Haiti

UN Daily News Programme 13 October 2017

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Support from the UN to end cholera in Haiti will continue

Support from the UN to help Haiti finally put an end to cholera, will continue when a new UN Mission for Justice Support, known as MINUJUSTH, begins its work next week.

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Ahead of UN mission's closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in Haiti

Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security Council on Thursday.

News in Brief 04 October 2017 (PM)

UN experts call for political dialogue over Catalonia tensions

UN experts are calling for “urgent dialogue” in an effort to diffuse tensions between Spanish authorities and the regional government of Catalonia, over the disputed independence referendum on Sunday.

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Haitian President backs Paris climate accord, calls on UN to honour commitments on tackling cholera

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean

UN Daily News Programme 06 September 2017

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Seek safety ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF urges Haitians

Haitians who are bracing themselves for the arrival of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, need to prepare themselves and move out of harm’s way if necessary.

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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.

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UN official urges continued support for Haiti as mission drawdown continues

International support for Haiti will be critical as the United Nations continues the drawdown of its mission in the Caribbean country, the organization’s top official there told the Security Council on Tuesday.

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As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease

Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations General Assembly underscored the need to strengthen national health, sanitation and water systems on the island to promote the well-being of the population as well as contributing to Haiti's sustainable development efforts.