Sandra Honoré recalls that all citizens have the right to demonstrate peacefully and reiterates that all persons also have the right to conduct their legitimate activities without hindrance. "Armed violence is a criminal act which not only endangers people's security but also the gains in peace and stability which the Haitian population has achieved so far. The Mission continues to urge all Haitian stakeholders, civil society, political, religious and community leaders to continuously work against violence in all its forms. As Haiti enters the electoral period 2015, a climate of peace is in the interest of all."
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General's thoughts are with the late peacekeeper's family and his contingent to whom she extends her deepest sympathies and those of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti.