The Ministry of Interior and Local Communities

The Ministry of the Interior and Territorial (Local) Communities is the central body with the task of designing, defining and implementing the policy of the executive power related to the supervision of local authorities, immigration and emigration and civil protection. In this sense this organ of executive power ensures the representation and permanence of the State throughout the national territory.

The Ministry for Planning and External Cooperation (Ministère de la Planification et de la Coopération Externe – MPCE)

The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation is in charge of the conception, management and monitoring of the planning process relating to the nation’s development program. It also oversees the coordination of foreign assistance to Haiti’s national development efforts.

The Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture was established by the January 28, 1995’s decree and its mission is to design, define, promote, coordinate and implement government policy in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts.

In this capacity, this institution leads all policies regarding the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in all its components; it favors the creation of artistic and intellectual works, develops artistic practices and education and undertakes the development of cultural industries.

The Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI

The Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI) was created by presidential decree in 2006 under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. This agency emerged from a partnership between the public and private sector and it is an international investment promotion agency, providing technical support and administrative assistance to investors. CFI’s mission’s is to facilitate and promote opportunities for potential investments in Haiti’s six key sectors: manufacturing, tourism, construction, energy, telecommunications and agribusiness.

The Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Washington, D.C.

is a Diplomatic Mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs representing the government of Haiti to the United States of America. The term “embassy” is often used to refer to the building or compound housing an ambassador’s offices and staff. However, “embassy” refers to the diplomatic delegation itself, while the office building in which they work is known as a “chancery”.

The Embassy’s role is to promote and defend the foreign policy interests and objectives of Haiti to the United States. As such, the Embassy plays an important role in conveying current affairs information and policy developments in the host country to its government, and in promoting the culture and image of Haiti to the American public. The Embassy also enacts the strategic engagement of the Haitian community in the United States through cultural and civic events; thus giving the Haitian Diaspora the opportunity to maintain ties with, or discover their home country.

The Officials working at an Embassy are diplomats – foreign envoys stationed in a host country. In the United States, Haiti is represented by His Excellency Ambassador Paul Getty Altidor. Ambassador Altidor is the highest-ranking Haitian official to the United States. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Embassy in executing the directives and instructions from the central government in Port-au-Prince. He is assisted by a corps of diplomats and locally hired personnel.