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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on Secretary-General’s travels to Haiti and the Dominican Republic

New York, 13 July 2014

 

The Secretary-General will travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic starting Monday.

In Haiti, he will first go to a village in the Central Department to launch, with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, the country’s “Total Sanitation Campaign” which aims to scale up sanitation and hygiene interventions in rural areas. He will also meet with the local community and with families which were affected by cholera.

Back in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the Secretary-General will meet with the President, Michel Martelly, as well as with parliamentarians. He will have interactions with the leadership of the UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, be briefed on its activities, and see the Mission’s work in the area of the rule of law.

Also during his visit, the Secretary-General will inaugurate the “Sports for Hope” Centre with the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach.

And then in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, the Secretary-General will meet with the President, Danilo Medina. He will also meet with the Presidents of the Senate and of the Chamber of Deputies and address a joint session of Congress.

The Secretary-General will then visit the Government’s “Quisqueya sin Miseria” programme, an anti-poverty programme which focuses on the most vulnerable groups.