Haiti

UN mission welcomes Haiti's launch of voter registration

The United Nations peacekeeping mission has welcomed the start of voter registration in Haiti in preparation for elections later this year.

Security in Haiti improves, but international engagement remains vital, UN mission says

The leader of the United Nations Security Council fact-finding mission just back from Haiti expressed cautious optimism today, saying security was gradually improving, but that the international community must remain engaged if the strife-torn nation is to make any headway against urban violence and grinding poverty.

Ending visit, Security Council praises UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Winding up a four-day fact-finding visit to Haiti, the United Nations Security Council praised the UN peacekeeping mission there for its work and said it was glad to have had the opportunity to assemble the Caribbean nation's political, electoral and human rights parties at the same table for talks.

Annan, Security Council express indignation about killing of UN peacekeeper in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Security Council have expressed indignation about the shooting death of a Philippine soldier serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Security Council representatives meet Haitian officials, UN mission leaders

Representatives of the United Nations Security Council, on their first fact-finding visit to Haiti, today met Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue for talks before holding meetings with leaders of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country to assess its needs.

Two UN groups converge on Haiti to help with socio-economic development

Two United Nations delegations converged on Haiti this week to assess the economic development challenges facing the Caribbean country, including the high unemployment rate, the disbursement and use of aid and its readiness to cope with natural disasters.

Seven gang members killed in joint UN-Haiti police operation

A joint weekend operation between the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti and the national police in a northern district of the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, resulted in the deaths of two long-sought gang leaders and five followers of one of them, the UN operation said in a statement released today.

Security Council makes first fact-finding visit to Haiti

Undertaking a fact-finding mission while preparing to vote on extending the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, Security Council representatives will leave tomorrow on their first visit to a Latin American or Caribbean nation, where they will support efforts to create a secure and stable environment, the delegation's leader said today.

Security Council to make supporting and assessment visit next week to Haiti

The United Nations Security Council is set to visit Haiti next week to emphasize the international community's commitment to long-term stabilization and development and assess the Caribbean country's security, humanitarian and development needs.

UN mission in Haiti launches operation against armed groups, human rights expert visits

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti has launched a joint operation with the county's National Police to re-establish state authority in the Cité Soleil district in the capital Port-au-Prince.