Clinton Named UN Special Envoy to Haiti
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Jun 15, 2009 9:23 PM CDT
Haiti's President Rene Preval, center, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, right, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton pose for photographers in Port-au-Prince, Monday, March 9, 2009.    (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton has officially been named UN special envoy to Haiti, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon awarded Clinton the $1-per-year post today, noting that “No one is better placed for this mission. He knows the country, he loves the people, and they love him.” Clinton will head a $350 million effort to help the impoverished island nation recover from last year’s devastating storms.