Haïti Reconstruction Process Conference with the participation of Andris Piebalgs
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 23/03/2010 First transmission: 23/03/2010
Following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, Haitian authorities requested international assistance. The tremendous difficulties experienced by the Haitian people and State are not only considered by international organisations and various States but also supported by GNO's. After the phase of extreme emergency which rallied many local and international actors, the conference for GNO's for the reconstruction of Haiti helped identify priorities and initiatives between GNO's and the Haitian State, towards efficient steps to rebuild Haiti. The results of this conference was presented on the occasion of the International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti in New York on 31 March 2010.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the Borschette Center
||Arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Andris Piebalgs: Today's conference, I see as a very important step in building a consensus and on a vision of Haiti's recovery and reconstruction. The aim is to jointly agree a consensus declaration, as a contribution to the NGO's global Conference in New York in two day's time. And thereafter the donor's conference on March 31.
||SOUNDBITE (in FRENCH) by Rosny Desroches, Executive Director of the Civil Society Initiative (CSI), saying that looking at the population which has been affected, people know what the figures are, more than 220.000 dead, 869 losses, 1,5 million people who are living in a provisional housing, in very difficult conditions. The survivors are not in the position to deal and fulfil their need themselves when it comes to food needs for example, most people who had a job have now lost it.
||SOUNDBITE (in FRENCH) by Rosny Desroches, saying that three suggestions have been made during the pot desaster plan (PDNA) presentation one recommendation was that Haitian became the majority of this committee, secondly, the civil society needs to be properly represented, not only by businesses and unions. Thirdly, they need to set up a civil society observatory for the management of aid.
||Cutaway (4 shots)