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Backpacks full of hope : the UN mission in Haiti /
Eduardo Aldunate Herman ; translated by Alma Rosa Flores Fernandez.
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Centre for International Governance Innovaton, c2010.
description
xx, 230 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1554581559 (pbk.), 9781554581559 (pbk.)
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imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Centre for International Governance Innovaton, c2010.
isbn
1554581559 (pbk.)
9781554581559 (pbk.)
general note
Co-published by: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
catalogue key
7256500
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This title describes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of MINUSTAH (the peace mission force deployed in Haiti) during a turbulent period in Haiti and what it is like to be in command of 7500 men coming from 11 countries while trying to concentrate on accomplishing the UN's mandate.
Long Description
This title describes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of MINUSTAH (the peace mission force deployed in Haiti) during a particularly turbulent period in Haiti (September 2005 through September 2006), and what it is like to be in command of 7,500 men coming from 11 countries while trying to concentrate on accomplishing the UN's mandate.
Main Description
Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haiti describes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly turbulent year September 2005 to September 2006. It details the realities of commanding more than 7,000 men from eleven countries while working to fulfill the mandate of the United Nations in Haiti to ensure a secure and stable environment, to support the transitional government in a democratic political process, and to promote and protect the human rights of the Haitian people. Despite the enormous challenges of a complex scenario that included local violence and extreme poverty, the UN command succeeded in its mission, stabilizing the local situation and paving the way for Haiti to hold a presidential election.
Main Description
Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haiti describes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly turbulent year September 2005 to September 2006. It details the realities of commanding more than 7,000 men from eleven countries while working to fulfill the mandate of the United Nations in HaitiǾto ensure a secure and stable environment, to support the transitional government in a democratic political process, and to promote and protect the human rights of the Haitian people.Despite the enormous challenges of a complex scenario that included local violence and extreme poverty, the UN command succeeded in its mission, stabilizing the local situation and paving the way for Haiti to hold a presidential election.Originally published as Mision en Haiti, con la mochila cargada de esperanzas, this work provides a new audience with insight on the peace operation and sheds light on the long-term endeavour of civilians, military, and local and international agencies to support Haiti's path to prosperity.Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Main Description
Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haitidescribes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly turbulent year September 2005 to September 2006. It details the realities of commanding more than 7,000 men from eleven countries while working to fulfill the mandate of the United Nations in Haiti—to ensure a secure and stable environment, to support the transitional government in a democratic political process, and to promote and protect the human rights of the Haitian people. Despite the enormous challenges of a complex scenario that included local violence and extreme poverty, the UN command succeeded in its mission, stabilizing the local situation and paving the way for Haiti to hold a presidential election. Originally published as Mision en Haiti, con la mochila cargada de esperanzas, this work provides a new audience with insight on the peace operation and sheds light on the long-term endeavour of civilians, military, and local and international agencies to support Haiti's path to prosperity. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Main Description
Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haitidescribes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly turbulent year September 2005 to September 2006. It details the realities of commanding more than 7,000 men from eleven countries while working to fulfill the mandate of the United Nations in HaitiǾto ensure a secure and stable environment, to support the transitional government in a democratic political process, and to promote and protect the human rights of the Haitian people.Despite the enormous challenges of a complex scenario that included local violence and extreme poverty, the UN command succeeded in its mission, stabilizing the local situation and paving the way for Haiti to hold a presidential election.Originally published as Mision en Haiti, con la mochila cargada de esperanzas, this work provides a new audience with insight on the peace operation and sheds light on the long-term endeavour of civilians, military, and local and international agencies to support Haiti's path to prosperity.Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Main Description
Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haitidescribes the experience of a Chilean general as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the particularly turbulent year September 2005 to September 2006. It details the realities of commanding more than 7,000 men from eleven countries while working to fulfill the mandate of the United Nations in Haiti—to ensure a secure and stable environment, to support the transitional government in a democratic political process, and to promote and protect the human rights of the Haitian people.Despite the enormous challenges of a complex scenario that included local violence and extreme poverty, the UN command succeeded in its mission, stabilizing the local situation and paving the way for Haiti to hold a presidential election.Originally published as Mision en Haiti, con la mochila cargada de esperanzas, this work provides a new audience with insight on the peace operation and sheds light on the long-term endeavour of civilians, military, and local and international agencies to support Haiti's path to prosperity.Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
First Contact with Haiti: Exploring the Paratroopers' Landing Area
At the Preparation Area
Green Light at the Gate
First Steps on the Ground
Same Old Story: International Interventions in Haiti
MINUSTAH
Chilean Blue Helmets in Haiti
Violence in Haiti
The Haitian National Police & the Judicial System
The Military Force in Action
Parliamentary & Presidential Elections
A Wrongful Accusation
A Terrible Blow: The Death of General Bacellar
The First Few Months of Préval's Government
Putting My Backpack Away
Index
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