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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly

New York, 19 November 2010

On the situation in Haiti

Since the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the General Assembly has remained seized of the situation in the country. Concerned by recent developments, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, will convene an informal meeting on 3 December 2010 in New York. On that occasion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief the General Assembly on Haiti. The interactive session will also give Member States the opportunity to take the floor.

In the meantime, the President of the General Assembly continues to closely follow developments, and further urges Member States to support the appeal recently launched by the United Nations. President Deiss calls on the institutions of the United Nations system and the entire international community to remain fully engaged in further mobilizing the necessary assistance for Haiti.