13 January 2011
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on One–Year Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

The following Security Council press statement was issued on 12 January by Council President Ivan Barbalić ( Bosnia and Herzegovina):

The members of the Security Council today commemorated the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.  They extended their condolences to the families of those killed and their deepest concern for all those whose lives continue to be touched by the tragedy.

The members of the Security Council recalled the supreme sacrifice made by the personnel of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who perished in the earthquake and voiced their strong support for MINUSTAH’s continued efforts, in addition to the other mandated tasks of the Mission, to assist the people of Haiti to recover from the disaster.

The members of the Security Council continue to stand with the people and Government of Haiti in their ongoing work to rebuild their country, reaffirm on this day of remembrance their sustained international support for Haiti, and call for the swift disbursement of remaining pledges in support of Haiti’s recovery.

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