Haiti

Haitian pop star joins forces with UN to feed some of the world's hungriest

The United Nations food aid agency and an organization founded by Haitian pop star Wyclef Jean announced today that they have joined forces to distribute food in two of the most violent neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, where hunger is so severe that residents consume mud pies containing trace nutrients.

Soccer greats Ronaldo and Zidane score goals for UN education project in Haiti

Soccer stars Ronaldo and Zidane, Goodwill Ambassadors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have scored golden goals for 3,000 disadvantaged children in a Haitian slum, donating $120,000 to provide school materials as well as health and sanitation supplies.

UN Jordanian peacekeeper dies of gunshot wounds in Haiti

A Jordanian peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has become the latest blue helmet to lose his life for the cause of peace after dying today of a gunshot wound sustained at the weekend during an operation to seize a stolen vehicle and find a kidnapped woman.

Haiti: UN mission helps apprehend suspected bandits in Bel Air

Blue helmets serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) have apprehended seven suspected bandits who were turned over to the UN and national police.

At Brussels donors' conference for Haiti, UN envoy hopes for emergency fund

The United Nations Secretary-General's representative in Haiti is in Brussels today for a two-day European Union (EU) donors' conference which he hopes will create an emergency fund for the troubled Caribbean country.

Security Council urges Haiti to hold elections this year

The Security Council today stressed the primary importance of holding a first round of elections in Haiti this year, and urged the authorities there to undertake a series of measure to achieve this goal.

Haiti’s fragile electoral process shows gains, UN says

With a significant number of voters and with candidates representing a broad range of political opinion gearing up for upcoming elections in Haiti, a credible vote is possible but the Transitional Government must take further measures to ensure success, a new United Nations report says.

Number of voters registered in Haiti passes 3 million, UN says

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti today opened a new General Headquarters for the capital, Port-au-Prince, after voter registration across the country passed a benchmark of 3 million.

Haiti: Annan chairs high level panel to help prepare for elections, development

As Haiti prepares for elections in November and December with United Nations help, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the world community to provide necessary aid to help to re-establish order and spur development in the impoverished country, which has been plagued by unrest for many years.

Secretary-General to host ministerial meeting on Haiti at UN on Saturday

Aiming to bolster high-level international support for Haiti and the United Nations Stabilization Mission there (MINUSTAH) as the country prepares for elections, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will chair a ministerial meeting on the Caribbean country tomorrow.