OAS Statement on the Diagnostic Study on the Identification of Haitian Migrants Residents in the Dominican Republic

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  June 29, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) drafted the “Diagnostic on the Identification of Haitian Migrants Residents in the Dominican Republic” in response to a request from President Danilo Medina, of the Dominican Republic, and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, of Haiti.

The "Diagnostic", which was presented by OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza to the President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, on June 25, is a working document. The OAS has requested that the appropriate authorities from each Government offer their observations and suggestions.

Once it receives that input, if so requested, the Hemispheric Institution will seek financial assistance from the international community.

As stated in the "Diagnostic", the OAS recognizes that the sole authority for providing national documentation to Haitian nationals, including birth certificates, national identity cards and passports, lies exclusively with the Government of Haiti.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

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