UN Security Council Authorizes Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti

Today, the United Nations Security Council adopted the resolution co-penned by the United States and Ecuador to authorize a Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission to Haiti.  This pivotal mission, which will launch in partnership with Haiti, responds to Haiti’s request for international support to address insecurity and create the necessary security conditions for long-term stability and growth.  The resolution authorizes the MSS mission to provide operational, static, and training support to the Haitian National Police.

As previously stated, we intend to work with Congress to provide $100 million in foreign assistance, and the Department of Defense is prepared to provide up to $100 million in enabling support.  We continue to look to the international community to also provide funding, equipment, training, and personnel to support a truly multinational effort.

While this action represents important progress, the United States renews its urgent call to political actors, including Prime Minister Henry and members of the opposition, to broaden consensus and restore democratic order in Haiti.

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