Tuesday, July 16, 2019
New UN mission.
The UN Security Council announced in late June that it had approved a new mission to Haiti, which will start up in October immediately following the drawdown of its current mission. The move signifies the ongoing commitment to Haiti of the UN, which has been present in the country since 2004. Three successive missions launched by the organisation have had reduced military peacekeeping components in recognition of Haiti’s improving stability. However, with political and social unrest rising, Haiti may feel the lack of an international component to support its fledgling security forces.