U.N. Should Acknowledge Role In Haitian Cholera Epidemic
New York Times: The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti
“…Unless there is a dramatic change in approach, the [Haitian cholera] epidemic will damage the legacy of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will leave his post at the end of the year. There are basic steps he can take before then. For starters, the international community needs to redouble efforts to fight this preventable and curable disease. … Beyond that, the United Nations must acknowledge its role in the epidemic. Only by doing that will it be able to establish stronger safeguards for future peacekeeping operations. … Finally, Mr. Ban should heed the organization’s watchdogs who urged him last year to establish a system to compensate victims…” (7/6).