UN Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti
Updated: Jan 16, 2020
The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement.
Members issued a statement on Thursday outlining the immediate necessity for parties to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the needs of the people.
In addition to political instability, Haiti has also faced fuel shortages, corruption scandals and other challenges, prompting angry citizens to take to the streets.
“The members of the Security Council recalled the need for the Government of Haiti to address the underlying causes of instability and poverty within the country.
They urged all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to resolve differences through peaceful means”, the statement said.
They further emphasized the urgent need to address deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the country, with support from the UN and the international community.