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Conclusion of the 2009 Presidency of the Economic and Social Council
The organizational session of ECOSOC opened on a ceremony in honour of the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas recalled the close links existing between ECOSOC and Haiti and reiterated the commitment of the Council to assist Haiti in the reconstruction and long term development of the country.
In her concluding remarks of the 2009 Presidency of ECOSOC, Ambassador Lucas called on the Council to continuously strengthen its mechanisms, to use its full potential to mobilize action, to establish synergies and to generate momentum for the realization of the development agenda and the Millennium Development Goals as well as the great vision that they embody.