Friday, March 19, 2010

Calendar for Haitian Donors Conference in NYC

International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti on
March 31, 2010 in New York at UN Headquarters

Delegations are encouraged to be represented at the ministerial level
and will be invited to make brief statements summarizing their new
pledges of recovery and reconstruction assistance. The Conference will
be webcast live with select sessions open to other media.

Further details for delegations will be forthcoming in correspondence
from the United Nations Office of Conference Services and will also be
available through the UN Journal.

Participants will be asked to pre-register for the Conference through
the Conference website.

Detailed information on how to register, along with technical details
on pledge content and how to register pledges, will be forthcoming from

For media inquiries, please contact: Carolyn Vadino, Deputy Spokeswoman
for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations 212-415-4301.

Please note that this event is an opportunity for UN member states to
register national pledges of assistance to Haiti. Private sector donors
and others will have alternative opportunities to register their offers
of assistance. Unfortunately, capacity considerations must limit the
opportunity to pledge assistance during the event on March 31 to UN
member states, international organizations, and representatives
selected to report from the outreach consultations. .

Calendar of Pre-Donor’s Conference Preparatory Meetings:

• March 15, in Haiti. : Haitian civil society (over the preceding
weeks, organized by the United Nation’s Office of the UN Special Envoy
to Haiti, MINUSTAH, NGO’s, and local community groups), the private
sector (organized by the Inter-American Development Bank)

• March 15-17 in Santo Domingo, a closed Preparatory Technical Meeting:
with non-governmental organizations (co-hosted by the Government of the
Dominican Republic and Haiti)
• March 21-23, in Washington, D.C : with the Haitian Diaspora
(organized by the Organization of American States),
• March 23, in Martinique : With Haitian state and local government
(organized by the Government of France)
• March 23, in New York With stakeholders to MINUSTAH (organized by the
Government of Brazil and the Government of Haiti),
• March 25, in New York, organized by the Office of the UN Special
Envoy to Haiti, InterAction, and the European Commission). Follow up to
Santo Domingo meeting

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