General Assembly Members, Shocked Over Killing of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, Pay Tribute to Late Leader

14 Jul

The General Assembly adopted a decision today on the organization of work for the general debate of its upcoming seventy-sixth session, while more broadly paying tribute to the late President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated on 7 July in a brutal attack that speakers roundly condemned in the strongest terms.

Crucial Elections Needed by End of 2021 to Break Political Impasse, Tackle Worsening Conditions in Haiti, Experts Tell Security Council

17 Jun

Amid deteriorating socioeconomic conditions and a lingering political impasse, political and civil society leaders in Haiti must ensure that parliamentary and presidential elections take place within the current calendar year to enable an orderly democratic transfer of power in February 2022, experts told the Security Council today.

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Deep Concern over Multiple Crises in Haiti, Stressing Government’s Primary Duty to Tackle Instability

24 Mar

The Security Council expressed its deep concern today at the political and multiple other protracted crises in Haiti, urging stakeholders to set aside their differences and calling upon them to prepare for free, fair, transparent and credible presidential elections later in 2021.

Political Crisis, Shrinking Civic Space Compounding Dire Economic, Humanitarian Situation in Haiti, Special Representative Tells Security Council

22 Feb

A tense political crisis, shrinking civic space and chronic development deficits are exacerbating dire humanitarian conditions in Haiti, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting today, while calling on international partners to support crucial elections scheduled for later in 2021.

Ability to Resolve Differences without Resorting to Violence Key to Haiti’s Socioeconomic Future, Top Official Tells Security Council

5 Oct

Haiti’s political and socioeconomic future hinges on the ability of that country’s political and economic classes to resolve their differences without resorting to violence, the head of the United Nations special political mission there told the Security Council during a 5 October video teleconference meeting.