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.