Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti
Chronology of events
- 15 June 2011L’ECOSOC passe en revue l’appui de l’ONU en Haïti
- 23 July 2010Global Jobs Pact, Advisory Group on Haiti, Gender Mainstreaming among issues, as Economic and Social Council adopts 18 texts to conclude 2010 session.
- 21 June 2010Decentralisation is the main topic of the visit of ECOSOC in Les Cayes.
- 16 June 2010ECOSOC in Haiti: To learn and formulate development strategies (In French).
- 17 March 2010UN Economic and Social Council to hold key meeting next month on assistance to Haiti.
- 23 July 2009ECOSOC decides to extend the mandate of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group for one year.
- 14 May 2009Ambassador John McNee, Chairman of the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti briefs the press on the recent visit of the Group to Haiti
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“Some progress in Haiti amid security, development difficulties – UN team” – UN News
- 4 May 2009Members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti traveled to the country to assess the most appropriate ways to support Government efforts towards economic and social development in Haiti.
- 25 July 2007At its 2007 substantive session, the Economic and Social Council extended the mandate of the Ad Hoc Advisory on Haiti. (See resolution 2007/13 of 25 July 2007)
- 25 April 2007Daily Noon Press Briefing with the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - Guest at noon: H.E. Mr. John McNee, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN and head of ECOSOC's Ad Hoc Advisory Group of Haiti, briefs journalists on the group's evaluation of the current situation in Haiti and their assessment of the post-conflict reconstruction challenges the country faces.
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“Haiti: ECOSOC team sees progress but renews call for ongoing development aid” – UN News
- 18 April 2007Members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti traveled to the country to assess the country’s economic and social development strategies, and the the post-conflict reconstruction challenges the country faces.
- 26 July 2006At its 2006 substantive session, the Economic and Social Council extended the mandate of the Ad Hoc Advisory on Haiti. (See resolution 2006/10 of 26 July 2006).
- 29 June 2006In an official letter ( E/2006/88 ) dated 29 June 2006, H.E. Mr. Jacques Edouard Alexis, Prime Minister of Haiti, stated his firm intention to move forward with the long-term programme of ECOSOC, and mentioned that the strategic think tank would be the counterpart in the Haitian Government of the Council's Advisory Group, establishing a close and ongoing collaboration.
- 27 July 2005The mandate of the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti was renewed for one year. In its resolution 2005/46 , the Council requested “ the Ad Hoc Advisory Group to submit a report ( E/2006/69 ) on its work, with recommendations, as appropriate, to the Economic and Social Council no later than six weeks before the start of the substantive session of 2006”.
- 18 July 2005The report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti ( E/2005/66 ) was introduced to the Economic and Social Council. The Chairman of the Group updated the Council on the work of the AHAG since its reactivation in November 2004.
- 30 June 2005During the substantive session of ECOSOC in June-July 2005, H.E. Mr. Gérard Latortue, Prime Minister of Haiti reiterated that ECOSOC should play an important role in incorporating two strategic dimensions: peace and development. The Prime Minister also stressed that ECOSOC should help “mobilize donors to support financing of government priorities by recipient countries as this is essential for the success of international donor cooperation”. During the same session, H.E. Mr. Roland Pierre, Minister of Planning and External Cooperation of Haiti emphasized that ECOSOC had two significant roles: advocacy and integration. He stated that in terms of advocacy, ECOSOC could mobilize the donor community to provide more significant support to Haiti, as well as to maintain relations with the government of Haiti through its national strategic unit. He further stressed that in terms of integration, the ECOSOC and the Security Council could work together by focusing on the notions of peace and development for long-term development of Haiti.
- 6 June 2005In a letter ( E/2005/86 ) dated 6 June, 2005, Haiti's former Prime Minister Gérard Latortue wrote to the President of ECOSOC calling for an extension of the mandate of the Group and announced the creation of a national strategic unit which is considered a ‘think tank' with the main focus of working at the technical level on a long term development plan of the country, in partnership with the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Group (AHAG).
