UN peacekeeping chief, visiting Haiti, promises improved security under new mandate

Wrapping up a five-day fact-finding visit to Haiti, United Nations peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guéhenno said the mandate the Security Council approved for the UN mission last week provided for tighter security in the Caribbean country in which several peacekeeping troops have recently been killed or wounded.

Top UN peacekeeper to visit mission in Haiti

Wrapping up a 5-day trip to Haiti, the United Nations peacekeeping chief is slated to visit the northern port of Cap-Haïtien this weekend, to review the situation with the military, civilian and police leadership of the UN mission there, a UN spokesperson said today.

UN peacekeepers free kidnapped Haitian customs worker held by armed group

As the United Nations mission battled attacks and abductions in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, a Brazilian was the latest peacekeeper shot and seriously wounded in the poor district of Cité Soleil.

Haiti: Security Council extends mission's mandate by eight months, enlarges it

The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in Haiti for a further eight months and added more than 1,000 personnel, bringing it to as many as nearly 9,400 in the run-up to a newly elected government's inauguration next February.

UN peacekeeping chief leaves on five-day trip to Haiti tomorrow

The United Nations peacekeeping chief leaves tomorrow for a five-day trip to Haiti, during which he will review the situation with senior officials of the UN mission there, a UN spokeswoman said today.

UN peacekeepers in Haiti come under fire, two are wounded

In the latest incident involving United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti, two Peruvian soldiers were shot and wounded yesterday, one seriously, in a poor district of the Caribbean country's capital, Port-au-Prince, the mission said today.

UN panel recommends policies for next year’s elected Haitian government

The Government which the Haitian people will elect later this year and install next February must use a poverty reduction strategy to improve what the Transitional Government considers the country’s greatest needs – education, infrastructure, reforestation and water distribution, a United Nations advisory group says.

Haiti: UN peacekeeper, Red Cross workers wounded in shooting

A United Nation peacekeeper, two Haitian Red Cross volunteers and another Haitian civilian were wounded – one severely – when unknown gunmen opened fire on the group in front of a hospital in Cité Soleil, a troubled suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince.

UN mission in Haiti installs free phone line to receive reports of criminal activities

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti has launched a free and confidential telephone service through which Haitians can report on criminal activities to the mission's civilian police.

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.