Just a few minutes past 3 p.m. on Oct. 19, the United Nations Security Council opened a special session whose first agenda item was listed as ‘the question concerning Haiti’ and the second, Somalia. Some observers anticipated that a vote might be taken on the Haitian proposal for international intervention and an arms embargo, brought forth at the beginning of the week.
However, 7 minutes after the meeting started, it ended after a brief statement about Somalia. No mention of Haiti.
U.N. security council offered proposals to Haiti’s distress call — an arms embargo and a non-U.N. mission to support Haitian National Police.
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