New York, 12 January 2010 - Readout on the Secretary-General's activities in the evening of 12 January 2010, from the Spokesperson for the Secretary-GeneralThe Secretary-General has been briefed on the latest developments in Haiti. He is shocked at the scale of devastation in Port-au-Prince, at the headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) headquarters and at other UN buildings. He is anxiously awaiting further news about missing UN staff and about the people of Haiti.
Former US President Bill Clinton, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Haiti, called the Secretary-General to discuss the unfolding disaster. They exchanged initial information and agreed to talk again on Wednesday morning.
The Secretary-General also spoke by telephone with Ambassador Susan Rice, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations. They agreed to closely coordinate rescue and assistance efforts with other international partners.
The Secretary-General is receiving regular updates from his senior advisers on developments and on the humanitarian relief response, and from other staff at the Situation Centre at United Nations headquarters.
New York, 12 January 2010
Statements on 12 January 2010
- New York, 12 January 2010 - Briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet, and Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support [unofficial transcript of English segment]
- New York, 12 January 2010 - Statement from the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy [scroll down for French version]
- New York, 12 January 2010 - Statement by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the earthquake in Haiti
- New York, 12 January 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the resignation of the Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, David Tolbert