UNESCO Special Envoy Michaëlle Jean in Haiti for Earthquake Anniversary
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, is currently undertaking a seven-day mission to Haiti to participate in ceremonies marking the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010 that killed some 300,000 people and displaced 1.5 million.
During her visit, Ms Jean is participating in the inauguration of the Henry Christophe University campus in Limonade, taking part in a meeting on the development of the National Historic Park of Haiti, a World Heritage Site, and meeting with senior officials, including Prime Minister Garry Conille.
Ms Jean was designated UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti by the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, in recognition “of her dedication to the reconstruction and rebirth of Haiti” and works with the Organization on promoting Education, Communication, Culture, and the Social and Natural Sciences as essential building blocks for the gradual recovery and reconstruction of Haitian society.
Follow the links below for a selection of articles and interviews:
13 January 2012 - Michaëlle Jean: 'You cannot build a sustainable economy on charity'
12 January 2012 - Two years later, Haiti shows few signs of shaking quake’s effects
11 January 2012 - Jean decries state of aid in Haiti
11 January 2012 - Michaëlle Jean: Haiti 'progressing' but some things 'very troubling'
10 January 2012 - The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean returns to Haiti on a new mission