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

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. Continue reading

Farah Louis Wins Democratic Primary, Securing Haitian-American Political Power In 45th District

Farah Louis won a hard fought victory in the special election last month for the 45th district’s city council seat and did it again last night, winning the Democratic primary race for the same position. The win all but secures Louis as the district councilwoman for the next four years. Continue reading

Haiti to Face Canada in Gold Cup Quarterfinals

Following their win against Costa Rica on Monday, the Grenadiers are set to face Canada on Saturday in the quarterfinals for the 15th Gold Cup. Haiti, which is playing its 7th final phase of the Gold Cup (2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019), will play the quarter-finals for the fourth time in its history (2002, 2009, 2015 and 2019) and Duckens Nazon will look to register his 4th goal in the finals of the Gold Cup. Continue reading

For First Time in 15 Year Haiti to be Without International Military Contingent 

For the first time since 2004, there will be no military contingent or police force. There will be essentially advisory groups. In the rather deleterious context of popular mobilization against the ruling power, special consideration is given to promoting and strengthening political stability and good governance. As usual,  United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti   will be headed by a special representative of the Secretary-General who will “preserve and promote a peaceful and stable environment” and “advise the Government on ways to facilitate a dialogue national, inclusive, political actors.” Continue reading

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