PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Monday October 7, 2019 – On the heels of days of intensifying anti-government protests in Haiti, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said the UN was “Concerned by reports of violence and arson” across the country.
And he told
that UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) was
calling on everyone to “refrain from the use of violence”.
A deepening economic crisis along the way, demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The protests are entering a fourth week.
leaders called for a nationwide day of resistance to the Government, urging
supporters to take the streets
business was set on fire, with police firing tear gas at protesters. Several
Minister for the future
Foreign Affairs Bocchit Edmond says President Moses is making efforts to pursue
a Haitian national dialogue towards resolving the crisis.
cautioned that “Haiti will not be able to recover without substantial,
sustained, sustainable, consistent, well-coordinated and effective support from
the international community. “
praising the work of the Haitian National Police, which “has done their utmost to
provide security to the Haitian people
property “, the UN peacekeeping mission continues to closely follow
At the same
time, MINUJUSTH and international partners are in discussions with local
participants to find a peaceful way out of the situation and alleviate the
Dujarric said, “has been bearing the brunt
of this crisis “.
June, the Security Council approved a resolution to create a “Integrated”
Office “in Haiti to support the country's Government in strengthening political
stability and good governance.
It will be a special Representative, who will assist the Government with planning elections; human rights training for Haitian National Police; responding to gang violence; compliance with international human rights obligations; improving prison oversight; and strengthening the justice sector.
The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) will replace MINUJUSTH on October 16, ending 15 years of peacekeeping presence in the country.
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