Haiti

UN blue helmets bring Christmas cheer to Haitian orphans

United Nations peacekeepers have been playing the role of Santa Claus in Haiti during this holiday season, bringing gifts, warm meals and a little cheer to the least privileged children in orphanages and schools in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Haiti: UN-backed road construction aids impoverished residents

A cracked, flood-prone and sewage-infested stretch of road in a quarter of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, has been transformed into a resurfaced, smooth and clean highway for cars and pedestrians, improving both the health and image of the area, thanks to a United Nations-backed works programme.

Haiti: UN calls for speedy new government after premier’s ouster

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti today appealed to all sides to cooperate in ensuring stability and speedily install a new government team after the impoverished country’s Senate voted the Prime Minister out of office.

Ban pays tribute to fallen blue helmets in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to 11 peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Haiti who were killed when a plane crashed last week, hailing them for helping the Caribbean country’s people “fulfil the enormous promise of their proud nation.”

UN mission in Haiti to hold memorial service for 11 peacekeepers killed in crash

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti will hold a memorial ceremony tomorrow in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to honour the 11 military officers killed when a plane crashed last Friday into a mountainside in the southeast of the country.

Haiti: Security Council expresses shock at deadly UN plane crash

The Security Council today expressed its “deep distress and shock” over yesterday's deadly crash in Haiti of a plane, affiliated with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation, which killed all 11 people on board.

No survivors after UN plane carrying 11 people crashes in Haiti

All 11 people aboard a United Nations plane that crashed today in a mountainous area of south-eastern Haiti have been killed, the UN peacekeeping mission to the Caribbean country has confirmed.

Now is the time to invest in Haiti, UN envoy Bill Clinton says during latest visit

United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, former United States president Bill Clinton, has led a delegation of 500 business leaders from around the world to the Caribbean country in a bid to unlock what he called Haiti’s “great potential for development.”

UN envoy Bill Clinton to head to Haiti to promote investment

The United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, former United States president Bill Clinton, will embark on a two-day visit to Haiti tomorrow in a bid to boost private sector investment in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Haiti and Dominican Republic partner to save border lakes with UN’s help

Haiti and the Dominican Republic have joined forces with the support of the United Nations to tackle environmental degradation resulting from rising water levels in lakes near their common border.