Haiti

Time now to maximize on the opportunities offered in Haiti, highlights head of UN advisory group

Following their recent visit to Haiti, a United Nations advisory group on the island nation called on the international community to work closely with the Government and capitalize on the opportunities that have presented there.

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.

Security Council decides UN Mission in Haiti will close by October; approves smaller follow-on operation

Recognizing the “major milestone” Haiti has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the island nation for a final six-month period and authorized a smaller successor peacekeeping mission.

Haiti: Recent political advances set stage to address pressing challenges, says UN envoy

Highlighting improvements in Haiti’s political situation, including the recent elections and opportunities to address longstanding disputes, the senior United Nations official in the island nation has urged the international community to continue its partnership with Haiti and its people to help consolidate the gains achieved.

Security Council debates future of UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

The UN Secretary-General is recommending that the UN Mission in Haiti also known as MINUSTAH close in mid-October this year, the UN special envoy to the country said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (AM)

Suffering of Syria children “hit rock bottom” in 2016, UNICEF says

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Following visit to Haiti, UN expert urges more aid for Hurricane Matthew victims

An independent United Nations expert on human rights today welcomed the recent completion of the electoral process as “remarkable progress” for the island nation, while he also urged the authorities to address the situation in prisons, and redouble efforts to help Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the 2010 earthquake.

News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said today.

Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera

A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release.