Rebirth for Haiti
The UNESCO Courier, September 2010:
This issue invites Haitians to look at the past to analyse their country’s present situation and to consider what should come next. It highlights UNESCO's commitment to support Haiti's recovery and reconstruction, including drawing up a detailed risk assessment map for Haiti’s cultural heritage, as well as a proposal aimed to create a Haitian science and technology institute for the prevention of natural disasters, which will evaluate naturally occurring risks, design and implement action plans for their mitigation, and provide education and training in disaster prevention, while raising public awareness.
It follows up on the forum "Rebuilding the social, cultural and intellectual fabric of Haiti" organized by UNESCO last 24 March, and calls for the international community to assist Haiti in a more responsible way than in the past. To this end, it states that the rebuilding needed is not only political, economic and social, but also intellectual, emotional and moral.
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