Secretary Clinton to Address Haiti Donors' Conference

Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 13, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend and address the Haiti Donors’ Conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave, N.W., Washington, DC. Haitian Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will co-chair the conference, which is being held at the IDB’s headquarters.

The government of Haiti and the Inter-American Development Bank will co-host the donors’ conference. The conference will focus the international community’s support on priority projects in the Haitian government’s economic recovery plan, a two-year program aimed at generating 150,000 jobs by promoting investments in sectors such as infrastructure and manufacturing.

In addition to Secretary Clinton, Canada Minister of International Cooperation Beverly Oda, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, Open Society Institute Chairman George Soros, France Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Rama Yade, International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato, and World Bank Managing Director Juan José Daboub are scheduled to speak in the morning session.

The morning session (from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon) will be open for press coverage. Media representatives who wish to cover the morning session of the conference must register with the Inter-American Development Bank at: ( by 6 p.m. on Monday, April 13.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago April 16-19. She will arrive in Haiti the morning of April 16 and depart later that day for the Dominican Republic. On April 17 she will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain.

NOTE: Pre-set and access times will be provided later this afternoon

PRN: 2009/324