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Haiti: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow afternoon (26 September), the Security Council will hold an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on Haiti. China requested the meeting to discuss the unrest which erupted in the country after the government announced a fuel price increase on 11 September. The expected briefers are Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and head of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) Helen La Lime, Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Valerie Guarnieri, and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Fathi Waly.

In calling for the meeting, China requested a UN Secretariat and WFP briefer. Mexico and the US, the co-penholders on Haiti, apparently then requested a UNODC briefer, to address the issue of the transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons—which is a priority issue for Mexico.

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