By Dialogo April 02, 2010 UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday confirmed Edmond Mulet as his special representative to Haiti, a post which the Guatemalan already held in an interim capacity since the January earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. Mulet, 58, had already served as special representative and head of the UN stabilization mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from June 2006 to August 2007 before he was asked to become deputy head of the UN department of peacekeeping operations. He was then succeeded by Hedi Annabi of Tunisia, who died along with several of his staff when the January 12 quake leveled the MINUSTAH headquarters in Port-au-Prince. In the wake of the disaster, Ban sent Mulet to take charge of the decapitated MINUSTAH and coordinate UN emergency aid operations. MINUSTAH, which was established in 2004 and is under Brazilian command, had roughly 7,000 troops, 2,000 police and about 2,000 civilian personnel in January. The January 12 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince killed at least 220,000 people and left 1.3 million homeless.
August 29, 2018 Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Lockdown of State Prisons Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Department of Corrections to lock down the 25 state correctional institution because of multiple recent incidents of staff sickened by substances:“Pennsylvania’s corrections officers put themselves in harm’s way to make our commonwealth safer, and it is up to us to provide them protection from harm. I spoke to Sec. Wetzel today and they continue to work diligently to address the emerging issue of synthetic drugs in our prison system, and my office and I have been supporting his efforts. Today’s action to lock down all of the state’s correctional facilities is a necessary step to ensure the safety of our officers and provide the department the opportunity to assess and control the situation.“It is our responsibility to keep all commonwealth employees safe while at work so that they return home each day to their families. I have confidence that the Department of Corrections, working with state agency partners and law enforcement, will determine the cause or causes of the recent sickening of staff and put in place the necessary protections and procedures to ensure staff safety.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter