Haiti

Hailing Haiti's bicentennial, Annan urges end to political impasse

As Haiti today celebrated 200 years of independence, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan lauded the milestone and urged the country to break through its present political deadlock to achieve development.

UN rights expert to visit Haiti later this week

The United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in Haiti is set to tour the country and talk to senior officials about a range of issues, including the island nation's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.

Haiti facing ‘silent’ food crisis with nearly half population hungry – UN agency

A “silent” food crisis is looming in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with over 3.8 million people – nearly half its total – suffering from hunger, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned today.

UN requests $84 million for 'silent crisis' in Haiti

The United Nations team in Haiti has appealed for $84 million for an emergency programme to assist the country's poorest communities facing an unprecedented economic crisis and deteriorating social conditions that have largely gone unnoticed by the international media.

UN launches $84 million appeal to address urgent needs of Haiti’s poor

The United Nations today launched an $84 million appeal to support its efforts to address over the next 18 months the emergency needs of the most vulnerable in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Haiti to receive $66.9 million from global fund to fight AIDS - UN agency

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced that Haiti is to receive $66.9 million over the next five years for anti-retroviral therapy for more than 1,200 people living with AIDS.

UN human rights expert set to visit Haiti for talks with government, civil society

A United Nations human rights expert is slated to visit Haiti later this week for talks with senior government officials and representatives of civil society in an effort to gauge the state of civil liberties in that country.

Prominent French jurist named UN expert on human rights in Haiti

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a prominent French human rights advocate as the United Nations new independent expert on human rights in Haiti, a UN spokesman announced this morning.

Resolving political crisis in Haiti is key to accessing development funds: Annan

A resolution of the political, electoral and institutional crisis that has plagued Haiti since 1997 is a prerequisite for the formulation and implementation of a long-term development programme with Port-au-Prince, Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in a just released report on the situation in the Caribbean nation.

Annan supports OAS call on Haitians to resolve political crisis

Secretary-General Kofi Annan supports the call by the Organization of American States (OAS) for all Haitians to commit themselves to resolve the current political crisis, a United Nations spokesman said today in New York.