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Paris Agreement on Climate Change up for vote in Haiti

Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – On Monday, the Chamber of Deputies will cut close ahead of their 3-month vacation the vote on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The matter is scheduled for the closing National Assembly for the second regular legislative session.

The national assembly session is scheduled for 11:00 AM. Whether it is able to be held or not, lawmakers in the lower house will go on vacation until January 2017.

Along with the Paris Agreement, a vote will be put to the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The controversial National Palace bill on the organization and functioning of the Central Financial Intelligence Unit (UCREF), submitted by the National Palace, will not be put to the vote.

The Chamber of Deputies did pass the bill for the Law Against Money Laundering And Terror Financing last week. If this bill is not passed by November 2016, international finance regulators and the United States have threatened to sanction money transfers with Haiti and international banking.

The Senate held a meeting on the money laundering bill that failed last week. Since the Senate works in permanence, it will have the opportunity to vote the bill while deputies are on vacation.

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About The Author

Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.