The Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti gathered 100 member states donors at the UN on March 31, in New York. On the sidelines of this meeting, Rene Preval Nicole Guedj and met with Ban Ki-moon.
"As I am back from New York, where I attended the Conference on the Reconstruction of Haiti, I hope that the coming months will mark a turning point in the history of humanitarian action. As Hilary Clinton, the Secretary State U.S., told the UN members: "The international community has a duty to do better and do differently in Haiti."
In other words, the promised funds will have to be paid, a commission will ensure the proper allocation of expenses and the Haitian government will be at the forefront of the reconstruction plan. It is not about telling the victims how to act.
It is up to the Haitians to "take part" in this process has claimed Rene Preval. As we all know, there is no part on the planet, especially not in Haiti, that is immune to a future catastrophe. This awareness led to a boarder knowledge of our work for the creation of Red Helmets those recent days.
It reaches, first, the entire audience when the Haitian President officialy asked for the implementation of a humanitarian task force, then the UN Secretary General when we present him this project for humanity during a private meeting."