September 16, 2019
 In 2023-Situation in Haiti

Country: Ecuador
Delegate Name: Adam Harake

Topic: 2023-Situation in Haiti
Country: Ecuador
Delegate Name: Adam Harake
Ecuador acknowledges the dire situation in Haiti, characterized by a complex interplay of natural
disasters, historical burdens, and political instability. The ongoing humanitarian crisis, provoked
by a surge in gang violence, demands immediate and effective international intervention. As a
responsible member of the international community, Ecuador is committed to contributing
constructively to finding a sustainable solution for Haiti.
The historical context of Haiti, marked by a successful slave revolt in 1804 and subsequent
economic oppression by France, has left the nation vulnerable to external pressures. Centuries
of foreign intervention and natural disasters have perpetuated a cycle of poverty, corruption, and
political instability.
The ousting of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 led to a proliferation of political
violence, prompting the establishment of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti
(MINUSTAH). Unfortunately, the mission’s aftermath, including the cholera epidemic in 2010,
demonstrated the need for a more nuanced and sustainable approach to address Haiti’s
multifaceted challenges.
The recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021 has further provoked the situation,
leaving the country without elected leadership. Armed gangs now control significant portions of
the country, leading to a surge in violence, displacement, and a re-emergence of the cholera
Ecuador recognizes the urgency of addressing the crisis in Haiti and supports international
efforts to restore stability and alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people. However, any
intervention must be carefully considered, respecting Haiti’s sovereignty and prioritizing its
citizens’ long-term well-being.
Ecuador supports the proposal for a non-United Nations multinational force to assist the Haitian
National Police in combating gang violence and stabilizing the country. While mindful of the
concerns raised about Kenya’s history of police abuse, Ecuador emphasizes the need for
transparency, accountability, and adherence to human rights standards in the composition and
conduct of the multinational force.
In addition to addressing the immediate security concerns, Ecuador emphasizes the importance
of comprehensive humanitarian assistance and long-term rebuilding efforts. The international
community must collaborate to provide essential services, facilitate access to food and medical
care, and support sustainable development initiatives to break Haiti’s poverty and instability

Ecuador calls for a coordinated approach, involving international organizations, regional actors,
and the Haitian government, to ensure a holistic response that addresses the root causes of the

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