Electoral assistance to Haiti : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

  • Author: UN General Assembly (45th sess. : 1990-1991)
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  • Date:
    10 October 1990

The General Assembly,

Taking note of the letters dated 23 June and 9 August 1990 from the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Haiti to the Secretary-General, in which the President requested assistance from the United Nations in order to achieve the peaceful and efficient development of the coming electoral process,

Reaffirming the sovereign right of the people of Haiti to choose and participate freely in the determination of their own destiny without any external interference,

Aware of the efforts of the people of Haiti to consolidate their democratic institutions in the face of the potential for destabilization,

1.         Requests the Secretary-General, in co-operation with regional organizations and Member States, to provide the broadest possible support to the Government of Haiti in meeting, to the extent possible, the following requests:

(a)        A nucleus of some fifty observers that would arrive in Haiti prior to voter registration and would leave only after the elections;

(b)        Reinforcement of the nucleus at the time of elections and voter registration, bringing the total to a few hundred observers;

(c)        Assistance to the Co-ordinating Committee for the security of the elections, to be provided by two or three advisers;

(d)        Observation of the implementation of the electoral security plans by specialized staff, that is, by observers, the number of whom remains to be determined, with solid experience in the public order field;

2.         Urges the international community and relevant international organizations to increase their technical, economic and financial co-operation with Haiti, in order to support the economic and social development efforts of the country;

3.         Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly a report on the implementation of the present resolution.


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