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Ban welcomes release of final results of first round of elections in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council of the final results of the first round of presidential and legislative polls, and encouraged all concerned to take advantage of the opportunity to proceed with the electoral process.

Haiti: UN human rights chief offers help to address crimes under Duvalier

The United Nations human rights chief has offered Haitian authorities technical assistance for prosecuting crimes committed during the 15-year rule of former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, who returned to the country last month from exile.