Canada Has Not Cut UNESCO Special Envoy Allowance to Haiti

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OTTAWA, Canada - Canada has not cut its contribution to UNESCO, but doesn’t neither have to fill the gap caused in this organization’s budget by United States withdrawal. That won’t have consequences on Special Envoy’s allowance, we have heard.

Canada will not freeze the funds of UNESCO as just did United States. The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, John Baird, said Tuesday it will continue to contribute to the organization. But it did not want to "fill the enormous hole in the budget of UNESCO as the United States suspended their contributions."

Canada will maintain its commitments to UNESCO until 2014, when the mission ends of Ms. Jean, corrected Micheline Laflamme, Communications Advisor to Michaëlle Jean, following the publication of the article stating that Canada cut the costs of the UNESCO special Envoy for Haiti.

"Special Envoy’s budget is a cost set-apart," said to Defend Haiti Mrs Laflamme explaining that Canadian government's decision will not have an effect on the mission in Haiti of the former Governor General of Canada.