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UN committed to a ‘brighter future’ for Haiti, as independent rights experts call for more action on behalf of cholera victims

New York/IBNS: A group of 13 independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the UN chief, António Guterres, to “urgently step up efforts” to fulfill a UN pledge to help victims of a nine-year-long cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed over 10,000 citizens.

Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse

New York/IBNS: Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York.

At least 15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Mexico City/Xinhua/UNI: At least 15 children were killed in a fire at an orphanage in an area near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, local officials reported on Friday.

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future

New York/IBNS: More than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation ten years ago, were honoured in a solemn ceremony of remembrance at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, along with 102 staffers who died – the single greatest loss of life in the Organization’s history.

UN committed to helping Haiti build better future, says Guterres, marking 10-year anniversary of devastating earthquake

New York/IBNS: On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Haiti, devastating its capital, Port-au-Prince. About 220,00 people were reportedly killed, among them, 102 UN staff who lost their lives when the stabilization mission there, known as MINUSTAH, collapsed. Some 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million become homeless during the 35-second-long tremor.

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti

New York/IBNS: The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement.

Haiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports

New York/IBNS: The number of Haitians who do not have sufficient food to eat is expected to surpass four million next year, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday.

‘All actors’ must lend support as humanitarian crisis continues in Haiti, UN rights chief urges

New York/IBNS: Expressing deep concern for the impact on human rights of ongoing political unrest in Haiti, the UN rights chief on Friday called on all actors to acknowledge the grievances of Haitians, many of whom have been demanding the president step down amidst violent demonstrations which ignited a sprawling emergency in recent weeks.

Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’

New York: In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”.

Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti

New York: Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti has drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country, will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence

New York: Following days of intensifying protests in Haiti, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday the UN was “concerned by reports of violence and arson” across the country.

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country

New York, June 26 (IBNS): The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to continue building on progress made, or “risk losing it” altogether.

Protests, violence in Haiti prompts international call for ‘realistic and lasting solutions’ to crisis

New York, Feb 12 (IBNS): Opposition-led protests in Haiti calling for the president to step down, which sparked violence last week, have prompted a group of senior diplomats, included the top UN official there, to issue a statement deploring the loss of life and calling for dialogue to end the crisis.

Haiti: ‘Laden with challenges’ but also hope, Mission chief tells Security Council

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN Mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of on-going political unrest in the Caribbean country.