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OAS Appoints a New Special Representative to Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mr. José Miguel Insulza, announced Tuesday the appointment of Mr. Frédéric Bolduc of Canada to be the special representative to Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mr. José Miguel Insulza, announced Tuesday the appointment of Mr. Frédéric Bolduc of Canada to be the special representative to Haiti.

Indicated in a press release, "the OAS hopes to continue its cooperation and collaboration with Haiti by adhering to the guidelines set by its elected officials and I remain convinced that Mr. Bolduc will further strengthen the important ties to one of our founding members," he said the Secretary General of the hemispheric organization.

Mr. Bolduc began his career in 1988 with the organization "Doctors without Borders" and was then with the Development Program of the United Nations. He worked for a brief period in the private sector, provide advisory services to companies in Latin America prior to joining the Canadian diplomatic service. In 2003 he became Head of the Mission of the Government of Quebec to Miami, receiving a mandate to deepen economic, political and cultural relations with the United States, as well as the Caribbean, specifically Haiti.

In 2007, he was appointed Head of Multilateral Affairs of the Government of Quebec to Washington to represent within the Canadian delegation to Quebec's interests in the OAS. In this capacity, he participated in the Inter-American initiatives to promote democracy, security, justice and development. In 2011, he was appointed Director of the Quebec Government Office in Washington responsible for consolidating bilateral relations with the United States Congress, the Administration and think tanks.

Mr. Bolduc earned his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, specializing in economic and political development of Latin America and the Caribbean. He also holds a degree in International Relations from Florida International University and a Certificate in Medical Sciences at the University of Montreal. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.