Explanation of Vote Following the Mandate Renewal of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) 

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs
New York, New York
July 15, 2022


Thank you, Mr. President.

The United States welcomes the renewal of BINUH’s mandate, and we thank the members of the Security Council for their support. The resolution that we put forward with our co-penholder Mexico is based on the recommendations of the Secretary-General and is intended to ensure the UN has the mandate it needs. As a result, BINUH will continue its critical advisory efforts in support of facilitating political dialogue, enhancing the capacity of the Haitian National Police to address gang violence, and protecting human rights.

The mandate reflects the key challenges facing Haiti, including the need to address illegal arms trafficking and illicit financial flows, and that the Security Council is ready to consider taking measures as appropriate to address these challenges. Coordinated and enhanced support from the international community remains essential to promoting stability in Haiti.

Once again, we must also note it is long past time for Haiti’s stakeholders to set aside their differences and to reach agreement on a political framework that will allow Haiti to hold presidential and legislative elections when conditions permit. We will continue to demand progress from Haiti’s political actors in resolving these longstanding challenges and remain steadfast in our support for the people of Haiti.

Thank you.