Return of the U.N.

Alone in decrying the departure of the U.N. in 2017, we are elated that it is back. Its mandate is narrower than the last mission’s, but well-focused on the emergency. The Security Council should consider the successes as well as the failures of the last mission and morph this coalition of the willing into a full-scale peacekeeping mission administered by the United Nations, and with a mandate broad enough to put Haiti on its upward path

Solidarity with the Police

Several women police are interested in eventually running for office, if and when elections are held. They invited us to police headquarters to brief them. The two-day meeting finished off at the Office of Citizens’ Protection. Slideshow

Hail Kenya. Where Is the U.S.?

By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor. Kenya is to be widely applauded for its offer to lead an international force in support of the Haitian police. Where is the United States?

We Will Brief Police

Scheduling a separate seance of the Good Governance seminar in September for interested police. To be held at police headquarters. An earnest of the Haiti Democracy Project’s support for the Haitian police in their hour of trial

Liliane Pierre-Paul Attended Our Seminar

The brave owner of Radio Kiskeya attended a Haiti Democracy Project seminar twenty years ago that focused on the undermining of the police. a key issue still plaguing Haiti. Later, our web page covered the delivery of a shotgun bullet to her radio station with a letter threatening to kill her if she did not air a demand that France repay billions of dollars of reparations

Non-Paper Equals Non-Mission

The Miami Herald has illuminated the debate by publicizing a U.S. “non-paper” describing the possible makeup of a U.N. mission to Haiti’s police. But a non-paper is not a negotiation. Although Russia and China have approved all past U.N. missions, the United States, after declaring these countries public enemies one and two, would have to seriously negotiate with them to get their stamp on any sort of armed mission.

Loose Canon

Canada’s latest decree, erroneously mixing Andy Apaid in with a den of bandits, has undermined the credibility of sanctions that were laying the groundwork for replacing the corruptionists with more progressive forces

Women’s Political Agenda

A paper derived from several workshops. The Federation of Women Mayors worked out this task list in consultation with the Women Candidates and other organizations. Basis of discussion at the June 2, 2023 atélier presented below and provides an overview of the deep economic, social, and political problems facing Haiti’s women

Give This Job to the Security Council

By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Washington Post. It would be a hundred times better if the Haitian politicians settled things among themselves. They can’t. Meanwhile, gangs rampage freely and several million very poor people teeter on the brink of starvation and cholera. Over seventy years ago the international community invented the United Nations’ peacekeeping machinery for just such emergencies. If there was ever a place and time it was needed, it is here and now