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After ‘successful’ visit to Haiti, Security Council notes window of opportunity for reforms

Haiti has a window of opportunity to implement reforms necessary to bring the Caribbean country onto a path of stability and development, the United Nations Security Council President said today.

Colombia: With arms laid down, focus now on reintegration, UN envoy tells Security Council

Highlighting progress in the Colombian peace process, especially the completion of the laying down of arms by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), the United Nations envoy for the country has called for shifting the momentum to other aspects of the historic peace deal.

Venezuela bans Attorney General from leaving country; UN rights office voices concern

Amid the ongoing violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about a decision by the Supreme Court to null the appointment of the Attorney General, freeze her assets and ban her from leaving the country.

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country's stability and development

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the country's stability and development.

UN chief appoints new envoy for Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Josette Sheeran of the United States as his Special Envoy for Haiti, who will guide full implementation of the Organization's new approach to reducing the impact of cholera in the country and support national efforts on sustainable development.

UN in Colombia strongly condemns attack on shopping centre in Bogota

United Nations entities based in Colombia have strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack at a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, and underscored that they “remain determined” to support the country and its peace process.

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti – UN deputy chief

The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization's new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources.

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, expressing concern over a Congressional report that accuses the UN of being “a confederation of non-governmental organizations influencing Brazilian policy.”

Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia, UN chief reiterates support to peace process

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today that he has been “encouraged” by the progress in Colombian peace process and called on the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) to continue to implement their respective commitments under the accord.