Explanation of Vote on the Adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on the Mandate Renewal of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti

Ambassador Kelly Craft
Permanent Representative
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
October 15, 2020


Thank you, Mr. President.

The United States will continue to stand by Haiti and to support the vital work of BINUH.

This resolution ensures the UN has the mandate that it needs to continue its critical efforts to support democratic institutions, strengthen the rule of law, promote stability, and to protect human rights in Haiti, in partnership with the United States, Haiti’s neighbors, the Core Group, and the international community.

The mandate also reiterates the urgent need for national dialogue to address longstanding drivers of instability and to conduct long-overdue legislative elections as soon as feasible. A well-functioning democracy requires all branches of government, including the legislative branch, to play their roles.

We welcome the renewal, and will continue to demand progress from Haiti’s political actors in resolving these longstanding challenges.

Thank you.