Resolving political crisis in Haiti is key to accessing development funds: Annan

A resolution of the political, electoral and institutional crisis that has plagued Haiti since 1997 is a prerequisite for the formulation and implementation of a long-term development programme with Port-au-Prince, Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in a just released report on the situation in the Caribbean nation.

Annan supports OAS call on Haitians to resolve political crisis

Secretary-General Kofi Annan supports the call by the Organization of American States (OAS) for all Haitians to commit themselves to resolve the current political crisis, a United Nations spokesman said today in New York.

Political stability needed for effective international aid to Haiti, Annan says

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reiterated the United Nations' commitment to assisting the Government of Haiti in its quest for democracy and development, while stressing that political reconciliation is key to addressing the country's widespread poverty and receiving aid from the donor community, according to a just-issued report to the General Assembly.