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Stories written by Rapadoo O.

Haiti – Rebuilding: President Martelly to Deliver Speech at Columbia’s World Leaders Forum – Rapadoo Observateur!

President Martelly’s speech, Moving Beyond Crisis Recovery Towards Lasting Development, will take place on September 22, 2011 followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The hour-long event at Morningside Campus’ Miller Theatre of Columbia University will come after the Haitian parliament’s ratification session on Garry Conille, Martelly’s third nomination for prime minister. His first two designations for the post, entrepreneur Gerard Rouzier and former Justice Minister Bernard Gousse received unfavorable votes from lawmakers.

Haiti – Sex Scandal: Revolting Sexual Abuse Culture Bedevils UN Peacekeeping Forces – Rapadoo Observateur!

Rather than relying on failing agreements with troop-contributing countries to implement its zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse, the United Nations must address the problem at its roots: recruiting. Countries with little or no judicial infrastructure in human rights practices should not join the peacekeeping force. Having predators rescuing preys has not been a winning strategy.