Thursday, December 19, 2013

MINUSTAH (Brazil-led UN occupation force in Haiti) reduces Haiti occupation force as UN considers other options

Nearly four years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, foreign peacekeeping troops continue to provide security by patrolling the streets of Port-au-Prince and other large cities under the command of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

But MINUSTAH is exploring its options, with a report due next March by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on “reconfiguring the mission,” agency chief Sandra Honoré said in a recent interview. .

The Trinidadian diplomat, whose official title is special representative of the secretary-general in Haiti, replaced former agency chief Mariano Fernández of Chile in July 2013. In October 2013, the 15-member United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to extend MINUSTAH’s mandate until mid-October 2014 — which would mark 10 years since its initial deployment.

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