Tag Archives: Haiti

U.N. Agency Urges Dominican Republic Not to Deport Haitians

New York, N.Y.  The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said today “The Court’s ruling and the subsequent regularization plan which gave individuals born in the Dominican Republic until mid-June to regularize their […]

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Battling Inequity for Life: Luce Leader Travels, Reflects

Madison, WI.  In January of this year, I was recognized by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation as one of two Luce Leaders for the year 2014—an award reserved for young individuals trying to make a difference on a global level (link). For this reason, it seemed only fitting that I was unable to attend the ceremony, […]

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Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  On April 17, 2014, we took one of our trips into rural Haiti. We stopped to say hello to Miriam, who is a young woman who sells our Gadyen Dlo chlorine to local families so they can treat their drinking water.  Miriam is very friendly, so she invited us into her house and […]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013’s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote […]

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‘Ark of Return’ Tells Story of 15 Million Slaves as U.N. Memorial

New York, N.Y.  A Manhattan-based architect of Haitian descent was today announced as the winner of an international competition to design a memorial that will be permanently on display at United Nations Headquarters in New York to honor victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Unveiling Rodney Leon’s ‘Ark of Return’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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U.N. Renews Pledge to Help Haiti Overcome Cholera Epidemic

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations remains committed to do all that it can do to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic, a spokesperson for the world body said today. “The United Nations is working on the ground with the Government and people of Haiti both to provide immediate and practical assistance […]

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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I […]

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U.N. to D.R.: Don’t Let Haitian-Dominicans Lose Nationality

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights office this week urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling. Last week the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented […]

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