UN Daily News Programme 13 October 2017

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INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy

After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, with the three branches of power either non-functional or non-existent, and a national police force that was overwhelmed by the multiple threats to public order and the rule of law.

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,

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FEATURE: Images of the legacy of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the Caribbean country.

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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News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (PM)

Attacks against civilians, UN in Mali aim to undermine peace efforts

The current wave of indiscriminate attacks against civilians, government and international forces in Mali aims to undermine efforts to bring peace and stability to the West African country.

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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 17 January 2016 (PM)

Push to restore Yemen truce and address country’s humanitarian crisis

Efforts are being made by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to encourage parties to the conflict to restore April’s cessation of hostilities and address the country’s “dire” humanitarian situation.

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News in Brief 13 January 2017(AM)

Courage of Haiti earthquake survivors praised by UN

The courage “determination and dedication” of those who survived the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti seven years ago, has been praised by the UN.

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM)

UN concerned for Syrians affected by anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo

The UN remains “very concerned” for the situation of civilians affected by an offensive to dislodge ISIL militants from Al Bab town in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.

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