Thursday, November 30, 2023
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



UN human rights’ expert pays an official visit to Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations independent expert for Human Rights William O'Neill on Monday paid an official visit to Haiti, in which he will meet with government officials and representatives of organizations.

It is O’Neill’s first trip to the country since his appointment past April and the visit will be lasting until Thursday, June 29th.

As part of his agenda, the diplomat has been scheduled to meet up with Prime Minister Ariel Henry, Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus, and Justice Minister Emilie C. Prophete, as well as other high-ranking officials.

He will also hold meetings with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Haiti Maria Isabel Salvador, delegates from other UN entities and the diplomatic community.

O’ Neill will also gather with victims of violence and hold talks with human rights organizations, as well as he will be travelling to Cap Haitien, in the far north of the country, to meet with regional leaders and representatives of civil society platforms.

The diplomat specializes in humanitarian and refugee law, and had previously worked in UN missions in Kosovo, Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, East Timor, Nepal and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

According to the resolution of the international organization, the lawyer will monitor the evolution of the humanitarian situation with special emphasis on children and those victims of trafficking persons.

O’Neill is expected to prepare an interim report for discussion next September in Geneva, Switzerland.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.