Some consider it a test run of UN reform. Allan Rock, chair of the UN Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee on Haiti, is assessing the long-term development prospects of the hemisphere's poorest country. On the other side, the UN Security Council is trying to pave the way for a safe election this fall, and is considering lengthening the mandate of a UN peacekeeping force (MINUSTAH) stationed there. Both groups are expected to report in the coming weeks, says Mr. Rock. "It was like a trial run of the Peacebuilding Commission," he says. "In effect you have the Security Council looking at the short term and ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) looking at the long-term goals. It worked very well."