- 12 April 2005Members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti traveled to the country to assess the situation on the ground as well as to formulate recommendations on:
1. Longer-term approaches to reconstruction;
2. Moving beyond the Interim Cooperation Framework (ICF); and
3. The transition from peacemaking to peacebuilding
( Communiqué de Presse, United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti )
- 11 November 2004In its decision 2004/322 of 11 November 2004, the Economic and Social Council decided to reactivate the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, and to appoint the Permanent Representatives of Benin, Brazil, Canada (Chairman), Chile , Haiti , Spain and Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations as the members of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti . The Council also decided that the Group would invite the participation of the President of the Economic and Social Council and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, also acting as chairman of the core group, in its work. The mandate of the Group is “following closely and providing advice on Haiti's long-term development strategy to promote socio-economic recovery and stability, with particular attention to the need to ensure coherence and sustainability in international support for Haiti, based on the long-term national development priorities, building upon the Interim Cooperation Framework and stressing the need to avoid overlap and duplication with respect to existing mechanisms” ( Resolution 2005/46 )
- 23 July 2004In its resolution 2004/52 of 23 July 2004, the Economic and Social Council decided to reactivate the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti. The Council also underscored the need for a long-term development strategy to promote socio-economic recovery and stability and ensure coherence and sustainability in international support for Haiti.
- 15 July 2004 H.E. Mr. Roland Pierre, Minister of Planning and External Cooperation of Haiti, addressed ECOSOC on "Haiti 's economic and social challenges, the role of the United Nations and ECOSOC". He presented to the Council the long-term vision of the Haitian Government for the next 10 to 15 years and concentrated on five areas for action (Property rights; Education; Liberalization of the economy and Environment protection and Infrastructure).
- 14 June 2004H.E. Mr. Gérard Latortue, Prime Minister of the transitional government of Haiti, requested ECOSOC to reactivate the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti to help coordinate the development of a long-term programme of assistance to this country and the activities undertaken in collaboration with the donor community and the Government for this purpose.
- 2000-2004Reports on the implementation of the programme were subsequently presented to the Council at its substantive sessions (see E/2000/63 , E/2001/67 , E/2002/56 and E/2003/54 ). Based on the political situation, the international community froze partially its aid to Haiti in 2000. In spite of this situation, Haiti remained on the ECOSOC agenda. The Council adopted resolutions and decisions (see Resolutions: 1999/4 , 1999/11 , 2001/25 , 2002/22 and 2003/46 and Decisions: 2000/235 and 2001/290 ) which limited themselves to take note of the reports submitted to ECOSOC and asking for further reporting to the following session. In the resolution 2003/46 of 23 July 2003, the Economic and Social Council requested that the Secretary-General, in coordination with the United Nations resident coordinator in Haiti, report on progress achieved in implementing the long-term programme of support for Haiti, and that the report be prepared for the Council on the basis of developments in Haiti. The Secretary-General's report E/2004/80 was submitted to the Council.
- 27 July 1999The Economic and Social Council adopted resolution 1999/11 on 27 July 1999, and requested the development of "a long-term strategy and programme of support for Haiti in such areas as education, peace-building, poverty eradication, social integration, productive employment, trade, durable recovery and sustainable development, aimed particularly at reinforcing capacity-building objectives and civil society institutions"; the Council also requested that all development partners, the UN system, the Bretton Woods Institutions, regional organizations and international NGOs work in close collaboration with the Government of Haiti to that end.
- May-July 1999In its resolution 1999/4 of 7 May 1999, the Economic and Social Council established an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti , which undertook an assessment mission to Haiti , conducted wide-ranging consultations and submitted recommendations ( E/1999/103 ) to the Council at its substantive session of 1999. In this report, the Advisory Group recommended to the Council that a strategic framework and a comprehensive approach for a long-term programme of support for Haiti be set up. The report also suggested that the United Nations system, which was then present in the country though a peace-keeping operation and a human rights monitoring mission, continues its support for the preparation of the elections, human rights monitoring and police training. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group which was active during a short period of three months was composed of the Permanent Representatives of five countries members of ECOSOC, who were mandated to make recommendations on how to ensure that international assistance to Haiti is adequate, coherent, well coordinated and effective.
- 25 November 1998In its resolution 1212 (1998) of 25 November 1998, the Security Council, while extending the mandate of the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH), recognized the indispensable role of international assistance in promoting sustainable development in Haiti, and invited United Nations bodies and agencies, especially the Economic and Social Council, to contribute in designing a long-term programme of support for Haiti.