The interim president of Haiti Jocelerme Privert, in his speech before the U.N General Assembly in New York City, urged the world body to assume its responsibility and take the necessary steps to end the deadly cholera epidemic, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 10.000 people and sickened hundreds of thousands more in the already impoverished Caribbean nation.  

The Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday apologized for the role that the organization had in the cholera outbreak, and said felt "tremendous grief and sorrow to the profound suffering of Haitians affected." 

Majority of Haitian feels that the apologies of Ban Ki-moon were un-sincere however, considering that it took him six years, and he has waited for his last months in office to do so. Ban received heavy criticisms for his handling of the cholera outbreak, introduced to Haiti by Nepalese U.N peace keeping soldiers deployed to the country following the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. For six years Ban firmly maintained that the United Nations had no responsibility whatsoever in the epidemic, despite the overwhelmed scientific evidence proving otherwise. Ban Ki-moon has also said that the UN is immune to the many lawsuits brought in american courts by victims.

The soon to be former UN former secretary general's management of the cholera fallout has tarnished the credibility of the world's organisation whose foremost mission is the protection of human lives and rights.

Privert said that the apologies of the Secretary General were generally positive, but he needed to go further because Haiti doesn't have the ressources to deal with such a scale of a deadly outbreak alone.

Many cholera victims, following the apologies offered by Ban Ki-moon were calling on president Privert to take a strong stance in favor of compensation for damages during his speech before the U.N General Assembly, but the president stop short of explicitly asking for monetary compensation for victims, asking the UN instead to take all the necessary measures to eradicate the disease.