Jamaica will host a high-level meeting regarding Haiti’s crisis on Monday, March 11, convened under the aegis of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This follows engagements that have been underway with Haitian stakeholders. Prime Minister Holness affirmed the importance of welcoming his CARICOM colleague heads and representatives of key international development partners who have been focused on supporting the people of Haiti through the multifaceted crises currently affecting this sister Caribbean country. Holness confirmed that the meeting, under the current Chair of Conference President Irfaan Ali of Guyana, will seek to advance discussions on support for Haiti as well as the way forward for Haitian governance according to Haitian-led and Haitian-owned solutions.

This meeting will be the latest in a series of facilitation efforts by the regional bloc to advance political dialogue and consensus in Haiti. Jamaica’s hosting of the meeting falls within the context of its ongoing key role in CARICOM’s response to the situation in Haiti, including the community’s contribution to and advocacy for greater international support for the United Nations Security Council-sanctioned Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission to Haiti. Watch the report: