Mr. Stevenson Jean-Louis, 1983 - 2010
Stevenson Jean-Louis, a national of Haiti, worked as a driver for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Stevenson attended the Collège Philadelphie Dantès Bellegarde, where teachers remembered him as a hardworking student. Graduating in 2003, he went on to Ecole Professionelle Sainte Trinité, where he obtained his certification to become a mechanic. He later received a certificate in computer science as well.
Always diligent, he was studying at the same time as he was working, serving as a mechanic and a driver with the National Transport Bureau. After one year he was promoted as supervisor at the age of 20.
With an interest in international affairs, Stevenson went on to study political science at the Académie Nationale Diplomatique et Consulaire. Working in the field of diplomacy had always been a long-term ambition for him.
Stevenson was proud to begin his career with the UN in January 2008 and friends remembered the day he announced his new job offer. “He had so many plans for the future,” said a friend. “He was a very good person and a studious young man.”
Working at the UN was also a good job opportunity for him, allowing him to move to Petionville, the hilly eastern region of Port-au-Prince.
Stevenson was responsible for collecting and dropping off documents and mail to different offices and to drive staff to various meetings and locations. His role was to also ensure that vehicles were kept in proper working condition.
Working in Creole, French and English, Stevenson’s language skills were an asset to MINUSTAH.
Stevenson is survived by his wife Raymonde, his brother and his sister.