Earlier today, the United Nations Foundation co-hosted a press teleconference with United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Haiti country director Jessica Faieta, and U.S. State Department’s Deputy Coordinator for Assistance for Haiti Eileen Smith to update media on the successes, ongoing rebuilding efforts and current needs in Haiti two years after the devastating earthquake.
The two year anniversary of the earthquake is coming up next week and the participants gave a thorough assessment of where things stand in terms of the ongoing recovery efforts. Have a listen.
Kathy Calvin, CEO, UN Foundation (moderator)
Dr. Jon Andrus, Deputy Director, PAHO
Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General, UNDP Associate Administrator
Eileen Wickstrom Smith, Deputy Coordinator for Assistance in the Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator at the State Department
Beth Hogan, Director of the USAID Haiti Task Team
Jessica Faieta, Haiti Senior Country Director, UNDP
Vincent Cochetel, Regional Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees