Haiti

Haiti: fight against cholera continues, but claims against UN ‘not receivable’

The United Nations has ramped up its efforts to eliminate cholera in Haiti. At the same time, claims against the Organization on that matter are “not receivable,” a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, after officials in the Caribbean nation were informed of the decision.

Haiti: UN envoy suggests steps to end political impasse

The United Nations envoy in Haiti today voiced concern at the ongoing impasse in Haiti over the long-delayed elections and outlined several priorities to move the process forward.

Elections, jobs critical for Haiti’s current and future stability, says outgoing UN envoy

The outgoing head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says that during his 20-months tenure, security had greatly improved in the Caribbean country, but delayed elections and unemployment still threatened stability.

Haiti: Security Council calls for timely elections, security sector reform

Reaffirming its commitment to Haiti as the United Nations seeks to complete its peacekeeping mission in the crisis-beset country, the Security Council has urged all political actors to work constructively on priorities, including credible 2013 elections and security sector reform.

Head of UN mission in Haiti outlines challenges on the horizon

Haiti is facing two main challenges: creating economic progress and conducting  legislative and local elections.

That assessment comes from Mariano Fernández, the head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), who is in New York this week.

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Haiti: top UN official calls for delayed elections to be held within the year

The top United Nations official in Haiti today called on the Government of the beleaguered Caribbean country to carry out free and fair elections, which have been delayed for over a year, as soon as possible within 2013.

Haiti earthquake survivor proud to be a UN staff member

The earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 dealt a devastating blow to the country and to the United Nations.

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More than 300,000 Haitians still living in camps three years after earthquake

This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

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Marking third anniversary of earthquake, Ban calls for sustained efforts in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to continue its support for Haiti as he marked the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean country, while praising the progress achieved so far.

Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti three years after deadly earthquake

Three years after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, Haiti continues to draw on its resources to recover.

 The international humanitarian response has been unprecedented, and many initiatives have emerged to assist the Haitians in dealing with the devastating events.

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