12 January 2011
Press Statement of the UN Security Council on the One-Year Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake by H.E. Mr. Ivan Barbalić, Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the United Nations, in his capacity as the President of the UN Security Council for the month of January 2011
The members of the Security Council today commemorated the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. They extended their condolences to the families of those killed and their deepest concern for all those whose lives continue to be touched by the tragedy.
The members of the Security Council recalled the supreme sacrifice made by the personnel of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who perished in the earthquake and voiced their strong support for MINUSTAH’s continued efforts, in addition to the other mandated tasks of the Mission, to assist the people of Haiti to recover from the disaster.
The members of the Security Council continue to stand with the people and government of Haiti in their ongoing work to rebuild their country, reaffirm on this day of remembrance their sustained international support for Haiti, and call for the swift disbursement of remaining pledges in support of Haiti’s recovery.