Nations Unies Haiti

The UN in Haiti

En 1950, deux pavillons sont installés avec l'aide des Nations Unies lors de l'exposition internationale organisée par le gouvernement haïtien et commémorant le 200e anniversaire de la fondation de la capitale haïtienne.
Photo: © UN Photo

Haiti has been a founding member of the United Nations (UN) since 1945. In 1948, Haiti played a key role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in particular thanks to the Haitian senator Emile Saint -Lot, rapporteur of the Editorial Board of the UDHR. Haiti is also one of the first countries to join UNESCO in 1946. One of the first collaborations between the United Nations and the Government of Haiti was carried out in 1947. It was a partnership with UNESCO to promote an initiative in the field of education in the towns of Marbial and Lafond in Jacmel. Partnerships between the United Nations and Haiti have gradually increased since this first collaboration. Since 2020, the UN family in Haiti is comprised of 19 agencies, funds and programmes and the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).


The Sustainable Development Goals in Haiti

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action aimed at eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring peace and prosperity for all people. These are also the objectives of the UN in Haiti.