Meeting between the TPC and the UN for the deployment of the Multinational Security Support Mission

By Le Temoin Haiti, May 16, 2024

A crucial meeting was held this Thursday, May 16, between members of the Transitional Presidential Council (TPC) and Maria Isabel Salvador, Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The working session was devoted to the United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the deployment of the Multinational Security Support Mission (MSS) in Haiti.

The resolution, recently adopted by the Security Council, aims to respond to the persistent security challenges disrupting the country, compounded by an ongoing political, economic and humanitarian crisis.

The main aim of the MMS is to strengthen the capacities of Haiti's security forces in order to stabilize the situation and create an environment conducive to democratic elections and national reconstruction.

Salvador reaffirmed UNIHRO's commitment to implementing its mandate in support of the national authorities. She also reiterated the Secretary-General's call for greater participation by women and young people in the political process.

Observers argue that the effectiveness of the MMS will depend largely on cooperation between the various national and international players, as well as on the ability to respond to the immediate needs of the population while planning long-term solutions. The mission will also have to navigate a complex political context, marked by persistent tensions and mistrust.

 

Posted May 18, 2024