[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/09/27/clinton.conspiracy/art.bill.clinton.august.afp.gi.jpg caption="Former President Bill Clinton made his second trip to Haiti to aid earthquake recovery"]
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton - charged with overseeing the United Nations aid mission - made his second trip since the January 12 earthquake to Haiti, where he expressed confidence in the Haitian government's ability to help the country recover.
After meeting with government leaders, visiting a clinic and overseeing the delivery of supplies, Clinton said he was confident about the government of President Rene Preval. "The government has the best chance in my lifetime to slip the chains of the past," he said.
Clinton, whose mandate as U.N. special envoy to Haiti was extended this week to the rebuilding phase, said his responsibilities include ensuring the U.N. headquarters in New York is supporting efforts in Haiti; making sure donors honor their pledges; involving private investors and local Haitians in the rebuilding effort; mobilizing non-governmental organizations to help; and giving Haitian emigres in the United States, Canada and France the opportunity to participate.
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