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Reports & Briefings

Briefing / Latin America & Caribbean

Haiti: A Path to Stability for a Nation in Shock

Haiti is reeling from the president’s assassination, a major earthquake and a severe tropical storm. The country needs urgent assistance, and its planned elections can wait. Outside powers should channel aid through local civil society groups, help investigate high-level crimes and support pressing reforms.

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Report / Latin America & Caribbean

Governing Haiti: Time for National Consensus

Without an inclusive national pact on critical priorities, President Michel Martelly faces the spectre of a failed presidency, and Haiti risks international abandonment.

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Towards a Post-MINUSTAH Haiti: Making an Effective Transition

The UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MIN­U­­­STAH) needs a gradual reconfiguration of its operations prior to a withdrawal, to avoid a security vacuum and give Haiti the chance for sustainable development.

Also available in Haitian Creole, Português, Français and other languages

Keeping Haiti Safe: Justice Reform

A dysfunctional justice system continues to pose significant obstacles to the democratic process in a post-earthquake Haiti where security and stability remain fragile.

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Briefing / Latin America & Caribbean

Keeping Haiti Safe: Police Reform

Kidnapping, urban gangs and unresolved killings form a trifecta of challenges to citizen safety that the four month-old Martelly administation must confront by speedily completing reforms to professionalise the Haitian National Police(HNP).

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Post-quake Haiti: Security Depends on Resettlement and Development

A year and a half after a deadly earthquake devastated its capital, 650,000 victims still wait for permanent housing in more than 1,000 unstable emergency camps across Haiti as a new hurricane season arrives.

Also available in Español, Haitian Creole
Report / Latin America & Caribbean

Haiti: The Stakes of the Post-Quake Elections

Haitian authorities and the international community need to ensure that the first post-quake elections meet acceptable standards of credibility and produce the legitimate government needed to carry through massive institutional and infrastructure reconstruction.

Haiti: Stabilisation and Reconstruction after the Quake

As a critical strategy conference convenes today at the UN, a Haitian-owned and led process, based on broad consensus among Haitians and with resolute international support, is needed to build the country back better after the devastating earthquake.

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Haiti: Saving the Environment, Preventing Instability and Conflict

Reversing a decades-long trend of environmental destruction is essential to Haiti’s development, social and economic stability and, ultimately, security.

Haiti 2009: Stability at Risk

A series of crises in 2008 have increased the potential for serious trouble in Haiti this year.