The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti will hold a memorial ceremony tomorrow in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to honour the 11 military officers killed when a plane crashed last Friday into a mountainside in the southeast of the country.
The Security Council today expressed its “deep distress and shock” over yesterday's deadly crash in Haiti of a plane, affiliated with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation, which killed all 11 people on board.
A group of independent United Nations experts voiced concern today over the influx of foreign mercenaries in Honduras since the Central American nation’s President was deposed in a military coup in June.
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today welcomed the decision by the de facto authorities in Honduras to lift an emergency decree imposing restrictions on freedom of expression in the wake of the surprised return of the ousted President.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged business leaders and governments to invest in green energy schemes that move economies away from carbon-intensive energy strategies, on the first day of a United Nations-backed renewable energy conference in Mexico.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and an independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern over the manner of the recent election of judges to the Supreme Court in Guatemala, saying the process was rushed and lacked transparency and objectivity.
United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, former United States president Bill Clinton, has led a delegation of 500 business leaders from around the world to the Caribbean country in a bid to unlock what he called Haiti’s “great potential for development.”
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding the freedom of expression today led a chorus of UN voices expressing concern over the suppression of civil liberties in Honduras following a coup d’état in the Central American country in June.