During this ceremony, a vibrant tribute was paid to Emile Saint Lot (1904-1976), Ambassador of Haiti to the United Nations, who participated in the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as Secretary-Rapporteur of the Commission.
"All human beings are born free and equal..." said Senator Lambert citing Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to pay tribute to Emile Saint Lot before delivering a plaque of honor to family members of this rare and humanistic personality, who has helped to perpetuate the incessant struggle to restore human dignity. Giuseppe Calandruccio, the representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented a painting and a plaque of recognition to the Saint Lot family.
President Moïse took the opportunity to reaffirm his commitment to respect for human rights and reiterated his commitment and determination to work even harder to improve the living conditions of the Haitian people, while promoting a pact of governability to preserve stability and harmony in the country.
"Increasing agricultural production, attracting investment, promoting access to justice for all, fighting against corruption are, among other things, the common challenges that must be overcome if the human rights of all Haitians are to be respected" underlined the Head of State who launched a call for unity and permanent dialogue between all the forces of the Nation to develop and restore peace in the country.
"At a time when we are reaffirming, everywhere in the world, the predominance of human rights, too many people are exposed and are kept in vulnerable situations," said Moïse, who cited some examples of global problems which hinder the full development of the human being, including racism, xenophobia and migrant hunting, etc... that the nations of the world must strive to resolve.
Giuseppe Calandruccio, thanked the presence of the three powers of the state and reminded that the commitment of the state is fundamental in protecting the rights of citizens. Also, while welcoming the important work of the human rights organizations, he stressed that, despite the difficult times experienced by the country, is establishing a real opportunity to work for the progress of the fundamental rights of citizens in Haiti.