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Clinton urges donors to honor pledges

June 15, 2009

By Jennifer Browning

Today former U.S. President Bill Clinton announced one of his first orders of business to help Haiti will be to ensure that $353 million in promised pledges from the international community actually end up in Haiti.

During a U.N. press conference in New York Clinton laid numerous priorities on how he plans to tackle in his new role. Included in the plan was a focus to bring alternative energy to the Caribbean country, attract private investors, and encourage better coordination among thousands of nongovernmental organizations working in Haiti.

It was the first time Clinton spoke publicly about his plans for Haiti since U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed him as United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti last month.

Read full article in the Miami Herald here.

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