Amid Surging Gang Violence, Ongoing Political Deadlock, Haiti’s Economic, Political Heart in State of Terror, Special Representative Tells Security Council

16 Jun

Haitian national authorities require urgent international support to address a rapidly deteriorating security situation and deadlocked talks about future governance, the United Nations top official for that country told the Security Council today, as members underscored that the United Nations presence in Haiti must work to address unprecedented gang violence and strengthen fragile State institutions to restore the rule of law.

Secretary-General Appoints Ingeborg Ulrika Ulfsdotter Richardson of Sweden Deputy Special Representative, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti

12 May

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingeborg Ulrika Ulfsdotter Richardson of Sweden as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and Resident Coordinator in Haiti.

Haiti’s Road to Sustainable Democracy Dependent on Rebuilding Crumbling Institutions, Inclusive Dialogue, Timely Elections, Special Representative Tells Security Council

18 Feb

Progress along a sustainable democratic path in Haiti hinges on rebuilding crumbling institutions and forging an inclusive dialogue to foster stability and peace alongside a time-bound electoral calendar, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country told the Security Council today.

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Office in Haiti until 15 July 2022, Requests Review to Improve Effectiveness, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2600 (2021)

15 Oct

The Security Council decided this evening to extend the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) to 15 July 2022 and request the Secretary-General to assess its mandate, including whether and how it could be adjusted to address Haiti’s ongoing challenges.

Amid Fraught Situation in Haiti, Foreign Minister, Briefing Security Council, Urges Adjusting Mission Mandate to Bolster Rule of Law Institutions

4 Oct

Haiti’s Foreign Minister today called upon the Security Council to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations special political mission in that country in supporting Government efforts in the areas of security and protection of civilians.

General Assembly Proclaims World Wetlands Day, World Cotton Day, Expresses Solidarity with Haiti, as It Adopts 3 Resolutions

30 Aug

Acting without a vote, the General Assembly adopted three resolutions today, two proclaiming World Wetlands Day and World Cotton Day, respectively and the third expressing solidarity with the people and Government of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 14 August earthquake in that country.