Security Council extends Haiti peacekeeping mission

Determining that the situation in Haiti continues to threaten international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council this afternoon extended the mandate of the UN mission to that country until 24 June, stating its intention to extend it further at that time.

Annan requests extension and expansion of UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Recommending that the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Haiti be extended for another year and the mission enlarged, Secretary-General Kofi Annan commends it for carrying out crucial tasks in difficult circumstances and says it has created a security environment in which the political transition can take place.

Legitimate elected government is Haiti's most vital necessity, Security Council told

Though elections, scheduled for October, should not be seen as the universal remedy to Haiti's crisis, they are essential to forming a legitimate government as the Caribbean country's political transition period comes to an end, the Brazilian representative told the Security Council today.