Haiti

Recent wave of Haitian kidnappings sparks alarm from UN peacekeeping mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti today expressed alarm at the sudden spate of kidnappings, especially of children, across the impoverished Caribbean country, and vowed to maintain its operations against the gangs responsible for the crimes.

Haiti: UN satisfied at voting process despite isolated violence

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today expressed satisfaction with the conduct of elections in the country while voicing concern at isolated outbreaks of violence.

UN food agency backs hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean at festival to boost Haiti’s development

Supported by the United Nations food agency, internationally renowned hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean is convening a one-week festival in Haiti aimed at using culture and the arts to encourage young people to help boost sustainable development in the Western hemisphere’s poorest country.

Ahead of Haiti’s elections, UN mission pledges help to ensure peaceful process

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will assist the country’s authorities to ensure peaceful run of municipal and local elections slated to start this Sunday, when Haitians go to polls to elect representatives and finish a number of legislative run-off elections.

Haiti: mourning 2 blue helmets shot dead by gunmen, UN mission pledges to find killers

As the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) held a solemn memorial in tribute to two Jordanian peacekeepers killed last week by unidentified gunmen, the senior UN envoy to the country vowed to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Security Council expects peaceful Haiti polls, regrets deaths of 2 peacekeepers

Expressing deep regret for the killing last week of two Jordanian United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti, the Security Council today pledged its continued support to the Caribbean country and the UN mission there, while also voicing the expectation that next month’s elections will be peaceful.

Two UN blue helmets fatally injured in Haiti

Two Jordanian soldiers serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) have died from injuries they suffered after being shot at by armed individuals.

Haitian leaders want to end human rights abuses, says top UN rights official

Although the human rights situation in Haiti is cause for concern with reports of extrajudicial executions and arbitrary detentions in deplorable conditions, there is room for optimism in light of the Government’s will to confront and resolve these problems, according to the top United Nations rights official.

International support crucial to solidifying progress in Haiti, official tells UN

Haiti's Government is working to foster stability and economic growth but will require international support to back its efforts, the country's ambassador told the United Nations General Assembly today during its annual debate.

Haiti: UN helps refurbish schools in slums where guns once ruled supreme

Books are replacing bullets in some of Haiti’s worst slums where gunmen once ruled the roost, as scores of thousands of youngsters return to school thanks to a joint operation by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners.