Haiti

UN mission liberates Haiti's police stations from armed gangs threatening population

The United Nations peacekeeping operation and local police in Haiti liberated police stations occupied by the disbanded military and their armed sympathizers after the Transitional Government of the Caribbean country concluded that its negotiations were yielding no improvement, the chief of the UN mission said today.

Two UN peacekeepers in Haiti killed in clashes with armed elements

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Security Council today condemned two violent incidents which claimed the lives of two United Nations peacekeepers and injured three other troops of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Sunday.

UN peacekeepers move in to clean up and secure poor district in Haiti's capital

More than 200 peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) have carried out an operation to help clean up and make safe a poor suburb of the country's capital.

UN announces start of demobilization in Haiti as ex-fighters lay down arms

The United Nations today announced the start of the demobilization process in Haiti, where an initial batch of 325 former members of the country's armed forces laid down their arms in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Security Council urges Haiti to devise beneficial projects, free unindicted prisoners

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the release of some political leaders in Haiti, but called on the Transitional Government of the Caribbean country to speed up pending cases and ensure due process for all.

Haiti's internal security remains precarious, UN report says

Although the United Nations peacekeeping force is almost at authorized strength and has improved Haiti's security, the situation remains precarious "and the possibility of outbreaks of violence cannot be ruled out," Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report on the Caribbean nation and the UN mission there.