Public Affairs Office
October 19, 2023
United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 19, 2023
Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Adoption
of a UN Security Council Resolution on Haiti Sanctions
Today’s unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council on a U.S.- and Ecuador-drafted resolution on Haiti sanctions is another milestone and important step to help the Haitian people who have been victims of brutal gang violence, acute food insecurity, a cholera outbreak, and years of instability and needless suffering. The United States thanks our co-penholder Ecuador for its work on this resolution – the third resolution on Haiti adopted by the Security Council since July.
The United States remains deeply concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Haiti. The continued suffering of the Haitian people due to ongoing violence must end and this resolution recognizes the urgent needs on the ground and builds on the Security Council’s recent resolutions to renew and strengthen the mandate of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti and to authorize the Multinational Security Support mission to Haiti.
The adoption of this resolution also strengthens a key tool from the Security Council’s broader peace and security toolkit with respect to Haiti, extends the mandate of the Haiti Panel of Experts, and renews arms embargo, travel ban, and asset freeze measures – all of which will play a critical role in promoting peace and stability in Haiti, and in the broader region.
The United States remains committed to the people of Haiti and we will continue to work closely with the Haitian government, fellow Council members, and all stakeholders to facilitate peace and prosperity for Haiti and the region.