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04 Aug 2015 description

As reconstruction of the port at Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, presses on after a devastating earthquake in 2010, UNCTAD's TrainForTrade programme is offering training to Haitian instructors so that they can in turn train up port officials.

27 Aug 2012 description

Haiti’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Wilson Laleau, has underlined his country’s need for simplified administrative procedures and has submitted a formal request to UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi for implementation of the UNCTAD eRegulations programme.

13 Oct 2010 description

UNCTAD/PRESS/IN/2010/037

Coordinated response being developed to aid economic recovery in Haiti

Geneva, 13 October 2010 -- In Port-au-Prince, a 4-7 October interagency mission of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity held consultations with senior officials of the Haitian Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Economy and Finance, Agriculture, and Planning, as well as the Investment Facilitation Center, the Central Bank, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Haiti is already preparing plans for the …

08 Oct 2010 description

UNCTAD specialists in debt management, e-regulations, and investment were among a team from international agencies visiting Haiti from 4-7 October to design medium- and long-term assistance as the country recovers from January=B4s devastating earthquake.

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Experts with UNCTAD=B4s Debt Management and Financial Analysis Software (DMFAS) programme met in Port au Prince on 5 October with Jean V. Affricot of the Haitian Ministry of Finance and with Jean H. Joseph of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti.

30 Mar 2010 description

A new approach is needed for Haiti's reconstruction and long-term economic development, UNCTAD argues in this policy brief. Such an approach must be based on increasing and improving State capacities and must respect the country's ownership of the process. Recovery must be a shared responsibility between Haiti and its development partners, but donor generosity is only one component of success.

28 Jan 2010 description

Rebuilding the Haitian economy will require massive international investment, along with local ownership of the policy and reform agendas to ensure the revival of State capacities. Given the scale of destruction, and Haiti's precarious financial position even before the earthquake, international support for reconstruction must begin with a moratorium on debt servicing, followed quickly by its cancellation, UNCTAD argues in this policy brief. Without such action - and without development assistance in the form of grants, and not loans - a new debt crisis is all but assured.

26 Jan 2010 description

UNCTAD/PRESS/PR/2010/002

Geneva, 26 January 2010 - UNCTAD stands ready to provide assistance to help rebuild the capacities of Haiti in the area of economic governance, the organization=B4s Secretary-General, Supachai Panitchpakdi, said today.

UNCTAD will join in UN-wide recovery plans for the earthquake-stricken country, bringing together the World Bank, IMF, European Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, UN regional commissions and many other actors, under the leadership of the Haitian Government.

UNCTAD, leading the UN=B4s Interagency Cluster on Trade and Productive …