Haiti

Haiti: UN and partners welcome consensus on appointment of interim Prime Minister

The United Nations and its international partners today welcomed the designation of Florence Guillaume as Haiti’s interim Prime Minister.

Young Haitian girls empowered through "men's" jobs

Young Haitian girls are being empowered through a project which trains them to do jobs traditionally reserved for men.

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Haiti: UN mission chief urges calm, respect for rights in wake of protests

Amid rising tensions Port-au-Prince and other key Haitian cities in the wake of last month’s delayed elections, the top United Nations official in the country deplored the violence that recently caused injuries among demonstrators and called on all sides to respect the right to free expression while also avoiding any recourse to violence.

‘Haiti cannot wait 40 years’ to eliminate cholera, warns UN envoy as response lags

The top United Nations coordinator for cholera response in Haiti says support for initiatives to combat the disease has been “disappointing,” noting that while it may be possible to eliminate cholera in about a decade, at the current rate of funding, it would take more than 40 years to do the job.

Haiti: Amid ongoing humanitarian problems, Security Council extends UN mission for another year

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution renewing the mandate for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the Caribbean nation, urging political stakeholders in the country to fully commit to the democratic process and calling on international donors to strengthen their efforts in helping the Government.

In Washington, UN, World Bank chiefs rally support ‘to build a healthy Haiti’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined global partners, including the head of the World Bank, at a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and, raise commitments to provide clean water, improved sanitation and health services in cholera endemic areas over the next three years.

Haitians need better access to clean water, sanitation to fight cholera

More than 30 people are infected with cholera every day in Haiti despite the progress the Caribbean country has made fighting it, according to the World Bank.

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Haiti: despite death of former President, UN urges continued probes into alleged abuses

It is “essential” that legal proceedings and investigations against individuals associated with former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier continue despite the former leader’s recent passing, the United Nations human rights office urged today.

Haiti: UN envoy calls for democratic consolidation to avoid ‘institutional vacuum’

Amid continuing mistrust and disagreement over the electoral process in Haiti, a senior United Nations official today voiced deep concern over the political stalemate in the country.

Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according to the commander of a battalion from the Philippines.

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