UN Security Council visits Haiti to review mandate


The U.N. Security Council began a four-day mission in Haiti on Monday to review the terms of its mandate and evaluate earthquake reconstruction efforts in the Caribbean country.

The 15-member delegation led by U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice plans to meet with senior Haitian officials, tour the future site of a job-generating industrial park and visit a police academy in the capital.
The Security Council’s arrival this week coincides with that of two other delegations.

The Caribbean Community landed in Port-au-Prince Monday for a two-day mission that will look at ways to help Haiti recover from the earthquake and try to engage the country more in the regional bloc.

Legal experts from the U.S. State Department are expected to arrive Wednesday to help strengthen the country’s beleaguered judiciary. They also want to support the justice system as it weighs evidence to prosecute former strongman Jean-Claude Duvalier on corruption charges instead of the human rights abuses synonymous with his 15-year rule.

Read more:http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9ST6KL80.htm


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