Ban Outlines Big Picture in Haiti Tragedy

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    to help Haiti not only in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake but also in building back better in the months to come. In an editorial for the Washington Post, he also asked the community to keep the bigger picture in mind - that helping Haiti in its time of need can be a powerful message for the rest of the world's population, especially those that experience poverty. The U.N. chief lamented that the community is "far from delivering on our promises of a better future for the world's poor."

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.