Haiti

UN peacekeepers move against kidnapping in Haiti

The United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti, taking action to reduce criminal activity in the capital's sprawling Bel-Air district, secured the releases of two kidnapped people, arrested more than two dozen people and seized false papers, munitions and illicit drugs, the mission has said.

UN mission in Haiti defeats first effort to infiltrate a base

For the first time since the peacekeeping United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) arrived in the Caribbean country in mid-2004, bandits attempted today to infiltrate a mission base, but were defeated and lost one life, the mission said.

Mission in Haiti needs capacity for urban operations, UN peacekeeping chief says

The United Nations mission in Haiti is making slow headway on the many challenges it faces, but lacks specialized capabilities for the urban confrontations it experiences daily, the head of UN peacekeeping said today.

UN supports Haiti in trying to create a 'culture of dialogue' among opponents

With general elections scheduled for October, the interim Government of Haiti and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today wrapped up a two-day workshop bringing together all political factions and civil society to discuss the environment, the budget and anti-poverty strategies, with a view to making a peaceful transition, the UN mission said.

In robust fight against Haiti’s gangs, UN peacekeepers seek to avoid civilian casualties

With the security situation in parts of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, remaining very tense, the United Nations peacekeeping mission has taken a robust posture to disrupt the activities of armed gangs and bring them to justice, while taking all possible measures to reduce the risk of civilian casualties.

With UN support, Haitian women mobilize as election candidates

Following up on a United Nations seminar, a group of Haitian women have launched a support network for women candidates in the upcoming elections in the impoverished Caribbean country.

UN mission to Haiti condemns murder of journalist as attack on society

The United Nations mission in Haiti has condemned the “brutal and vile” murder of a journalist in Port-au-Prince, the capital, as a crime against society at large and pledged its full support for efforts to track down the assassins.

UN mission official in Haiti praises Government-donor cooperation on projects

Two Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), international football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane of Real Madrid, have raised $120,000 for humanitarian projects in a Haitian shanty town, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said.

UN peacekeeping mission raid slum district in Haiti to end gang violence

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have raided two areas of a slum district in an operation designed to rout gangs that have been active in Port-au-Prince, the Caribbean country’s capital, and have killed or wounded several gang members, a mission spokesman said.

UN mission routs members of armed gang in Haiti

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, tipped off about the presence of armed men in a poor district of the country's capital, mounted a security operation that resulted in the deaths of six gang members, the wounding of four and the arrest of 13, as well as the freeing of a kidnap victim.