Thank you, very very much, Mr. President.
Today’s resolution renewing MINUJUSTH’s mandate for another year is about Haiti. It is about the continuing progress the country has made towards security and stability. It is about adapting the UN peacekeeping mission there to the political and security situation on the ground. It is about helping Haiti develop the capacity to take the lead in providing its own security and strengthening its own institutions.
While some members of the Council may have tried to sow confusion about what is standard peacekeeping language in a Security Council mandate, the fact remains that we are here today in support of Haiti and of MINUJUSTH.
Time and time again, the Council has expressed its support for equipping peacekeeping missions with what is needed to protect civilians around the world. And today is no different.
With this resolution, the Council reaffirms its support for the Government of Haiti, for MINUJUSTH, and for their close cooperation with the UN Country Team and all of the UN agencies working to build a stronger Haiti. This will be key as MINUJUSTH prepares to transition to a non-peacekeeping presence in October of 2019.
Thank you very much, Mr. President.