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UN mission arrests people looting soap factory in Haiti's capital

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said today that its rapid reaction forces recently repelled members of an armed gang who were attacking a soap factory and another gang which was attacking a fuel depot in the Caribbean country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

UN condemns murder of local politicians in Colombia

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly deplored the murder of two political leaders and their associates in Colombia as grave crimes constituting a threat to democracy in the South American country.

Annan appoints Brazilian general as Force Commander for UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint Lt. Gen. José Elito Carvalho Siqueira of Brazil the new Force Commander of the peacekeeping UN Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Haiti: UN peacekeeping mission says it has not been able to identify its attackers

Armed gangs in the dangerous suburban district of Cité Soleil, near Haiti’s capital, have made it difficult to identify the participants in recent fatal attacks on United Nations peacekeeping troops, the UN force in the country (MINUSTAH) said today.

Haiti: two UN peacekeepers killed at check point

Two Jordanian peacekeepers with the United Nations mission in Haiti were killed, and another wounded, in the dangerous Cité Soleil neighbourhood of the country’s capital Port-au-Prince this morning.

Annan condemns slander campaign against UN mission, senior envoy in Haiti

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has registered his opposition to a campaign of defamation against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as well as his senior envoy to the country.

Death of UN Force Commander in Haiti ruled suicide

Suicide is the official cause of the death over the weekend of Lt. Gen. Urano Teixeira Da Matta Bacellar, then the Force Commander for United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti, the UN Mission in the country (MINUSTAH) said today.

UN seeks Brazilian successor to late force commander in Haiti, peacekeeping chief says

The United Nations is working with Brazil to find a possible successor to the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, who was found dead over the weekend, the head of the world body’s peacekeeping department said today.

UN's force commander in Haiti found dead, circumstances under investigation

As investigators began probing the death of the senior military official leading the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Haiti, a 58-year old Brazilian general who was found dead today in Port au Prince, UN officials praised his legacy of peace.

UN Security Council calls for first round of Haitian elections by early next month

Expressing concern about the latest postponement of Haiti’s elections, the United Nations Security Council today urged the Transitional Government and the Provisional Electoral Council to announce definite dates for the voting, with the first round to be held no later than 7 February.