Americas

Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says

A senior United Nations adviser called today for a new “consortium” of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moïse.

Paying tribute to earthquake victims, UN adviser says ‘Haiti on its path to political stability’

Marking the seventh anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, a United Nations special adviser today paid tribute to the victims of the catastrophe which claimed the lives of 200,000 Haitians, as well as 102 UN personnel.

Security Council’s ‘encouraging voice’ very important to Colombian peace process, says UN envoy

Highlighting that the Colombian peace process faced and continues to face a range of challenges but also offers “solid” opportunities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country today called on the United Nations Security Council for its continued attention and strong support to the country.

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Los Palis as part of anti-cholera fight

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Haiti recently inaugurated the third phase of a project that will provide clean water to the community of Los Palis in the district of Hinche, located in the centre of the Caribbean island nation – part of the world body’s efforts to help the country deal with cholera epidemic there.

US removal of textbook with ‘distorted’ depiction of slavery from classrooms applauded by UN experts

A team of United Nations human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms.

Safe water now available for hundreds of thousands affected by Hurricane Matthew – UNICEF

Responding to the humanitarian needs in Haiti, which witnessed massive destruction by Hurricane Matthew in early October last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continues to deliver aid and provide relief to those most affected by the storm.

Top UN official in Haiti, Security Council welcome announcement of president-elect

A senior United Nations official and the Security Council today joined the international community in congratulating the next President of Haiti, whose election completes a repeatedly delayed process that took over a year.