Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., December 10, 2018.
The Republic of Haiti honored Senator Saint-Lôt, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on December 10, 2018. The ceremony was held at l’amphithéâtre du ciné Triomphe in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Head of State Haiti President Jovenel Moïse presented a speech in honor of Sentor Emile Saint-Lôt with a theme that encouraged the reflection and respect for the human rights of all citizens. Attendees included the President, Prime Minister, President of the Senate, the entire Ministerial Cabinet, United Nations and Consular Corps.
Family members of Senator Emile Saint-Lôt were recognized and presented with a plaque. Mr. Jean St.Lot-Gervais, Le Flambeau Foundation president and son of Senator Emile Saint-Lôt, was unable to attend in Haiti yet he was present in spirit as he spearheaded an educational program for youth in Miami celebrating these same achievements, held at the same time as the ceremony in Haiti.
About the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Haiti. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the result of having experienced the atrocities of the Second World War and vowing to never again have this happen. Haiti was a founding member of the United Nations on October 24, 1945 with Senator Emile Saint-Lôt playing a key role as the founding and first UN Ambassador for Haiti. Senator Emile Saint-Lôt from Haiti was a co-signatory who, along with U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and other countries, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. (in English) (French) (in Kreyol).
Pictures of the celebration in Haiti….(Photo Credits: Photo Leonora Baumann UN/MINUJUSTH)