

Content by: South-South News

8 November 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — At the end of a two-day visit to Haiti, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the President’s "Caravane de Changement" was a vision that underscored the importance of investing in Haiti, adding that it is a first step which “signals the direction in which the leadership of Haiti needs to go.”

Speaking at a press conference in Port au Prince on November 5, Mohammed said her visits to cholera centers and communities impacted had only increased her commitment and passion to do what is needed to get to zero transmission. She said it was important to acknowledge the work done against cholera, with a 99 percent reduction in transmission, while emphasizing that the glass is only half full.

The Deputy Secretary-General visited development projects with President Jovenel Moïse as part of the his "Caravane de Changement", or caravan of change. Mohammed told reporters that in order to take “what the caravan represents to scale and to reach every Haitian, it requires partners to support the rule of law, strong institutions, human rights.” She stressed the importance of investing in Haiti’s agriculture, roads, water, and sanitation, adding that this will take some time but the United Nations is not in the country for a quick fix.

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